ROME (2 February 2009) — International law firm McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato is pleased to announce the expansion of the Firm's successful Health Law Department into Italy with the appointment of Massimiliano Russo as counsel in the Rome office. Mr. Russo's practice will focus on pharmaceutical and health care law, as well as advising on food law, IT/data protection, advertising and commercial law. He will work closely with the Firm's well-established health law teams across Europe and the United States.
As a leading Italian health care lawyer Mr. Russo's position as counsel will draw upon his experience from Studio Legale Russo in Rome where he is responsible for advising Italian and international clients on data protection, e-commerce, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, food law and outsourcing projects.
"The appointment of Massimiliano Russo is a very important step in the growth of the Rome office, demonstrating the Firm's commitment to growing the Italian practice," said Massimo Trentino, partner-in-charge of the Rome office. "We are delighted to have him on board."
Head of the Firm's Health Law Department, Michael F. Anthony added, "Massimiliano has wide ranging international experience from working with key multi-national corporations. His experience in Italian and international health law is an important addition to the Firm's Health Law Department and we look forward to offering a new capability in Italy for all our Firm clients."
With an over 50-year history of serving the health care industry, McDermott Will & Emery has one of the largest and most prestigious health law departments in the world. Our international health team, resident in the Firm's Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Munich, New York, Rome and Washington, D.C. offices, counsels leading organizations in every major sector of the health and life sciences industry on regulatory and business transaction issues. The Firm represents health care clients as either general or special counsel. Non-institutional clients include physicians and other health professionals on both an individual and group (such as medical staff or professional association) basis. Institutional clients include integrated delivery systems, hospitals, large physician group practices, physician and dental practice management companies, ambulatory care clients, nursing homes, visiting nurse associations, home health agencies, health maintenance organizations, and other forms of alternative delivery systems and hospices. We also represent medical device, pharmaceutical, and medical supply manufacturers and distributors.