Manatt continues Chicago hiring with McDermott companion

  • Megan Thibert-Ind is a well being care and litigation companion
  • Chicago workplace is “rapidly growing,” in line with agency CEO

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(Reuters) – Manatt, Phelps & Phillips stated on Thursday it has picked up a veteran well being care and litigation companion in Chicago, marking the agency’s third companion rent within the Windy City up to now two months.

Megan Thibert-Ind joins Los Angeles-founded Manatt from McDermott Will & Emery. Her work focuses on serving to well being care stakeholders deal with enterprise controversies, contractual and regulatory disputes and challenges following acquisitions, Manatt stated in saying her rent.

Donna Wilson, the agency’s CEO and managing companion, in an announcement touted Thibert-Ind’s “business-centric mindset and ability to deftly handle sophisticated litigation matters.”

Wilson additionally stated Manatt’s Chicago workplace is “rapidly growing.” The agency employed former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau official Bryan Schneider in Chicago in August, and Stephen Libowsky, who beforehand led Dentons’ U.S. antitrust apply, joined final month.

The agency launched in Chicago in 2016 and moved into a much bigger workplace house in 2018, in line with its web site. Manatt has 12 legal professionals and 11 consultants within the metropolis, in line with a agency consultant.

Manatt has more and more branded itself as knowledgeable companies agency that integrates authorized and consulting choices.

Manatt is way from the one legislation agency to eye the Chicago market. Cooley, Murphy & McGonigle, Venable and Dickinson Wright are among the many companies which have opened new places of work there up to now 12 months.

Major legislation companies have additionally just lately recruited extra legal professionals corresponding to Thibert-Ind, which serves well being care purchasers, as demand stays excessive.

Thibert-Ind practiced for 15 years at McDermott earlier than making the transfer to Manatt, in line with her LinkedIn web page.

“We thank Megan for her contributions to McDermott and look forward to continued friendship and collaboration,” a McDermott representative said.

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