Lord Abbett named 26 additional executives as partners, bringing its total partner roster to 47. "While most firms are responding to today's economic challenges with a reduction in staff, particularly in the senior ranks, Lord Abbett is bucking this trend and preparing for the future by investing in our executive leadership," said Bob Dow, a managing partner at the firm.

The 26 new partners are: Tracie Ahern, Michael Brooks, Patrick Browne, John DiChiaro, Stan Dinsky, Lesley-Jane Dixon, Kevin Ferguson, Daniel Frascarelli, Michael Goldstein, Howard Hansen, Charles Hofer, Cinda Hughes, Ellen Itskovitz, Robert Lee, Maren Lindstrom, Gregory Macosko, Thomas Malone, Charles Massare, Jr., Paul McNamara, Ted Oberhaus, Walter Prahl, Michael Rose, Richard Sieling, Michael Smith, Richard Smola and Diane Tornejal.

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