Commitment to a Client-Focused Approach, Diversified Legal Talent and Creative Problem Solving Earns McDermott Top Recognition in Legal 500 2021 - McDermott Will & Emery

Commitment to a Client-Focused Approach, Diversified Legal Talent and Creative Problem Solving Earns McDermott Top Recognition in Legal 500 2021


International law firm McDermott Will & Emery has received high accolades from the Legal 500 United States 2021 for the Firm’s outstanding achievements in utilizing a creative problem solving approach in addressing legal matters with a strong focus on client needs.

Overall, the Firm received 41 practice rankings, including five in Tier 1 and nine in Tier 2. Additionally, the Firm received 160 individual lawyer recommendations, including 12 ranked in the ‘Hall of Fame,’ eight lawyers listed as ‘Leading Lawyers,’ seven lawyers recommended as ‘Next Generation Partner’ and two as ‘Rising Stars.’

For the tenth consecutive year, the Firm’s Health practice garnered Tier 1 rankings in both Healthcare: Service Providers, and Healthcare: Insurers. The practice is touted as providing a full spectrum of services in the healthcare space, with reviewers noting the Firm’s “expertise in the healthcare field is unparalleled.”

Also for the tenth consecutive year, the Firm’s Transactions practice earned a Tier 1 ranking in Mergers & Acquisitions: M&A: Middle-Market ($500-999M). Reviewers say the team is “very hands-on and works very collaboratively,” they are also “incredibly knowledgeable, proactive, and responsive.” McDermott’s Tax practice ranked Tier 1 in Tax: US Taxes: Contentious for the fifth consecutive year.

Select rankings from The Legal 500 United States 2021 include:

Tier 1 Rankings:

  • Corporate & Commercial: M&A: middle-market
  • Healthcare (Service Providers)
  • Healthcare (Health Insurers
  • Tax: US Taxes- Contentious
  • Tax: US Taxes-Non-contentious

Tier 2 Rankings:

  • Dispute Resolution: Product liability and Mass Tort Defense (Toxic Tort)
  • Employee Benefits and Retirement Plans: Transactional
  • Energy Regulation: Conventional Power
  • Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Intellectual Property: Trademarks non-contentious
  • Media, Technology and Telecoms: Outsourcing
  • Tax: Financial Products
  • Tax: International Tax

Leading Lawyers:

  • Timothy Alvino*
  • Bernadette Broccolo*
  • Jane Byrne*
  • Gary Scott Davis*
  • Jeremy Earl
  • Todd Finger
  • David Guedry*
  • Paul Hughes
  • Christopher Jedrey*
  • Roger Jones*
  • Andrea Kramer*
  • Jason Krieser
  • Neil Levy
  • Joanne Osendarp
  • Kerrin Slattery*
  • David Tewksbury
  • Margaret Warner*
  • Lowell Yoder*
  • Edward Zaelke
  • Robert Zelnick*

*Indicates ‘Hall of Fame’ recognition for lawyers who have been listed as ‘Leading Lawyers’ for six or more years.

Next Generation Partner:

  • Sandra DiVarco
  • Carl Fleming
  • Shawn Helms
  • Michael Kimberly
  • Kate McDonald
  • Katharine O’Connor
  • Monica Wallace

Rising Stars:

  • Gregory Fosheim
  • Stephanie Lim

To view the full Legal 500 US 2021 rankings click here.

About McDermott

McDermott Will & Emery partners with leaders around the world to fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets. With more than 20 locations on three continents, our team works seamlessly across practices, industries and geographies to deliver highly effective—and often unexpected—solutions that propel success. More than 1,100 lawyers strong, we bring our personal passion and legal prowess to bear in every matter for our clients and the people they serve.