Heather McDevitt elected chair effective September 1

18 July 2023

Heather McDevitt elected chair effective September 1

Global law firm White & Case has elected Heather McDevitt as the firm’s next chair, effective September 1, 2023.

McDevitt is a New York-based litigator who has held global leadership roles at White & Case for nearly a decade, having been elected to the partnership committee in 2015 and again in 2019, when she was appointed to the firm’s four-member global executive committee. Additionally, McDevitt led the firm’s Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Global Industry Group between 2013 and 2019. She has successfully represented leading global organizations in high stakes disputes before state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the United States. She joined White & Case as a partner more than 20 years ago, in 2002.

“I congratulate Heather on her election to chair,” said White & Case chair Hugh Verrier. “White & Case is a great law firm with a great future under her leadership. It has been and remains my privilege to lead it through a period of remarkable change over the past 16 years.”

McDevitt said: “It is a great honor to be elected by my fellow partners as chair of White & Case. I look forward to working with our talented and dedicated partners and colleagues across the globe to ensure our firm continues to provide exceptional service to our clients. Building upon the success that has defined our journey under Hugh’s leadership, I am dedicated to the continued growth of our firm in the years to come.”

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