NEW YORK (November 29, 2012) — McDermott Will & Emery LLP was ranked among the top U.S. law firms in two categories at the prestigious Financial Times “Innovative Lawyers Awards 2012,” held here on November 28th.
The “US Innovative Lawyers Report,” now in its third year, showcases leading law firms that are “bringing fresh thinking and practices to solving business problems in America.”
McDermott was cited in the “Litigation” category and commended for its work in settling over 10,000 environmental tort cases relating to those injured cleaning up the aftermath of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. Leading the team on this matter was McDermott's Controversies Business Unit Leader Margaret (Peg) Warner as well as partners Mark Collins and Ryan Smethurst and associate Andrew Genz.
In addition, McDermott was cited in the “Corporate” category for the Firm’s strategic advice which enabled the Fila/Mirae Asset Management-led consortium to complete South Korea’s largest ever outbound consumer M&A products deal. Leading the team on this transaction was McDermott's Corporate Advisory Practice Group Leader David Goldman as well as partners Tom Conaghan and Paul Kim.
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Financial Times (FT) received over 300 submissions from 60 of the top US law firms in the Am Law 100 for this year’s “US Innovative Lawyers 2012” awards. The FT and its research partner RSG Consulting use a bespoke methodology to rank lawyers on innovation. The research was conducted between September and November 2012.
A comprehensive list of this year’s winners can be found at www.ft.com/innovative-lawyers-us.
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.