Prominent lawyer Larissa Whitman joined Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP today as a partner in its Private Client Group.  Whitman’s practice involves the representation of high net worth individuals and families in a full range of estate planning, personal legal and tax planning services.  She will be working out of the firm’s Philadelphia office.

“We are very pleased to welcome Larissa to Drinker Biddle,” said Alfred W. Putnam, Jr., chairman of the firm.  “She is highly regarded in her field and can provide our private clients in the Philadelphia area with the high quality of service they expect.”

Whitman has a strong background in private practice, and joins Drinker Biddle from Montgomery McCracken, where she was a partner.  Earlier in her career she was an associate both at Morgan Lewis and Dechert. 

“Larissa is a wonderful addition to our Private Client Group,” said Lisa Presser, chair of the Private Client practice group.  “She has a high profile client roster and is well regarded in our practice area. I am confident she will be a strong resource for our clients.”

Whitman earned her juris doctor, with high honors, from Rutgers University School of Law, where she was notes and comments editor of the Rutgers Law Journal, and her bachelor’s degree, also with high honors, from Drexel University.  She is a certified public accountant in Pennsylvania.

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