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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

31 National Rankings & 92 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

I have been extremely impressed with the state and local tax expertise of the tax partners we have met at McDermott Will & Emery. They are very knowledgeable, professional and always responsive to our requests for assistance.

Aaron Rubinstein Standard Chartered Bank

Trademark Law

Jennifer Mikulina of McDermott Will & Emery is my "go-to" lawyer for all things intellectual property/entertainment/digital related (I know if it's not a question she can answer or handle herself she will find me someone who can right away).

Health Care Law

McDermott Will & Emery has excellent attorneys with the highest of ethics and dedication to their clients and their profession. When they render an opinion I know that its been fully vetted and can be trusted. Their responsiveness is always quick, and I can reach my attorney whenever necessary. The firm's integrity is unparalleled. I feel fortunate to have these trusted partners available to me.

Bela Kenessey Cooperative of American Physicians

Commercial Litigation

In the last year my company's use of McDermott Will & Emery focused on a single, emergency issue that occurred unexpectedly at the very end of the year. I reached out to my McDermott Will & Emery contact attorney, Mr Banks Brown, and he dropped other matters and rushed to assist. His knowledge of the issues and the law was near perfect, but this matter required a finesse -- an ability to read the room and the other parties' issues. Mr. Brown handled the matter deftly and professionally.

Brian Tauscher Windward Prospects Ltd

Tax Law

The advisors from McDermott Will & Emery will generally provide alternatives to problems, so the client can pick the best solution to the issue.

Information Technology Law

McDermott Will & Emery attorneys were true subject matter experts and business partners.

Litigation - Intellectual Property

McDermott Will & Emery's IP trial lawyers are strategically focused and trial savvy in a way that persuasively connects with judges and juries. Sarah Columbia is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has extensive IP trial experience. That experience makes a big difference in court.

Mary Huser Plantronics

Health Care Law

I have worked extensively with Eric Gordon, a senior health attorney in McDermott Will & Emery's Los Angeles office. Eric has long served as an invaluable counselor to our health system on a wide range of complex matters involving Medicare payment requirements, Medicaid mandates, and safeguards to prevent violation of federal and state health care fraud and abuse laws. Eric provides succinct, practical, objective advice, blending a firm grasp of our objectives, industry trends, and legal requirements.

Max Reynolds John Muir Health

Patent Law

We have been impressed by the professionalism and efficiency of the McDermott Will & Emery. We have also enjoyed our interactions with all of the different staff members at the firm.

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Brent Hawkins and his team at McDermott Will & Emery provided strategic vision to allow Panduit to dispose of an NPE lawsuit at minimal cost.

Christopher Clancy Panduit Corporation

Commercial Litigation

The best litigation firm we use is McDermott Will & Emery!

International Trade and Finance Law

McDermott Will & Emery has in-depth knowledge and are pragmatic in their approach. We would recommend them to others!

Tax Law

My experience with McDermott Will & Emery has been nothing short of top-notch. Thomas Geigerich in particular is one of the finest, well rounded and business savvy tax lawyers I have ever come across.

Trademark Law

We had a great experience in complex deals thanks to McDermott Will & Emery.

Insurance Law

McDermott Will & Emery provides excellent advice and professional service. They actually do look out for the client more than themselves.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Erin Turley is my primary contact at McDermott Will & Emery, and she is a fantastic resource to Trinity Industries. Erin's experience and knowledge is exceptional, but what makes Erin such a great asset is her ability to objectively partner with Trinity and understand our culture to offer practical guidance to the issues we face. Erin takes the time to understand the key concerns, identifies alternatives and the risks associated with them, and offers insight into emerging issues and trends others are facing.

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

McDermott Will & Emery and its partners are fabulous. I highly recommend them to any potential client.

David Malizia Westshore Capital Partners

Health Care Law

McDermott Will & Emery has supported very complex transactions regarding restructuring of the organization's HMO plans and insurance products and has done so with great expertise and professionalism.

Administrative / Regulatory Law

The attorneys at McDermott Will & Emery are an excellent resource for alcoholic beverage law advice on a nationwide level. They are very responsive to clients, have great customer service, and are on track with timing on deliverables.

Tax Law

The tax team in McDermott Will & Emery's DC office are very impressive. They offer a great mix of practical and technical tax expertise. They staff projects leanly and are very efficient. Tim Shuman and Mike Wilder are two of the best technical tax lawyers with whom I have worked. Tim is my go-to lawyer for sub-C questions. Mike has a broad expertise in international tax, consolidated returns and any of a number of highly technical matters. Caroline Ngo and Dave Noren are great in international matters.

David Ware Tyco International

Non-Profit / Charities Law

McDermott Will & Emery and its lawyers deserve the highest ranking for service, expertise, understanding and civility and are excellent in all those spheres.

Vijay Dandapani Hotel Association of New York City, Inc.

Health Care Law

Members of McDermott Will & Emery have provided advice on an innovative and very important transaction/business arrangement in the health care arena. The work has been excellent.

Commercial Litigation

Andrew Kratenstein and the rest of the litigation team at McDermott Will & Emery did a great job of helping us navigate through a very complicated litigation brought against us by a much larger multi-billion dollar organization. Through their guidance and direction we obtained summary judgment, a very positive outcome that saved our organization a significant amount of both time and money.

Drew Walk Soleo Health

Health Care Law

McDermott Will & Emery is outstanding -- smart, engaging, strategic, and judicious with use of resources.

Elizabeth Liebow Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

McDermott Will & Emery is world class in ESOP advice.

Commercial Litigation

Our lawyer from McDermott Will & Emery was very very dedicated. She went over and beyond to resolve our case working during holidays, nights and weekends. She had our best interest at heart, and she was very professional. We could see that our lawyer and her associate work in a very good cohesion. The communication was always very clear, fast and accurate. We will contact this firm again if needed.

Fariah Hassim Self

Trusts & Estates Law

The trusts and estates practice in the Chicago office of McDermott Will & Emery is excellent. I have worked with several of the members of that practice area and they are excellent. I have been more impressed with that group of attorneys than any other law firm that I have worked with. They are "top notch" in all respects.

Tom Estes Manier & Herod

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

McDermott Will & Emery is very professional and on the ball. They are a top-notch team!

Gary Ross PIRA Energy Group

Administrative / Regulatory Law

Marc Sorini of McDermott Will & Emery has been providing thorough and expert regulatory advice to Diageo for many years. He is always on top of the latest issues in the alcohol space and is practical in the advice he provides. When issues are complex or critical, there is no other lawyer or firm that I would call upon for expert regulatory advice.

Non-Profit / Charities Law

McDermott Will & Emery is a "go to" resource.

Timothy Phillips American Cancer Society Inc.

Health Care Law

Chris Jedrey of McDermott Will & Emery is just fantastic. He is an extraordinarily talented lawyer and creative problem solver who has a calming demeanor even in the most challenging situations. He's a wise counsel and partner in the old-school ways of working with clients.

Tim Lynch University of Michigan

Litigation - Intellectual Property

We selected McDermott Will & Emery as local counsel for defense of an intellectual property infringement lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The partner in charge, Margaret Duncan, was very knowledgeable, effective, and easy to work with. Largely through Ms. Duncan's efforts, our client was able to reach a favorable settlement.

Tim Bancroft Goulston & Storrs

Health Care Law

We trust McDermott Will & Emery with health care business transactions, regulatory advice, and litigation.

Litigation - Intellectual Property

I have worked directly with Eric Hagen at McDermott Will & Emery for many years, and throughout our time working together he has continually provided excellent advice in a cost-effective manner for any issues or concerns that arose. He and the firm have helped us several times with IP Litigation, and I highly recommend them.

Trademark Law

I have worked directly with Eric Hagen at McDermott Will & Emery for many years, and throughout our time working together he has continually provided excellent advice in a cost-effective manner for any issues or concerns that arose. He and the firm manage our international trademark portfolio, and I would highly recommend them.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Diane Morgenthaler and her team of experts at McDermott Will & Emery consistently provide excellent and pragmatic support in the area of employee benefits, including M&A transactions. McDermott Will & Emery is a responsive, trusted partner to both the business and our HR benefit group. Diane in particular is a strong advocate for the company and a tremendous resource for our business teams.

Real Estate Law

Ankur Gupta of McDermott Will & Emery has been providing Real Estate advice to Morningstar for many years. He provides practical advice in a cost efficient manner.

Corporate Law

McDermott Will & Emery is extremely professional in approach. They consider commercial and practical elements to any piece of work done and deliver on scope as required.

Health Care Law

McDermott Will & Emery is a great health care law firm. Exceptionally responsive, I would have no difficulty in referring a colleague to use them. MWE has an outstanding understanding of the regulatory environment in Massachusetts. Chris Jedrey is an exceptional person and attorney. I expect to be a client for my tenure in healthcare.

Tarek Elsawy Reliant Medical Group

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

McDermott Will & Emery has provided me with the hard-hitting litigation experience and attitude that I have needed for litigation that is material to the company. Tony Upshaw especially has been an invaluable asset.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

McDermott Will & Emery is very professional and knowledgeable. They are very responsive to our questions, and we rely heavily on their advice.

Nancy Bohanon National Futures Association

Commercial Litigation

McDermott Will & Emery has done and incredible job for us on two matters. Our business is unique, and Andrew and Tim ask all the right questions to ensure that they understand how our operation works. They are always available to answer any question I have and provide the guidance we need.

James Denniston New York Mets

Health Care Law

McDermott Will & Emery is knowledgeable and responsive-- excellent service and value.

James Hetzel Hackensack University Medical Center

Tax Law

McDermott Will & Emery has expertise in a wide range of tax issues and has been particularly helpful in identifying and solving issues relating to securitizations, derivatives and structured products. John Lutz in particular has a great understanding of a wide range of tax issues and is a valuable resource for brainstorming to come up with potential solutions on complex structuring issues.

Securitization and Structured Finance Law

McDermott Will & Emery's New York office has expertise in a wide range of securitization and structured product issues. McDermott Will & Emery has a strong understanding of new regulations and provides seamless coverage for securitizations, derivatives, repos and other forms of 'funding' with the ability to switch back and forth among funding options depending on what works best for the client and bank.

Patent Law

Stephen Becker is the senior member in the DC office of McDermott Will & Emery responsible for patent and IP law matters. His range of experience in this area of legal practice is well known as is his depth of knowledge in the day-to-day operations of the PTO. The result is that he understands what the PTO needs in order to reach the desired conclusion. MWE's rates are typical of big firm world-wide practice, but in the case of IP matters and dealing with the PTO.

Steven Gold Lateral Capital

Tax Law

We have always been very pleased with the technical expertise and the professionalism of McDermott Will & Emery.

Commercial Litigation

We have been very well advised by McDermott Will & Emery and had a real partner along with us throughout the process.

Tax Law

McDermott Will & Emery brings an incredible depth of experience to every problem. The lawyers are great counselors and always highly technical. They have good visibility into what the tax market is doing too, which can be helpful for benchmarking.

Trusts & Estates Law

I have mutual clients and work very closely with Trusts and Estates attorneys in the Chicago office, including Bill Butler, Tim Halleron Dick Lang, Amy Margolin and Neal Kawashima of McDermott Will & Emery. They are all very bright and talented and have great experience and insight in the areas in which they practice. They have tremendous expertise and knowledge; I rate them at the top of their peers. They are very responsive and proactive. And they communicate in "plain English" and are very good with clients.

Antitrust Law

Joel Grosberg of McDermott Will & Emery gives excellent antitrust advice.

Health Care Law

Peter Rich at McDermott Will & Emery is an excellent health care attorney and provides thoughtful, valuable counsel in a very timely and responsive manner.

Commercial Litigation

McDermott Will & Emery does great work as we have taken our company into business across 17 states.

Jim Doehring Backpack Wine Co

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

We've partnered with McDermott Will & Emery on executive compensation matters for several years; the firm, particularly Andrew Liazos, continues to be an exceptional resource for our company. Their expertise is first-rate, and their guidance has proven invaluable. They are incredibly easy to work with.

Jim Jensen Premier, Inc.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

I had the privilege of working with McDermott Will & Emery on a Supreme Court amicus brief. They exhibited exactly what lawyers should strive to be. The professionalism, intelligence, creativity, and ability to work under extreme time pressures are just a few of their highest qualities. In addition, they were forthcoming with ideas, open and accepting of critiques or criticism, in the goal of the best product. In addition to the stellar quality of their work, the lawyers were all a true pleasure to work with.

Sara Dill American Bar Association

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

I have worked with many ERISA attorneys but Diane Morgenthaler of McDermott Will & Emery is definitely at the very top of my list. Where it's expected that all attorneys know their stuff, Diane takes a practical approach and is excellent in translating complex issues.

Joanna Farrere Illinois Health and Hospital Association

Securitization and Structured Finance Law

David Taub of McDermott Will & Emery is an excellent secured finance lawyer.

Tax Law

John Lutz of McDermott Will & Emery is one of the top tax lawyers in the country.

Antitrust Law

I worked primarily with Joel Grosberg of McDermott Will & Emery. They provide outstanding customer service, have a high level of subject matter expertise, and are practical and solution oriented.

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Margaret Duncan and her team at McDermott Will & Emery provide outstanding service and support in IP litigation matters. I admire Ms. Duncan and her team not only for their knowledge and expertise in addressing and succinctly and clearly explaining complex legal issues, but also for their ability to resolve matters effectively and efficiently and being always aware of clients' needs and what is important to them. I highly recommend Ms. Duncan and her legal team with any IP matters.

Jorge Young Formerly, Trend Micro Inc.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

In addition to technical expertise, McDermott Will & Emery is often able to identify creative solutions to issues and problems.

Paul Wittig Federal Signal Corporation

Litigation - Intellectual Property

The integration of trial with litigation differentiates McDermott Will & Emery. The team deeply understands technology and juries for great effect to clients.

Commercial Litigation

McDermott Will & Emery executed our trial to great results. The team was 100% focused on winning.

Trademark Law

We work with Eric Hagen at McDermott Will & Emery on all intellectual property matters. Eric manages our collection of trademarks both time and cost efficiently and keeps us up to date on any trademark issues. I highly recommend him and the firm, especially in the area of trademarks.

Ranjan Asrani JibJab Media Inc.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

I have worked with McDermott Will & Emery in Boston on multiple occasions over the past few years to help me in negotiating my executive compensation package. I have primarily worked with Andrew Liazos. Andrew is outstanding and the best at what he does, easy to work with, strategic, and creative in his ability to get to a "yes." He is a pleasure to work with, flexible, and has a depth of knowledge beyond compare. Working with Andrew provides me with the confidence in knowing that no stone has been unturned.

Commercial Litigation

McDermott Will & Emery maintains an excellent commercial litigation team which provides sound guidance in a swift and concise manner. Their short response times and to the point advice, while giving due consideration to international corporate client needs, makes McDermott Will & Emery a first choice in commercial litigation matters.

Tax Law

Alexander Lee of McDermott Will & Emery represented LAbite during the acquisition of our company by Grubhub. Alexander and his team provided excellent counsel throughout the acquisition process. Alexander's personal expertise in Tax Law was extremely helpful in working with both the buyer and buyers' counsel to provide understanding and solutions, for any questions they had about our structure and practice. Alexander and his team at McDermott Will & Emery were very responsive and helpful, when providing assistance for our questions.

Ken Fischer LA Bite

Health Care Law

McDermott Will & Emery is excellent. Veleka Peeples-Dyer is one of best lawyers with whom I have worked. She is practical, knowledgeable, and very client centric.

FDA Law

McDermott Will & Emery is excellent. Veleka Peeples-Dyer is one of best lawyers with whom I have worked. She is practical, knowledgeable, and very client centric.

Kim Banks-MacKay Novartis

Health Care Law

As the Chief Legal Officer for Atrius Health, a $1.8B tax-exempt health care system, I am frequently in need of outside expert advice on a range of areas including Stark, Anti-kickback, tax-exempt issues, transactions, HIPAA, CMP, etc. McDermott Will & Emery has been my "go-to" firm for over 15 years because the support, advice, and responsiveness we receive, whether the matter is complex or straightforward, has always been extraordinary.

Kim Nelson Atrius Health

Health Care Law

McDermott Will & Emery is excellent in expertise, understanding, and civility. They have good responsiveness and adequate cost-effectiveness. I would recommend them.

Commercial Litigation

McDermott Will & Emery is excellent is expertise, understanding, and civility. They have good responsiveness and adequate cost-effectiveness. I would recommend them.

Health Care Law

McDermott Will & Emery is, without question, the very best health care practice in the United States. Chris Jedrey and Charlie Buck are particularly good. We have also been fortunate to work with a large bench in the Chicago, D.C., and Los Angeles offices.

Antitrust Law

McDermott Will & Emery provides excellent service and good practical advice on numerous transactions. Jon Dubrow, the partner with whom I deal, is top notch. He gives good advice.

Kevin Whyte Carmeuse North America