McDermott’s Health Care Team Named Practice Group of the Year by Law360 - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott’s Health Care Team Named Practice Group of the Year by Law360


McDermott Will & Emery has been named a “Health Practice Group of the Year” by Law360, the fifth time in the last 10 years that the Firm has been named a leader in this category. McDermott previously received this ranking in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2017.

Eric Zimmerman, partner and International Head of McDermott’s Health Industry Advisory Group, attributed this achievement to the practice group’s commitment to helping progressive leaders identify and leverage Collaborative Transformations — game-changing partnerships and acquisition opportunities that drive bold and creative business solutions — to help them grow and thrive in the evolving health care landscape.

“That Law360 has again recognized our extraordinary team underscores McDermott’s dedication to delivering exceptional business results for our clients,” said Zimmerman. “It validates our focus on helping them identify new and unique partnerships that drive innovation and bring pioneering health care solutions to the market. We’re passionate about the results our clients are achieving, as well as what this means for the industry and the impact for health care consumers. We’re excited to continue working closely with them as they strive to transform health care.”

McDermott’s selection as a Health Practice Group of the Year was informed by several high-profile collaborative transformations the Firm took part in in 2018. Examples of these include:

McDermott’s role as one of several law firms advising CVS Health Corp. on its approximately $70 billion cash and stock purchase of health insurer Aetna Inc.
Assisting Air Medical Group Holdings in its $2.44 billion acquisition of American Medical Response (AMR), a medical transportation company, from Envision Healthcare Corporation.

To read Law360’s profile of McDermott’s industry-leading health care practice, click here. The Firm was also named Practice Group of the Year in the Tax category. For more information about our approach to Collaborative Transformation, visit

McDermott Will & Emery is the nation’s leading health care 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 and 2017. Since 2017, McDermott has taken the top spot in PitchBook’s League Tables as the most active firm for health care private equity.

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McDermott Will & Emery partners with leaders around the world to fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets. With 20 locations on three continents, our team works seamlessly across practices, industries and geographies 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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