Eckert Seamans Names Eddie Raychaudhuri as Firmwide Chief Operating Officer
January 29, 2024
National law firm Eckert Seamans has named Eddie Raychaudhuri Chief Operating Officer of the firm, effective January 29, 2024. Raychaudhuri will report to the Chief Executive Officer and work collaboratively with the Executive Committee to successfully shape the firm vision, strategy, and financial goals aligned with strategic business priorities for the continued growth of the firm.
He will additionally oversee firmwide operations, including practice management, financial and pricing management, information technology & data security, facilities, records management, library services, marketing & business development, and recruiting and human resources. Raychaudhuri will be based in both the firm’s Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. offices.
“We are looking forward to Eddie’s contributions as Eckert Seamans moves through 2024,” said Scott Cessar, Chief Executive Officer of Eckert Seamans. “His extensive experience overseeing firmwide operations will be a valued addition to our firm, and our attorneys and professional staff are eager to tap into his knowledge to further our firm’s success.”
Raychaudhuri has more than 14 years’ experience advising on law firm operations, strategic pricing, and practice management. He most recently served as Practice Group Director at DLA Piper, where he oversaw numerous practice areas, managing all facets of daily operations as well as strategic planning and execution, financial management, pricing, practice management, talent management, recruitment, and client development. Prior to joining DLA Piper, Raychaudhuri held various pricing and client services positions at major law firms including Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Squire Patton Boggs, and Arnold & Porter. He holds an MBA from American University, a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and a B.A. from Case Western Reserve University.
Raychaudhuri noted: “I am thrilled and honored to be joining a firm with a strong culture of collaboration and an unwavering commitment to providing clients best-in-class results and value.”
Eckert Seamans is a full-service national law firm with a strong reputation and history of success that spans more than 65 years. With approximately 300 lawyers across a network of 15 offices, the firm provides clients with proactive, solution-oriented business and litigation counsel.