McDermott Holds Strong Ranking Positions in Benchmark Litigation 2017 - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Holds Strong Ranking Positions in Benchmark Litigation 2017


New York (October 27, 2016) – McDermott is recommended in Benchmark Litigation 2017 and continues to hold four national Tier 2 ranking positions, as well as five state recommendations.

McDermott has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation for the last ten years, the 2017 editorial analysis states that the Firm is “noted for its strength in the areas of appellate, securities, intellectual property, and white-collar crime, and is said to be growing its reputation as a player in the international arbitration arena.”

McDermott is acknowledged by clients as “extremely responsive with depth in experience,” with lawyers that provide “excellent service, excellent results and creative strategies.” McDermott is ranked in the following national areas:

  • Antitrust – Tier 2
  • Appellate – Tier 2
  • Insurance – Tier 2
  • Intellectual Property – Tier 2

The Firm is also ranked in five state categories:

  • California – Recommended
  • District of Columbia – Recommended
  • Illinois – Highly Recommended
  • Massachusetts – Highly Recommended
  • New York – Recommended

Seven lawyers are ranked as national ‘Litigation Stars’:

  • Miller Baker (Trial); Joel Chefitz (Antitrust); Sarah Columbia (IP); Raymond Jacobsen (Antitrust); Jeffrey Stone (White Collar & Securities Defense); Margaret Warner (Trial).
  • Sarah Columbia (IP) and Margaret Warner (Trial) are once again recognized among the “Top 250 Women in Litigation.”

25 lawyers are ranked as ‘Local Litigation Stars’:

  • Miller Baker (Trial); Anthony Bongiorno (Trial); Jeffrey Brennan (Antitrust); Sarah Columbia (IP); Joel Chefitz (Antitrust); Marisa Chun (Trial); Jon Dean (White Collar & Securities Defense); David Dolkas (IP); Linda Doyle (Trial); Fredric Firestone (White Collar & Securities Defense); Joel Freed (IP); Gordon Greenberg (White Collar & Securities Defense); Todd Harrison (White Collar & Securities Defense); Raymond Jacobsen (Antitrust); Mark Pearlstein (White Collar & Securities Defense); Lazar Raynal (Trial); David Rosenbloom (White Collar & Securities Defense); Kerry Scanlon (Trial); Steven Scholes (White Collar & Securities Defense); William Schuman (Trial), Reed Stephens (Health), Jeffrey Stone (White Collar & Securities Defense), Paul Thompson (White Collar & Securities Defense), Anthony Upshaw (Trial), Margaret Warner (Trial).

The following four lawyers are recognized as ‘Future Stars’:

  • James Commons (White Collar & Securities Defense); Christopher Murphy (Trial); Lisa Richman (Trial); Charles Weir (Trial).

For all Firm and lawyer rankings, client feedback and editorial, please click here.

Full Benchmark Litigation 2017 rankings are available here.

Established in 2007, Benchmark Litigation identifies the leading US trial attorneys and firms at the local and national levels. Rankings and editorial commentary are based on interviews with lawyers and in-house counsel, law firm submissions. Benchmark Litigation conduct their research annually between February and June.