By Chelsea Diana  |  Albany Business Review  |  8/23/16

Albany native to take managing partner role at major Buffalo law firm

Kevin M. Hogan, an Albany High School alumnus, has been named managing partner of Buffalo law firm Phillips Lytle.

Hogan, 54, will succeed David J. McNamara as the firm’s managing partner Jan. 1.

McNamara, who has been managing partner since 2007, decided to step aside to resume his practice focusing on business litigation and project development.

Hogan has worked at Phillips Lytle for 25 years. He became partner in 2000. During his time at Phillips Lytle, Hogan has served as the Buffalo trial department administrator and was a member of Phillips Lytle’s governing committee, which leads the firm and selects the managing partner.

His practice focuses on environmental law, intellectual property and litigation.

Phillips Lytle is the second-largest law firm in Buffalo with 131 attorneys and 51 partners, according the List of the largest law firms from our sister publication, Buffalo Business First. It has eight locations across its footprint, which include offices in Long Island, Washington, D.C., Rochester and Albany.

The Albany office has seven attorneys — four partners and three associates.

Hogan, who graduated from Albany High School in 1979, received his bachelor’s degree from University of Connecticut and his J.D. from Vermont Law School.

“We have a solid, long-term strategic plan in place that has been embraced by our entire firm,” Hogan said in a statement. “I look forward to executing that plan and ensuring that Phillips Lytle continues to progress and evolve as a firm. I am excited to work closely with our attorneys and staff to position Phillips Lytle for sustained success.”