NEW YORK (February 17, 2005) — McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that Michael Pettingill, formerly counsel at O'Melveny & Myers LLP, has joined the Firm as a corporate partner in the New York office.
"Michael is a substantial addition to our New York office and our international capital markets practice," commented Peter J. Sacripanti, partner-in-charge of McDermott's New York office. "This latest addition in our finance practice demonstrate our commitment to continued growth in New York and to providing our clients with the highest caliber of advice and service."
"Michael has extensive experience with collateralized debt obligations that will greatly complement the talent of our existing capital markets team," commented Tom McGavin, who joined McDermott in January 2004 from Clifford Chance to head the Firm's capital markets practice.
Mr. Pettingill represents collateral managers and investment banks in collateralized debt obligation transactions and total return swap programs, and represents issuers and underwriters in a wide range of securitization transactions, including those backed by trade receivables and commercial mortgages. He also has experience working on IPOs and mergers and acquisitions, including the representation of conduit and portfolio lenders in the origination, purchase and sale of real estate term, mezzanine and construction loans, with an emphasis on loans destined for securitization.
"McDermott's integrated client service platform and the opportunity to work with a network of seasoned lawyers with diverse backgrounds were the main factors in my decision to join the Firm," commented Mr. Pettingill.
Mr. Pettingill is admitted to practice in New York and California. He earned his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law in 1994. He earned his B.A. in economics from Bucknell University in 1991.
McDermott Will & Emery’s New York office represents a broad range of regional, U.S. and international clients, including some of the world’s largest publicly and privately held companies, financial institutions, major health care organizations, venture capital-backed start-ups and individuals. As part of its international financial services practice, the New York office represents a wide range of multinationals and financial services institutions, including U.S. banks, international banks and their U.S. branches and agencies, commercial finance companies, investment banks, leading multilateral financial institutions, institutional and other non-bank investors, asset-based and finance company lenders, securities firms, credit card companies, mortgage bankers, and consumer and commercial finance companies.