Winston Lures 10 Partners from McDermott

Source: Crain's Chicago Business

By Claire Bushey, Crain's Chicago Business

Winston & Strawn has hired 10 partners away from McDermott Will & Emery, including seven in Chicago.

The lawyers will join Winston's employee benefits and executive compensation practice. Nancy Gerrie, who is located in Chicago, will co-chair the practice with Winston attorney Scott Landau in Washington, D.C.

Ronald Nye, a recruiter in the Chicago office of Major, Lindsey & Africa, said that after expanding in other cities, Winston is "starting to become more aggressive in their home market as well."

This is a large group of lawyers to recruit from another firm, Nye said. Though it takes time to pull off a deal like this, the return on investment is greater. Clients are more likely to switch firms with a group than with a single department attorney, because there are "fewer lawyers at the old firm who can fight you for the work."

"It's obviously great news for Winston," he said. "It's a really good get."

Read more of this article in Crain's Chicago Business

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