McDermott Ranked Among Top 15 Most Innovative Law Firms in North America - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Ranked Among Top 15 Most Innovative Law Firms in North America


International law firm McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that it has been ranked among the top 15 Most Innovative Law Firms as part of the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers North America Awards 2022.

In addition, McDermott received “Standout” and “Commended” recognitions in the Innovation in Client Delivery; Innovation in Using Data; and Innovation in Responsible Business categories.

  • Standout | Innovation in Using Data: McDermott’s Business Development leadership has pioneered unique ways of utilizing Salesforce within the legal industry to influence growth. Launched in 2021, the Firm’s proprietary Client Activity Score has become its primary mechanism to measure client engagement, drive further interactions and ultimately create stronger client loyalty.
  • Commended | Innovation in Client Delivery: Developed in-house by Knowledge Management, Information Technology and eDiscovery, Form Finder combines expertise with AI to allow our transactional lawyers to locate precedent in a way that no iManage search or “pardon the interruption” email could achieve.
  • Commended | Innovation in Responsible Business: The in-house patent team at Meta entrusts McDermott’s patent relationship partner and Head of Patent Prosecution Ahsan Shaikh as embedded patent counsel, not only to employ a data-driven patent strategy to prepare, file and obtain patents, but also to implement actions that measurably increase its engagement of underrepresented inventors. This unwavering commitment to combating the gender, racial and ethnic disparity in patent application filings and issuances has paved the way for increased engagement and creativity.

McDermott’s Chief Operating Officer, John Yoshimura, was also among the Innovative Leader honorees. The report noted, “As a former partner and chief operating officer at management consultancy AT Kearney, John Yoshimura has brought best practices from outside the legal industry to modernize and professionalize the law firm’s management.”

The Innovative Lawyers North America 2022 report highlights the firms and in-house teams that are digitally advanced and using innovative approaches to deliver exceptional value to business and society. The report also highlights outstanding leaders and individuals bringing innovation to the practice of law.

You can read the 2022 Innovative Lawyers North America report here.

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