October 24, 2013 - McDermott Will & Emery LLP has achieved high acclaim in the latest edition of Benchmark Litigation, with eight national and state-level firm rankings and 48 individual recommendations. Benchmark Litigation identifies the leading US trial attorneys and firms at the local and national levels.
Specifically, 23 McDermott lawyers have been designated as “Litigation Stars,” an honor given to those individuals consistently recommended as reputable and effective litigators by clients and peers. In addition, six of the Firm’s lawyers are ranked as “Future Stars,” litigators highlighted as likely to become “local litigation stars” in upcoming editions of the guide.
Highlights of McDermott’s accomplishments are listed below.
National Recognitions: Antitrust (new), Appellate, Insurance, Securities
State Recognitions: Illinois (elevated to Tier 1 this year), California (Tier 1), Massachusetts (Tier 1), Washington D.C. (Tier 2)
Individual “Litigation Star” Rankings:
Antitrust: Joel Chefitz, Ray Jacobsen, David Marx and Joseph Winterscheid
Appellate: Miller Baker, Bobby Burchfield, Jeffrey Stone and Paul Thompson
Commercial Litigation: Anthony Bongiorno, Bobby Burchfield, Michael Kendall, Mark Pearlstein, Peter Resnik and Jeffrey Stone
Insurance: Margaret Warner
Intellectual Property: Sarah Columbia, David Dolkas, Joel Freed, Raphael Lupo and Terrence McMahon
Labor & Employment: Linda Doyle
Products Liability: Anthony Bongiorno, Michael Pope and Peter Resnik
Securities: Joel Chefitz, Steven Scholes and Jeffrey Stone
White Collar Crime: Gordon Greenberg, Michael Kendall, David Marx, Mark Pearlstein, David Rosenbloom, Steven Scholes, Jeffrey Stone and Paul Thompson
Yar Chaikovsky, Jon Dean, Fredric Firestone, Jocelyn Francoeur, Obiamaka Madubuko and Charles Weir were recognized as “Future Stars.”
Rankings and editorial commentary are based on interviews with lawyers and in-house counsel, and law firm submissions. Benchmark Litigation conducts its research annually, between February and June.