CHICAGO (June 5, 2013) – McDermott has once again been named one of the nation’s leading law firms in the 2013 edition of The Legal 500 United States. McDermott was recognized for its national strength in the areas of antitrust, employee benefits and executive compensation, finance, health, insurance, immigration, intellectual property, litigation, media, technology and telecoms, mergers, acquisitions & buyouts, tax and white collar.
The Firm’s total practice area and individual rankings both have increased from the 2012 edition. Additionally, 21 McDermott lawyers were distinguished within Legal 500’s elite “leading lawyers” tables, up from 15 last year. The Firm was ranked in 33 separate practice areas (two were new recommendations for the Firm this year: Environment: Litigation and Litigation: Supreme Court & Appellate), with 151 citations for its individual lawyers, which is nearly 40 more than last year. The Firm also improved its rankings across four categories in the guide. In addition, 21 McDermott lawyers were distinguished within Legal 500’s elite “leading lawyers” tables, up from 15 last year.
Highlights of McDermott's practice accomplishments include:
New National Rankings:
-- Industry Focus: Environment: Litigation
-- Litigation: Supreme Court & Appellate (Appellate)
Improved National Rankings:
-- Labor & Employment: Immigration
-- Litigation: White-Collar Criminal Defense
-- Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts: Private Equity Buyouts
-- Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts: Antitrust
Tier One Rankings:
-- Healthcare: Health Insurers
-- Healthcare: Service Providers
-- M&A: Middle-Market ($500m-999m)
Tier Two Rankings:
-- Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
-- Labor & Employment: ERISA Litigation
-- Life Sciences
-- Litigation: Trade Secrets
-- Patent Prosecution (Utility and Design Patents)
-- Tax: Domestic Tax - Central
-- Tax: Financial Products
-- Tax: Tax Controversy
-- Technology: Data Protection and Privacy
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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 into Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.