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Ira Coleman of McDermott Will & Emery. Ira Coleman of McDermott Will & Emery. (Photo: J. Albert Diaz/ALM)

As the chair of a health care firm, McDermott Will & Emery’s Ira Coleman has a unique vantage point from which to observe—and respond to—the unfolding health and economic crises facing the United States right now. Speaking over a Zoom channel from his home in Plantation, Florida, he describes the challenges facing firms in the coming months, as well as the opportunities. In this lightly edited interview, he discusses the need to be nimble, what happens once the crisis ends, and how leaders can help steer their firms through stormy waters.

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Ben Seal

Ben Seal is managing editor of The American Lawyer. He joined the magazine in February 2018, and previously spent five years working for The Legal Intelligencer, editing the paper's magazines and supplements and reporting on Pennsylvania's state courts, legislature and Attorney General's Office. Contact him at bseal@alm.com or @BSealTAL.

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