CHICAGO (June 14, 2010) — McDermott Will & Emery has again been ranked among the nation’s leading law firms in the 2010 edition of Chambers USA. Of particular note, the following McDermott practice areas are top-ranked in band 1 at the nationwide level: Corporate/M&A, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Food & Beverages (Alcohol), Healthcare and Wealth Management. Additional categories in which the Firm’s practices are ranked at the nationwide level include Antitrust, Energy (Electricity–Regulatory & Litigation and Transactional), Energy (Oil & Gas–Regulatory & Litigation and Transactional), ERISA Litigation, Government (Political Law), Intellectual Property, International Trade, Life Sciences, Privacy & Data Security, Projects (Renewables & Alternative Energy, Oil & Gas, and Power), Tax (Controversy and Corporate & Finance).
This year’s rankings reflect McDermott’s continued, year-over-year climb in the Chambers USA guides to the nation’s top law firms. Overall, McDermott is listed in 56 national and state practice-area rankings in this year’s guide, up from 47 Firm rankings in the 2009 edition. McDermott has also received 12 band 1 rankings for 2010 and a total of 13 band 2 rankings.
Similar upward momentum is reflected in McDermott’s individual rankings. This year, the Firm’s lawyers have earned more than 150 individual rankings, 40 of these new, with 22 Firm lawyers ranked in more than one category. These individual accolades include 37 band 1 national and state rankings.
The following individuals are named as leading lawyers at the nationwide level: Michael F. Anthony (Healthcare–Transactional), Matt Archer (Projects), Scott J. Arrington (Projects), Miller Baker (Appellate Law), Stephen W. Bernstein (Healthcare–Transactional), Bill Boies (ERISA Litigation), Thomas Borders (Tax–Controversy), Bernadette Broccolo (Healthcare–Transactional), Bobby R. Burchfield (Government–Political Law), Henry Christensen III (Wealth Management–Eastern Region), Ira Coleman (Healthcare–Transactional), Gary Scott Davis (Healthcare–Transactional), Peter L. Faber (Tax–Controversy), William L. Goldman (Tax–Controversy), Eric B. Gordon (Healthcare–Regulatory & Litigation), Carol A. Harrington (Wealth Management–Central Region), Quentin G. Heisler (Wealth Management–Central Region), Christopher M. Jedrey (Healthcare–Transactional), Thomas M. Jones (Insurance–Transactional & Regulatory), Michael F. Kelleher (Tax–Controversy), Richard A. Lang (Wealth Management–Central Region), David J. Levine (International Trade–Export Controls & Economic Sanctions), Andrew C. Liazos (Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation), Jonathan C. Lurie (Wealth Management–Western Region), Douglas M. Mancino (Healthcare–Transactional), Joel Michaels (Healthcare–Regulatory & Litigation and Transactional), Jean A. Pawlow (Tax–Controversy), Michael W. Peregrine (Healthcare–Transactional), Nancy Ross (ERISA Litigation), David Schumacher (Projects), Marc Sorini (Food & Beverages–Alcohol), Blake H. Winburne (Projects).
Two of these McDermott partners were singled out for additional honors: Quentin G. Heisler (Wealth Management–Central Region, Nationwide) earned the designation “Senior Statesman” and Marc Sorini (Food & Beverages–Alcohol, Nationwide) earned the designation “Star.”
Additionally, the following individuals are named as key lawyers at the nationwide level: Joel Freed (Intellectual Property), Bill Gaede (Life Sciences), David Goldman (Corporate/M&A), Ray Jacobsen (Antitrust), Reed Stephens (Life Sciences), Stephen Wells (Tax—Corporate & Finance), Joseph Winterscheid (Antitrust).
McDermott Will & Emery is a leading international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,000 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Düsseldorf, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, 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.