Best Law Firms Recognizes McDermott as Law Firm of the Year in Litigation-Tax; Ranked Top-Tier Nationally Across 24 Practice Areas - McDermott Will & Emery

Best Law Firms Recognizes McDermott as Law Firm of the Year in Litigation-Tax; Ranked Top-Tier Nationally Across 24 Practice Areas


CHICAGO (November 4, 2022) – International law firm McDermott Will & Emery has been once again recognized as one of the leading firms in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers list of “Best Law Firms.” The Firm received 24 Tier 1 national rankings and 75 Tier 1 regional rankings, and now ranks among the top 15 US firms with the most national Tier 1 rankings. Additionally, McDermott been recognized as Law Firm of the Year in Litigation – Tax for the third time.

McDermott received a total of 147 national and regional rankings and moved up in the national rankings to Tier 1 in Litigation – Bankruptcy and Real Estate Law, Tier 2 in Litigation – Labor & Employment, Securities Regulation and Technology Law. In addition, four new national rankings in Tier 3 in Appellate Practice, Employment Law – Management, Information Technology Law and Natural Resources Law. McDermott gained nine new regional rankings (five in Tier 1), and an improvement in nine regional practice categories (five moving up to Tier 1).

The Firm received excellent reviews from clients and colleagues for our professionalism and integrity. Select testimonials include:

“We can always count on McDermott to advise us on complex legal issues… Through the years we have encountered unique challenges and they have offered creative ways to solve them. McDermott is a high-quality firm that stands behind their work. It is a pleasure to work with them.”

“The McDermott team are great partners to me and my team — knowledgeable, experienced, and responsive as we navigate through novel issues for my organization.”

“We have partnered with McDermott over the last eight years and the service we have received has been exemplary. The lawyers we work with are outstanding, and their ability to understand the culture of our business is paramount.

“McDermott consistently provides excellent counsel to our company. Attorneys take the time to understand our business objectives, risk tolerance and cost targets as they deliver the highest quality legal advice to meet our needs. We could not ask for better representation.”

“We genuinely value our relationship with McDermott. They are outstanding to work with, responsive to our needs and work hard to help us through what are often time-sensitive issues.”

Improved National Rankings: 

  • Litigation – Bankruptcy – Tier 1
  • Real Estate Law – Tier 1
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment – Tier 2
  • Securities Regulation – Tier 2
  • Technology Law – Tier 2

New National Rankings: 

  • Appellate Practice – Tier 3
  • Employment Law – Management – Tier 3
  • Information Technology Law – Tier 3
  • Natural Resources Law – Tier 3

Improved Regional Rankings: 

  • Atlanta: Corporate Law – Tier 1
  • Chicago: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law – Tier 1
  • New York City: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law – Tier 1
  • New York City: Environmental Law – Tier 1
  • Washington, DC: Litigation – Patent – Tier 1
  • Boston: Appellate Practice – Tier 2
  • Dallas/Fort Worth: Tax Law – Tier 2
  • San Francisco: Employment Law – Individuals – Tier 2
  • Washington, DC: Securities Regulation – Tier 2

New Regional Rankings: 

  • Atlanta: Information Technology Law – Tier 1
  • Boston: Tax Law – Tier 1
  • Houston: Natural Resources Law – Tier 1
  • Houston: Oil & Gas Law – Tier 1
  • Miami: Real Estate Law – Tier 1
  • Atlanta: Mergers & Acquisitions Law – Tier 2
  • San Francisco: Employment Law – Management – Tier 2
  • Washington, DC: Energy Law – Tier 2
  • San Francisco: Litigation – Labor & Employment – Tier 3

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About Best Law Firms

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© list for that particular location and specialty.

About McDermott

McDermott Will & Emery partners with leaders around the world to fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets. Our team works seamlessly across practices and industries to deliver highly effective solutions that propel success. More than 1,400 lawyers strong, we bring our personal passion and legal prowess to bear in every matter for our clients and the people they serve.

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