McDermott Health Team Repeat Recipient of Top Chambers Honor


NEW YORK (May 21, 2015) — In a feat unmatched in the legal industry, McDermott Will & Emery has been ranked for the sixth straight year as the nation’s only top-tier law firm in healthcare by Chambers USA, one of the most prestigious directory services for law firms.

In bestowing the honor, Chambers wrote that McDermott’s Health Industry Advisory Practice Group “continues to excel on the gamut of healthcare matters, including data protection, private equity and sub-acute care.” The Firm’s healthcare group was praised for its “impressive national footprint, enabling its representation of a wide-ranging client base.” Further, Chambers noted that McDermott’s “market-leading transactional expertise is complemented by notable regulatory and litigation strength.”

With this latest accolade, McDermott remains in the vanguard of the health law marketplace, where it has also received top honors from other elite legal directories, The Legal 500 USA and U.S. News—Best Lawyers, over the past five years. McDermott was also the past recipient of Chambers’ “Health Team of the Year” awards in 2010 and 2013, the only healthcare practice group to be so honored twice.

Clients interviewed by Chambers USA lauded McDermott’s Health practice, noting that, „It has the longest reputation in history as being the pinnacle healthcare firm.“ Another client observed that, „McDermott has had an integrated model since time immemorial.“

“We’re delighted once again to be the recipient of this highly prized honor,” said Stephen W. Bernstein, partner and Global Head of McDermott’s Health Industry Advisory Practice. “This award is especially meaningful to us because it stems directly from client feedback. As such, it is a tribute to the skills, hard work and dedication of the attorneys in our Health practice: truly the best of the best in the industry. We thank our clients and peers for this tremendous recognition.”

In addition to its Band 1 status in the national healthcare category, McDermott received Band 1 rankings in the healthcare category at the state level for its practices in California, the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois and Massachusetts.

Chambers USA identified several McDermott partners as “notable practitioners” at the national level. Firm partners in this group include Joel Michaels, Ira Coleman, Gary Scott Davis, Bernadette Broccolo, Michael Peregrine, Michael Anthony, Christopher Jedrey, Eric Gordon, and Practice Group Leader, Stephen Bernstein. At the state level, Chambers named 26 Firm partners among its top health law practitioners. McDermott leads all other nationally ranked law firm health practices in the number of ranked lawyers.

With an over 30-year history of serving the health care industry, McDermott Will & Emery has one of the most prestigious health law practice groups in the world. The Firm’s international health team, resident in its Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Munich, New York, Rome, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. offices, counsels leading organizations in every major sector of the health and life sciences industry on regulatory and business transaction issues. McDermott is the only law firm to receive Tier 1 rankings in health care nationally by all of the industry’s top legal directories: Chambers USA, The Legal 500 USA, U.S. News–Best Lawyers and Law360. For the fifth consecutive year (2010-2014), McDermott’s Health Industry Advisory practice achieved a standalone, Tier 1 national ranking in Chambers USA’s healthcare category.

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McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,000 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Further extending our reach into Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.