CHICAGO (September 15, 2010) — McDermott Will & Emery LLP has been awarded first-tier recognition across seven of its diversified practice areas in the inaugural edition of the 2010 Best Law Firm rankings published by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers.
McDermott received first-tier National rankings in the areas of Antitrust Law, Biotechnology Law, Energy Law, General Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Law, Oil & Gas Law and Tax Law. The Firm also received 33 first-tier Metropolitan rankings, spanning seven of McDermott’s U.S. offices and 22 practice areas. Results from the new survey are based on a range of different quantitative and qualitative criteria, including feedback from major clients and leading lawyers as well as a comprehensive questionnaire.
“Year after year, industry publications have singled out McDermott and its individual lawyers for the Firm’s legal acumen and commitment to the highest-quality client service. The new U.S. News and Best Lawyers rankings are gratifying to the Firm as we build on our core strengths to better serve our clients,” commented Peter J. Sacripanti, Co-Chair of McDermott Will & Emery.
Jeffrey E. Stone, Co-Chair of the Firm, said of the rankings, “McDermott is pleased to have received some 40 first-tier rankings by U.S. News and Best Lawyers. These results are especially meaningful because they combine objective data with extensive peer review analysis and client feedback. I would like to congratulate our lawyers and staff for all of their hard work that earned us this distinction.”
U.S. News Media Group publishes the monthly U.S. News & World Report magazine and its signature franchises include its “America’s Best” series of consumer guides that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, health plans and more. Best Lawyers is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. For over a quarter century, the company has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties.
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.