CHICAGO (June 14, 2011) — International law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP once again was ranked among the nation’s leading law firms in the 2011 edition of Chambers USA. Overall, Chambers recognized McDermott as a leading firm in 51 areas, including 18 national categories and 33 state categories. Of those, the Firm received twelve Tier 1 practice rankings and 141 lawyers were recognized as leaders in their practice areas.
McDermott gained particular prominence this year. Only seven other firms achieved a single sole Tier 1 national ranking, and McDermott was the only firm to secure two, sole Tier 1 national rankings. Specifically, the Firm was named the only Tier 1 firm in both Healthcare and Wealth Management at the national level. Other McDermott nationally ranked practice areas included: Antitrust, Corporate/M&A, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, ERISA Litigation, Government (Political Law), Intellectual Property, International Trade, Life Sciences, Privacy & Data Security, Projects (Oil & Gas), Projects (Power), Projects (Renewables & Alternative Energy), Tax (Controversy) and Tax (Corporate & Finance). Moreover, the Firm’s Food & Beverages (Alcohol) practice and Privacy & Data Security (Healthcare) practice were also ranked Tier 1 by Chambers USA.
“McDermott’s healthcare team maintains its preeminent standing, leading the way in terms of size, geographic coverage, clients and reputations. It is known for its prominence in cutting-edge healthcare work in regulatory, contentious and transactional matters,” Chambers USA 2011 noted.
Of McDermott’s wealth management capabilities, Chambers USA 2011 says that, "the group fields niche subject experts, who are highly adept at working with in-house counsel. The lawyers also have the ability to explain complex terminology and information in a clear and efficient manner, which enables clients to make sound, confident decisions."
In addition to the 141 individual McDermott partners that were singled out for high praise, two McDermott partners earned the prestigious designation “Star” by Chambers USA 2011: Wealth Management partner Carlyn S. McCaffrey, who has earned this distinction every year since its inception, and Regulatory partner Marc E. Sorini, who was named a "Star" for the second year in a row.
Chambers USA's rankings and editorial commentary are based on independent research, and interviews with clients and other purchasers of legal services. Chambers & Partners is one of the premier directories for legal services and in a recent survey of 20,000 in-house counsel over half reported that their directory of choice when reviewing law firms and individual lawyers is Chambers & Partners.
About McDermott Will & Emery
McDermott Will & Emery is a premier 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, Paris, Rome, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Extending our reach to Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.