McDermott Enhances Private Client Offerings with Arrival of New Partner in DC - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Enhances Private Client Offerings with Arrival of New Partner in DC


Washington, DC (April 9, 2018)—International law firm McDermott Will & Emery today announced the enhancement of the Firm’s Private Client offerings with the arrival of partner Scott A. Bowman in the DC office. Scott’s practice focuses on international aspects of estate planning for ultra high net worth individuals and families with interests in the US and abroad.

Scott advises clients on structuring wealth to minimize income, estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes. His practice is international in scope with a focus on estate planning for multinational families and counseling non-US citizens who are considering immigrating or investing into the United States. Scott most recently led the International Private Client Services group at another AmLaw100 firm.

“Becoming part of McDermott’s global platform will be of great benefit to my clients who are increasingly international in scope,” said Scott. “McDermott’s team in DC has the best US and international practitioners the private client space has to offer, and I am thrilled to be joining the ranks.”

In 2015 McDermott established a Private Client footprint in the DC office with the arrival of two of the nation’s foremost international private client lawyers,Leigh-Alexandra Basha and Ellen Harrison. Since that time the DC group has grown to include partners Travis Harrison,Caitlin Orr, and a number of qualified associates.

“Washington, DC is known as one of the leading centers for international private client work, and adding Scott to our team in the nation’s capital will further enhance our ability to serve our high net worth clients not only in DC but wherever they may be located around the world,” said William (Bill) Butler, global head of McDermott’s Private Client Practice. “Scott possesses the technical skills and relationships that make him a natural fit for McDermott’s premiere Private Client team as we strategically enhance our talent pool to continue addressing the needs of our global client base.”

McDermott’s Private Client Practice represents high net worth individuals, families and closely held businesses with an extraordinary focus on the client’s specific, unique objectives. The team of nearly 70 lawyers and 30 non-lawyer professionals operates out of offices in Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Paris, Shanghai, Silicon Valley and Washington DC. McDermott’s Private Client Practice is continually recognized as the top private client practice in the United States and among the top practices worldwide. In 2017 McDermott’s Private Client practice was awarded a Band-1 ranking for Private Wealth Law in the United States byChambers High Net Worth(HNW), a guide dedicated to the global private wealth market.

About McDermott

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.