McDermott Secures Distinguished Recognition From Managing IP - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Secures Distinguished Recognition From Managing IP


International law firm McDermott Will & Emery has once again been recognized as a leading Intellectual Property Firm in Managing IP’s IP Stars 2020. The Firm was recognized nationally and garnered several notable recommendations for its lawyers across four states.

 “The IP landscape remains hyper-competitive and our team is deeply committed to meeting our clients’ needs for business-driven, insightful counsel,” said William Gaede, head of McDermott’s Global Intellectual Property Practice. “That’s why we focus on actionable recommendations at every stage of the IP lifecycle. In the boardroom and the courtroom, we strive to help our clients mitigate risk, capitalize on opportunities and achieve their goals. Today’s recognition affirms that this strategy is working for them and for our Firm.”

Seven McDermott lawyers were also named to the list including Boston-based partner, Sarah Columbia, who was also named to Managing IP’s “Top 250 Women in IP” for the fourth consecutive year.

Overall Firm Rankings:


  • Trademark Prosecution (Tier 3)
  • ITC Litigation (Tier 3)
  • Patent Contentious (Tier 3)
  • Patent Prosecution (Tier 3)


  • Trademark Contentious (Highly Recommended)
  • Trademark Prosecution (Highly Recommended)
  • Patent Contentious (Recommended)


  • Trademark (Recommended)


  • Patent Contentious (Recommended)

Washington DC

  • Trademark Contentious (Recommended)
  • Patent Contentious (Recommended)
  • Patent Prosecution (Highly Recommended)
  • Copyright & Related Rights (Recommended)

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The full Managing IP – IP Stars 2020 directory is available here.

About McDermott

McDermott Will & Emery partners with leaders around the world to fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets. Our team works seamlessly across practices, industries and more than 20 locations 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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