Firm Facts - McDermott Will & Emery

Firm Facts


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

1,400+ lawyers

Firm Leadership

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.

Executive Committee

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
  • Employment
  • Global Privacy & Cybersecurity
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Private Client & Wealth Management
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Tax
  • White-Collar

We provide multifaceted advice across global market sectors, including:

  • Energy
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Life Sciences
  • Private Equity
  • Technology

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

Our locations:

McDermott Global Locations


Recognized as Champion of LGBTQ+ Workplace Equality

Recognized as a Top Performer

Ranked a Top Law Firm

Law Firm of the Year for Litigation - Tax

Ranked in Top 20 Global Elite GCR 100 2023

STAR Champion Firm

Healthcare Law Firm of the Year

Law Firm Corporate Practice of the Year: Mid/Small-Cap

Law Firm of the Year Healthcare Services

Ranked Tier 1 in Germany Real Estate

Band 1, Healthcare: The Elite

Named a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality

Law Firm of the Year for Healthcare Law

Achieved Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certification Plus

Top 15 Most Innovative Law Firm

Law Firm of the Year

Best International Tax Team

Recognized Among the Top 100 Leading Firms in GRR 100 2022

Law Firm of the Year for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law