Bridget K. Devoy - McDermott Will & Emery


Bridget K. Devoy focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, trusts, charitable foundations, tax planning and estate administration. Bridget enjoys working with individuals and families to help them create sophisticated, tax-efficient estate plans that also achieve a client’s non-tax goals, such as family harmony, personal growth of beneficiaries, and leaving a lasting philanthropic impact. She is particularly skilled in advising philanthropists and charitable organizations on charitable giving, including negotiating and drafting complex gift and grant agreements. Bridget also helps her clients create tax exempt entities and advises on tax exempt governance, grantmaking, and related tax compliance.

Prior to McDermott, Bridget worked in private practice and later served as general counsel at a national children’s charity and assistant general counsel at a major entertainment studio. Such experiences have given her keen insight into the challenges and needs of clients’ charitable organizations and businesses. Bridget is active in her local community and is particularly passionate about helping organizations focused on foster youth, the arts, wildlife conservation, and companion and farm animals.


New York University School of Law, LL.M Taxation, 2019
Harvard Law School, JD, 2012
University of Vienna, MA, 2009
The London School of Economics and Political Science, MSc, 2008
University of California, Los Angeles, summa cum laude, 2007

New York