CHICAGO (May 15, 2007) — McDermott Will & Emery is proud to rank as a best-in-class performer in the 2007 BTI Power Rankings: The BTI Client Relationship Scorecard. McDermott ranks in the top 20 of the 2007 BTI Power Elite. This exclusive group of 20 law firms is recognized for more "primary relationships," "greater go-to status," higher client satisfaction, more client recommendations and more often exceeds client expectations.
McDermott was recognized as a leading "short lister" and "bet-the-company" counsel, as well as above average in client satisfaction and recommended firm for the Fortune 101 to 500 companies and privately held companies. McDermott was identified in the areas of employment, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory and securities as one of the leading firms. Additionally, the report ranked McDermott among the leading firms with primary relationships in the media, high-tech, consumer goods and retail sectors.
In its BTI Power Rankings: The BTI Client Relationship Scorecard, The BTI Consulting Group (Wellesley, MA) reveals how more than 400 corporate counsel at Fortune 1000 and other large organizations rate more than 350 law firms across six critical dimensions that define client relationships. Interviews were conducted over the phone with general counsel, associate general counsel, deputy general counsel, assistant general counsel, business unit leaders and other select professionals within the companies' legal departments. Relying on the candid feedback, BTI tested the underlying strength of clients’ relationships with law firms. Companies interviewed discussed more than 300 individual firms during the course of the research, and the 20 firms that stand out for their exceptional relationships and ranking are The BTI Power Elite. For more information visit www.bticonsulting.com/.