CHICAGO (November 1, 2012) — McDermott Will & Emery LLP has been awarded national Tier 1 recognition across 24 of its practice areas in the 2013 ”Best Law Firms” rankings published by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. Additionally, the Firm was named "Law Firm of the Year" in Tax Law with some 20 lawyers from its U.S. & International Tax Practice Group and three lawyers in its State & Local Tax Practice Group recognized as leaders in their categories.
According to the new results, released today, McDermott stands out as one of the Top 25 firms with the most first-tier national rankings and appears in 38 percent of the national rankings.
McDermott was awarded Tier 1 rankings across a wide variety of practice areas, including Antitrust Law, Biotechnology Law, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA), Energy Law, Environmental Law, Health Care law, International Trade and Finance Law, Litigation (in the areas of: Antitrust; Environmental; ERISA; Intellectual Property; Patent; Regulatory Enforcement; Securities; and Tax), Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Patent Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Trust & Estates Law and Venture Capital Law.
Significantly, McDermott also remains in 2012 a Tier 1 firm for Health Law in all three of the most prominent U.S. law firm directories and surveys that measure client satisfaction: U.S. News/Best Lawyers, Chambers USA, and Legal 500 USA.
McDermott continues to add to its Tier 1 rankings in metropolitan areas, receiving 63 this year. This achievement highlights the Firm’s on-going commitment to providing clients with local access to its international platform of attorneys across multiple practice areas.
“All of our attorneys and staff are to be congratulated for their hard work and dedication that has resulted in McDermott’s outstanding recognition again in this year’s survey,” said Jeffrey E. Stone, Co-Chair of McDermott Will & Emery. “These rankings reflect the experience, passion and spirit of innovation that benefit our clients every day. We are proud to celebrate their accomplishments.”
“We are honored once again to be recognized across so many of our practice groups and geographies,” said Peter J. Sacripanti, Co-Chair of McDermott Will & Emery, based in New York. “We continue to rank among the very top U.S. firms in national Tier 1 recognition because of the strength of our attorneys and our ability to offer sterling legal services across so many different practice areas. It is a testament to the Firm that many of our lawyers and practice groups have been recognized with the highest industry awards and accolades.”
Results from the 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. The national first-tier rankings will be featured in U.S. News & World Report’s Money issue, on newsstands November 20, 2012; the national and metropolitan first-tier rankings are featured in the “Best Law Firms” standalone publication, which is being distributed to 30,000 general counsel and in digital format to 60,000 private practice lawyers worldwide The rankings in their entirety are posted online at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com.
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
About McDermott Will & Emery
McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,100 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Further extending our reach to Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.