McDermott Discovery Welcomes Christopher Adams as Chief Strategic Counsel


WASHINGTON, DC (Oct. 26, 2017) — International law firm McDermott Will & Emery announced today that Christopher Adams is joining McDermott Discovery as Chief Strategic Counsel resident in the firm’s Washington, DC office. Chris’ arrival represents one of the many ways McDermott is deepening its commitment to providing clients with best-in-class discovery services.

As Chief Strategic Counsel, Chris will assume executive leadership of the group and will work closely with McDermott lawyers to offer full-service discovery-management solutions specifically tailored to each client. He’ll leverage his years of experience implementing integrated eDiscovery solutions and information management for complex litigation and investigations to ensure the Firm is delivering the most innovative and cost-effective offerings to clients.

“Chris’ legal background and commercial sensibilities combine to form the perfect complement to bolster the services that McDermott Discovery has to offer,” said McDermott Chief Operating Officer, John Yoshimura. “His passion for eDiscovery aligns with our commitment to innovation and the progressive use of technology to reduce costs for clients.”

Managing Director, Keri Paley, will complement the skills Chris brings to McDermott’s eDiscovery team. Keri will continue to oversee day-to-day operations ensuring clients benefit both from her years of experience and continuity of operations. Together they will drive McDermott’s eDiscovery to deliver cutting-edge, customized solutions that fit clients’ needs.

“Chris will be such a valuable asset to our team,” said Ms. Paley. “I look forward to working with him to identify even more innovative and effective ways for us to serve our clients.”

Chris brings to McDermott a well-balanced perspective from experience that includes international law firm work as well as vendor-side eDiscovery consulting. Most recently he was with Consilio where he led discovery and strategic consulting teams of professionals in the United States and Europe. Chris received his JD from George Mason University School of Law and a BA from the University of Maine.

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, Seoul, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC. Further extending our reach into Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.

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