151 McDermott Lawyers Ranked Best Lawyers in America 2016, Four McDermott Partners Named “Lawyers of the Year”

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CHICAGO (August 27, 2015) – International law firm McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to note that 151 of its lawyers have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016, published by Woodward White. In total, the Firm received 222 practice-specific recommendations in this year’s edition. McDermott has received the highest number of listed lawyers in The Best Lawyers in America©, in the last five years.

Nine McDermott lawyers are recognized for the first time, and 58 lawyers have been listed in Best Lawyers for 10 years or more.

Additionally, the following four McDermott lawyers received extra recognition and were named by Best Lawyers as “2016 Lawyers of the Year.” Every year, only one lawyer in each specialty is recognized in a particular metropolitan area for this prestigious honor:

  • Laurence Bronska – Venture Capital Law (Chicago)
  • Mark Pearlstein Bet-the-Company Litigation (Boston)
  • David Rosenbloom – Criminal Defense: White-Collar (Chicago)
  • Lowell Yoder – Tax Law (Chicago)

“We are enormously proud that so many of our lawyers continue to receive this well-deserved recognition for their dedication and service to clients,” said Peter J. Sacripanti, co-chair of McDermott Will & Emery. “We are gratified that clients around the world turn to us for their most important and complex matters, and continue to place their utmost confidence in us.”

The 2016 results 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 IP Litigation (33 recognitions), Health (36 recognitions), U.S. & International Tax (36 recognitions), Private Client (24 recognitions) and White Collar & Security Defense (23 recognitions) practice groups sustaining and expanding upon their tremendous success from years past.

“With the highest number of lawyers listed in the guide in the last 5 years, McDermott has distinguished itself as one of the world’s premier law firms, serving clients across a range of diverse practices,” added Jeffrey E. Stone, co-chair of McDermott Will & Emery. “Once again, we congratulate all of our lawyers who exemplify true 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

CHICAGO, IL

  • 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
  • Jane May – Tax Law
  • 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
  • Jennifer Mikulina -Trademark 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
  • Lazar Raynal – Commercial Litigation
  • David S. Rosenbloom – Bet-the-Company Litigation / Commercial Litigation / Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • 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

DALLAS, TX

  • Wilson Chu – Corporate Law / Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • David N. Guedry – Information Technology Law / IT Outsourcing Law
  • P. Gregory Hidalgo – Corporate Law
  • Jason D. Krieser – Information Technology Law
  • Cym H. Lowell – Tax Law
  • M. Todd Welty – Litigation and Controversy – Tax / Tax Law

HOUSTON, TX

  • Matt Archer – Project Finance Law
  • Carey Jordan – Patent 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

  • Daniel R. Foster – Litigation -Intellectual Property
  • Mark J. Itri – Litigation – Patent / Patent Law / Trademark Law

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 /Commercial Litigation
  • Russell Hayman – Criminal Defense: White-Collar / Health Care Law / Litigation – Health Care
  • 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 / Litigation – Intellectual Property / Litigation – Patent
  • Laurelle M. Gutierrez – Trusts and Estates
  • Fabio Marino – Litigation – Intellectual Property

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 / Mergers and Acquisitions 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

  • Leigh-Alexandra Basha – Tax Law / Trusts and Estates
  • Stephen A. Becker – Patent Law
  • Jeffrey W. Brennan – Antitrust Law / Litigation – Antitrust
  • Jason Caron – Health Care Law
  • H. Guy Collier – Health Care Law
  • John Dabney – Trademark Law
  • Joel M. Freed – Litigation – Intellectual Property / Litigation – Patent
  • 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
  • Ellen K. Harrison – Litigation – Trusts and Estates / Trusts and Estates
  • 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
  • Christopher L. May – Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Joel L. Michaels – Health Care 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


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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