BOSTON (May 3, 2007) — The Boston office of McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to welcome Renata Jasiul Ferrari as a partner in Firm's Employee Benefits Department.
Ms. Ferrari concentrates her practice on all aspects of executive compensation, including equity-based incentives; employment, severance and retention agreements; and nonqualified deferred compensation. She advises on executive compensation and employee benefits issues arising in the context of mergers and acquisition transactions, joint ventures and initial public offerings. Ms. Ferrari also advises public companies on SEC compliance and disclosure-related matters.
Ms. Ferrari earned her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School and her A.B. cum laude from Harvard College. She is admitted to practice in both Massachusetts and New York.
"Renata is an outstanding addition to our department and particularly our executive compensation practice. Renata is one of the rare practitioners who seamlessly covers benefits, tax and securities matters related to executive compensation," commented Andrew C. Liazos, head of the Firm's executive compensation practice.
"We are delighted that Renata chose to join us," commented Susan Cooke, head of the Firm's Boston office. "She is a perfect fit with our team and will quickly become a valuable member of our office."
The Firm’s Boston office opened in 1981. It has more than 80 lawyers practicing in the areas of corporate and securities, employee benefits, energy services, environmental, estate planning, health law, intellectual property, international, labor and employment, litigation/dispute resolution, real estate, telecom and tax.
McDermott Will & Emery is a pioneer in the field of employee benefits. The Firm has been advising clients on a variety of employee benefits and executive compensation matters for more than 50 years and has the capacity to help clients work through complex problems with a level of employee benefits and international experience not found at most law firms. McDermott Will & Emery represents more than 38 Fortune 500 companies and 10 Fortune 100 companies in employee benefits matters on a regular basis. Many of the Firm's clients are service providers for employee benefit plans maintained by other employers (including trustees, record-keepers and insurers).