CHICAGO (June 19, 2007) — McDermott Will & Emery was recognized by The Legal 500 United States (Volume III: Litigation) among the leading law firms in the areas of intellectual property litigation and tax controversy. The Firm’s Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department and Tax Department were highly praised for their litigation excellence.
The Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department was acknowledged for its excellence in patent litigation: hi-tech electronics/IT; trademarks: litigation and dispute; and trade secrets: integrated service, and advice and litigation. Top partners named for their focus in these practice areas were Raphael Lupo, Terrence McMahon, Robert Zelnick, John Dabney, Margaret Duncan and David Larson.
McDermott’s Tax Department was noted for its excellence in tax controversy. Partners Thomas Borders and William Goldman were recognized for their extensive tax backgrounds and their ability to resolve a majority of cases without litigation. The Legal 500 United States notes that McDermott, “…has a particular expertise in advising clients on transfer pricing issues, often in the hi-tech arena out of the firm’s Californian offices, and is further able to draw on a considerable general litigation group at the firm when additional resources are required.”
The Legal 500 series is the world’s largest legal referral guide. It provides independent, unbiased commentary on the leading law firms and lawyers in the United States and in the rest of the world. The Legal 500 United States recognizes that law firms across the globe look to U.S. firms as role models on how best to provide quality legal services to the commercial sector. McDermott Will & Emery was recognized previously in The Legal 500 United States (Volume I: Corporate and Volume II: Intellectual Property).
McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,100 lawyers, the Firm has offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Düsseldorf, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Munich, New York, Orange County, Rome, San Diego, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C.