November 4, 2013 – McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce its results in the 2014 edition of Chambers UK. Chambers is one of the world’s leading legal directories trusted by clients when they need to find the most appropriate legal representation for their business.
The London office was recognized in four areas: Commodities: Derivatives (tier 3), Data Protection (tier 4), Employment: Employer (tier 3) and Intellectual Property (tier 4). In addition, six McDermott partners were individually recommended in Chambers’ ‘Leading Lawyer’ tables: David Birchall, Katie Clark, Martyn Gowar and Ziva Robertson.
Highlights of McDermott’s accomplishments include the following:
The Commodities practice is noted for its partner involvement and clarity of advice with one client commenting, "it is one of my go-to firms. The advice is timely, practical and clear – there is no fence sitting."
The Data Protection and Employment practices received commendation for strong client service and commercial awareness. Clients remarked that the data protection team’s “advice is refreshingly commercial; it gives an opinion without sitting on the fence"; while the employment team is described as “always add[ing] value. They always tell me something I miss or take what I know to the next level. They come up with solutions that aren't always textbook.”
The Intellectual Property practice is distinguished for its responsiveness and commercial awareness. One client is quoted as saying, "they're always very quick in responding and good at meeting deadlines."
The Chambers & Partners Guides have been ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990, and now cover 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. Chambers fields a 140-member research team, which is the largest research team of any legal directory. The New York Times has described the Chambers and Partners research methodology as the "gold standard".