MUNICH (June 3, 2011) — International law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP is pleased to announce that the Firm and Stephan Rau achieved a tier 1 ranking in the 2011 edition of Chambers Europe where, for the first time, Healthcare was evaluated as an individual practice area. McDermott was ranked first among 17 law firms across four tiers as a result of clients agreeing that “this firm is exceptionally strong in this area.”
Chambers distinguished Head of the German Health Practice Group, Stephan Rau, as “a prominent practitioner who wins praise from commentators for his expertise in healthcare regulation and compliance.” Sources interviewed by the international legal guide commented on his “good combination of sector-specific knowledge and M&A experience,” highlighting him as “commercially minded and creative.”
“It was a pleasure to see our healthcare lawyers in Germany achieve recognition in a premier client legal guide like Chambers Europe”, Mr. Rau commented. “Evaluation by one’s clients and peers is the best benchmark of a law firm’s meaningful impact on an industry.”
“We’re delighted to see our German Practice receive such distinguished recognition,” added Stephen Bernstein, head of McDermott Will & Emery’s Health Industry Advisory Practice Group. “Having worked closely with Stephan and his team in Germany, it is not surprising given their wide-ranging skills in meeting client needs across our industry.”
Since 1999, Chambers and Partners have been researching the legal profession in Europe, identifying the leading lawyers and law firms through interviews with thousands of lawyers and their clients. The Chambers Europe guide provides in-depth analysis of the legal markets in 51 jurisdictions and its reputation is based on the independence and objectivity of research.
With an over 30-year history of serving the health care industry, McDermott Will & Emery has one of the largest and most prestigious health practice groups in the world. Our international health team, resident in the Firm's Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Munich, New York, Rome, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. offices, counsels leading organizations in every major sector of the health and life sciences industry on regulatory and business transaction issues.
Chambers USA 2010 also awarded McDermott as "Health Team of the Year," the first in this category on a national basis. In its 2010 rankings, Chambers USA ranked the Firm's Health Law practice as the only firm in tier one in the United States.
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.