McDermott Private Client Partners Named to Washingtonian Magazine’s 2015 “Top Lawyers” List


Leigh-Alexandra Basha and Ellen K. Harrison, Private Client Partners based in McDermott’s DC office, have been named to Washingtonian magazine’s 2015 “Top Lawyers” list. The 2015 “Top Lawyers” list, compiled based on peer recommendations and independent research, highlights the top one percent of an estimated 80,000 attorneys practicing in the DC metropolitan area. This year’s list includes top legal talent in 21 practice specialties, and Ms. Basha and Ms. Harrison were among a select group of only 38 lawyers in the “Trusts & Estates” category.

Ms. Basha and Ms. Harrison joined McDermott in 2015, and their arrival marked the establishment of a Private Client practice in the Firm’s DC office. Ms. Basha and Ms. Harrison counsel an affluent international client base on a wide range of sophisticated matters, including domestic and foreign estate and tax planning. Together they are committed to the continued expansion of the Firm’s Private Client practice in the Nation’s Capital and around the world.

McDermott’s Private Client Practice Group represents high-net-worth individuals, families and closely held businesses with an extraordinary focus on the client’s specific, unique objectives. The team of nearly 70 lawyers and 30 non-lawyer professionals is recognized as the top private client practice in the United States and among the top practices worldwide. In 2014, U.S. News–Best Lawyers named McDermott “Law Firm of the Year” in Trusts & Estates Law, and Chambers USA ranked the private client practice alone in the top tier in wealth management.