Heather McDevitt, a highly accomplished litigator based in New York, has been elected as the next Chair of global law firm White & Case, assuming her position on September 1, 2023.
White & Case Chair Hugh Verrier said: “I congratulate Heather on her election to Chair. 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.”
With an extensive career at White & Case spanning over two decades, McDevitt has held prominent leadership roles within the firm. In 2015, she was elected to the Partnership Committee, and in 2019, she was re-elected to the committee. Furthermore, McDevitt became a member of the firm’s global Executive Committee, a distinguished four-member group, during the same year. From 2013 to 2019, she also spearheaded the Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Global Industry Group, showcasing her expertise in the field.
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.”
Throughout her legal career, McDevitt has achieved remarkable success by representing renowned global organizations in high-stakes disputes across various state and federal trial and appellate courts in the United States. Her exceptional litigation skills and strategic approach have earned her a stellar reputation within the legal community.
McDevitt joined White & Case in 2002 as a partner and has since played a vital role in the firm’s growth and development. With her wealth of experience and proven leadership capabilities, she is well-prepared to assume the responsibilities of Chair at White & Case.