McDermott Celebrated as Top Health Law Firm for Third Consecutive Year - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Celebrated as Top Health Law Firm for Third Consecutive Year


International law firm McDermott Will & Emery is proud to announce its Health practice has more healthcare lawyers recognized in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® than any other US firm with 71 attorneys recognized across a number of categories.

“We are proud to once again be recognized for our leadership position in health law,” Jerry Sokol, McDermott’s Global Head of Healthcare, said. “Our lawyers continue to be solution and purpose driven and aspire to be #AlwaysBetter. Being recognized for the third year in a row confirms our commitment to our clients and we thank our industry colleagues and Best Lawyers for this honor.”

The Best Lawyers® list is based on a peer-review survey, with those named having earned the respect of other leading lawyers in the same communities and practice areas. In the Health Care Law category, Best Lawyers® named these 53 McDermott lawyers:

Ibrahim Barakat

Stephen Bernstein

Bernadette Broccolo

Charles Buck

Denise Burke

John Callahan

Jason Caron

Jiayan Chen

Ira Coleman

Emily Cook

Gary Scott Davis

Jon Dean

Sandra DiVarco

Jeremy Earl

Ashley Fischer

Jennifer Geetter

Jamie Gelfman

Gary Gertler

Karen Owen Gibbs

Ankur Goel

Daniel Gottlieb

Bernard Grondin

Russell Hayman

David Ivill

Travis Jackson

Christopher Jedrey

Lisa Kaderabek

Sarah Kitchell

Paul Lawrence

Robert Louthian

Tony Maida

Patrick Martinez

Erika Mayshar

Lisa Mazur

Kate McDonald

Laura McLane

Dana McSherry

Carolyn Metnick

Christopher Olson

James Owens

Michael Peregrine

Vernessa Pollard

Adam Rogers

Megan Rooney

Thomas Ryan

Kerrin Slattery

Craig Smith

Jerry Sokol

Jerome Tichner

Jennifer Vecchio

Monica Wallace

Rebecca Waltuch

Edward Zacharias

Eric Zimmerman

Three of the above lawyers – Rusell Hayman, Laura McLane, and Thomas Ryan were also recognized in the Litigation-Healthcare category alongside Michael Austin, Jeffrey Stone, and Mark Pearlstein.

Eric Zimmerman was also recognized within the FDA Law category alongside Vernessa Pollard. Paul Radensky was recognized in both FDA Law and Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice.

17 McDermott lawyers were highlighted in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ category – a recognition given to lawyers earlier in their careers who are performing exceptional work. These lawyers are:

Amber Arnold

Stacey Callaghan

Brad Dennis

Gregory Fosheim

Larry Guess

Brian Hall

Patrick Healy

Marshall Jackson

Tala Jayadevan

Gregory Mitchell

Anisa Mohanty

Joseph Parise

Jonathan Salm

Steven Schnelle

Kyle Weber

Patrick Zanayed

Andrea Zazulia

In total, 295 lawyers from more than 50 practices areas have been recognized in the 2023 edition. The Firm is among the top 25 law firms in the United States with most lawyers recognized as well.

To view the full 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® rankings list, click here.

About Best Lawyers®

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. More than 116,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received more than 17 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, more than 12.2 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 71,000 leading lawyers honored in the new edition. Lawyers are not required nor allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

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