McDermott Garners Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2018


CHICAGO — International law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP was recognized as a leading firm in 44 practice areas in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA. The Firm garnered rankings in 11 national and 33 state practice categories and maintained its national Band 1 positions in both the Healthcare and Food & Beverage (Alcohol) categories.

McDermott is one of only two top-ranked firms nationally for Food & Beverage (Alcohol), maintaining its Band 1 ranking since the category’s creation 12 years ago. Chambers highlighted the Firm’s distinction in the Food & Beverage (Alcohol) area, describing its practitioners as a “Talented team with prowess in an array of sophisticated alcohol law matters at both federal and state level.” Clients say of the practice: “They are true partners. They listen with a respectful and critical ear to our concerns and ideas, taking the time to talk us through issues, new developments and strategy.”

For the ninth consecutive year, McDermott received a Band 1 national ranking in the Healthcare category. Twelve attorneys also received Band 1 rankings in Healthcare – 3 nationally and 9 across individual states. Chambers recognized the practice area as a “Well-established and highly respected healthcare powerhouse which handles complex, multijurisdictional transactions for high-profile clients. Large and impressively versatile team offers well-honed expertise in all areas of healthcare law, including data privacy matters, government investigations and a wide range of issues affecting health insurers.” One client attests: “The team is very professional and provides a high level of client service; the firm has met and exceeded all of our expectations.”

McDermott also received nine Band 1 state practice area rankings in 2018. Described as “a force in the outsourcing industry,” the Firm again had the sole Band 1 ranking in Technology: Outsourcing in the state of Texas. McDermott secured the only Band 1 Healthcare ranking in Illinois along with Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations and Tax.

In terms of individual rankings, McDermott had 122 lawyer recommendations across multiple practice areas in 2018. These included 25 Band 1 rankings and 22 Band 2 rankings. There were 15 lawyers newly recognized this year and five lawyers who received improved rankings.

Highlights of McDermott’s practice achievements include:

Top Rankings Band 1 & Band 2:
– National: Food & Beverage (Alcohol) – Band 1
– National: Healthcare – Band 1
– National: Outsourcing – Band 2
– National: Tax: Controversy – Band 2
– California: Healthcare – Band 1
– DC: Healthcare – Band 1
– DC: Insurance (Insurer Firms) – Band 2
– DC: Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets – Band 2
– DC: Tax – Band 2
– Florida: Healthcare – Band 1
– Florida: Corporate/M&A & Private Equity – Band 2
– Illinois: Healthcare – Band 1
– Illinois: Labor & Employment (Employee Benefits & Compensation) – Band 1
– Illinois: Litigation (White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations) – Band 1
– Illinois: Tax – Band 1
– Illinois: Antitrust – Band 2
– Illinois: Intellectual Property – Band 2
– Illinois: Litigation (General Commercial) – Band 2
– Massachusetts: Healthcare – Band 1
– Texas: Technology/Outsourcing – Band 1

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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 1,000 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Seoul, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC. Further extending our reach into Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.

About Chambers USA
Chambers USA covers all the states in the U.S. Law firms that have a national presence are also ranked in Nationwide tables (which focus on those firms that are the country’s best in their respective areas of practice). Chambers USA rankings and editorial commentary are based on independent research, and interviews with clients and other purchasers of legal services. Chambers & Partners is one of the premier directories for legal services and in a recent survey of 20,000 in-house counsel over half reported that their directory of choice when reviewing law firms and individual lawyers is Chambers & Partners.


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