McDermott Elevates 42 to Partner and Counsel Amid Strong, Steady Growth - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Elevates 42 to Partner and Counsel Amid Strong, Steady Growth


International law firm McDermott Will & Emery announced the promotion of 37 lawyers to partner and five to counsel effective January 1, 2021.

“We’re proud to be the Firm of choice to some of the most innovative and important companies in the world—and we earn that distinction day in and out because of our extraordinary talent,” said Ira Coleman, McDermott Chairman. “This group of bright, rising leaders not only builds on our tradition of excellence and being trusted advisors, but they are also setting new standards that will no doubt help us shape our bright future. We congratulate them on all they have accomplished, especially in this challenging year, and we look forward to calling them our partners.”

The 2021 partner and counsel class includes lawyers across 14 global offices including Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Paris, Munich, New York, Silicon Valley, Washington and Wilmington.


Chris Braham (Los Angeles)
Elvira Kras (Los Angeles)
Brian Mead (Chicago)


Justin Aiello (Miami)
Brad Dennis (Chicago)
Drew McCormick (Boston)
Anisa Mohanty (Washington)*
Chris Olson (Los Angeles)
Chelsea Rutherford (Washington)

Intellectual Property

Chris Bruno (Washington)


Eli Berman (New York)
Joseph Evans (New York)
Sean Hennessy (Chicago)
Alexander Kritikos (Chicago)
Allyson Riemma (Chicago)
Mara Theophila (Boston)
Ethan Townsend (Wilmington)

Private Client

Daniel Bell (Washington)
Joseph Viviano (Chicago)


Charlotte Michellet (Paris)*
Sam Neel (Washington)
Amy Pimentel (Boston)
Lisa Rumin (Washington)
Jessica Sawyer (Los Angeles)*


Romain Desmonts (Paris)*
Jonathan Lockhart (Chicago)


Katya Ascher (Paris)*
Richard Bass (New York)
Bjorn Biehl (Munich)
Jennifer Bock (Boston)
Pierre-Andre Brandt (Düsseldorf)
John Bridge (Los Angeles)
Ann Marie Brodarick (Chicago)
Caitlin Howe (Dallas)
Sebastian Keding (Düsseldorf)
Florian Lechner (Frankfurt)
Dan Marino (Chicago)
Anne-France Moreau (Paris)
Scott Regan (Boston)
Amira Shaker (London)
Aroma Sharma (Silicon Valley)
Jarrett Szczesny (Chicago)

*Denotes Counsel

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