Stephanie S. McCann - McDermott Will & Emery


Stephanie S. McCann focuses her practice on corporate finance. She represents private equity groups, commercial lending institutions and major public and private companies in connection with the structuring, negotiation and documentation of domestic and international secured and unsecured financing transactions, including senior, mezzanine and subordinated debt transactions, acquisition financings, recapitalizations, loan workouts and restructurings. Stephanie is the chair of the Firm’s Compensation Committee. She also is a current member of the Firm’s Executive and Management Committees.


  • Represented private equity groups and their portfolio companies in connection with negotiation of debt commitment letters for the purposes of funding acquisitions, including senior secured credit facilities, secured second-lien credit facilities, bridge debt facilities and mezzanine debt facilities
  • Represented a private equity group in connection with $1.7 billion senior secured term loan and asset-based loan facilities for the acquisition of a national department store retailer
  • Represented a leading distributor of building products in connection with a $1.483 billion senior secured term loan facility, a $1 billion senior secured asset-based loan facility, a $700 million senior secured notes offering and a $350 million senior notes offering

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  • The Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance Law, 2023-2024
  • Chambers USA, Banking & Finance, 2018-2023
  • The Legal 500 US, Recommended, 2016-2023
  • Leading Lawyers, 2021-2023

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  • American Bar Association
  • Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law, past officer of the executive committee
  • Literacy Chicago, past president of the associate board


University of Chicago Law School, JD, 2002
Georgetown University, BS, magna cum laude, 1998


US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Chinese (Mandarin)