NEWS RELEASE: October 1, 2014
Bryan Cave LLP Names Joseph Q. McCoy Managing Partner of Chicago Office
CHICAGO, IL – The international law firm Bryan Cave LLP today announced that Joseph Q. McCoy will serve as managing partner of the firm’s Chicago office. McCoy, 41, succeeds Michael Ohm, who has held the position since 2010.
McCoy is an Illinois Super Lawyer and was named to the Chicago Lawyer’s “Illinois 40 under 40″ list in 2009. His practice focuses primarily on representing secured lenders in a variety of lending transactions, managing corporate real estate transactions and representing airport concession operators. His roster of clients includes financial institutions, retailers, national distributors, educational institutions and airport concession operators.
“Joseph is a rare leader combining superior legal skills with a passion for reinvesting in our people and our community,” Ohm said. “His leadership will help insure that Bryan Cave Chicago continues to excel in providing our clients with the very best legal service while also making important contributions to the communities where we live and work.”
Bryan Cave’s Chicago office was founded in 2001 and includes approximately 70 attorneys. The Chicago office provides a full spectrum of legal services, including banking and finance, commercial litigation, commercial and corporate real estate, labor and employment, environment and energy, intellectual property, corporate transactions, restructuring, tax and product liability. Its attorneys also are involved in charitable organizations and nonprofits across the Chicagoland area.
“I am humbled and honored to have been selected to serve in this capacity,” McCoy said. “I look forward to the leadership of Terry Pritchard as we continue to build on the strong foundation established by my predecessors in Chicago.”
As McCoy takes over as managing partner of Bryan Cave’s Chicago office, Washington, D.C. partner Therese Pritchard formally assumed the duties of chair of the firm on Oct. 1.
McCoy has received numerous professional recognitions during his career. In 2013, he was named a Chicago United Business Leader of Color. In 2011, McCoy was named to the inaugural Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows class. He is active in a number of civic and community organizations and currently sits on the boards of Leadership Greater Chicago (2007 fellow), the Northwestern University School of Law, the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation, the Chicago Committee, and Urban Prep Academies, where he is the founding board chair. McCoy also serves as an adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law.
In addition to a thriving practice, McCoy is looked to by many as a mentor both inside and outside of the firm. He has been instrumental in shaping the strategic plan for Bryan Cave’s Chicago office, having been tapped to work with other attorneys on strategic business development initiatives. He is also a prolific speaker and writer on issues related to the airport concession industry, and on issues of diversity and inclusion.
McCoy received his J.D. from Northwestern University in 1998. He received his A.B., with honors, and A.M. from the University of Chicago in 1994.
Bryan Cave LLP (www.bryancave.com) has a diversified international legal practice. The firm represents a wide variety of business, financial, institutional and individual clients, including publicly held multinational corporations, large and mid-sized privately held companies, partnerships and emerging companies. Aided by extensive investments in technology, Bryan Cave’s more than 1,000 lawyers and other professionals in over 30 offices across the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Asia efficiently serve clients’ needs in the world’s key business and financial markets.
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