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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

33 National Rankings & 88 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.

Tax Law

McDermott Will & Emery repeatedly exceeds my expectations.

Health Care Law

McDermott Will & Emery is a trusted and valued advisor. Their Boston attorneys are not only knowledgeable but also possess good judgment and are effective strategic partners.

Health Care Law

Our organization's experience with McDermott Will & Emery in Boston is consistently outstanding. The partners have a deep understanding of our industry, our business model, and our mission and values. Their legal, regulatory, and strategic advice is unparalleled. Not only do they consistently meet our needs, but they also help advance our thinking with their top-tier strategic thinking and awareness of market trends.

Elizabeth Liebow Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Banking and Finance Law

McDermott Will & Emery is a true partner and creative problem solver. This firm is hard-working and dedicated to helping accomplish our goals in an efficient, timely manner.

Robert Taylor Barclays Capital

Trademark Law

Joanne Ludovici, of McDermott Will & Emery, has served as the National Museum of Women in the Art's Global Trademark and Domain Name Counsel since 2009. She has brought her tremendous global trademark talents and passion for the arts to work (tirelessly) for us, on everything from global trademark counseling and portfolio management to enforcement matters, including cross-border analysis and coordination of a trademark infringement action. Joanne and her team (based in DC and Los Angeles) have also been instrumental in guiding the expansion of the Museum from its roots in Washington, DC to Europe and South America and in the related protection of our brands in those jurisdictions. Finally, on the transactional side, Joanne and her team work with our affiliate committees on licenses and use guidelines that allow them to use the Museum's valuable brands.

Ilene Gutman National Museum of Women in the Arts

FDA Law

McDermott Will & Emery works extremely well with our in-house department to effectively handle many of our regulatory needs.

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

I have used McDermott Will & Emery exclusively for 8 years. They are a great firm to work with.

David Malizia Westshore Capital Partners

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Erin Turley and her attorneys at McDermott Will & Emery are excellent resources in this area. We have been using Erin in this area for years.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

McDermott Will & Emery has provided ERISA counsel to Acushnet Company since 2011. The relationship is successful on many levels. I will highlight the most important things here. Availability and responsiveness are critical to our organization. Whether a hot issue arises unexpectedly or whether a planned event approaches its due date, they are never late with a response. Responsiveness also includes thorough, accurate, reliable and clear communication. Complex subject matters are made understandable. Items that require action on our part are addressed by developing a next steps action plan, and by follow up. In other words, if it's on my "to do" list, the firm is making sure they follow up to make open items are getting appropriate attention. The folks at McDermott Will & Emery take the time to get to know the client organization as well as the individuals with whom they make steady contact. They take time to understand the needs of the client, business demands and goals. They are careful to align their recommendations to fit the legal requirements of the plans while also minimizing cultural disruption. They are appropriately conservative when offering advice, but also present as many options as possible with a focus on protecting the client. McDermott Will & Emery 's partnership is very valuable to me.

Dorothy Bouley Acushnet

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Diane Morgenthaler is our main contact at McDermott Will & Emery and Amcor has had a relationship since 1997. Her expertise and knowledge of our plans, the regulations the statutory requirements to manage our plans is excellent. The historical perspective Diane provides is invaluable. Diane's team of lawyers have also been excellent and talented. When there is delegation based on expertise I always feel we will get the most comprehensive advice and counsel. McDermott Will & Emery is not the cheapest, but in this area I would rather pay for the top level expertise then to go with a low cost producer and have even larger legal costs down the road. I would recommend Diane to anyone looking for a quality, responsive and high integrity attorney.

Joseph Zakrajsek Amcor Rigid Plastics

Trusts & Estates Law

McDermott Will & Emery is an outstanding firm, and I enjoy working with them for our client's benefit.

Trusts & Estates Law

McDermott Will & Emery is very professional and has most advanced ideas in the industry.

Mike Olsen Globe Corporation

Health Care Law

Chris Jedrey at McDermott Will & Emery is a true partner who provides tremendous judgement and wisdom.

Commercial Litigation

I have used McDermott Will & Emery as outside counsel for over 18 years. MWE has represented my healthcare system in the areas of healthcare, real estate, antitrust, regulatory matters, and litigation. I am very satisfied with all of the work it has done for my organization over the years and highly recommend this law firm.

Bill Sherwood Southern Illinois Healthcare

Trusts & Estates Law

McDermott Will & Emery counsel is among the best I have seen at meeting clients at the appropriate level; they are gifted at explaining complex matters to individuals on both ends of the spectrum when it comes to comprehension.

Health Care Law

I have worked for years with Eric Gordon at McDermott Will & Emery on a complex array of Medicare payment, transactional, fraud and abuse, and other licensure matters. Simply stated, Eric is the finest health attorney I have ever worked with. He is exceedingly responsive, practical, expert regarding relevant law, knowledgeable about underlying business needs, and articulate in providing advice. He also has a tremendous sense of humor and is a joy to work with!

Max Reynolds John Muir Health

Tax Law

Peter Faber and Alysse McLoughlin of McDermott Will & Emery's New York City office, consistently provide timely advice concerning highly-technical and frontier state and local tax issues. My relationship with these two, and McDermott Will & Emery, spans well over twenty-years. Without reservation, I view Peter and Alysse as key practitioners within the state and local tax community, as well as partners to help navigate complex matters to arrive at technically-grounded solutions.

Tax Law

McDermott Will & Emery's corporate and litigation practice takes a practical and business solution-oriented approach to service. Plus, they're fun to work with!

Tax Law

McDermott Will & Emery has been a long-standing trusted tax adviser to the company and knows our tax issues and structure well, making them the most effective adviser in particular on US tax reform issues. They are the only firm that is able to help us on a timely basis to do scenario planning based on our very specific, factual situations, enabling the company to be ahead of peers and even other advisers in making decisions regarding investments, planning, and advocacy.

Health Care Law

I find each attorney with whom I work at McDermott Will & Emery to be an expert in the field, very responsive, and thoughtful about the advice requested.

Corporate Law

I have worked with McDermott Will & Emery for over ten years. They have helped me with different organizations I founded, and they always deliver excellent work with meticulous care. I could not have asked for a better firm.

Health Care Law

McDermott Will & Emery has provided exceptional advice and guidance to Dana-Farber.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

McDermott Will & Emery always "gets it." They understand what we are trying to do and if our proposed solution doesn't work, they will make an effort to find one that will rather than simply advise us not to pursue that avenue. They speak a language we understand rather than legalese. They are good listeners and not above acknowledging that non-lawyers have valid input. They work with us to set a timeline for projects so we are not scrambling before a deadline. In essence, they form a partnership with the client that ensures success.

Deborah Kluska Gerresheimer

Health Care Law

McDermott Will & Emery provides outstanding counsel on tax, transactional and regulatory issues.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

McDermott Will & Emery has great people who are very capable and responsive.

Roy Ballentine Ballentine Partners, LLC

Commercial Litigation

McDermott Will & Emery is an excellent firm. They are very responsive and creative and work very well with joint defense groups. I highly recommend the firm.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

The two things that I would say about McDermott Will & Emery in our situation is that they handled a very broad assignment involving the sale of the company and integrated the ERISA work into the project very effectively. So not only did they understand the ERISA issues, they we able to handle the nuances of how they interacted with the overall transaction. They functioned very well internally in their service to us.

John Russell Morton Buildings, Inc.

Securitization and Structured Finance Law

McDermott Will & Emery attorney John Lutz's responsiveness and insights are outstanding.

Trademark Law

McDermott Will & Emery is reviewing our whole trademark practice and providing excellent counsel. In addition, the firm has been very creative and flexible financially to help meet our needs.

Paul Bartusiak Motorola Solutions

Commercial Litigation

McDermott Will & Emery attorneys have strong, industry-specific expertise. They are very responsive and available. They have a strong relationship with our company.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Erin Turley and Allison Wilkerson at McDermott Will & Emery are two of the best, most conscientious attorneys I have had the pleasure to work with.

Steve Moore Parman Energy Corp

Health Care Law

I can’t imagine using any other Health Care Law firm for any complex issue or transaction in Massachusetts than McDermott Will & Emery. Chris Jedrey and Charlie Buck and their entire MWE team were all were remarkably focused, timely and extraordinarily committed. They are a remarkable Health Care Law practice.

Banking and Finance Law

We use McDermott Will & Emery for corporate finance work, and the firm is very good especially in the healthcare industry. McDermott Will & Emery has the ability to toggle between middle market and large market transactions, which is especially helpful. Additionally, McDermott Will & Emery has the expertise to counsel you on a debt execution (bank, bond or bridge) and on an equity execution.

Rodney Craig MidCap Financial

Banking and Finance Law

My team of attorneys at McDermott Will & Emery are experts in their field and are helpful in helping to structure new transactions. They are responsive and at the same time, sensitive to costs.

Litigation - Patent

McDermott Will & Emery is one of the best firms I have ever worked with. They work diligently (but never “overbill”), and I trust them to work directly with members of my business team, even when I am not present. In particular, Bill Gaede and Eric Hagen are excellent litigators and do a fantastic job explaining technical/scientific topics in simple terms.

Commercial Litigation

I had a very positive experience working with Marisa Chun at McDermott Will & Emery based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was deeply knowledgeable about the legal area at play and incredibly responsive to my needs. Her focus on relationship building was evident -- both with myself as the client and the opposing party. This proved beneficial during the transaction and ultimate result. She was cognizant of cost throughout the engagement and offered options to ensure the total fee was within a reasonable range. I was referred to Marisa Chun by Stephen Ryan out of the Washington DC Office. Prior to the referral, he took the time to fully understand my situation, offered knowledgeable guidance, and made the referral to another partner to meet my exact needs. This was done to ensure I had local representation who was well qualified and could keep my engagement within a reasonable fee range.

Corporate Law

McDermott Will & Emery does great work. They are highly professional -- experts in healthcare and middle market PE. They are very thoughtful and creative and are deal enablers rather than "no" machines.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

McDermott Will & Emery offers simply superb work and willingness to support the board at all hours of the day, seven days a week.

Leonard Schlesinger Restoration Hardware

Employment Law - Individuals

McDermott,Will and Emery played a key role in negotiating and drafting the critical employment-related agreements for a very significant acquisition and then, after the acquisition closed, advised on and drafted other key agreements for the new company. Steve Eckhaus and Ashley McCarthy were an extraordinarily effective team, combining expertise, practical business judgment, negotiating skills, and responsiveness. The issues in the transaction were complex and contentious. Having Steve and Ashley in our corner is what got us to the finish line. I had worked with Steve in the past, as he is one of the Deans in the area of executive compensation. We had not previously worked with Ashley, who is one of the most effective young lawyers I have worked with over a 30+ year career. We were delighted to see her make partner over the course of the transaction as she was the glue that held everything together and kept things moving along towards resolution.

Health Care Law

McDermott Will & Emery has been a true partner. They have answered every call and email and sometimes don't bill me. They treat me like their only client. I have partnered with them on several projects over several years. The quality of their people and work is exceptional. I can always count on them.

John Finley Medi-Lynx

Health Care Law

In thirty-one years of practice, I have not met a better attorney than McDermott Will & Emery's Eric Gordon.

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

McDermott Will & Emery attorneys that assist us in managing our relationship with our lenders related to our private equity ownership have been excellent. They have timely, thoughtful, and practical solutions. We had an excellent experience.

Brent Griggs Portfolio Group

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

McDermott Will & Emery have a good handle on the business and current trends in the business.

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

McDermott Will & Emery is very professional and responsive with a problem-solving oriented and creative approach.

Patent Law

McDermott Will & Emery, and more specifically the partner and associates that I work with as a client, have provided outstanding service and become a true partner in our intellectual property strategy for the company moving forward. From the beginning, they have wanted to know who we are and what our objectives are as a company, all in an effort to better understand the needs of our IP portfolio. They offer not only legal but also personal experience in the industry and technologies and bring it to the table in every conversation. They provide practical and actionable solutions and are mindful of not only the short-term deadlines we face but also the long-term and expanded geographic positioning of the actions. They are true professionals and turn around excellent work on tight deadlines, always delivering with patience and insights to the best options for the portfolio.

Litigation - Intellectual Property

The team at McDermott Will & Emery, and more specifically the partner and associates that I work with as a client, have provided outstanding service and become a true partner in our intellectual property strategy for the company moving foward. They have made a concerted effort from the beginning to know who we are and what our objectives are for the company to better understand what our IP portfolio needs. They bring personal experience in the industry and technologies and bring it to the table in every conversation. They provide practical and actionable solutions and are mindful of not only the short-term deadlines in front of the client but also the long-term positioning of the actions. They are true professionals and turn around excellent work on tight deadlines, always delivering with patience and insights to the best options for the portfolio.

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

McDermott Will & Emery has a very strong health care industry experience and depth of knowledge in the team we normally use; also the firm is able to tap preeminent subject matter experts in other substantive areas when needed.

Neil Kunkel CleanSlate Centers

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

Mark Pearlstein of McDermott Will & Emery has been our counsel with respect to certain matters for several years and has consistently provided top quality legal advice and representation throughout that period of time.

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

I've worked with a couple attorneys at McDermott Will & Emery and have always found them to be professional, collaborative and thoughtful.

Patent Law

McDermott Will & Emery is amazing! Very practical, client-friendly, forward-thinking and efficient. We love working with them, as do our engineers. Ahsahn Shaikh is a superb lawyer.

Administrative / Regulatory Law

Marc and Marshall at McDermott Will & Emery are always responsive and their feedback is balanced and business friendly.

Administrative / Regulatory Law

McDermott Will & Emery is a trusted and valued partner.

Tax Law

McDermott Will & Emery is top-notch and easy to work with. They are able to analyze complex situations and complex tax law to provide sound advice.

Tax Law

McDermott Will & Emery is one of the best US tax law firms.

Pierre Lamouroux Faurecia

Tax Law

The team at McDermott Will & Emery are attentive, reliable and professional.

Quinton Cutler Keurig Green Mountain

Trademark Law

Finding law firms that have deep technical expertise across a broad set of subject areas is challenging. Finding law firms that also appreciate and invest their time in understanding the business's strategy and culture is absolutely a rare find. McDermott Will & Emery and, more specifically, our lead counsel Jed Gordon, continuously fine tunes their approach and advice according to our strategy, values and tolerances when appropriate.

John Anthony Spiraledge, Inc.

Trusts & Estates Law

McDermott Will & Emery is an outstanding firm! I have tremendous respect for all of their attorneys especially their estates practice. They have great emotional intelligence and are responsive, creative, and very talented. They also explain things in an un-complicated manner which is important for my clients!

Trusts & Estates Law

Tim Halleron and Bill Butler of McDermott Will & Emery have provided thoughtful, timely and excellent advice and execution for 2 generations of our family.

Trusts & Estates Law

The team at McDermott Will & Emery are true leaders and subject-matter experts in the Trust & Estates and Income Tax structuring areas. They have outstanding knowledge base of all areas impacting family office clients.

Health Care Law

Great work. Highly professional. Experts in healthcare and middle market PE. Very thoughtful and creative. Deal enablers rather than "no" machines.

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

Great work. Highly professional. Experts in healthcare and middle market PE. Very thoughtful and creative. Deal enablers rather than "no" machines.

Commercial Litigation

It can be difficult for in-house counsel to navigate complicated bankruptcy matters. McDermott's team of Andrew Kratenstein and Tim Walsh continually deliver excellent results in an efficient manner. They are truly a pleasure to work with.

James Denniston New York Mets