U.S. News & Best Lawyers Names McDermott “Tax Law Firm of the Year” and Awards Firm Top Rankings in More than 20 National Practices


CHICAGO (November 4, 2015) – McDermott Will & Emery LLP has been selected as “Tax Law Firm of the Year” in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” survey published by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. This is the second time in four years that the Firm has received this prestigious recognition. Additionally, McDermott received 31 national rankings and 98 regional rankings this year.

According to U.S. News – Best Lawyers, firms listed are “…recognized for professional excellence, persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.”

McDermott appears as a nationally recognized law firm in more than 40 percent of the practice areas ranked. The Firm was awarded some 22 Tier 1 rankings across a variety of practice areas including, Antitrust Law, Banking and Finance Law, Biotechnology Law, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Energy Law, Health Care Law, Insurance Law, International Trade and Finance Law, Litigation (Antitrust; Environmental; ERISA; Intellectual Property; Patent; Regulatory Enforcement; Securities; and Tax), Patent Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Tax Law, Trust & Estates Law and Venture Capital Law.

“It is a huge honor to be named ‘Tax Law Firm of the Year’ by U.S. News/Best Lawyers for the second time,” said Lowell D. Yoder, partner and head of McDermott’s U.S. & International Tax Practice Group. “This award reminds us of the consistently excellent work being done by the top-notch lawyers we are so fortunate to have on our team.”

“We are humbled and honored by the wide recognition has received once again across so many of our diverse practice areas,” added McDermott co-chairs Jeffrey E. Stone and Peter J. Sacripanti. “Results like these underscore the extent to which our lawyers have become valued business partners as well as trusted advisors to our clients. We are deeply grateful to our clients for the trust they have placed in us.”

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© list for that particular location and specialty. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

U.S. News Media Group publishes the monthly U.S. News & World Report magazine and its signature franchises include its “America’s Best” series of consumer guides that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, health plans and more. Best Lawyers is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. For over a quarter century, the company has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties.

About McDermott

McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,100 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Further extending our reach into Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.