McDermott Recognized as Among Leading Law Firms in Litigation Outlook 2017


CHICAGO (October 3, 2016) — McDermott Will & Emery is proud to announce that the firm’s litigation prowess has been recognized in Litigation Outlook 2017 as published by the BTI Consulting Group (BTI).

Litigation Outlook 2017 is based solely on in-depth telephone interviews with leading legal decision makers. As part of its research, BTI held in-depth telephone interviews with 300 general counsel and in-house litigation heads to determine which law firms they would least like to see as opposing counsel. The resulting responses earned McDermott a spot on the report’s “honor roll” as one of “The Most Feared Firms in Litigation.”

“It is gratifying that clients recognize what our litigators bring to the table in terms of skillset, passion, and drive,” said Lazar Raynal, global chair of McDermott’s Litigation Practice Group. “It speaks volumes that in-house lawyers at many companies view McDermott as having some of the top litigators in the country.”

McDermott was also recognized as a firm that corporate counsel know and trust to lead their companies through their most pressing litigation needs in a number of different categories. In fact, McDermott was named a “Litigation Powerhouse,” and was noted as one of only 15 “stand out” firms in the Class Actions category and one of only 17 “stand out” firms in the category of Complex Commercial Litigation.

McDermott also made the “Litigation Powerhouse” honor roll in the following categories:

  • Securities and Finance Litigation
  • IP Litigation
  • Everyday Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Employment Litigation
  • Everyday Employment Litigation
  • Product Liability Litigation

“In addition to our powerhouse status, McDermott’s Litigation Practice Group is also experiencing growth both in number and capabilities,” said Mr. Raynal. “We have recently brought on several new laterals to enhance the breadth and depth of litigation services we can offer to clients on McDermott’s global platform. We look forward to continuing the growth momentum while meeting and exceeding the expectations generated by BTI’s Litigation Outlook 2017.”

About BTI’s Methodology
BTI’s proprietary methods include open-ended interviews with high-level executives and decision makers, carried out by highly trained senior interviewers. These are not to be confused with check-off-the-box surveys. BTI reports and findings are based on what clients and users say: BTI does not put words in their mouths and they don’t look to third parties to report what clients are saying. BTI is the leading provider of strategic, client-based research to the legal community. BTI has helped more than 200 law firms and professional services firms improve client service through compelling research and advice. BTI conducts the only continuous benchmarking market study in the legal services industry, now in its 17th year.

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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