CHICAGO (June 1, 2009) — More than two dozen employees from the Chicago office of McDermott Will & Emery tomorrow will be unloading boxes of fresh produce at the McCormick Tribune YMCA. The volunteers will then distribute that produce—made available through the Greater Chicago Food Depository—to residents of the West Side neighborhood.
The food distribution effort is part of a Firm-sponsored "Day of Caring." It reflects McDermott's ongoing commitment to provide both volunteer help and financial support to the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago.
McDermott lawyers and staff are committed to giving back to the communities in which they live and work. The Firm is proud of its long history of community service and pro bono activities. In 2008, McDermott lawyers and staff devoted more than 94,900 hours to pro bono matters and community service, and more than 70 percent of our lawyers provided pro bono legal services to the poor, to organizations that serve the indigent and to certain not-for-profit organizations and small businesses focused on serving low-income communities.
McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,100 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Dusseldorf, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Rome, San Diego, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Extending our reach to Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.