CHICAGO AND NEW YORK (November 15, 2016) — International law firm McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce the appointment of 34 new partners from across its offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. With these new appointments, which are effective January 1, 2017, McDermott will have more than 600 partners in its 20 offices globally.
Of the new partners, 47% are women.
McDermott’s co-chair Jeffrey E. Stone commented: “We are extremely proud of the fact that female attorneys comprise almost exactly half of our newly promoted partners. This reflects our ongoing commitment to advancing diversity and ensuring that great talent can flourish regardless of gender.”
The partner promotions also align with the Firm’s strategic plan, McDermott 2020, which focuses on strengthening capabilities in Corporate & Transactional while continuing to capitalize on the Firm’s market-leading presence in core areas such as Health, Tax, and Private Client. In line with this, the Firm promoted twelve lawyers in the Corporate & Transactional Practice, ten in Private Client, four in Health, and three in Tax.
Co-chair Peter J. Sacripanti added: “We are delighted to welcome this outstanding group of lawyers to the Firm’s partnership. This year’s promotion round reflects both the quality of our lawyers and the breadth and depth of our capabilities as we continue to execute McDermott 2020, achieving excellence for our clients and our people.”
McDermott’s new partners are:
Darren Azman, New York, Corporate & Transactional Thomas Beisken, Düsseldorf, Corporate & Transactional Heather Bethancourt, Dallas, Corporate & Transactional Sarah Bro, Orange County, Intellectual Property Robert Clagg, Chicago, Corporate & Transactional Nicole Clouse, Boston, Intellectual Property Heather Cooper, Washington, Corporate & Transactional Diego Gómez-Cornejo, Dallas, Corporate & Transactional Travis Harrison, Washington, Private Client Britt Haxton, Washington, Tax Patrick Healy, Boston, Health Dawn Helak, Washington, Health Joshua Hill, Los Angeles, Health George Houhanisin, Chicago, Corporate & Transactional Diana Hund, Paris, Corporate & Transactional Justin Jesse, Washington, Tax Matthew Knowles, Boston, Litigation Ling Kong, New York, Corporate & Transactional May Lu, Shanghai, Labor, Employment & Benefits Kate McDonald, Washington, Health Paul McGrath, London, Labor, Employment & Benefits Melissa Moszkowski, New York, Private Client Jonathan Motto, Chicago, Private Client Jared Nelson, Shanghai, McDermott Discovery Kristina Novak, Dallas, Tax Alexander Ott, Washington, Intellectual Property Evan Panich, Boston, White Collar Martha Pugh, Washington, Corporate & Transactional Lindsey Reighard, Dallas, Corporate & Transactional Sarah Robinson, Chicago, Private Client Margaret Sanne, Chicago, Private Client Wilson Wan, Shanghai, White Collar Kristina Gordon White, Chicago, Private Client Stephen Ye, Shanghai, Corporate & Transactional
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.