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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

31 National Rankings & 92 Metro Rankings | Website

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McDermott Will & Emery LLP is nationally ranked in 31 practice areas and regionally ranked in 92 practice areas. The U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.
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"Law Firm of the Year" awards:
Law Firm of the Year Badge Litigation - Tax
National rankings:
Gold Badges Tier 1 in Antitrust Law
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Selected Client Comments

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

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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

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Information Technology Law

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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Mergers & Acquisitions Law

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

Gary Ross PIRA Energy Group

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

William F. Sherwood SOUTHERN ILLINOIS HEALTHCARE

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Trademark Law

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

Charlotte (“Char”) Whitaker Dow Corning Corporation

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Banking and Finance Law

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

Michael Heather Prime Healthcare

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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

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Government Relations Practice

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

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Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

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

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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.

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Securities / Capital Markets Law

McDermott Will & Emery is outstanding in all respects.

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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.

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Insurance Law

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

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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

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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

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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

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Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

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

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Firm Leadership

Ira J. Coleman
Chairman