Mary-Laura Greely Joins McDermott Will & Emery

Mary-Laura Greely has joined McDermott Will & Emery LLP as a Boston-based partner in the firm’s corporate department. She previously was head of the private company practice at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo.


McDermott Will & Emery LLP today announced that Mary-Laura Greely has joined the Firm’s Boston office as a partner in the Corporate Department. Ms. Greely was formerly a partner and Chairman of the Private Company Practice Group at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Ms. Greely brings to McDermott twenty years of sophisticated transactional experience advising private and public companies in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, private equity, corporate governance and commercial lending, as well as the general representation of early-stage and privately-held companies. She will continue to focus her practice counseling clients in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, health care, information technology, financial services and retail and consumer products.

“We are very pleased to welcome Mary-Laura to the Firm,” commented Mark Stein, head of the Firm’s Corporate Department in Boston. “Mary-Laura’s range and depth of experience, and her knowledge across so many industry sectors will further strengthen our capabilities. Her practice will contribute significantly to the resources we can provide to our clients across our global platform of offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia.”

“I am delighted to be joining McDermott. The Firm’s experience across such key practice areas as tax, labor and employment, employee benefits and intellectual property, as well as the Firm’s international platform will be enormously valuable to my clients,” added Ms. Greely. “I look forward to working with this outstanding team of lawyers and having the benefit of the stellar resources they bring to bear in advising clients on both transactional matters, as well as day-to-day operations. I am confident that McDermott’s many strengths as a full-service firm will powerfully resonate with my clients.”

Ms. Greely’s legal skills and accomplishments have been widely recognized. The recent transaction involving the sale of her client, eScription, to Nuance Communications, Inc. was selected for the Mass High Tech’s 2008 Tech Dealmaker Award by Mass High Tech, The Journal of New England Technology and The Association for Corporate Growth. Ms. Greely has been named in Lawdragon’s 2007 list of “Top 500 Leading Dealmakers in America.” Women’s Business Boston has named Ms. Greely three times to its list of “Top 10 Women Lawyers.” Ms. Greely has been a guest lecturer on various panels at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Babson College. She has also authored a number of articles, including “Has ‘Say on Pay’ Had its Day?” and “Making the Best Deal out of an Acquisition.”

Ms. Greely received her B.A., cum laude, from Wellesley College, her M.A. from Harvard University and her J.D. from Boston University School of Law. She is a member of The American and Boston Bar Associations and The Harvard Business School Women’s Association.

McDermott Will & Emery is a leading international law firm with a diversified business practice. We represent a wide range of commercial, industrial and financial enterprises, both publicly and privately held. Our clientele include some of the world’s largest corporations, investment funds, small and medium-sized businesses, and individuals.