Kelley Drye & Warren has announced it is appointing Dana Rosenfeld as its next managing partner, starting Jan. 1, 2020, propelling Rosenfeld into a role that is still rare for a woman to hold.

Rosenfeld will be the first woman in Kelley Drye’s 183-year history to serve as managing partner, taking over for Lew Rose, who is set to retire at the end of the year. Rosenfeld was chair of the New York-based firm’s privacy and information security practice for nine years and has served on multiple committees within the firm.