WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 12, 2007) — David E. Rogers has been named co-partner-in-charge of McDermott Will & Emery’s Washington, D.C. office and will serve alongside Bobby R. Burchfield, who has served as partner-in-charge with Timothy J. Waters since June of 2004 when he joined the Firm. Mr. Rogers succeeds Mr. Waters, who has served as partner-in-charge since 1997. Mr. Waters will now serve as co-head of the Firm's 115-lawyer Regulation and Government Affairs Department with antitrust partner Raymond A. Jacobsen.
"David, who has been a leader in the Firm's recruiting efforts, is a great addition to our leadership, and I look forward to working with David on the many endeavors that lie ahead," said Mr. Burchfield. "I must also extend my appreciation, as well as the Firm's gratitude for Tim's service to our office. He has been an instrumental leader, a thoughtful mentor and is a true friend to all of us. I will undoubtedly call upon Tim for advice as we work to continue the strategic development of our office."
"Tim has left us a well-paved path and I am excited to help lead our efforts while setting the groundwork for the future of our Washington, D.C. office and the Firm," commented Mr. Rogers.
Mr. Rogers, a member of the Firm's Employee Benefits Department, focuses his practice on employee benefits matters, including the adoption and qualification of pension and profit sharing plans, tax-sheltered annuities, employee welfare benefit plans, COBRA, cafeteria plans, the provision of such benefits in bankruptcy and non-qualified deferred compensation issues. Mr. Rogers served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center teaching the graduate seminar class on ERISA. In addition, Mr. Rogers was specifically named in BTI Consulting Group's 2001, 2002 and 2004 Law Firm Client Service All-Star Team surveys of Fortune 1000 clients, in recognition of his superior level of client service. He earned his J.D. from American University-Washington College of Law, his LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center and his B.S. from Florida Southern College.
Since its opening in 1978, McDermott's Washington, D.C. office has become a full-service location with more than 200 lawyers practicing in a host of practice areas. Originally known for representing clients before government agencies, congressional committees, the executive branch, the legislative branch, and before federal and state courts, our Washington, D.C. lawyers now advise clients on matters ranging from corporate mergers and acquisitions to intellectual property litigation and protection. Our Washington, D.C. lawyers service clients in a broad spectrum of industries that include among others, multinational corporations, government and political institutions, environmental agencies, international organizations and high technology companies.