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CHICAGO – June 28, 2017 – Jenner & Block is pleased to announce that Emily Petrovic Li, a leading wealth management lawyer, has joined the firm as a partner in the Chicago office. Ms. Li represents high-net-worth individuals and their families who have complex estate planning needs.
“We have a premier Private Wealth Practice that has had tremendous success since its launch last year,” said Craig C. Martin, chair of Jenner & Block’s Litigation Department. “There continues to be steady demand for our services, and Emily’s addition provides not only additional capacity but will benefit our clients who need counsel with their most important personal wealth and philanthropic matters.”
Ms. Li works closely with clients to determine their personal and financial objectives, address their concerns and adapt plans as their goals evolve. She has extensive experience structuring and implementing sophisticated estate plans for transferring wealth. Ms. Li also has a strong background in fiduciary litigation and experience in resolving Internal Revenue Service audits. She has helped nonprofits obtain IRS tax-exempt status and has advised charitable organizations on compliance and governance issues.
“Having worked side-by-side with Emily for 13 years, I know first-hand her ability to analyze complicated legal issues that often arise in estate planning,” said Barbara R. Grayson, a partner who co-chairs the Private Wealth Practice with Partner H. Debra Levin. “She is a great addition to the team as we continue to assist clients on their most complex business and trust structures.”
“I am excited to be joining Jenner & Block to support the growth of the Private Wealth Practice,” Ms. Li said. “The vision Barbara and Debbie have is in line with the next phase of my career. I look forward to working with them as well as the rest of the team to provide a comprehensive approach to estate planning.”
Ms. Li was most recently a partner in the Chicago office of Mayer Brown. She earned her JD from Harvard Law School. She received her BS in business and economics, summa cum laude, from the University of Kentucky.