Lazar P. Raynal was interviewed on January 19 by Chicago Lawyer. Mr. Raynal noted that the biggest legal news right now relates to the fallout from the financial crisis. "[The crisis] is exposing significant companies to bankruptcy and default issues, as well as suits for negligence and lack of due diligence. McDermott is particularly busy assisting companies with these thorny issues," he said. When asked what he finds most interesting about his practice, he noted, "My practice allows me to learn new things about businesses and industries. I take the new things I've learned, then figure out how to use that information to win for my clients."