- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Butler Snow law firm has named L. Howard Belknap as its chief operating officer.

The firm announced the news in a press release Wednesday.

Belknap’s most recent position was at the law firm of Baker & McKenzie, where he also served as COO and as executive director of the firm’s New York office.

Before that he was director of business development at the law firm of Morgan Lewis.

Belknap is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He served under various high-level Pentagon officials including as strategic planner and speechwriter for Colin Powell.

The Ridgeland-based Butler Snow has more than 300 attorneys in offices in the U.S., London and Singapore.

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