Rising Star: McDermott's Ryan Smethurst

Law360, New York (March 31, 2011, 6:13 PM EDT) -- McDermott Will & Emery LLP partner Ryan Smethurst played a lead role in drafting the $712.5 million insurance settlement with cleanup workers who claimed they got ill at the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, earning him a place on Law360's list of five insurance attorneys under 40 to watch.

Smethurst, 39, represented WTC Captive Insurance Co., which insured New York City and the 140 construction firms that performed work at the site. He helped guide the health aspect of the negotiations, working...
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