NEW YORK (May 28, 2013) — McDermott Will & Emery’s market-leading Health Industry Advisory Practice Group was named “Health Team of the Year” by Chambers USA at its 2013 “Awards for Excellence” ceremony last week.
This is the second time in four years that McDermott’s elite Health practice has won the award, making it the only group to receive this honor twice. McDermott’s Health team also remains the only health practice ranked “tier one” nationally, a distinction it has held for four consecutive years (2010-2013). Moreover, some 27 McDermott Health lawyers were ranked by Chambers USA in its 2013 edition.
Chambers USA 2013 cites McDermott’s Health team for its “impressive wealth of talent [that] is well equipped to handle the gamut of healthcare matters, from M&A and joint ventures to regulatory compliance issues.” According to the editors, clients lauded the team as “excellent, the go-to firm for virtually all of our legal issues. They have the highest quality of legal talent and extraordinary responsiveness.”
“We are extremely proud to accept this prestigious award,” said Stephen W. Bernstein, partner and International Head of McDermott’s Health Industry Advisory Group. “The recognition is especially meaningful because it is based on direct feedback from our clients. We have a powerhouse team of professionals who are committed to delivering the best insight that is not only timely, but creative and practical. It is gratifying to know how much our clients appreciate our work.”
“This well-deserved honor is more independent confirmation of our Health team’s leadership position in the rapidly evolving U.S. health care industry, which now represents eighteen percent of the nation’s economy,” observed Jeffrey E. Stone, co chair of McDermott Will & Emery. “It is another great tribute to the talents, depth and breadth, and dedication of our Health team and the many others across the Firm with whom they collaborate to deliver consistently extraordinary service and results to our clients in the sector.”
“Awards like this don’t just happen by accident,” added McDermott co-chair Peter J. Sacripanti. “It is our Health team’s outstanding industry knowledge, dedication, focus, and integrated approach to delivering client service, which makes the difference. We congratulate our Health lawyers and the lawyers in other practice groups who work with them to achieve such strong results. We should all be very proud of this important accolade.”
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