McDermott Named M&A Team of the Year at the Inaugural Legal 500 US Awards 2014


NEW YORK (July 15, 2014) – McDermott Will & Emery has been named the 2014 “Team of the Year for M&A Mid-Market” in the inaugural Legal 500 US Awards. The award, which will be presented at an exclusive event at The Boathouse in Central Park on September 24, 2014, reflects the Firm’s excellence in providing clients with sophisticated, legal counsel for both domestic and cross-border transactions.

Legal 500 US award honorees were chosen based on the results of client research conducted for the Legal 500 United States 2014 guide. McDermott was among the top fourteen law firms with the highest number of nominations. The Firm was also a finalist for “Team of the Year” in the categories of Healthcare, Immigration, IP Patents: Non-Contentious and Tax: Domestic.

The Legal 500 launched their US awards for the first time this year, recognizing the best teams and individuals over the past 12 months. Over 50,000 interviews were conducted with clients to ascertain the winners. McDermott is notably described by sources quoted in the Legal 500 United States 2014 guide as a “[t]op-quality firm [with] strong and smart individuals on all levels. The [M&A] team is very professional and experienced, and has great understanding of cross-border transactions and multicultural differences.”

“It is a true honor to be recognized as a leading law firm in the United States for M&A by such a prestigious directory as The Legal 500, which is so widely respected by clients and in-house counsel,” said David Goldman, head of the Firm’s international Corporate Advisory Practice Group. “Our win also comes during a period when economic optimism is high in the middle market business community. This is an important recognition—as it reflects the market’s response to the Firm’s commitment to a consistent and coordinated strategic focus; to our strategic growth across practices and geographies; and to our willingness to develop creative and differentiating service offerings.”

“This win is an acknowledgement of the tremendous hard work and dedication of our corporate partners who have made McDermott one of the premier M&A law firms in the market today,” added Firm co-chairs Peter J. Sacripanti and Jeffrey E. Stone. “We are gratified that our lawyers’ excellence in advising clients on their growth strategies, particularly cross-border and complex transactions, has been recognized and singled out with this important ranking.”

These latest award recognitions coincide with McDermott again being distinguished as one of the nation’s premier law firms in the 2014 edition of The Legal 500 United States. McDermott achieved a total of 31 separate practice rankings, and was specifically recognized for its national strength in the areas of antitrust, employee benefits and executive compensation, energy, finance, health, insurance, immigration, intellectual property, litigation, media, technology and telecoms, mergers, acquisitions & buyouts, tax and white collar.

For 27 years, The Legal 500 has been analyzing the capabilities of law firms in 106 jurisdictions across the globe, highlighting the teams who are providing the most innovative advice.

For full details on the nominees and winners please click here.

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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.

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