Washington, DC - McDermott Will & Emery

Washington, DC


Our Washington, DC, office has a long history of growth that allows us to remain a step ahead of emerging legal, business and regulatory trends and to meet all our clients’ ongoing needs. From the earliest years in the District, we have developed a reputation for providing effective client representation before government agencies, congressional committees, the executive and legislative branches, and federal courts. Today, we are a full-service practice with global reach and lawyers practicing in a wide range of legal disciplines.

Whether working at the local, national or international level, one guiding principle has remained a consistent focus: providing top-shelf client service.

We advise clients on matters ranging from corporate mergers and acquisitions to international trade and intellectual property litigation and protection. Our legal professionals serve clients in a broad spectrum of industries, including multinational corporations, government and political institutions, health care, environmental agencies, international organizations and technology companies.

Our practice groups, industry teams and individual lawyers are recognized regularly by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, The Legal 500 and U.S. News-Best Lawyers for the quality of our counsel. As part of a global, full-service law firm, the lawyers of our Washington, DC, office are prepared to help clients wherever their business interests take them.

Paul M. Thompson is the managing partner of the Firm’s Washington, DC office.


We combine personal passions with industry and legal prowess to deliver for our clients every day.


From Ronald Reagan National (DCA) Airport

  • Take the GW (George Washington) Memorial Parkway North Exit
  • Merge onto GW Parkway North
  • Take the I-395 North Exit toward Washington, DC
  • Follow signs for I-395 North
  • Take exit 6 for I-395 North toward D Street Northwest/US Senate/C Street Southwest/US Capitol
  • Take exit 9 for D Street, N.W.
  • Turn right onto D Street, N.W.
  • Take the first left onto First Street, N.W.
  • Turn right onto F Street, N.W.
  • Turn right onto North Capitol Street, N.W.
  • Destination on right

From Washington Dulles (IAD) Airport

  • Take airport exit ramp onto Dulles Access Road / VA-267 East
  • Merge onto I-66 East
  • Merge onto US-50 East/Constitution Avenue
  • Turn right onto Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Turn left onto Constitution Avenue
  • Take third left onto Louisiana Avenue
  • Turn left onto North Capitol Street, N.W.
  • Destination on left

From Baltimore Washington International (BWI) Airport

  • Head toward the Airport Exit on I-195 West
  • Take exit 2B onto MD-295 South toward Washington, DC
  • Take the Washington, DC, exit onto US-50 West
  • Continue on New York Avenue, N.E., toward Washington, DC
  • Turn left onto North Capitol Street
  • Continue Straight onto North Capitol Street
  • Destination on right (corner of E Street, N.W.)

Metro Information
We are located a block west of “Union Station” metro stop (RED LINE). Please follow the signs to the Massachusetts Avenue exit. Take a right on Massachusetts Avenue and walk one block to the first intersection, North Capitol Street, N.W. Take a left on North Capitol Street and the building will be one block down on the right.

The following lines service the Union Station – Red.

Visit the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority website at http://www.wmata.com to view maps and detailed directions to the office.

Parking is available on a limited basis in the building. The Colonial Parking garage entrance is located on North Capitol Street in the alley between 500 North Capitol and the Phoenix Park Hotel.

Office Reception
Upon arrival at McDermott, please check in at the security desk (photo ID will be required) then proceed to the ninth floor reception area.