CHICAGO (October 3, 2007) — McDermott Will & Emery was recognized by The Legal 500 United States (Volume IV: Real Estate, Labor and Employment, and Tax). The Firm’s Tax Department and Employee Benefits Department were noted for their extensive experience, range of international work and superior client service.
The Tax Department was acknowledged for its excellence in U.S. tax on the east coast and central regions, international tax, employee benefits and tax controversy. "Benefiting from an impressive spread of international offices…the team is well equipped to deal with the full gamut of global tax issues," noted The Legal 500 United States. Top partners named for their excellence in these practice areas were Thomas Borders, Robert Dilworth, Peter Faber, Michael Fayhee, David Fuller, Thomas Giegerich, William Goldman, Stephen Pavlick, James Riedy, Art Rosen, Lowell Yoder and Daniel Zucker.
McDermott’s Employee Benefits Department was recognized for its excellence in employee benefits, ERISA litigation and executive compensation. Partners Wilbur Boies, John Hendrickson, Andrew Liazos, Anne Plimpton and Nancy Ross were noted for their client service, large knowledge base, and speaking and writing skills. According to The Legal 500 United States, "…clients still consider McDermott Will & Emery to be 'superior to most of its competitors in its team structure, responsiveness, and depth of knowledge,' and praise its attorneys as being, 'always available' and 'quite responsive.'" The employee benefits practice was also noted for its experience in the area of ESOPS, noting the Firm’s involvement in the ESOP aspects of the Tribune Company’s $8.2 billion transaction.
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 - volumes I, II and III.