CHICAGO (January 20, 2010) — McDermott Will & Emery LLP is pleased to announce that the Firm has once again been named to American Lawyer’s Honor Roll in the publication’s biannual Litigation Department of the Year issue. The Firm was recognized in the January 2010 edition for its high-profile litigation matters during 2008 and 2009.
"McDermott has worked hard to build a premier litigation practice, as reflected in this second consecutive ranking on American Lawyer’s Honor Roll," commented Jeffrey E. Stone, Firm Co-Chairman. "This success is due to our continued commitment to the growth and excellence of our litigation practices. Being named to American Lawyer’s Honor Roll is a recognition that we are very honored to receive."
Lazar Raynal, head of the Firm's Trial Practice Group commented, "I’d like to extend my congratulations to our litigation team, including all of its lawyers and staff, for the excellent service that they provide to our clients."
McDermott was singled out for its successful defense of Nevada’s governor in a federal corruption investigation, as well as the Firm’s defense of two former lobbyists for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and an InterMune vice president. Due to the efforts of the Firm’s lawyers, no charges ultimately were brought against the Firm’s clients in any of the three matters. Click here for the full reprint.
American Lawyer’s Litigation Department of the Year honors are the result of an extensive process that begins with submissions from hundreds of firms, which are narrowed down to a short list of finalists, followed by interviews with the candidate firms and their client references.