Detroit’s Honigman Names Thomas Gaughan Next COO

Courtesy of Honigman
Courtesy of Honigman

Honigman, a Detroit-based law firm, announced Thomas Gaughan has been named the firms next COO following the retirement of Robert Kubic. He will be based in the firm’s Chicago office.

“We are thrilled for Tom to join our leadership team. Following an extensive national search, we found that Tom possesses the entrepreneurial spirit and pragmatism which are at the core of Honigman’s culture and approach to our business,” says David Foltyn. “We will surely benefit from his business perspective in the development and execution of strategic plans and his experience in managing operations within law firms.”

Gaughan joins Honigman from ArentFox Schiff, where he served as co-COO following the completion of the merger earlier this year between Arent Fox and Schiff Hardin. Gaughan joined Schiff Hardin in 2018 after having held earlier C-level law firm roles as a COO at Baker McKenzie and CFO for DLA Piper and Locke Lord.

He earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and his bachelor’s degree from Loyola University. A certified public accountant, Gaughan began his career as an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers in the late 1980s.