McDermott Named a “Best Law Firm for Women” and Inducted into Hall of Fame - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Named a “Best Law Firm for Women” and Inducted into Hall of Fame


International law firm McDermott Will & Emery has been recognized by Seramount, as a “Best Law Firm for Women” for the eighth consecutive year through its annual program recognizing the top 50 law firms for women in the United States. In addition, McDermott earned a place in Seramount’s Hall of Fame.

“McDermott has made it a priority to hire, develop, retain and promote women lawyers throughout their careers, Kate McDonald, incoming chair of McDermott’s Gender Diversity & Inclusion Committee, noted. “In the spirit of #AlwaysBetter, we are dedicated to generating fresh policies and initiatives that create a workplace where every member of our team is respected, supported, and motivated. We are honored to be recognized by Seramount once again.”

“Our Best Law Firms for Women continue to improve in many critical areas,” Subha V. Barry, president of Seramount said. “Representation of women managing partners has increased significantly and we’ve seen progress for multicultural women lawyers at every level. Our firms recognize the importance of recruiting and retaining this important talent pool and have developed the family-friendly benefits to prove it. All of these combined are important steps toward parity.”

Each year, McDermott continues to support a number of professional women’s organizations, including the National Association of Women Lawyers, the Coalition for Women in Law and local women’s bar associations, in order to help foster virtual connections and provide opportunities to freely discuss and develop solutions to the unique challenges faced by women in the legal profession.


Seramount’s 2022 Best Law Firms for Women application includes more than 300 questions about attorney demographics at different levels, flexibility, paid time off and parental leaves, and development and retention of women. Questions also include ability to work from home some of the time, family-friendly benefits, and mentoring and sponsorship participation.

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.

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