CHICAGO (May 7, 2010) — Winning a verdict at trial is a worthy accomplishment and often ensures a final victory. Today’s complex controversies, however, frequently require an additional layer of proven appellate capabilities beyond trial prowess to complete the victory. McDermott offers clients these start to finish capabilities. McDermott’s recent inclusion by The American Lawyer in its 2010 Litigation Department of the Year Honor Roll and by The National Law Journal in its 2010 “Appellate Hot List” attests to this fact.
McDermott is among an elite group of only seven law firms worldwide to achieve these results in both 2008 and 2010. Reflecting on this achievement, Lazar Raynal, the head of McDermott’s Trial Practice, commented that "Our Trial lawyers possess superior trial skills and deep substantive knowledge in many industries and areas of the law, and have the flexibility to draw from the Firm's deep bench. The combination of skill and experience and our record of wins in high-stakes controversies is why, I believe, we earned these honors."