Troutman Sanders LLP has appointed John S. West as managing partner of its Richmond office.
West, 45, is deputy group leader of the firm’s white collar and government investigations practice. He succeeds Thomas E. duB. “Ted” Fauls, who has led the Richmond office since March 2006.
He represents individuals and corporations in all phases of regulatory, civil and criminal litigation and will continue his legal practice while overseeing the more than 100 lawyers in the Richmond office. He previously served on the firm’s executive committee and as the firm’s hiring partner.
West is a graduate of Furman University and the University of Virginia law school. He joined Mays & Valentine LLP as an associate in 1992 and was named a partner at Atlanta-based Troutman eight years later when the two firms merged.
Fauls will continue his legal practice in the lending and structured finance group where he focuses on commercial lending, workout, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, banking, and consumer credit compliance. He also is a member of the firm’s executive committee.