CHICAGO (June 23, 2008) — McDermott Will & Emery was recognized by The Legal 500 United States (2008 edition) among the leading law firms in the areas of finance, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, mergers, acquisitions and buyouts and tax.
McDermott's Corporate Department was noted for its excellence in bank lending as well as in mergers and acquisitions. Clients stated that McDermott is, "Our go-to-firm for mid-to-upper-mid market leveraged transactions." Top partners named for their focus in these practice areas were Tim Alvino, Michael Boykins, Jeffrey Jung, Thomas Sauermilch and John Tamisiea.
McDermott's Employee Benefits Department was recognized for its excellence in employee benefits, ERISA litigation and executive compensation. Partners recognized in this group included Bill Boies, John Hendrickson, Andrew Liazos, Stephen Pavlick, Anne Plimpton and Nancy Ross. Clients agree that the members of the employee benefits practice are "…known experts in their fields."
The Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department was acknowledged for its excellence in patent litigation: hi-tech electronics/IT, International Trade Commission; patent prosecution: utility and design patents; trademarks: litigation and litigation: trade secrets. Clients noted, they receive "'reliable' and 'excellent' work from lawyers who are 'detail-oriented' and give 'practical advice'" and that the Firm "prides itself on its persistence and 'dedication to the protection of clients' needs'." Partners recognized for their focus in these practice areas include Anthony de Alcuaz, Stephen Becker, John Dabney, Margaret Duncan, Joel Freed, Eric Hagen, David Kays, Toby Kusmer, Raphael Lupo, Terrence McMahon and Robert Zelnick.
McDermott's Tax Department was noted for its excellence in domestic tax, both East Coast and Central regions; international; employee benefits and tax controversy. Partners Thomas Borders, David Fuller, Thomas Giegerich, Andrea Kramer, Jean Pawlow, William Pomierski, James Riedy, Arthur Rosen and Lowell Yoder were recognized based on client recommendations.
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 has been previously recognized in The Legal 500 United States.
McDermott Will & Emery is a leading international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,100 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Düsseldorf, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Munich, New York, Orange County, Rome, San Diego, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., as well as a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.