Chairman and Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Ira Coleman became Chairman of McDermott Will & Emery in 2017 after serving as Partner-in-Charge of the firm's Miami office. He is a frequent speaker on health care law and is General Counsel of the Healthcare Private Equity Association. Ira is also a Board Member of the Jewish Federation of Broward County. 

McDermott Will & Emery’s diversity efforts include scholarships for minority law students, mentoring, and professional development programs. The firm has been recognized by Minority Law Journal, Equality Illinois, and Immigration Equality, especially for its inclusiveness of LGBT lawyers. 

Joined LCLD 2009

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated: 
2016: Christopher L. May; 2015: Monica Neuman; 2014: Effie D. Silva; 2013: James M. Commons; 2012: David O. Crump; 2011: Obiamaka P. Madubuko

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted: 
2017: Wendy Li 

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2016, 2014

Annual Meeting (2014) 

Member: Ira Coleman

Diversity Professional: Brent A. Hawkins