Philippine law firm ACCRALAW has elected senior partners Patricia-Ann Prodigalidad and Leland Villadolid Jr as managing partner and co-managing partner, respectively. Prodigalidad, who was co-managing partner, succeeded Emerico de Guzman, who had been at the helm of the firm for almost eight years, since 2014, and now is of counsel.
Prodigalidad is a leading litigator and arbitration practitioner, specialising in commercial litigation, white-collar crime, and international commercial and construction arbitration. Her new role makes her the first female managing partner of the firm, a testament to its commitment to gender equality and diversity.
A dispute resolution practitioner, Villadolid is experienced in IT and handles cases that require technical expertise such as cybercrimes and cybersecurity. He previously headed the litigation and dispute resolution department of the firm.