Foley & Lardner announced Myles D. Berman has been named managing partner of its Chicago office, effective Aug. 1. Berman succeeds Foley partner Mark L. Prager, who has served the firm in this role since 2004 and will now focus on his bankruptcy and business reorganizations practice. In addition to serving as Foley¿s Chicago office managing partner, Berman will co-chair the firm¿s national government relations practice, and will continue to be a member of the government and public policy and environmental practice groups and the energy industry team. He is an adjunct professor of law at Northwestern University School of Law and for a decade was an adjunct professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he earned a master¿s degree in city planning. Berman serves on the boards of several legal groups and serves, pro bono, as a counselor to the Board of Governors of the City Club of Chicago. He is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago.