Drake McKenney's practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions, complex commercial agreements, compliance, and dispute resolution in the cross-border context.
Prior to joining the firm, Drake was an associate with Bryan Cave in New York and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in São Paulo. He has also practiced with French and Brazilian law firms and clerked for the Honorable Claudia House Morcom of the Third Judicial Circuit Court of Michigan.
Drake holds a J.D. from the University of Detroit School of Law, where he was an Associate Editor of the Michigan Business Law Journal, a degree (C.E.J.F.) from the French law school Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris 2), and an undergraduate degree from Boston University. He has published in the United States, England, and France, and is a former member of the adjunct faculty at Fordham University School of Law, where he taught foreign attorneys enrolled in Fordham’s LL.M. programs. Drake is fluent in French and Portuguese.