Danielle Whitley is the new managing partner in Foley & Lardner’s Jacksonville office.
A partner in the law firm’s finance and transactions practices, she also is a member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee and is the hiring partner for the Jacksonville office.
Whitley succeeds Kevin Hyde, who was elected Jacksonville office managing partner in 2009. Hyde continues his employment law practice with the firm.
“Danielle is a remarkable leader with the necessary thinking and vision to guide the Jacksonville office in its continued growth. She will serve the firm well in this role and I look forward to seeing the office thrive and Foley’s local presence expand under her direction,” Daljit Doogal, Foley chairman and CEO, said in a news release.
“I also want to thank Kevin for his many years of exceptional leadership and valuable contributions to the firm, including the strong foundation he built in the local business and civic communities.”
“I am honored to take the baton from Kevin and lead this office. I want to enhance our reputation as a preeminent firm in Florida and continue to bring the firm’s national platform to our local area,” Whitley said in the release.
She joined Foley in 2000 and focuses her practice in the areas of finance and corporate transactions, governance and business counseling.
Whitley is general counsel for The Donna Foundation, a nonprofit that assists underserved women living with breast cancer in Northeast Florida, and a board member for the Cathedral Arts Project, a nonprofit making arts education accessible to all children.
Foley has 1,100 attorneys in 25 international offices. The Jacksonville office was established in 1981 and is one of five in Florida.