142 McDermott Lawyers Ranked Best Lawyers in America 2015

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CHICAGO (August 19, 2014) – International law firm McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that 142 of its lawyers have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015, published by Woodward White. In total, the Firm received 201 practice-specific recommendations in this year’s edition.

Additionally, the following six McDermott lawyers received extra recognition and were named by Best Lawyers as “2015 Lawyers of the Year.” Each year, only one lawyer in each specialty is recognized in a particular metropolitan area for this prestigious honor:

  • Charles Buck – Health Care Law (Boston)
  • Carol Harrington – Trusts & Estates (Chicago)
  • Roger Jones – Litigation and Controversy – Tax (Chicago)
  • Michael Pope – Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants (Chicago)
  • Peter Rich – Administrative / Regulatory Law (Los Angeles)
  • Marc Sorini – Food and Beverage Law (Washington, D.C.)

“We are thrilled that so many of our lawyers continue to receive such well-deserved recognition for their hard work and dedication,” said Peter J. Sacripanti, co-chair of McDermott Will & Emery. “These honors are especially satisfying because they are based on direct input from our clients around the world. We thank them for the confidence they place in us.”

The 2015 rankings reflect the continued excellence throughout a wide range of practice areas across the United States. Specifically, McDermott continues to be a leader within the industry with its Trial (35 recognitions), Health (33 recognitions), U.S. & International Tax (27 recognitions) and Private Client (21 recognitions) practice groups sustaining and expanding upon their tremendous success from years past.

“McDermott is proud to be recognized as one of the world’s premier law firms across numerous diverse practices,” added Jeffrey E. Stone, co-chair of McDermott Will & Emery. “We would like to congratulate all of our lawyers who continue to set such a high standard of excellence in their respective fields.”

Best Lawyers has been published since 1983 and is one of the most highly respected publications in the legal profession. Best Lawyers evaluates all candidates based on peer review, where lawyers are included on the basis of recommendation from other lawyers in private practice. Best Lawyers lists are re-published in top-tier legal and regional business publications. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

The following McDermott lawyers were recognized by Best Lawyers this year:

BOSTON, MA

  • Jeffrey C. Bates – Environmental Law / Litigation – Environmental
  • Stephen W. Bernstein – Health Care Law
  • Anthony A. Bongiorno – Commercial Litigation
  • Charles R. Buck – Health Care Law
  • Sarah Chapin Columbia – Litigation – Intellectual Property / Litigation – Patent
  • Susan M. Cooke – Environmental Law
  • Christopher M. Jedrey – Health Care Law / Non-Profit / Charities Law
  • Michael D. Kendall – Commercial Litigation / Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Toby H. Kusmer – Litigation – Intellectual Property / Patent Law
  • Andrew C. Liazos – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Mark W. Pearlstein – Bet-the-Company Litigation / Commercial Litigation / Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Peter L. Resnik – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

CHICAGO, IL

  • Joseph S. Adams – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Michael F. Anthony – Health Care Law
  • David A. Baker – Litigation – Trusts and Estates / Trusts and Estates
  • Wilber H. Boies – Litigation – ERISA
  • Thomas C. Borders – Litigation and Controversy – Tax
  • Bernadette M. Broccolo – Health Care Law
  • Laurence R. Bronska – Venture Capital Law
  • William J. Butler – Trusts and Estates
  • John M. Callahan – Health Care Law
  • Joel G. Chefitz – Commercial Litigation / Litigation – Antitrust / Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) / Litigation – Securities
  • Richard L. Dees – Trusts and Estates
  • Sandra M. DiVarco – Health Care Law
  • Amy G. Doehring – Commercial Litigation
  • Margaret M. Duncan – Litigation – Intellectual Property / Litigation – Patent
  • Stephen D. Erf – Employment Law – Management
  • Kevin J. Feeley – Tax Law
  • Fred I. Feinstein – Real Estate Law
  • Ashley M. Fischer – Health Care Law
  • Helen R. Friedli – Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Nancy S. Gerrie – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Daniel F. Gottlieb – Health Care Law
  • Ryan M. Harding – Trusts and Estates
  • Carol A. Harrington – Trusts and Estates
  • Brent A. Hawkins – Litigation – Intellectual Property / Litigation – Patent / Patent Law
  • Quentin G. Heisler, Jr. – Trusts and Estates
  • John P. Hendrickson – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • David A. Herpe – Trusts and Estates
  • Elizabeth B. Herrington – Commercial Litigation
  • Roger J. Jones – Litigation and Controversy – Tax / Tax Law
  • Thomas M. Jones – Tax Law
  • Jared Kaplan – Tax Law
  • Gary C. Karch – Tax Law
  • Neil T. Kawashima – Trusts and Estates
  • John C. Kocoras – Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Andrea S. Kramer – Litigation and Controversy – Tax / Tax Law
  • Bernard S. Kramer – Corporate Law
  • Richard A. Lang – Trusts and Estates
  • David Marx, Jr. – Antitrust Law / Health Care Law / Litigation – Antitrust
  • Andrew W. McCune – Venture Capital Law
  • J. Robert McMenamin – Banking and Finance Law
  • Stanley H. Meadows – Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Daniel H. Melvin – Health Care Law
  • M. Read Moore – Trusts and Estates
  • Thomas J. Murphy – Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Alan D. Nesburg – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Michael W. Peregrine – Health Care Law
  • Joan Polacheck – Health Care Law
  • Michael A. Pope – Bet-the-Company Litigation / Commercial Litigation / Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • David S. Rosenbloom – Bet-the-Company Litigation / Commercial Litigation / Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Nancy G. Ross – Litigation – ERISA
  • Joseph O. Rubinelli, Jr. – Trusts and Estates
  • Karen A. Simonsen – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Kerrin B. Slattery – Health Care Law
  • William P. Smith – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Jeffrey E. Stone – Bet-the-Company Litigation / Commercial Litigation
  • Todd R. Wiener – Commercial Litigation / Litigation – Environmental
  • Lowell D. Yoder – Tax Law
  • Daniel N. Zucker – Tax Law

HOUSTON, TX

  • Matt Archer – Project Finance Law
  • Scott J. Arrington – Corporate Law
  • Cym H. Lowell – Tax Law
  • Mark R. Martin – Litigation and Controversy – Tax
  • Alison L. Smith – Antitrust Law / Litigation – Antitrust
  • Steven G. Spears – Litigation – Intellectual Property / Litigation – Patent
  • G. Allan Van Fleet – Antitrust Law / Litigation – Antitrust
  • Blake H. Winburne – Energy Law / International Trade and Finance Law / Project Finance Law

IRVINE, CA

  • Laurelle M. Gutierrez – Trusts and Estates

LOS ANGELES, CA

  • Terese A. Mosher Beluris – Administrative / Regulatory Law / Commercial Litigation
  • Joel M. Bernstein – Corporate Law / Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Esther Chang Weese – Health Care Law
  • Gary B. Gertler – Health Care Law
  • Eric B. Gordon – Health Care Law
  • Gordon A. Greenberg – Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Russell Hayman – Criminal Defense: White-Collar / Health Care Law
  • David L. Klatsky – Health Care Law
  • Paul F. Lawrence – Health Care Law
  • Jonathan C. Lurie – Litigation – Trusts and Estates / Trusts and Estates
  • Nicole M. Pearl – Trusts and Estates
  • Ira J. Rappeport – Health Care Law
  • J. Peter Rich – Administrative / Regulatory Law / Health Care Law
  • Gary B. Rosenbaum – Banking and Finance Law / Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Thomas A. Ryan – Health Care Law
  • Adam G. Spiegel – Banking and Finance Law

MENLO PARK, CA

  • Roy E. Crawford III – Litigation and Controversy – Tax / Tax Law
  • David Henry Dolkas – Litigation – Patent
  • William Gaede – Biotechnology Law / Patent Law

MIAMI, FL

  • Ira J. Coleman – Health Care Law
  • Gary Scott Davis – Health Care Law
  • Marcos Daniel Jiménez – Commercial Litigation / Criminal Defense: White-Collar / Litigation – Banking and Finance / Litigation – Land Use and Zoning / Litigation – Real Estate
  • Paul W. Radensky – Biotechnology Law
  • Harris C. Siskind – Corporate Law / Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Jerry J. Sokol – Health Care Law
  • Jennifer A. Vecchio – Health Care Law

NEW YORK, NY

  • Henry Christensen III – Litigation – Trusts and Estates / Trusts and Estates
  • Peter L. Faber – Litigation and Controversy – Tax / Tax Law
  • Thomas W. Giegerich – Litigation and Controversy – Tax / Tax Law
  • David S. Ivill – Health Care Law
  • John T. Lutz – Tax Law
  • Carlyn S. McCaffrey – Trusts and Estates
  • Keith M. Pattiz – Real Estate Law
  • Jay E. Rivlin – Trusts and Estates
  • Arthur R. Rosen – Litigation and Controversy – Tax / Tax Law

WASHINGTON, DC

  • Stephen A. Becker – Patent Law
  • Jeffrey W. Brennan – Antitrust Law / Litigation – Antitrust
  • Bobby R. Burchfield – Commercial Litigation / Litigation – Antitrust / Litigation – First Amendment
  • H. Guy Collier – Health Care Law
  • Glenn Engelmann – FDA Law
  • Joel M. Freed – Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Eugene I. Goldman – Litigation – Securities / Securities Regulation
  • Robin L. Greenhouse – Litigation and Controversy – Tax / Tax Law
  • Steven P. Hannes – Litigation and Controversy – Tax / Tax Law
  • Raymond A. Jacobsen, Jr. – Antitrust Law / Litigation – Antitrust
  • David J. Levine – International Trade and Finance Law
  • Philip J. Levine – Tax Law
  • Raphael V. Lupo – Litigation – Intellectual Property / Litigation – Patent
  • Joel L. Michaels – Health Care Law
  • Karol Lyn Newman – Energy Law
  • Stephen Pavlick – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Jean A. Pawlow – Litigation and Controversy – Tax
  • James A. Riedy – Litigation and Controversy – Tax / Tax Law
  • Blake D. Rubin – Real Estate Law /Tax Law
  • Stephen M. Ryan – Government Relations Practice
  • Cathy Z. Scheineson – Health Care Law
  • Marc E. Sorini – Food and Beverage Law
  • Margaret H. Warner – Commercial Litigation / Insurance Law / Litigation – Environmental
  • Stephen E. Wells – Tax Law
  • Andrea Macintosh Whiteway – Tax Law
  • Joseph F. Winterscheid – Antitrust Law
  • Charles R. Work – Commercial Litigation – Litigation / Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Eric P. Zimmerman – Health Care Law

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