Ira Coleman is the chairman of McDermott Will & Emery. Prior to taking on this role, he led the Corporate & Transactional Practice Group and the Firm’s Miami office.

Ira focuses his practice work on all aspects of representing major private and publicly held corporations. In particular, he advises clients in navigating major M&A and controversy matters that have “bet the company” implications. His other areas of specialty include health, private equity and compliance.

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  • Chambers USA 2007 to 2019
  • The Legal 500 US 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America 1997 to 2019, Health Care Law

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  • Healthcare Private Equity Association (HCPEA), general counsel
  • American Bar Association


University of Miami School of Law, LLM, 1987
Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, JD, 1986
State University of New York – Albany, BA, 1983


Ira J. Coleman

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