CHICAGO AND NEW YORK (February 26, 2013) -- McDermott Will & Emery has moved up 19 places on a survey of top U.S. law firm brands by Acritas, a leading provider of legal market research. This makes the Firm the biggest gainer on the list of law firms with the highest levels of top of mind awareness, usage for high value work as well as favorability and consideration for top-level mergers and acquisitions.
The Acritas U.S. Law Firm Brand Index, released today, reflects input from 711 general counsel or equivalent at companies with revenue of at least $50 million, between March and December 2012. Acritas asked them to name firms that set the highest standards for legal work while offering the highest value for their services.
In addition, general counsel based outside the U.S. with legal needs in the US, were asked which U.S.-based ﬁrms they most used. In analyzing the results, Acritas specifically says that McDermott’s position is “heavily influenced by their strength in litigation."
“Our sharp rise in this ranking is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our top-quality lawyers around the world over the past year,” said Jeffrey E. Stone, co-chair of McDermott Will & Emery. “These results tell us that our high-profile trial victories as well as our increased focus on serving the needs of clients anytime, anywhere, has succeeded in raising our profile and presence in the U.S. legal marketplace and beyond.”
“As we have heightened our focus on client service, we have also grown by increasing the partnership, strengthening our practice areas, and expanding our geographic reach,” added Peter J. Sacripanti, co-chair of McDermott Will & Emery. “With our larger footprint, we can better meet our clients’ increasingly international needs.” Sacripanti noted that the Firm took steps to expand its global footprint in 2012 by opening two new offices in Frankfurt and Seoul as it sought to capitalize on growing client demand in those cities.
Acritas is global legal market research specialist that closely tracks law firm brands most favored by influential clients from the US and around the world. The company’s portfolio of services is broad and ranges from brand tracking and thought leadership to client feedback and analysis of emerging trends.
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, 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.