McDermott Will & Emery Adds Two to Buyout Practice

Laurence R. Bronska and Andrew W. McCune have joined McDermott Will & Emery as partners in the Corporate Department based in the Chicago office. Bronska and McCune, formerly Co-Chairs of the Midwest Private Equity Practice at DLA Piper, focus their practice on private equity transactions.

Press release:

International law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP is pleased to announce that Laurence R. Bronska and Andrew W. McCune have joined the Firm as partners in the Corporate Department based in the Chicago office. Bronska and McCune, formerly Co-Chairs of the Midwest Private Equity Practice at DLA Piper, focus their practice on private equity transactions.

“Larry and Andrew have been extremely active in the private equity area for more than 20 years and enjoy exceptional reputations as leading transactional attorneys. Their focus on private equity sponsors, non-control investors and providers of mezzanine debt will further expand our corporate platform,” said Brooks Gruemmer, head of the Chicago Corporate Department. “We are delighted to welcome Larry and Andrew to McDermott.”

Mark Harris, head of McDermott’s Private Equity Practice Group, noted, “The addition of Larry and Andrew will add further depth to our already substantial private equity practice and will further reinforce our ability to serve national and international clients. We are looking forward to integrating these highly talented and entrepreneurial lawyers into our established team in Chicago.”

Bronska’s and McCune’s practice encompasses private equity and mezzanine investments, as well as mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate finance and general corporate matters. They represent funded and unfunded private equity groups, management teams, publicly and privately held businesses and individual investors on a broad variety of domestic and international leveraged buyouts, non-control and growth equity investments, divestitures and acquisitions in diverse industries and market segments. They also advise investment principals on a range of formation, organization and transition issues.

“We are thrilled to be joining McDermott,” said Bronska. “Among other things, McDermott offers our clients high quality resources and a collaborative environment.” McCune added, “We joined McDermott because of its extremely well-rounded and highly regarded corporate practice, supported by equally exceptional tax, benefits, healthcare, energy and finance practices, among others. We look forward to working with the entire McDermott team.”

McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,100 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Düsseldorf, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Rome, San Diego, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Extending our reach to Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.

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