CHICAGO (January 5, 2005) — The international law firm of McDermott Will & Emery was named by Global Counsel 3000 as one of the top 50 global law firms in 2004. As stated in the national chapters of PLCGlobal Counsel 3000: Which lawyer?:
McDermott Will & Emery's roots lie in Chicago, but the firm is now known across the United States and has a blossoming profile in the UK, Germany and now Italy. The firm has developed beyond its original tax forte and is today highly rated for its international full service approach.
Given the poor state of the global corporate economy, much of the firm’s international success lies in its sound strategic vision, with clearly defined parameters and goals - and having attracted the right people to realize these ambitions. Having made such rapid and sustained progress over the past few years, McDermott Will & Emery looks set to continue to move from strength to strength on the international stage.
To identify the top 50 global firms, Practical Law Company asked general counsel in the world's leading 5,000 companies for comments on law firms they use. Based on this research and interviews with leading private practitioners, they ranked firms in all major practice areas within jurisdictions (including individual U.S. states) as "leading," "highly recommended" or "recommended". The PLCGlobal50 firms are those firms that score the most points when the results of the research are weighted according to the level of recommendation and then aggregated. All firms considered for ranking must have scored rankings on at least two continents and must operate as a unified partnership. For more information, visit http://www.practicallaw.com/jsp/article.jsp?item=:1166358.