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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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Rankings National & 104 Metro Areas
Practice Areas 55
No. of Best Lawyers® 148
Client Comments 244

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Selected Client Comments

Litigation - Intellectual Property

McDermott Will & Emery’s patent litigation team is highly experienced and is able to render advice on imminent issues (such as decisions to make on pending motions) with a long term view of anticipated future steps or events in the proceeding. The IP litigation team also is able to help the client keep a potential exit plan, or a business solution, along with the substantive matters. Also, the team does not look at just one type of proceeding before the client (typically a district court proceeding) but considers and advises on different types of proceedings (district court, IPR, and ITC) that can be anticipated, or can be planned in advance, or should be avoided by different preemptive activities. The firm provides accurate budget plan for handling matters. McDermott teams have been especially helpful in accurately anticipating different variations of each proceeding that will have material impacts on the client's litigation budget."

- Yuichiro Takayanagi, Panasonic

Litigation - Antitrust

I have used McDermott Will & Emery as outside counsel for over 18 years for areas of the law in which I need additional proficiency. The depth of the expertise the firm can call on is exceptional. Its attorneys are able to quickly grasp the issues I bring to them and their responsiveness is outstanding."


Trademark Law

McDermott Will & Emery provided excellent service and highly valuable strategic counsel."

- Charlotte (“Char”) Whitaker, Dow Corning Corporation

Banking and Finance Law

McDermott Will & Emery offers exceptional, practical, and responsive service. They are always accessible at all levels."

- Michael Heather, Prime Healthcare

Tax Law

The attorneys have dealt with at the firm are top class. They are knowledgeable, creative, reliable, fast and a pleasure to deal with. They know the law and assist in the application in a practical manner. They understand what the legislators are trying to achieve, and devise interesting planning strategies."

Corporate Law

MWE has assisted us on corporate matters large and small, from our initial restructuring through day-to-day corporate advisory. Their advice has always been sound, timely and practical."

Trusts & Estates Law

McDermott Will & Emery's Private Clients practice group includes nationally recognized experts and other incredibly talented attorneys, all of whom have the knowledge and experience required to deliver tax-effective results for their clients. What impresses me most, however, is their breadth of knowledge in related areas, including general taxation, investments and compliance, and practical focus in helping clients to choose and implement complex planning structures. As a private trust company operating as a single family office, we view our attorneys at McDermott Will & Emery as an extension of our team and can trust them to respond quickly, decisively and effectively. "

Tax Law

My multinational corporation needs a tax firm with the ability to provide outstanding analytical, research, tax technical and advisory services across a broad spectrum. McDermott Will & Emery's tax team easily delivers these needed services and does so in a creative, logical, and practical manner. Moreover, McDermott Will & Emery is exceptional at concisely communicating the most complex tax topics in the simplest of terms allowing tax and non-tax professionals to comprehensively understand key issues. This firm is best in class!"

Tax Law

McDermott Will & Emery offers exceptional service; a product of their considerable expertise in the derivative arena and goal oriented approach to tax planning. Their advice has been comprehensive and creative, supported by thorough, multifaceted tax analysis. "

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

McDermott Will & Emery takes a commercial and practical approach to resolving matters. They take into consideration the key needs of clients and are flexible on approach accordingly."

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

McDermott Will & Emery provides outstanding service and a complete understanding of the facts. Their advice is beyond legal, which is the real value added."

- David Malizia, Westshore Capital Partners

Government Relations Practice

McDermott Will & Emery is very experienced in dealing with protests concerning GSA . We were impressed with their knowledge and expertise."

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

McDermott Will & Emery are incredible business partners and have significant depth in all areas of ERISA law."

Tax Law

McDermott Will & Emery are total experts in their field but they also anticipate client needs and take initiative better than any firm we work with."

Securities / Capital Markets Law

McDermott Will & Emery is outstanding in all respects."

Health Care Law

McDermott Will & Emery has a very strong and deep knowledge of health care law and a clear go to. Robust team with a clear firm wide mission to serve its clients. Highly commercial in their application of their legal knowledge to specific situations."

Insurance Law

McDermott Will & Emery has a top-notch legal team capable of handling the largest, most complicated insurance matters."

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

McDermott Will & Emery has a great team; very proactive on developing matters and creative in resolving compliance items."

- Paul Wittig, Federal Signal Corporation

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

I always have confidence in the quality of McDermott Will & Emery's work product. Their attorneys are great people. I highly recommend the firm. "

- Kenneth Ali, Rock Gate Partners

Litigation - Tax

McDermott Will & Emery attorneys have great expertise at federal and state tax matters. The team of lawyers brings different skill sets but certainly complement each other. "

- Philip Graham, FMR LLC

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

McDermott Will & Emery provides outstanding customer experience and a deep knowledge of their field."


Firm Leadership

Ira J. Coleman Chairman

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