Carol Harrington, George Heisler, Henry "Terry" Christensen and Jonathan Lurie were quoted in the August/September issue of Private Wealth Magazine on McDermott's elite Private Client Department. "Within a law firm, a department or practice group needs to be successful vis-à-vis the other departments in order to be able to grow or receive capital when necessary," explained Mr. Heisler. "Our private client group is very strong internally, but I know lawyers at other firms who are not being permitted to build their groups because they're not deemed to be profitable enough," he added. Working in estate planning, one needs not only technical skills, but people skills as well. "The single most important factor in estate planning is understanding your clients and having a genuine concern for them...," Mr. Lurie said.