McDermott Scores Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2015 Directory
NEW YORK (May 20, 2015) — International law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP has been recognized as a leading firm in 51 areas in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA. The recognition includes practice rankings in 15 national and 36 state categories. The Firm also preserved its three national Band 1 practice rankings and received seven Band 1 state practice rankings.
For the sixth consecutive year (2010-2015), McDermott’s Health Industry Advisory Practice Group captured a standalone, Band 1 national ranking in the healthcare category. At the national level, Chambers observed that McDermott’s Health practice, “Maintains an impressive national footprint, enabling its representation of a wide-ranging client base. Market-leading transactional expertise is complemented by notable regulatory and litigation strength.”
The Firm’s Private Client practice drew accolades for a ninth consecutive year with a national Band 1 ranking in the Wealth Management category. Chambers wrote that McDermott is an, “Outstanding firm with a fantastic national coverage, offering depth and breadth across the Eastern, Central and Western regions.” The Firm, Chambers said, is “also notable for strong litigation capabilities in the areas of trusts, estates and guardianship.”
Also earning plaudits was McDermott’s Food & Beverages (Alcohol) practice, which received a Band 1 national ranking, a distinction the practice has received since the category’s inception. Chambers characterized the team as an “exceptional practice offering a blend of litigation services and regulatory and distribution expertise in the alcoholic beverages sector. Chambers added that McDermott “draws on expertise in multiple practice areas, including corporate, IP and tax, to provide a fully rounded service.”
Some 141 McDermott lawyers were ranked by Chambers across multiple practice areas, including 11 new lawyer rankings in various practice groups. Additionally, eight Firm lawyers rose a Band in this year’s rankings and nine lawyers received the directory’s highest honors, including Star Individual, Eminent Practitioner and Senior Statesman.
“Our Chambers USA rankings remind us of the excellence to which this Firm is dedicated,” said McDermott co-chair Peter J. Sacripanti. “It is very gratifying to read the reviews of our practices and our lawyers, and to realize that these comments are coming directly from our clients. We thank them for the trust they place in us as we strive always to be worthy of it.”
“McDermott is special because of the quality of our lawyers and the breadth and depth of their talents,” added Firm co-chair Jeffrey E, Stone. “Above all, we pride ourselves on our dedication to our clients, and these results show that this commitment is recognized and appreciated. We couldn’t be happier about that.”
Chambers USA’s rankings and editorial commentary are based on independent research and interviews with clients and other purchasers of legal services. Chambers & Partners is one of the premier directories for legal services, and in a recent survey of 20,000 in-house counsel, more than half reported that their directory of choice when reviewing law firms and individual lawyers is Chambers & Partners.
Highlights of McDermott’s practice achievements include:
Top Rankings Band 1 & Band 2:
— National: Food & Beverages: Alcohol – Band 1
— National: Healthcare – Band 1
— National: Wealth Management – Band 1
— National: Tax: Controversy – Band 2
— California: Healthcare – Band 1
— DC: Healthcare – Band 1
— DC: Insurance (Insurer Firms) – Band 2
— DC: Intellectual Property – Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets – Band 2
— DC: Tax – Band 2
— Florida: Healthcare – Band 1
— Illinois: Labor & Employment (Employee Benefits & Compensation) – Band 1
— Illinois: Litigation (White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations) – Band 1
— Illinois: Healthcare – Band 1
— Illinois: Antitrust – Band 2
— Illinois: Corporate/M&A & Private Equity – Band 2
— Illinois: Intellectual Property – Band 2
— Illinois: Litigation (General Commercial) – Band 2
— Illinois: Tax – Band 2
— Massachusetts: Healthcare – Band 1
— Massachusetts: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation – Band 2
— Texas: Antitrust – Band 2
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.