Following a series of partner departures over the last year that weakened its New York office, Nixon Peabody yesterday announced a change in management that puts control of the firm in the hands of its Boston managing partner.

Andrew I. Glincher, who has managed the law firm’s Boston office since 2004, will succeed New York partner Richard F. Langan Jr. as chief executive officer and managing partner in early 2011. In the past year, some of Nixon Peabody’s biggest rainmakers departed for firms including DLA Piper and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.