McDermott Will & Emery Hires Former M&A Co-Chair of Clifford Chance
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On Tuesday, McDermott Will & Emery LP announced that Brian Hoffman has rejoined the law firm as a partner at its New York office. Mr. Hoffman was formerly the Co-Chair of the M&A practice of Clifford Chance . He has more than 30 years of experience advising clients on dozens of public and private transactions.

Hoffman, who is now 54, returns to McDermott Will after working for 10 years at Clifford Chance. He helped Clifford Chance grow its practice in America by lateral recruitment of a number of high-profile M&A lawyers. Clifford Chance elected their regional managing partner Craig Medwick to succeed Hoffman and fellow co-chair John Healy, about a week ago.

David Goldman, partner and head of McDermott Will’s Corporate Advisory Practice Group said “It is a pleasure to welcome Brian back to McDermott … Having worked with him previously, we are well aware of the strong commitment, strategic vision and high degree of excellence Brian brings to all of his client work.  His long history leading sophisticated corporate transactions, including public mergers and acquisitions, will enable us to meet growing demand from clients all over the world.”


Responding to the occasion, Hoffman said, “I look forward to rejoining my friends at McDermott and taking advantage of the Firm’s extensive domestic platform and cross-border capabilities… I’m excited to work with my new colleagues as the Firm proceeds with its strategic growth plan.”

Hoffman had been a partner from 1995 to 1999 at McDermott Will & Emery . He then joined Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft for a brief spell before joining Clifford Chance.

Hoffman is known for his expertise in advising clients on a broad range of matters including proxy fights, hostile takeovers, sales and divestitures, cross-border transactions, management and leveraged buyouts, acquisitions of distressed companies and domestic and international capital markets.

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