McDermott Maintains Private Equity Growth Momentum in Chicago

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CHICAGO (September 13, 2017) — International law firm McDermott Will & Emery announced today that it is continuing the expansion of its finance and private equity practices in Chicago with the addition of partner Anh Lee. Ms. Lee joined from Kirkland & Ellis LLP and is the third corporate lateral to arrive in McDermott’s Chicago office in the last four months.

Ms. Lee advises clients on a variety of corporate matters, with a particular focus on debt financing and representing investment and private equity funds as well their portfolio companies. She also advises public and private companies in all aspects of secured and unsecured financing, leveraged buy-outs and restructurings.

“We continue to strengthen our corporate capabilities here in the Chicago office with several notable hires in recent months, and we are delighted to welcome Anh to our rapidly growing team,” said Brooks Gruemmer, head of McDermott’s Chicago Corporate & Transactional practice. “Anh is a highly skilled corporate finance lawyer, and she arrives with the experience, skills and insights necessary to attract and serve top-tier clients. We look forward to integrating her into McDermott’s global platform where she can help us grow and develop our practice.”

“As demand for McDermott services grows, it’s critical that we have talented lawyers of Anh’s caliber,” said Harris Siskind, global head of McDermott’s Corporate & Transactional practice. “We’re confident that our current and prospective clients will benefit from Anh’s experience and that she will help us maintain both our service excellence and top industry standing.”

Over the last 12 months, McDermott has added 16 partners to its US Corporate & Transactional Practice, including Michael McStay, Linda Ji, Roy Larson, Ivan Presant, Jeffrey Meyers, Armando Ramirez, Josh Samis, Ian Schwartz, Gregory Metz, David Lipkin, Rob Goldstein, Frank Steinherr, Daniel Martin, Jeremy Dickens and Albert Sokol. The firm has also benefited from strong additions to the team globally with the addition of Peter Crichton, Alan Gar, Elizabeth Moseley, Alicia Videon, Michael Holter, and Piero Carbone in London; Dr. Michael Cziesla and Dr. Oliver Hahnelt in Frankfurt; Alexa Ningelgen and Eva Schöneich in Düsseldorf; and most recently a team in Milan consisting of partners Giancarlo Castorino, Ettore Scandale, and Emidio Cacciapuoti.

About McDermott Will & Emery’s Corporate & Transactional Practice
McDermott’s Corporate & Transactional Practice represents business interests around the world, from global corporations and industry-leading companies to privately funded and entrepreneurial driven enterprises, as well as the financial institutions that support them. McDermott consistently ranks in the leading league tables, including Mergermarket, Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg and PitchBook. The Corporate & Transactional Practice Group was named “Team of the Year” for Middle Market M&A/Buyouts by The Legal 500 and is highly ranked by Chambers in the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom.

About McDermott Will & Emery
McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,000 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC. Further extending our reach into Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.

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