CHICAGO (March 23, 2006) — McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that partner Carol Harrington has been named Chair of the Firm’s Private Client Department. Ms. Harrington succeeds Q. George Heisler, who has led the Private Client Department for the past seven years.
"Carol is an outstanding lawyer and colleague with a strong reputation for leadership both inside and outside the Firm. She embodies the excellence and prominence of our Private Client Department and will lead the Department to new heights," said Harvey Freishtat, Firm Chairman.
Ms. Harrington advises clients on a variety of matters, including estate, gift and generation-skipping tax issues, trust and estate administration, and contested trust and tax matters. She is the past chair of the Generation-Skipping Tax: Regulations and Legislation Committee for the American Bar Association's Real Property, Probate and Trust Law and is a former member of that's section's governing body. Ms. Harrington is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and was a member of its Board of Regents from 1999-2005.
McDermott's Private Client Department, composed of approximately 40 lawyers and 10 non-lawyer professionals, is one of the largest and best-known departments of its kind in the United States. The Firm represents families and individuals, family offices, closely held businesses, foundations, estates, trusts and special purpose asset transfer and investment management entities in the United States and throughout the world.