We are proud to propel the success of the world’s most respected, dynamic and important organizations. Together, we fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets.
Pride and determination abound at McDermott because every member of our team is respected, supported and inspired to exceed.
85+ years of legal & industry experience
20+ locations in 7 countries
Partner & Chairman
Ira Coleman is the chairman of McDermott Will & Emery. Since Ira took on this role in 2017, the Firm has embraced a new strategic direction focused on being indispensable to clients, enhancing performance and nurturing a happy, fun culture.
Under his leadership, McDermott has also adopted the unofficial mantra of #AlwaysBetter, representing the Firm’s commitment for constant improvement with the goal of delivering ever-greater value for our clients, people and communities. With this as a foundation, the Firm has experienced strong growth—outperforming the industry average across all key metrics—expanding across practices and geographies, and recruiting top talent.
Consistent with McDermott’s strategy, the Firm’s executive committee continues to make significant investments in our client relationships, talent, infrastructure and services to better respond to our clients’ needs during a time of fundamental change in the legal industry.
At a Glance
Our award-winning practices include:
- Antitrust & Competition
- Corporate & Transactions
- Employee Benefits
- Global Privacy & Cybersecurity
- Intellectual Property
- Litigation & Dispute Resolution
- Private Client & Wealth Management
- Real Estate
- Restructuring & Insolvency
We provide multifaceted advice across global market sectors, including:
- Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
- Life Sciences
- Private Equity
We counsel clients in more than 100 countries across 6 continents:
75% of the Fortune 100
33% of the Forbes 100 Private Companies
40% of the German DAX Companies
55% of the CAC 40