Legal 500 US 2024 Honors McDermott for Its Collaborative Ethos and Robust Problem-Solving Skills - McDermott Will & Emery

Legal 500 US 2024 Honors McDermott for Its Collaborative Ethos and Robust Problem-Solving Skills


June 20, 2024Legal 500 US 2024 has once again recognized international law firm McDermott Will & Emery as a leading firm with 48 practice rankings, including six in Tier 1 and 11 in Tier 2.

The Firm received 270 lawyer recommendations. Forty-two lawyers were recognized for the first time, and 37 lawyers received special rankings in the “Hall of Fame,” “Leading Lawyers,” “Next Generation Partners” and “Rising Stars” categories.

New and Improved National Practice Rankings:

McDermott gained a new ranking in International Arbitration (Tier 5). Improved rankings included Labor & Employment: Workplace and Employment Counseling (Tier 2); Labor & Employment Disputes (Tier 3); Restructuring: Corporate (Tier 4); Government Contracts (Tier 4); and Investment Fund Formation and Management: Private Equity Funds (Tier 5).

Clients singled out the Firm for its “extreme responsiveness with a strong grasp of the law.” As one client remarked, “They think out of the box and provide alternatives that accommodate to our client’s needs.”

“McDermott’s individuals work seamlessly together, fostering an environment where collective intelligence thrives. This collaborative ethos translates into a more robust and effective service for clients facing multifaceted legal issues,” another client noted.

Practice Ranking Highlights:

Tier 1 Rankings:

  • Healthcare: Health Insurers
  • Healthcare: Life Sciences
  • Healthcare: Service Providers
  • Media, Technology and Telecoms: Outsourcing
  • Tax: US Taxes: Contentious
  • Tax: US Taxes: Non-Contentious

Tier 2 Rankings:

  • Dispute Resolution: Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense (Toxic Tort)
  • Energy Regulation: Electric Power
  • Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power
  • Employee Benefits and Retirement Plans: Transactional
  • Employee Benefits and Retirement Plans: Design
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual Property: Trademarks Non-Contentious
  • M&A: Middle-Market ($500m-999m)
  • Tax: Financial Products
  • Tax: International Tax
  • Workplace and Employment Counseling (UP)

Hall of Fame:

The “Hall of Fame” recognition is for lawyers who have been listed as “Leading Lawyers” for six or more years.

Leading Lawyers:

“Leading Lawyers” are defined as true market leaders, with long-established reputations in their sector.

Next Generation Partner:

“Next Generation Partner” are lawyers with (generally) five years or fewer at partner level.

Rising Stars:

“Rising Stars” are defined as associate-level lawyers.

View the full Legal 500 US 2024 rankings here.


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