U.S. News & Best Lawyers Names McDermott “Healthcare Law Firm of the Year” and Awards Firm Top Rankings in More than 20 National Practices


CHICAGO (November 9, 2016) — International law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP has been selected as “Healthcare Law Firm of the Year” in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” survey, published by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. Additionally, the Firm received 31 national and 104 regional rankings.

Firms on the list “…are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.”

Once again, McDermott has received Tier 1 rankings for Health Law in all three of the most prominent US law firm directories and surveys that measure client satisfaction: U.S. News/Best Lawyers, Chambers USA and Legal 500 USA. Much of the client feedback spoke to McDermott’s „outstanding service, knowledge, and responsiveness.“

“It is a tremendous honor to be named Healthcare Law Firm of the Year. We take great pride in the innovative legal services our team provides to the health care industry. It is extremely gratifying to have our work and commitment to client service recognized by such a well-respected publication.” said Stephen W. Bernstein, partner and global chair of McDermott’s Health Industry Advisory Group.

For the third consecutive year, the Firm was awarded 22 National Tier 1 rankings across a variety of practice areas including, Antitrust Law, Banking and Finance Law, Biotechnology Law, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Health Care Law, Insurance Law, International Trade and Finance Law, Litigation (Antitrust; Environmental; ERISA; Intellectual Property; Patent; Regulatory Enforcement; Securities; and Tax), Patent Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Tax Law, Trust & Estates Law and Venture Capital Law.

“We are delighted to have received recognition in more than 40 percent of the overall national practice areas ranked,” said McDermott co-chair Peter J. Sacripanti. “We take great pride in the fact that year after year, McDermott continues to be among the very top US firms in national Tier 1 rankings. It is a tremendous accomplishment and a great reflection of the hard work and dedication our lawyers deliver on a daily basis,” added co-chair Jeffrey E. Stone.

McDermott also secured prestigious Tier 1 rankings in metropolitan areas across the United States, receiving 64 this year. This achievement highlights the Firm’s ongoing commitment to providing clients with local access to its international platform of attorneys across practice areas.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer on the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© list for that particular location and specialty. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

U.S. News Media Group publishes the monthly U.S. News & World Report magazine and its signature franchises include its “America’s Best” series of consumer guides that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, health plans and more. Best Lawyers is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. For over a quarter century, the company has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties.

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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