McDermott Takes the Crown as Top Health Law Firm for Second Consecutive Year - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Takes the Crown as Top Health Law Firm for Second Consecutive Year


International law firm McDermott Will & Emery is proud to announce its Health practice once again has more healthcare lawyers recognized in the in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America© than any other US firm with 61 attorneys recognized across a number of categories.

“After one of the most challenging years for the healthcare industry, we are proud to be recognized for our leadership position in health law,” Eric Zimmerman, global head of McDermott’s Health Practice said. “I am thrilled to see the commitment our lawyers have to propelling our clients’ missions be recognized for the second year in a row and we thank our industry colleagues and Best Lawyers for this honor.”

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. In the Health Care Law category, Best Lawyers named these 43 McDermott lawyers:

Stephen W. Bernstein

Bernadette M. Broccolo

Charles R. Buck

John M. Callahan

Jason B. Caron

Ira J. Coleman

Emily J. Cook

Gary Scott Davis

Jon Dean

Sandra M. DiVarco

Ashley M. Fischer

Jennifer S. Geetter

Karen Owen Gibbs

Daniel F. Gottlieb

Russell Hayman

David. S. Ivill

Travis F. Jackson

Christopher M. Jedrey

Lisa Kaderabek

Sarah Kitchell

Paul F. Lawrence

Robert C. Louthian III

Erika Mayshar

Lisa Mazur

Carolyn V. Metnick

Christopher M. Olson

James F. Owens

Michael W. Peregrine

Ira J. Rappeport

Peter Rich

Adam Rogers

Megan R. Rooney

David S. Rosenbloom

Thomas A. Ryan

Kerrin B. Slattery

Jerry J. Sokol

Phillip Street

Jerome B. Tichner

Jennifer A. Vecchio

Monica Wallace

Esther Chang Weese

Edward Zacharias

Eric P. Zimmerman

Two of the above lawyers – Russel Hayman and Thomas Ryan – were also recognized in the Litigation-Healthcare category alongside Laura McLane. Vernessa Pollard was recognized within the FDA Law category, while the Biotechnology and Life Sciences category included William Gaede, David A. Lipkin, Paul W. Radensky, MD and Phillip Street.

12 McDermott lawyers were highlighted in the “Ones to Watch category – a recognition given to lawyers earlier in their careers who are performing exceptional work. These lawyers are:

In total, 223 McDermott lawyers from 54 practice specialties have been recognized in the 2022 edition. 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 USA, The 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, click here.

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