NEW YORK (June 10, 2009) — McDermott Will & Emery LLP today announced that, effective immediately, Keith M. Pattiz, has been named partner-in-charge of the Firm's New York office where he will oversee operations. Pattiz replaces Peter Sacripanti who will become co-chairman of the Firm on January 1, 2010.
Commenting on today's announcement Sacripanti said, "Keith is a friend, a trusted colleague and an excellent lawyer. He is committed to the success of our Firm and the New York office. Keith has worked tirelessly in advancing the interests of our Firm in the New York market. As a partner and practitioner he has earned the respect of our lawyers and our staff. I have every confidence that Keith will lead the New York office to new heights of growth and prosperity."
Pattiz is a partner and chair of the Firm's Real Estate Practice Group. He has worked on highly diverse and sophisticated transactions in commercial real estate with a wide variety of national and international clients. As a result, Pattiz has been named in the area of Real Estate Law in the 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® and Super Lawyers. He received his B.A. from University of Wisconsin and his J.D. from New York University.
McDermott Will & Emery is a leading international law firm with a diversified business practice. We represent a wide range of commercial, industrial and financial enterprises, both publicly and privately held. Our clientele include some of the world's largest corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, and individuals.