BOSTON (September 21, 2007) — McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that the Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) will be honoring Firm associate Jerome "Jerry" Tichner Jr. for his work as co-chair of the 2007 GBLS Associates Drive, which raised in excess of $220,000. Mr. Tichner, who also acted as an Associates Drive co-chair during 2005 and 2006, will be recognized for his efforts at the GBLS Board meeting on Wednesday, September 26, 2007.
"We are proud of Jerry for all his commitments to the Greater Boston Legal Services. He has done a wonderful job of continuing the success of the Associates Drive while helping to improve the lives of those in the Boston community," commented Susan M. Cooke, partner-in-charge of the Boston office.
The Greater Boston Legal Services annual Associates Drive helps raise money from associates in law firms throughout Boston for the GBLS’ Family Law Unit. The GBLS Family Law Unit strives “to provide legal services to clients to help them achieve safety, stability and financial support, and through community work to empower clients and communities to have safe environments in which to live and raise children, free of poverty, violence and discrimination.” In order to achieve its goals the Family Law Unit provides free civil legal services, advice and referrals for legal and non-legal service, educates in matters of law, and collaborates with community-based service providers. GBLS provides legal assistance to low-income people in Boston and thirty-one additional cities and towns. For more information visit www.gbls.org.
Mr. Tichner is a member of McDermott’s Health Law Department based in the Boston office. He maintains a general health law practice, focusing on the representation of hospitals, health systems and other health care clients. In addition Mr. Tichner has experience representing pharmaceutical companies, durable medical equipment companies and medical device manufacturers. He regularly provides regulatory and transactional representation to such clients in connection with acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic affiliations, conversions to tax-exempt status, and other transactional matters.
McDermott Will & Emery is the 14th largest law firm globally, with 1,100 lawyers in the Firm’s 14 offices. The Firm’s Boston office opened in 1981 and has 85 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, telecommunications and tax.