McDermott Ranked as Top Health Law Firm in Best Lawyers

McDermott Remains the Go-To Health Law Firm


International law firm McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that its Health Industry Advisory practice had more healthcare lawyers recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America than any other US firm, with 52 attorneys listed. Two lawyers from the practice – Charles Buck and Chris Jedrey were also honored with the prestigious “Lawyer of the Year” award.

The Best Lawyers list is based on a peer-review survey, with those named having earned the respect of other leading lawyers in the same communities and practice areas. Individuals named as a “Lawyer of the Year” have received the highest overall peer-feedback for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

“We are thrilled to once again be the most recognized name in health law and we thank our industry colleagues and Best Lawyers for the honor,” said Eric Zimmerman, partner and global head of McDermott’s Health Practice. “This recognition not only reflects our commitment to propelling our clients’ missions, but also reflects the personal passion and determination we bring to the table as individuals– no matter the situation.”

In the Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice and Health Care Law categories, Best Lawyers highlighted the following 43 Health Industry Advisory practice attorneys:

Additionally, nine healthcare lawyers have been received the Ones to Watch recognition, a new award given to up-and-coming lawyers. These included:

McDermott’s Litigation Practice, which has received accolades for its excellence in the health care space, also had five attorneys recognized for their work in the areas of Health Care Law and Litigation – Health Care. These included:

In total, the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America and Ones to Watch recognized 218 McDermott lawyers from 49 practice specialties, across regional jurisdictions. The Firm is also among the top 40 law firms in the United States with the most lawyers listed, positioning it as a market leader with continued recognition by peers and market commentators.

McDermott Will & Emery is the nation’s leading health law firm. The Health Industry Advisory group is the only health practice to receive top national rankings from U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” 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.

For McDermott’s full Best Lawyers ranking results, visit our website.

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