McDermott Ranked Among Top 10 Most Innovative Law Firms in North America - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Ranked Among Top 10 Most Innovative Law Firms in North America


December 7, 2023 – International law firm McDermott Will & Emery has been recognized as a Top 10 Most Innovative Law Firm as part of the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards North America 2023.

The Firm was also recognized as a “Standout” for Practice of Law: Supreme Court; “Highly Commended” for Practice of Law: Access to Justice & Civil Rights; and “Commended” for Business of Law: Knowledge & Data. McDermott was shortlisted for Most Digital Law Firm of the Year in North America.

  • Standout | Practice of Law: Supreme Court — Working in partnership with the Yale Supreme Court Clinic, a McDermott team led by Paul Hughes secured a unanimous reversal from the Supreme Court of the United States for a transgender immigrant seeking relief from deportation, and ultimately eased the procedural burdens for immigrants trying to navigate complex bureaucracy without counsel. Read the case study.
  • Highly Commended | Practice of Law: Access to Justice & Civil Rights — A pro bono litigation team led by Daniel Campbell teamed up with Legal Action Chicago and the National Housing Law Project to secure a class action settlement and deliver better housing protections to the people in Chicago who need it most. The outcome serves as a guide for other cities and municipalities as they identify and remedy similar issues within their housing authorities. Read the case study.
  • Commended | Business of Law: Knowledge & Data — Developed in-house by Knowledge Management, McDermott’s M&A/PE Deal Hub is a groundbreaking data collection project that offers a comprehensive 360-degree view of all the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and private equity (PE) deals our lawyers have closed since 2020. The Deal Hub incorporates multiple data sources such as iManage, Aderant, Foundation, Client/Matter Intake System and Salesforce that allow McDermott lawyers to search for purchase agreement data using a variety of dynamic filters.

The Innovative Lawyers North America 2023 report highlights digitally advanced firms and in-house teams that are using novel approaches to deliver exceptional value to businesses and society. The report also highlights outstanding leaders and individuals innovating in the legal space. To view the report here.

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