Overview


Ira Coleman is the chairman of McDermott Will & Emery. Since Ira took on this role in 2017, the Firm has embraced a new strategic direction focused on being indispensable to clients, enhancing performance and nurturing a happy, fun culture.

Under his leadership, McDermott has also adopted the unofficial mantra of #AlwaysBetter, representing the Firm’s commitment for constant improvement with the goal of delivering ever-greater value for our clients, people and communities. With this as a foundation, the Firm has experienced strong growth—outperforming the industry average across all key metrics—expanding across practices and geographies, and recruiting top talent.

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Recognitions


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

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Community


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

Credentials


Education
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

Admissions
Florida
District of Columbia

Ira J. Coleman

Insights & Events / Media

New York, NY / McDermott Event / October 25, 2019

Miami, FL / McDermott Event / March 6-7, 2019

Tokyo, Japan / McDermott Event / January 30, 2019

Osaka, Japan / McDermott Event / January 29, 2019

San Francisco, California / McDermott Event / January 7-9, 2019

New York, New York / McDermott Event / October 19, 2018

Miami, Florida / McDermott Event / March 5-6, 2018

New York, New York / McDermott Event / October 13, 2017

Munich, Germany / McDermott Event / September 19, 2017

Miami Beach, Florida / McDermott Event / March 8 - 9, 2017

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