McDermott Named ‘Law Firm Of The Year’ In Healthcare And Trusts & Estates By U.S. News And Best Lawyers - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Named ‘Law Firm Of The Year’ In Healthcare And Trusts & Estates By U.S. News And Best Lawyers


For the third time, respected rankings giants U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have recognized McDermott Will & Emery as “Law Firm of the Year” in two major “power alley” practices: Healthcare and Trusts & Estates.

Beyond the top honors this year, McDermott demonstrated depth across practices, earning national rankings for 34 groups (with 23 in Tier 1) and regional rankings for 89 specialties (with 66 in Tier 1). On the strength of its 23 Tier 1 national rankings, McDermott placed among the top 20 law firms in the country.

In references for McDermott, clients cited the firm’s “thorough understanding of knowledge and issues, including the underlying economics and business concerns” of their companies and industries. In part, the rankings stem from extensive client reviews and assessments, and one law firm is honored as “Law Firm of the Year” in each practice area.

As the nation’s leading health law firm, McDermott has earned a number of national rankings, awards and recognitions. “We are especially proud to have our healthcare practice recognized as ‘Law Firm of the Year’ for the third year. Our clients know and trust our excellence, but it is always gratifying to have that perception validated by independent reviewers,” said Eric Zimmerman, global head of McDermott’s Health Practice.

McDermott’s Private Client Practice Group was recognized as Law Firm of the Year in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers Trusts & Estates category and has been awarded the only US nationwide Band 1 ranking for Private Wealth Law by Chambers’ High Net Worth guide for the last two years.

“It’s a tremendous honor to earn a third nod as ‘Law Firm of the Year’ based on positive reviews from clients. Our team is deeply invested in providing expert counsel and excellent client service to advance our clients’ interests and earn their continued trust and confidence,” said Bill Butler, global head of McDermott’s Private Client Practice.

To see the full rankings results, click here.

McDermott Will & Emery is the nation’s leading healthcare law firm. The Health Industry Advisory group is the only health practice to receive top national rankings not only from U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” but also from highly regarded organizations Chambers USAThe Legal 500 US, and Law360. The practice was also recognized by Chambers as “Health Team of the Year” in 2010, 2013, 2017 and 2019. McDermott has held the top spot in PitchBook’s League Tables as the most active firm for healthcare private equity since 2017.

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McDermott Will & Emery partners with leaders around the world to fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets. With more than 20 locations on three continents, our team works seamlessly across practices, industries and geographies to deliver highly effective—and often unexpected—solutions that propel success. More than 1,100 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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