William A. McKenna Elected Managing Partner

Woodard Emhardt is pleased to announce that William A. McKenna has been unanimously elected by his fellow partners to serve as Managing Partner of the Firm. His term began on July 1, 2023, at the conclusion of the prior Managing Partner Daniel J. Lueders’ term.

Mr. McKenna has served on Woodard Emhardt’s management committee since 2016. In his new role, Mr. McKenna will lead the management committee and focus his leadership time ensuring the highest level of client service as well as directing the rollout of new tools that elevate and improve the firm’s intellectual property practice and provide elevated client engagement. Mr. McKenna will be the firm’s youngest ever managing partner.

“I am honored to be selected as Woodard Emhardt’s next managing partner and I am excited to lead the firm as we embark upon initiatives to build the next generation of our firm, while always staying true to the strong foundation formed by our predecessors,” said McKenna.

“Bill has established himself as a thoughtful collaborator and team player. From day one, I have been able to trust and rely on him to represent our Firm and help clients navigate complex intellectual property matters. Our firm is in good hands as Bill leads our firm into its next generation,” added Lueders. Lueders will remain active in the firm as a partner as well as continuing in a leadership position with his role on the firm’s management committee.