McDermott Earns Top Recognitions in Legal 500 US 2022 for Legal Experience and Exceptional Client Service - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Earns Top Recognitions in Legal 500 US 2022 for Legal Experience and Exceptional Client Service


CHICAGO (June 15, 2022) – International law firm McDermott Will & Emery has received high accolades from the Legal 500 United States 2022 for creativity, client service and outstanding legal knowledge.

Overall, the Firm received 40 practice rankings, including four in Tier 1 and ten in Tier 2. Additionally, the Firm received 182 individual lawyer recommendations, with 70 lawyers recommended for the first time, including 13 ranked in the ‘Hall of Fame,’ 14 lawyers listed as ‘Leading Lawyers,’ nine lawyers recommended as ‘Next Generation Partner’ and three as ‘Rising Stars.’

Once again, the Firm’s Health practice maintained Tier 1 rankings in both Healthcare: Service Providers, and Healthcare: Insurers. The practice provides a full spectrum of services in the healthcare space, with clients noting the Firm’s “creativity to come up with an “outside the box” idea for consideration.”

McDermott’s Tax practice ranked Tier 1 in US Taxes: Contentious and Non-Contentious for the sixth consecutive year. Clients note the team to be “Practical, efficient, honest, responsive, knowledgeable.”

Additional rankings from The Legal 500 United States 2022 include:

Tier 2 Rankings:

  • Dispute Resolution: Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense (Toxic Tort)
  • Healthcare: Life Sciences
  • Employee Benefits and Retirement Plans: Transactional
  • Energy Regulation: Conventional Power
  • Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power
  • M&A: Middle-Market ($500m-999m)
  • Intellectual Property: Trademarks Non-Contentious
  • Media, Technology and Telecoms: Outsourcing
  • Tax: Financial Products
  • Tax: International Tax

Leading Lawyers:

  • Jeremy Earl
  • Todd Finger
  • Shawn Helms
  • Paul Hughes
  • Jenny Johnson
  • Jason Krieser
  • Neil Levy
  • Jane Wells May
  • Vernessa Pollard
  • Ahsan Shaikh
  • David Tewksbury
  • Anthony Upshaw
  • Edward Zacharias
  • Edward Zaelke

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

Hall of Fame:

  • Timothy Alvino
  • Bernadette Broccolo
  • Jane Byrne
  • Gary Scott Davis
  • David Guedry
  • Christopher Jedrey
  • Roger Jones
  • Andrea Kramer
  • Joanne Osendarp
  • Kerrin Slattery
  • Margaret Warner
  • Lowell Yoder
  • Robert Zelnick

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

Next Generation Partner:

  • Heather Bethancourt
  • Sandra DiVarco
  • Carl Fleming
  • Michael Kimberly
  • Kate McDonald
  • Katharine O’Connor
  • Eric Parnes
  • David Solander
  • Monica Wallace

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

Rising Stars:

  • Gregory Fosheim
  • Stephanie Lim
  • Andrew Lyonsberg

‘Rising Stars’ are defined as associate-level lawyers.

To view the full Legal 500 US 2022 rankings click here.

About Legal 500 US

The Legal 500 organize the rankings into a single national ranking. The Legal 500 is a guide with emphasis on teams practice area rankings, not individuals, Legal 500 do not rank individual lawyers. Legal 500 highlight certain key individuals within the editorial paragraphs, but the principal aim is to provide a snapshot of the market based on assessment of the overall strength and depth of a practice group. The website has 4 million unique individual users each year, including 2.5 million corporate counsel.

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 1,200 lawyers strong, we bring our personal passion and legal prowess to bear in every matter for our clients and the people they serve.