McDermott Recognized by Financial Times as One of the Most Innovative Law Firms for Business of Law


International law firm McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that it has been ranked among the top five Most Innovative Law Firms for Business of Law as part of the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers North America Awards. Chairman Ira Coleman was also named the Most Innovative Law Firm Leader.

Cited several times throughout this year’s North America Innovative Lawyers report, McDermott was highly regarded for its investment in people, technology and processes to advance internal and client-facing innovation. Initiatives such as billable mindfulness credit for associates, guided meditation and happiness surveys are just a few of the ways the Firm has integrated wellness into its identity and culture.

In recognition of Ira’s Most Innovative Law Firm Leader honor, Financial Times stated, “Ira Coleman stood out for his response to the most pressing challenge facing law firms: how to attract, retain and engage employees. As he has shown, investment in their health and well-being can also drive business growth.”

In addition to the two honors noted above, McDermott was named a finalist in the Innovation in People and Skills category on behalf of its Career Services Program, which was designed to provide lawyers, lawyer-alumni and select friends of the Firm with information and resources to fuel professional success and happiness.

This year’s North America Innovative Lawyers report highlights the firms and in-house teams who use 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.

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