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McDermott Will & Emery

35 National Rankings & 109 Metro Rankings  |  Client Confirmed  |  Website

Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided 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.

Health Care Law

Emily Cook of McDermott Will & Emery is the expert to whom I regularly turn to for counsel. She knows the field, is always responsive, and anticipates our business' concerns.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

While not a traditional bankruptcy attorney, Peter Haveles is an excellent all-around litigator which is better for those cases that are not run of the mill, pre-packaged bankruptcy filings. He is a master of rules and procedures and uses strategy effectively to the advantage of clients. With excellent litigation skills, he treats all participants with respect, which in turn earns him respect from his opponents and judges.

Administrative / Regulatory Law

McDermott Will & Emery listens to the client's needs and adapts the representation effectively and efficiently. They can be trusted with both minor matters and matters of great importance.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

McDermott Will & Emery provides top-notch work led by an amazingly talented Mark Pearlstein and Laura McLane. They are incredibly detailed and competent. The best in the business.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

McDermott Will & Emery is diligent, creative, and thorough. In addition to superb legal counsel, they provide humane, practical wisdom.

Commercial Litigation

Andrew Kratenstein, Bill Cunningham and team are really stand-out. Andrew's ability to co-ordinate, inspire confidence and delve straight into the detail of new, complex instructions is something to be admired and to aspire towards. Bill's cool and calm presence and confident steer is just what clients need to feel at ease.

Domonique Rai-Varming Trustpilot, Inc. and Trustpilot A/S

Patent Law

Ahsan and his team at McDermott Will & Emery are great.

Administrative / Regulatory Law

McDermott Will & Emery's team are savvy and skilled lawyers with deep subject matter expertise in healthcare and life sciences issues.

Technology Law

MWE has assembled the best team I've ever come across in the technology law space. We use them for all of our contract negotiations and creation. I have never once felt the opposing side had the same caliber of legal advisors and we're dealing with the biggest companies and firms in the world. In addition to being great attornies, they are great advisors to us. They help us make good business decisions even when it doesn't benefit them financially. They are efficient with their time and mindful of costs, so I always feel I get high value per dollar spent, which is a much better measure of value than looking at hourly rates. They take the time to understand our business which frees our team up from having to guide them on every single matter. They understand our industry but our business specifically. I am happy to refer them to people any time I hear a need.

Scott Harper Dialexa, LLC

Labor Law - Management

McDermott Will & Emery has been a strong partner and provided outstanding representation to us on labor-related issues.

Labor Law - Management

I really appreciate the partnership I have with MWE. I have worked with a number of MWE attorneys and have the utmost confidence in their abilities. MWE's response times are always excellent.

Kent Duncombe Comprehensive EyeCare Partners

Real Estate Law

We at CLNC and CNLY worked with David Broderick and his team on a HIGHLY complex matter. Their knowledge and execution as well as value add went beyond legal advice and execution. They actually helped to drive an agreement between parties ...All parties on all sides always comment on how exceptional Broderick and his firm are ... we get compliments for using them as ALL parties learn from them and deeply respect David Broderick

Michael Mazzei Colony Credit Real Estate, Inc.

Trusts & Estates Law

It is a pleasure to work with David Herpe of McDermott Will & Emery. He is very knowledgeable and has been able to walk us through some rather complex issues. His work is timely and of very high-quality, and he is readily available. I highly recommend David Herpe.

Antitrust Law

I have worked with and had MWE represent my organization in healthcare matters for over 20 years. MWE has represented my organization in an antitrust case that started over 8 years ago, I an pleased with the representation that I have received from my MWE antitrust team; it has my sincere respect. This case is now on appeal after receiving a summary judgment in our favor. My antitrust team continues to do excellent work on the appeal.

William F. Sherwood SOUTHERN ILLINOIS HEALTHCARE

FDA Law

McDermott Will & Emery is my go-to firm for FDA and healthcare matters. They really know the latest developments and do a great job identifying issues that are most important to me as an investor.

Venture Capital Law

Excellent service and advice.

Duane Berlin Aura Company

Tax Law

My experience with McDermott Will & Emery is superb. Enrica Ma is our main contact and is superb on every level. When we need Enrica, she is always there for us, often at last minute notice and always delivers. Combined with Mike Wilder, Jim Riedy, Andrew Roberson, David Noren and Phil McCarty, the McDermott team have been our go to tax law firm since for over 30 years running and continues to be. Hands down. The value of MW&E to D&B is immeasurable.

Sue Beriont The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation

Administrative / Regulatory Law

McDermott has a deep bench in their healthcare expertise with smart, talented lawyers in M&A, regulatory, and litigation.

Matt Cameron Akumin Corp. c/o Akumin Inc.

FDA Law

I have worked with 2 lawyers, Vernessa Pollard and Anisa Mohanty, at McDermott Will & Emery over the past nine months. They have provided excellent legal advice and frequently on very short notice. They have made themselves available on nights and weekends as well. They produce a very high-quality legal product. It is a pleasure to work with them.

Health Care Law

I have received very good legal guidance from McDermott Will & Emery about general health care law. They respond quickly with practical guidance the business can understand.

Patent Law

McDermott Will & Emery are strategic thinkers and patent law specialists.

Biotechnology Law

McDermott Will & Emery has a deep and broad knowledge of the industry and out of the box thinking.

Employment Law - Management

Dave Durham, Chris Foster and Marjorie Soto are an invaluable team to our organization, providing stellar advice and support on a wide range of matters. I reserve our most complex issues for Dave, Chris and Marjorie because of their unparalleled sophistication and expertise.

Sandro Garofalo Target Corporation

Employment Law - Management

Rachel Cowen with McDermott Will & Emery is phenomenal. Responsive, practical, and extremely knowledgeable.

Employment Law - Management

We work primarily with Christopher Braham on labor and employment matters. He has been and continues to be a valued partner to our business in the truest sense. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of both his area of law and of the realities and needs of our business. His counsel is invaluable.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

The depth of expertise at McDermott Will & Emery is critical for our company to move efficiently and thoroughly on issues. We also appreciate the forward thinking and thought leadership from the team.

Pam Orvis Help at Home, LLC

Tax Law

McDermott Will & Emery's DC office gives us easy access to the tax expertise we need to be safe in our planning and to partner to find solutions to our problems. They invest the time to understand the company, our planning style, and our issues while still keeping the bills reasonable as big firms go.

Tax Law

John Lutz is one of the most skilled and knowledgeable attorneys when it comes to complex domestic and off shore tax matters. Provided our firm with excellent advice!

Jonathan Shepland Latam Properties LLC

Health Care Law

McDermott Will & Emery's health care attorneys, namely Charlie Buck and Sandy DiVarco, provide consistently excellent service.

Health Care Law

Vernessa Pollard is an excellent advisor!

Health Care Law

McDermott Will & Emery is my go-to firm for FDA and healthcare matters. They really know the latest developments and do a great job identifying issues that are most important to me as an investor.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

The Office of the Governor retained MWE to undertake an independent investigation of events in the Holyoke Soldiers Home in March of 2020. 76 residents of the Home died from the effects of COVID-19 in March and April of 2020, and it was apparent that certain decisions by Home leadership exacerbated the scale of the problem. Mark Pearlstein of MWE offered to perform the investigation on a pro bono basis, and did an impressive and thorough job. His report remains the authoritative source of information as to events in the Home during that tragic period. We enjoyed a very cooperative relationship throughout his work, and have continued to do so as subsequent requests (particularly from the Legislature and media) related to events at the Home have come in.

Robert Ross Chief Counsel to Governor Charlie Baker(Massachusetts)

Litigation - Labor & Employment

McDermott Will & Emery has incredibly skilled, knowledgeable lawyers who are also wonderful to work with, especially Kerry Scanlon, Julie McConnell, and Jeremy White.

Trademark Law

Tina Martini and her team are truly world-class. As a global network with brick-and-mortar presence in over 70 countries, we would not entrust our complex trademarking landscape to any other group.

Jessica Edgerton Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

McDermott Will & Emery's Jeff Holdvogt provides efficient but comprehensive, actionable advice.

Trusts & Estates Law

MWE's attorneys are bright, talented and very knowledgeable in the estate and trust area. Their expertise covers all topics relevant to advising clients including owners of significant family businesses, family offices and wealthy individuals. They understand that different situations require different planning and they customize the planning to suit the needs of the client. They are capable of explaining things in "plain English", which is important to enabling a client to be comfortable implementing recommended planning. The firm has broad expertise in most areas and can assist clients across all their legal needs, which can be important in implementing estate planning , which often requires the application of many areas of law.

Jeffrey Brodsky BDT & Company, LLC

Commercial Litigation

Peter Haveles is an excellent all-around litigator. He is a master of rules and procedures and uses strategy effectively to the advantage of clients.

Corporate Law

Excellent service from Mark Mihanovic (Silicon Valley) on securities matters and general corporate advice and Gary Rosenbaum (LA) on credit facility matters.

Health Care Law

Well-run firm with excellent lawyers.

Thomas Weinberg U.S. Renal Care, Inc.

Litigation - Patent

McDermott Will & Emery has smart, creative and collegial attorneys.

Litigation - Labor & Employment

Maria Rodriguez and Michelle Strowhiro are the best. The clients love them, and we have found them both to be incredibly responsive and professional. I would highly recommend them for any matters, from the simplest advice matter to the most complex litigations. They are truly the dream team.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

It was a specific matter that needed prompt attention; they had the specific expertise and got it done in a few weeks, meeting the deadline.

Banking and Finance Law

David Broderick understands what is important and worth negotiating hard on versus what is not, and he advises his clients appropriately. He has an incredible team of associates, paralegals, and of counsels that have good access to him when needed, which makes working with them very cost efficient. Whenever there is a topic that requires his expertise, he is always available. He keeps things fun and for all these reasons, has naturally taken over the majority of our book of business. I recommend David Broderick and David Brigleb to anyone seeking a recommendation for lender representation on direct loan originations and structured finance (ICAs, CoLenders, Facilities, etc).

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Excellent service from Brian Bunn (BOS) on transactional matters and Jon Dubrow (DC) on antitrust matters.

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Fine firm. Excellent advice and service. good value among higher tier firms.

Duane Berlin Aura Company

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Joe Evans is an amazing Partner at MWE and is phenomenal to work with.

Stephen Gregory Currency Com Limited

Information Technology Law

McDermott Will & Emery do a good job as lawyers and counselors on all things intellectual property and technology related.

Technology Law

Shawn and his team at McDermott Will & Emery really dig into issues and provide holistic advice.

Real Estate Law

I have worked extensively with David Broderick and other members of the real estate finance practice and always impressed with their expertise in the subject matter, responsiveness and collaborative working style.

Sang Yu Apollo Global Management, LLC, (US Real Estate Group)

Tax Law

Incredibly talented. Easy to work with. Thoroughly research all issues. Written opinions are easy to read and understood, finely tune and thorough researched. You will not fine better written opinions. Committed to the best interest of my company. Always a joy to work with all members of the firm.

John Anspacher Johnson & Johnson

Litigation - Insurance

Jane Byrne from McDermott Will & Emery is fantastic. She is responsive, appreciates client's 360 business considerations in her advice, and is an expert in her field.

Litigation - Health Care

I have used MWE for a variety of health care matters including Certificate of Need litigation, self-disclosure protocols, regulatory matters, and general healthcare legal advice for over 20 years. I have an excellent working relationship with the attorneys in the MWE’s healthcare group and I couldn’t be more satisfied with the legal services that I have received.

William F. Sherwood SOUTHERN ILLINOIS HEALTHCARE

Litigation - Bankruptcy

While not a traditional bankruptcy attorney, Peter Haveles is an excellent all-around litigator which is better for those cases that are not run of the mill, pre-packaged bankruptcy filings. He is a master of rules and procedures and uses strategy effectively to the advantage of clients. With excellent litigation skills, he treats all participants with respect, which in turn earns him respect from his opponents and judges.

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