McDermott votes in new leadership after contested election

Corporate head chosen to lead US firm

Ira J. Coleman

McDermott Will & Emery has chosen global corporate head Ira Coleman as its next chairman after a contested election featuring four other contenders.

The vote was cast by the 21 partners who sit on McDermott’s management committee, with a majority required to win. The voting was anonymous and committee members were not told the tallies of each vote, only whether a majority has been reached.

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