McDermott is Highly Recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2014


CHICAGO (June 30, 2014) – Continuing a year of high achievements, McDermott again has been named one of the nation’s leading law firms in the 2014 edition of The Legal 500 United States. McDermott achieved a total of 31 separate practice rankings, and was specifically recognized for its national strength in the areas of antitrust, employee benefits and executive compensation, energy, finance, health, insurance, immigration, intellectual property, litigation, media, technology and telecoms, mergers, acquisitions & buyouts, tax and white collar.

Twenty McDermott lawyers were named this year within Legal 500’s elite “leading lawyers” tables, and a total of 133 McDermott lawyers were also recommended in the guide’s editorial commentary. The Firm received two new recommendations this year: “Energy: Regulatory” and “Energy: Transactions.” McDermott also improved its rankings across four categories in the guide.

In addition, Legal 500 has shortlisted the following McDermott practices for the distinguished “team of the year” recognition in the following categories: healthcare; IP patents (non-contentious); labor and employment (immigration); M&A (mid-market); and tax (domestic).

“We are very proud that McDermott is held in such high regard by our clients and peers in the 2014 edition of Legal 500 United States,” said Firm co-chairs Peter J. Sacripanti and Jeffrey E. Stone. “These rankings and award nominations are important acknowledgements of the hard work and dedication to client service of our attorneys across all industry sectors and practice areas in the United States.”

Highlights of McDermott’s practice accomplishments include:

New National Rankings:
— Energy: Regulatory
— Energy: Transactions

Improved National Rankings:
— Finance: Corporate Restructuring
— Litigation: Product Liability & Mass Tort Defense (Toxic Tort)
— Litigation: White-Collar Criminal Defense
— Tax: International Tax

Tier One Rankings:
— Healthcare: Health Insurers
— Healthcare: Service Providers
— M&A: Middle-Market ($500m-999m)

Tier Two Rankings:
— Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
— Labor & Employment: ERISA Litigation
— Life Sciences
— Litigation: Product Liability & Mass Tort Defense (Toxic Tort)
— Litigation: Trade Secrets
— Patent Prosecution (Utility and Design Patents)
— Tax: Domestic Tax – Central
— Tax: Financial Products
— Tax: Tax Controversy
— Tax: International Tax
— Technology: Data Protection and Privacy

Click here for full details on all of the Firm’s rankings and editorial commentary or visit Legal 500 USA at

The Legal 500 series of guides has been produced by UK publisher Legalease since 1987 and includes The Legal 500 UK, The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa, and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. The guides provide independent, unbiased commentary on the leading law firms and lawyers in the United States and around the globe, and single out those firms and individuals providing the highest levels of legal counsel and service. The 2012 edition of The Legal 500 United States incorporates the results of research and client interviews and is distributed to in-house counsel and executives worldwide. Click here for a complete description of McDermott’s rankings in this year’s edition of The Legal 500 United States.

About McDermott Will & Emery
McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,100 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Further extending our reach into Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.

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