Richard T. McDermott retired as a partner of Clifford Chance in 2004 and continues as an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University School of Law where he teaches a course in the legal aspects of corporate finance. He is a is a principal with Practice Development Counsel in its *Next Generation, Next Destination* programs as well as a mediator.
Mr. McDermott served as Chair of Clifford Chance’s Legal Personnel Committee, which is responsible for the training, development, advancement and evaluation of the more than 300 associates and counsel in the firm’s Americas Region. Previously, he served as a member of the firm’s Finance, Operations, and Legal Employment Committees and as a member of the management team at Alexander & Green.
During his 28 years as a law school professor, he has taught more than 3,000 students and written a case book entitled Legal Aspects of Corporate Finance, now in its fourth edition, published by LexisNexis (Matthew Bender and Company).
In 1999, Mr. McDermott served as a member of the Rogers & Wells Negotiating Team in connection with the January 1, 2000 merger of Rogers & Wells, Clifford Chance, and Pünder Volhard Weber & Axster, resulting in the creation of the world’s leading global law firm.