HOUSTON (October 23, 2008) — On October 22, 2008, McDermott Will & Emery hosted a cocktail reception to celebrate our Houston office launch in conjunction with the Firm's 11th annual Energy Conference. Clients and friends joined Firm Chairman, Harvey Freishtat, and partners from Houston and around the globe to celebrate McDermott's arrival in Houston. The reception was held at the Mid-Sky Lobby of the Wells Fargo Plaza.
"We all very proud of the success we've had in Houston thus far," commented Fay Morisseau, head of the Houston office. "It was a pleasure to host our clients and friends in our new Houston office."
McDermott opened its Houston office in February 2008. The Houston office now has nearly 15 lawyers with significant energy and corporate experience. Opening a Houston office added an important dimensions to the Firm's international energy and corporate practices and lays the foundation for the growth of other important McDermott practice areas, including intellectual property.