Building on his success in growing the Firm’s trial group in Boston, Bongiorno’s primary objective will be recruitment at the partner level. He will also focus on strategic, regional business development, leveraging McDermott’s international, cross-disciplinary platform and its strong reputation in the Boston legal market.
Bongiorno is nationally recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Benchmark Litigation for his expansive litigation and trial experience, notably his work in products liability litigation and data privacy and security matters.
“Tony is a natural fit for this role,” said McDermott Co-Chair Jeffrey E. Stone. “He is an extraordinary lawyer who leads by example with unfaltering professionalism, integrity and skill.”
McDermott’s Boston office first opened in 1981 and now comprises more than 65 lawyers. A full service office, Boston lawyers practice in corporate and securities, employee benefits, energy services, environmental, estate planning, health law, intellectual property, international, labor and employment, litigation/dispute resolution, real estate, telecommunications and tax.
Bongiorno, a native Bostonian, succeeds Mark W. Pearlstein, who will step down after five years as partner-in-charge in Boston. Pearlstein will continue his established white-collar criminal defense practice.
“As we welcome Tony to his new role, we also want to thank Mark for his outstanding service to our Boston office,” said McDermott Co-Chair Peter J. Sacripanti. “Under Mark’s leadership, McDermott has become a truly formidable presence in the Boston market. We are grateful for his exceptional leadership and excited to enter into a new chapter with Tony at the helm.”
McDermott lawyers in Boston represent a broad range of regional, U.S. and international clients, from privately held and publicly traded corporations to venture capital-backed start-ups, major nonprofit and for-profit health care organizations, financial institutions and individuals. The Firm’s Boston office has become a leader in evolving industries including telecommunications, Internet/e-commerce, energy services and health care. Entrepreneurs and start-up companies represent an important component of the office’s client base.
About McDermott Will & Emery
McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,000 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Further extending our reach into Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.