146 McDermott Lawyers Ranked Best Lawyers in America 2017, Eight McDermott Partners Named “Lawyers of the Year” - McDermott Will & Emery

146 McDermott Lawyers Ranked Best Lawyers in America 2017, Eight McDermott Partners Named “Lawyers of the Year”


CHICAGO (August 15, 2016) — International law firm McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that 146 of its lawyers have been recognized by their peers, and named to the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America 2017, published by Woodward White. In total, the firm received 210 practice recognitions in this year’s ranking.

Additionally, eight McDermott lawyers received further recognition and were named by Best Lawyers as “2017 Lawyers of the Year,” doubling the total number of recipients from 2016. Each year, only one lawyer in each specialty in a particular metropolitan area is recognized for this honor. This year’s recipients include:

  • William Gaede – Biotechnology Law (San Jose)
  • David Guedry – IT Outsourcing Law (Dallas/Fort Worth)
  • Christopher Jedrey – Non-Profit/Charities Law (Boston)
  • Andrea Kramer – Litigation and Controversy: Tax (Chicago)
  • Harris Siskind – Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law (Miami)
  • Kerrin Slattery – Health Care Law (Chicago)
  • Steven Spears – Litigation: Intellectual Property (Houston)
  • Allan Van Fleet – Antitrust Law (Houston)

“We are exceptionally proud that such a large number of our lawyers has been recognized with this prestigious distinction for their hard work, passion and dedication to client service,” said McDermott co-chairs Jeffrey E. Stone and Peter J. Sacripanti. “We would like to congratulate all of our lawyers who unfailingly demonstrate such a high standard of excellence in their respective fields.”

Once again, McDermott has received acclaim across a wide number of practice areas throughout the United States. The firm is a continued leader in Litigation (37 recognitions), Tax (35 recognitions), Health Industry Advisory (35 recognitions), Intellectual property (28 recognitions), Corporate & Transactional (26 recognitions) and Private Client law (25 recognitions). In addition, each of these practice areas saw an increase in the total number of recognitions from prior years’ results.

For the full list of rankings and results please click here.

About Best Lawyers in America
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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, 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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