McDermott’s Private Client Practice the „Best of the Best“ According to Chambers High Net Worth Guide

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International law firm McDermott Will & Emery’s Private Client practice is again the national leader in the Chambers High Net Worth 2020 rankings. In 2008, McDermott made its first Band 1 appearance, and throughout the years, the Firm has sustained its top market position. This year McDermott was once again ranked as the only Band 1 Firm in USA: Nationwide – Private Wealth Law. Chambers also recognized more than 30% of the Firm’s private client lawyers in this year’s rankings, further highlighting the Firm’s prowess in this area. The strength of the nationwide presence is emphasized by industry sources, stating that the Firm „continue[s] to be a big player“ and has „extremely prominent and well-respected attorneys across the group.“

McDermott received outstanding praise from clients and colleagues, with commentators noting the Firm is „one of the market leaders“ with „some real standout practitioners and a very, very deep bench.“ They also praised the team for their „tremendous service and a depth of knowledge,“ describing McDermott as the „gold standard“ and „best in class.“

In the United Kingdom specifically, McDermott was noted for its „strong reputation“ and „its ability to deal with cross-border disputes.“ The London team was also lauded for its „significant international expertise“ and „complex cross-border planning matters,“ with sources noting that the lawyers are „very professional and provide strong private client advice.“

PRACTICE RANKINGS

United States:

  • USA Nationwide: Private Wealth Law – Band 1, the sole Firm ranked Band 1
  • California (Northern): Private Wealth Law – Band 1
  • California (Southern): Private Wealth Law – Band 2
  • District of Columbia: Private Wealth Law – Band 1, the sole Firm ranked Band 1
  • Illinois: Private Wealth Law – Band 1, the sole Firm ranked Band 1
  • New York: Private Wealth Law – Band 1

United Kingdom:

  • London (Firms): Private Wealth Disputes – Band 3
  • London (Firms): Private Wealth Law – Band 4

LAWYERS RANKED

United States:

United Kingdom:

  • Simon Goldring – London Firms: Private Wealth Law – Band 5
  • Nicholas Holland – London Firms: Private Wealth Disputes – Band 2 and Foreign Expert for Canada in Private Wealth Law
  • Charles Lubar – London Firms: Private Wealth Law – Foreign Expert for USA
  • Astrid B. Owen – London Firms: Private Wealth Law – Band 4
  • Ziva Robertson– London Firms: Private Wealth Disputes – Band 2
  • Andrew Vergunst – London Firms: Private Wealth Law – Band 4 and Foreign Expert for South Africa.

To view the full results in this year’s guide, please visit Chambers High Net Worth 2020.

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McDermott Will & Emery partners with leaders around the world to fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets. Our team works seamlessly across practices, industries and more than 20 locations to deliver highly effective—and often unexpected—solutions that propel success. More than 1,100 lawyers strong, we bring our personal passion and legal prowess to bear in every matter for our clients and the people they serve.

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