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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

34 National Rankings & 89 Metro Rankings | Website

Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provide them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.

Administrative / Regulatory Law

McDermott Will & Emery attonreys are great people; professional but approachable. They know their stuff and have an awesome work ethic but with great humility as well.

Sam Calagione Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Inc.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Tim Walsh, Global Head of McDermott Will & Emery's Restructuring Practice, expertly and efficiently guided my firm through the maze of a legal restructuring. Without his experienced guidance, the outcome would have been far less positive for all stakeholders.

Health Care Law

My experience with McDermott Will & Emery has been consistently outstanding every year for the last 15 years in every category listed. The team is professional, informed, articulate, responsive, and fun to work with. They are trusted advisers that I turn to whenever I have important business or strategy development needs and am looking for sound guidance.

Elizabeth Liebow Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Commercial Litigation

William Schuman, at McDermott Will & Emery, is a fantastic litigator and has been a pleasure to work with.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

The ERISA team at McDermott Will & Emery has been partner to Acushnet Company for nearly 10 years. The team offers prompt, professional service on any and all benefit and wellness matters. If we need information related to non-ERISA topics (compensation, tax regulations, etc.), the ERISA team also helps us navigate these matters by partnering with another of their internal topic specialists. I have spoken with Partners, Associates, and Professional Advisers, and all deliver the highest quality of service. For me, this means topic matter experts (each question is researched and answered thoroughly) who are interested in understanding the culture and concerns of the company, and who are willing to help us find the right sized legal solution that best meets our needs. That isn't always the first answer...but we always get where we need to be through partnering. I feel comfortable, and protected, when I act upon the advice provided by the MWE team.

Dorothy Bouley Acushnet

Tax Law

As it relates to emerging state and local tax issues, there is no one at the forefront of the understanding more-so than Stephen Kranz and Richard Call of McDermott Will & Emery. No one understands the tax implications of shared economy platforms and marketplace facilitator laws.

Corporate Law

The primary two partners I have worked with at McDermott Will & Emery are simply outstanding in terms of knowledge, advice, responsiveness, and the customer experience

Alan Edrick OSI Systems, Inc.

Health Care Law

Our primary McDermott Will & Emery contact, Guy Collier, was terrific to work with, responsive, practical, and a great partner.

Tax Law

McDermott Will & Emery excels in handling complicated tax matters regarding the proper structuring for acquisitions and dispositions. Tim Shuman, in particular, brings a level of sophistication that is second-to-none that I have worked with. Tim can quickly assess and articulate alternative structuring scenarios based on the facts and circumstances of the company in order to deliver the desired tax efficiencies, and his team is extremely responsive in delivering their plan.

Alec Lappe Belden Inc.

Trusts & Estates Law

Dave Herpe at McDermott Will & Emery has been a terrific resource for our family. He has given us excellent advice and service; I recommend him highly.

Commercial Litigation

I go to the team at McDermott Will & Emery for "bet the company" and significant reputation stakes matters. They are zealous advocates for our cause.

Timothy Phillips American Cancer Society Inc.

Administrative / Regulatory Law

McDermott Will & Emery are mindful of cost and use their time judiciously and respectfully. They know and understand our company, our culture, our business and our industry well, which allows them to function as true partners and provide exceptional counsel.

Jeff White Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Health Care Law

McDermott Will & Emery is a top-notch international law firm with great expertise across the very complex healthcare ecosystem. The firm is particularly strong in the digital health space and providing counsel and expertise regarding the various emergent issues raised by artificial intelligence, telemedicine, interoperability, privacy, and a myriad of other digital health-related technologies and solutions.

Rene Quashie VP, Consumer Technology Association

Information Technology Law

I've been consistently impressed with the responsiveness, skill, and practical approach of the fine lawyers at McDermott Will & Emery.

Trusts & Estates Law

McDermott Will & Emery is the best law firm on the planet for Trusts and Estates, period. Special shout out to the Boston office for their expertise in the complex of world of irrevocable life insurance trusts!

Jack Gallagher Globe Corporation

Employment Law - Management

Rachel Cowen leads this team at McDermott Will & Emery and is outstanding in the field. She is my go to for employment and labor matters and never disappoints with sound, focused advice.

Dorothy Capers National Express LLC

Administrative / Regulatory Law

Cooperative relationship between departments at McDermott Will & Emery helps to quickly address complex issues in a seamless client-facing manner.

Health Care Law

We have relied heavily on Eric Gordon and Gary Gertler in McDermott's Health Law Practice. I have worked with Eric for over a decade and he is, without question, the best attorney I have ever consulted on health care compliance and reimbursement matters. Gary earns similar marks on the transactional front. Both Eric and Gary are extremely knowledgeable regarding the law and dynamics in the health care industry, exceedingly responsive to clients, and very clear and practical in their guidance. They can effectively and efficiently tackle any matter, no matter how legally complex or politically charged. I cannot recommend either highly enough.

Max Reynolds John Muir Health

Health Care Law

Chris Jedrey and Charlie Buck of McDermott Will & Emery's Boston office are just exemplary attorneys in every way. I have worked with them for close to 15 years, and the quality of their work and their responsiveness are unsurpassed.

Health Care Law

McDermott Will & Emery is a great healthcare firm. We give a special thanks to a partner Gary Gertler.

Jay Pruzansky Alpine Healthcare/E3 Healthcare Management LLCs

Information Technology Law

McDermott Will & Emery's David Guedry is an excellent attorney. Very commercially focused, and technically very good at his job.

Mark Sproat Follett Corporation

Labor Law - Management

Dave Durham of McDermott Will & Emery is one of the best labor lawyers in the country. In an area of law that can attract old-school thinking, Dave always understands how to prioritize what the business needs. He and Ron Holland are pragmatic problem solvers who understand how to fashion new and creative solutions. It's a real rarity in this area of the law and I'm always grateful they're on our side. It's one of the best groups I work with at any firm.

Lucas Muzoz Lyft, Inc.

Real Estate Law

McDermott Will & Emery attorney Keith Pattiz is a real pro and a great gentleman. It was a true pleasure to work with him.

Dan Flannery Edition Hotels

Tax Law

McDermott Will & Emery is my go-to firm for all tax questions. They understand the rules, the market and the clients. They are efficient, practical and very smart.

Tax Law

Tom Giegerich at McDermott Will & Emery is the lead, and he is one of the five best tax lawyers I know.

Litigation - Labor & Employment

The McDermott Will & Emery team has handled some of our most significant litigation, including wage and hour litigation. They provide great strategy and legal advice.

Dorothy Capers National Express LLC

Health Care Law

Chris Jedrey of McDermott Will & Emeryis superb; a lawyer's lawyer and true counselor who has deep knowledge of the healthcare transnational market.

Tim Lynch University of Michigan

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

McDermott Will & Emery attorneys Andrew Kratenstein and Tim Walsh have been incredible to work with. They understand our business well, which allows them to expertly anticipate our needs and goals. They are both quick to respond to questions, which makes our job of keeping internal parties updated a much easier task.

James Denniston New York Mets

Antitrust Law

Joel Grosberg of McDermott Will & Emery is a terrific lawyer. He is always responsive to his client's needs. He provides advice that is creative and can be trusted.

Jonathan Ackerman Moda Midstream, LLC

Antitrust Law

We benefit greatly from our relationship with McDermott Will & Emery's work in Antitrust Law due its team's expertise in the law and importantly, its team's in depth knowledge of our complex business and products and our market.

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

I have a worked with McDermott Will & Emery's M&A team on a number of transactions and they have been absolutely amazing to work with. They are fair and competent.

Mark McKenna OVME LLC

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

We have used five of McDermott Will & Emery's attorneys over the past year for different employee law issues. Without exception, they were all very responsive and very well prepared. We received excellent legal counsel, and all matters were handled in an efficient matter. The five McDermott Will & Emery attorneys we worked with were Diane Morganthaler, Jacob Mattinson, Rachel Cowen, Joe Mulherin, and Kevin Connelly.

Tim Gasparich Triangle Package Machinery Company

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

McDermott Will & Emery is my go-to firm for a number of deeply technical subject areas, including executive compensation, not-for-profit, and perquisites. Also my first stop for training new matters and issue spotting.

Tax Law

McDermott Will & Emery are very knowledgeable. Thorough understanding of the issues and transactions, including the underlying economics and business concerns.

Tax Law

McDermott Will & Emery's SALT practice is top notch. Both litigation and advocacy skills are among the best. Working with Diann Smith and Steve Kranz is always a pleasure.

Trusts & Estates Law

McDermott Will & Emery attorneys are very professional and responsive. We are extremely satisfied with the work product and all professionals.

Trusts & Estates Law

McDermott Will & Emery take a team approach to servicing our account providing excellent service and have demonstrated the ability to add value by using attorneys with specialized knowledge when needed.

Health Care Law

McDermott Will & Emery is the leader in the healthcare space. They are our "go-to" for complex, brand sensitive issues. They exhibit high ethics and creative problem solving.

Stacy Bratcher University of Southern California

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

We have worked with John Tamisiea and McDermott Will & Emery for almost 20 years. John and the entire firm are trusted business partners. They are experts in their fields, highly professional, and extremely responsive to our needs. We are not a big client for McDermott, but they treat us like their top customer.

Aaron Mobarak Dixon Midland Company

Corporate Law

I have worked with McDermott Will & Emery for over 15 years, and it has been a pleasure. They always produce great work: prompt, meticulous, and courteous.

Ray Chen Lubax

Health Care Law

I have worked closely with attorneys from McDermott Will & Emery for a number of years and hold their team in the highest regard. Their health care attorneys have deep and broad expertise in the areas needed by our organization, they provide incredibly prompt service and are highly responsive to our requests. The training and resources offered by MWE, in addition to the exceptional legal expertise, are second to none. I would and do recommend MWE to my in-house colleagues when faced with thorny issues.

Health Care Law

I have been impressed with the counsel that has been provided by Chris Jedrey and his team. His guidance is well articulated, highly relevant, and strategic as our organization assesses opportunities that will add scale and complexity. Chris has provided tempered guidance as we foray into private equity financing and out of market acquisitions, as well as opined on uses of current capital for healthcare ventures. If its a complicated issue I am facing that needs outside insight and perspective, McDermott Will & Emery is who I turn to.

Christopher Palmieri Commonwealth Care Alliance

Trademark Law

Great service and support at McDermott Will & Emery.

Trademark Law

Christina Martini and her team at McDermott Will & Emery take service, quality, and professionalism to new heights. They are a delight to work with, are highly responsive, adaptive, and efficient with their time and with ours.

Jessica Edgerton Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Trademark Law

McDermott Will & Emery attorneys have a wonderful work ethic. They demonstrate tremendous substantive knowledge. They are easy to work with. They are always available.

Information Technology Law

It is extremely hard to find a business-minded advisor with the technical skills to support a sizable technology transaction. McDermott Will & Emery (Dallas) has the ability to bridge that divide with grace.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Our relationship with McDermott Will & Emery has been wonderful. They provide timely, thoughtful and thorough responses to all of our inquiries. Todd Solomon and Judith Wethall are deeply knowledgeable in ERISA law, and lead a great team. Lisa Linsky, as the relationship manager, is always accessible to us for needs specific to ERISA law and all other sub-specialties within MWE. Can't say enough about the entire team. We are quite fortunate to have found a firm that is so uniquely suited to our needs.

Pauline Sobelman Risk Strategies Company

Tax Law

McDermott Will & Emery attorneys are very knowledgeable and practical.

Ben Newell Spigot Inc. / Eightpoint Technologies Ltd.

Employment Law - Management

Excellent experience with Rachel Cowen and with her partners Todd Solomon and Jacob Mattinson at McDermott Will & Emery. Appreciate the perspective and calm they bring to the table, as well as the creativity in problem solving and guidance.

Health Care Law

Chris Jedrey and Charlie Buck at McDermott Will & Emery are highly valued advisers. They understand their clients well and understand how to translate their legal advice into business decision-making. They are highly knowledgeable about the regulatory and political environment. They partner with their clients in every way.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

I have been working with McDermott Will & Emery and specifically Diane Morgenthaler for several years. Diane and her team have been tremendous partners and have the deep subject matter experience that has helped us meet our strategic and tactical objectives. I recommend Diane and MWE to anyone really looking to improve their legal support.

Joseph Zakrajsek Amcor Rigid Plastics

Health Care Law

McDermott Will & Emery attorneys are national experts in Health Care Law. Our stakeholders need to know that we approach complex projects with top-notch expertise and our reliance on MWE provides that assurance.

Information Technology Law

I always have confidence in McDermott Will & Emery's counsel.

Employment Law - Management

Our McDermott Will & Emery team is incredible. They make us feel like we are their top priority and have always done so. Our clients ask that we hire this team. They are experts in all areas of California laws and we have yet to stump them on any legal issue. We also appreciate the fact that they listen carefully to and take into account the business concerns.

Trusts & Estates Law

The trust and estate team at McDermott Will & Emery is first rate. Our company has benefited greatly over the years from their expertise and deep bench of knowledge.

Kelly Escobedo Blue Haven Initiative, LLC

Health Care Law

McDermott Will & Emery has been our "go to" outside counsel for complex health care related matters for 19 years. I have full and complete confidence in the MWE legal work product and highly value the opinions of their attorneys.

Kim Nelson Atrius Health

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

John Tamisiea and Nick Greiner of McDermott Will & Emery did a fantastic job on our recent acquisition. They were incredibly responsive to and patient with our business team.

Securitization and Structured Finance Law

The transactional lawyers at McDermott Will & Emery are exceptional. The lawyers are skilled in their areas of expertise and also have a deep understanding of a wide range of financial products and activities.

Information Technology Law

Heather Bethancourt at McDermott Will & Emery provided us impeccable representation on a very complex, high stakes outsourcing arrangement. She came highly recommended from trusted sources and quickly and consistently exceeded our lofty expectations. She was immediately responsive to all client requests; was extremely deft in anticipating and efficiently pre-empting or addressing challenges; provided clear, succinct, practical, and definitive counsel for us; and was always a pleasure to work with. Heather was clearly and uniformly viewed as an extremely effective deal maker by our business leaders and in-house legal team as well as by the business leaders and counsel across the table. Heather's partner Jason Krieger and colleague Cate Howe provided crucial support and make an extremely effective team.

Max Reynolds John Muir Health

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

We've worked with McDermott Will & Emery for over 10 years and have been consistently pleased with their depth, breadth, quality of work, responsiveness, and varied level of expertise. In addition to providing excellent legal counsel, they keep current and remain knowledgeable about our organization, people, values and culture which allows them to add further strategic and operational value.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

We can always rely on McDermott Will & Emery to provide easily understood information, guidance and options.

Trusts & Estates Law

McDermott Will & Emery strives for the highest standards of professionalism. They ask the right questions, listen, strategize and then provide thoughtful advice to best guide their clients.

Rick Pomeroy BMO Family Office

Nonprofit / Charities Law

This is truly a "best in class" practice. I use McDermott Will & Emery as the "general counsel's counsel." When the stakes are high or consequences significant, you want this team with you. Their expertise is quite deep and they provide wise counsel.

Timothy Phillips American Cancer Society Inc.

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