McDermott Named “Healthcare Team of the Year” by Chambers USA for the Third Time


CHICAGO, IL (May 26, 2017) – McDermott Will & Emery’s leading Health Industry Advisory Practice Group was named “Healthcare Team of the Year” by Chambers USA at its 2017 “Awards for Excellence” ceremony last night.

This marks the third time that McDermott’s Health team has received this remarkable distinction, making it the only Firm to be honored with this award three separate times. Additionally, McDermott’s Health team remains the sole health practice ranked “band one” nationally by the prestigious directory; a feat the Firm has achieved for eight consecutive years.

In bestowing the honor, Chambers wrote, “As the healthcare sector navigates ever-complex regulatory waters, McDermott Will & Emery continues to stand out for its invaluable depth of expertise. Longstanding dedication to the space contributes to the leading nationwide capabilities it displays across transactions, regulatory compliance and disputes, while its versatility sees it remain at the cutting edge of industry concerns.”

“It’s an immense honor to receive this award. This recognition is a testament to the work and dedication by every member of our team to deliver superior service and exceptional results to our clients in the Health sector,” said Stephen Bernstein, global head of McDermott’s Health Practice Group. “This accolade is extremely rewarding because it is based on feedback directly from our clients. Our colleagues from across every practice in the Firm work hard and smart to deliver results for our clients and it is rewarding to see our health care clients appreciate our work.”

In addition to receiving the only band-one ranking in the nation, McDermott’s Health team was ranked band one regionally in California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts and Washington, DC. An incredibly high, 30 health lawyers received rankings, 10 of whom were recognized in both their home state and nationally. Furthermore, the team is listed in Chambers USA’s 2017 “Spotlight Table” for Privacy and Data Security: Healthcare

„We congratulate our global Health team for this incredible accolade,” said Ira J. Coleman, chairman of McDermott Will & Emery. “We are so proud to be recognized as the industry leader and to be the go-to source for our clients. Our Health team epitomizes, once again, the very best of McDermott’s commitment: to becoming indispensable to clients, to truly understanding their industries and their toughest issues. This is the pure result of our amazing culture in which everyone works together to achieve better results—and have more fun—every day.”

The award was presented to the McDermott team at a ceremony held last night in New York. McDermott’s world-class Global Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group was also in attendance, as the team was shortlisted for “Privacy & Data security Team of the Year.”

About McDermott Will & Emery’s Health Practice
McDermott’s Health Industry Advisory Practice is one of the largest and most prestigious health practices in the world. We are the only Firm to receive Tier 1 rankings in health care by all of the top legal directories, including Chambers USA, The Legal 500, and US News-Best Lawyers. McDermott’s integrated, multi-disciplinary practice has more than 30 years of experience counseling leading organizations in every major sector of the health care industry on regulatory, litigation and business transaction issues. With a core team of over 100 dedicated health care lawyers, McDermott creates multi-disciplinary teams to provide clients with efficient, solution-oriented counsel.

About McDermott Will & Emery
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, DC. Further extending our reach into Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.

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