McDermott’s Strategy, Solution-Oriented Approach Earns High Praise in The Legal 500 US

Overview


McDermott Will & Emery has earned high praise from The Legal 500 United States 2019 for addressing legal matters with a strategic, solutions-oriented approach that considers market conditions and prioritizes business objectives. Overall, the Firm received 35 practice rankings, including five in Tier 1, as well as 153 individual lawyer recommendations.

For the eighth consecutive year, the Health practice garnered Tier 1 rankings in both Healthcare: Service Providers and Healthcare: Insurers. The practice was described as “operating on the leading edge of the industry” with “a team of experts covering every aspect of healthcare law.” Also for the eighth consecutive year, the Firm’s Corporate & Transactional practice earned a Tier 1 ranking in Mergers & Acquisitions: M&A: Middle-Market ($500m-999m).

McDermott’s Tax practice ranked Tier 1 in Tax: US Taxes: Contentious for the third consecutive year. This team was described as “very knowledgeable” and “extremely effective through its combination of technical knowledge, practical application, and responsiveness.”

For the first time, McDermott received a Tier 1 ranking in Media, Technology and Telecoms: Outsourcing. Characterized as “very professional and pragmatic,” the Technology lawyers have demonstrated in only four years their commitment to offering enhanced capabilities and a superior level of service.

Highlights from The Legal 500 United States 2019 include:

Tier 1 Rankings:
• Healthcare: Service Providers
• Healthcare: Health Insurers
• Mergers & Acquisitions: M&A: Middle-Market ($500m-999m)
• Tax: US Taxes Contentious
• Media, Technology and Telecoms: Outsourcing

Tier 2 Rankings:
• Dispute Resolution: Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense (Toxic Tort)
• Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation: Transactional
• Finance: Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy) – Municipal
• Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution
• Intellectual Property: Trade Secrets
• Intellectual Property: Trademarks Non-Contentious
• Tax: Financial Products
• Tax: US Taxes – Non-Contentious
• Tax: International Tax

Leading Lawyers:
Bernadette Broccolo
Gary Davis
Todd Finger
Eric Gordon
David Guedry
Chris Jedrey
Andrea Kramer
Kerrin Slattery
Lowell Yoder
Edward Zaelke
Robert Zelnick

Next Generation Lawyers:
Sandra DiVarco
Kate McDonald
Ahsan Shaikh
Monica Wallace

Rising Stars:
Tomer Konowiecki

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About The Legal 500
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About McDermott


McDermott Will & Emery partners with leaders around the world to fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets. With more than 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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