Norton Rose Fulbright announced Dec. 12 that Kenneth Stewart, managing partner of Fulbright & Jaworski, the U.S. member firm of Norton Rose Fulbright, will take a temporary leave of absence as managing partner for up to six months, effective immediately.

According to a statement provided by the firm, Stewart is taking leave “for diagnosis and treatment of health issues that appear to be cardiovascular in nature.”
Linda Addison, a member of the firm’s management committee who offices in New York City and Houston, will serve as managing partner in Stewart’s absence.
“We look forward to Mr. Stewart’s speedy recovery,” the firm wrote in the statement.
Stewart, a corporate partner in Dallas, has been managing partner since Jan. 1.
On June 3, the Houston-based Fulbright and U.K.-based Norton Rose combined.
Dan McKenna, director of media relations at Fulbright, said the firm would not comment beyond the statement.