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Firm Profile

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • 444 West Lake Street
  • Chicago
  • Illinois
  • USA
  • IL 60606-0029

Firm profile submitted by McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Chairman: Ira Coleman
Number of partners: 583
Number of other lawyers: 514
International Offices: The firm also has offices in Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Munich, Paris and Seoul
Alliances: The firm has a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai

McDermott Will & Emery is an integrated, international law firm with recognized strength in tax, private equity, M&A, health care, high-stakes litigation and other key areas of transactional and regulatory law. The firm emphasizes and fosters long-term, industry-focused client relationships with multinational companies, rising entrepreneurial firms, investors and capital providers and many of the world’s wealthiest families and individuals. McDermott is committed to legal excellence, extraordinary client service, a high-performance culture and helping clients achieve stellar legal and business results—today, and well into the future.

Antitrust & Competition:
The firm’s lawyers provide effective, coordinated counsel on US antitrust law, EU competition law, China’s Anti- Monopoly Law and other competition laws worldwide. McDermott has analyzed the antitrust implications of more than 1,300 global mergers and acquisitions, many of which considered among the most significant transactions in their respective markets.

Corporate & Transactional:
The firm represents a wide spectrum of business interests around the world, from Global 50 companies to venture backed start-ups. The firm’s capabilities are broad, offering all of the core services necessary to address the clients’ traditional transaction needs including, capital markets and public companies, compliance, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, restructuring and insolvency, structured finance and derivatives, among others.

With more than 30 years of experience serving the healthcare industry, McDermott’s health care team is the best in the legal industry, helping clients successfully navigate regulatory requirements and seize business opportunities. The health lawyers counsel leading organizations in every major sector of the healthcare industry on regulatory and business transaction issues.

Intellectual Property:
The firm’s IP lawyers are uniquely capable of handling intellectual property matters in virtually every technical or scientific discipline. The IP practice is renowned for its trial and appellate experience, among other services. The IP practice includes client counseling, procurement, and licensing in the patent, trademark, trade dress, copyright, trade secret and entertainment areas.

Labor, Employment & Benefits:
The firm’s lawyers deliver strategic and day-to-day counsel on all employment-related matters, both contentious and non-contentious. The firm’s employee benefits and executive compensation lawyers help clients ensure full compliance with relevant laws, including the ERISA legislation. McDermott’s litigators conduct a full range of labor and employment litigation, arbitration and mediation before US federal and state trial and appellate courts.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
The firm’s lawyers advise clients in all aspects of civil, regulatory and white-collar criminal defense litigation in US and international forums. The firm represents clients from most industries and have earned a particularly strong reputation for helping major, multinational clients win big-ticket cases. The firm offers a breadth of core services including, appellate advocacy, alternative dispute resolution, commercial litigation, insurance, international arbitration, product liability and securities litigation.

Private Client & Wealth Management:
The firm’s private client practice is one of the largest and best-known departments of its kind in the United States. The firm’s lawyers have extensive experience providing creative, customized solutions to McDermott Will & Emery’s clients’ most sensitive and pressing needs. The guidance provided to clients is multidimensional and helps make critical decisions that affect important personal, business, tax, civic and charitable concerns. Lawyers offer a spectrum of estate, succession, give transfer and wealth planning services.

Regulatory & Government Strategies:
The firm’s lawyers advise clients on the regulatory landscape at the local and federal levels, and counsel organizations whose reach transcends borders. The practice is focused on government strategies, international trade, food and agriculture, alcohol, privacy and data protection, OSHA and environmental law. The firm is adept at handling government regulations across numerous jurisdictions to meet the challenges faced by global organizations.

Initially launched as a tax law firm in 1934, McDermott remains one of the top tax practices in the United States and abroad. The firm’s US federal, international, and state and local tax (SALT) lawyers bring a wealth of institutional experience and subject-specific knowledge to each client matter, enabling the firm to offer only the most practical and strategic advice on virtually every aspect of tax law. The firm represents more than half of the Fortune 100 companies in tax matters.

The firm’s lawyers provide full spectrum of services, from evaluating the capabilities of potential outsourcing providers and drafting master services agreements to support during contract governance and remediating troubled relationships. The team advises on technology development, technology licensing and procurement, joint venture and strategic alliances, manufacturing, supply and distribution agreements, e-commerce, health information technology and cloud computing.


  • 227 West Monroe Street,
  • Chicago,
  • Illinois
  • USA
  • IL 60606-5096
  • Tel +1 312 372 2000
  • Fax +1 312 984 7700
  • Website :
  • 275 Middlefield Road,
  • Suite 100,
  • Menlo Park,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 94025
  • Tel +1 650 815 7400
  • Fax +1 650 815 7401
  • 2049 Century Park East,
  • 38th Floor,
  • Los Angeles,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 90067-3218
  • Tel +1 310 277 4110
  • Fax +1 310 277 4730
  • 4 Park Plaza, Suite 1700, ,
  • Irvine,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 92614-2559
  • Tel +1 949 851 0633
  • Fax +1 949 851 9348
  • The McDermott Building,
  • 500 North Capitol Street, N.W.,
  • Washington, DC,
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • 20001
  • Tel +1 202 756 8000
  • Fax +1 202 756 8087
  • 333 Avenue of the Americas,
  • Miami,
  • Florida
  • USA
  • FL 33131-4336
  • Tel +1 305 358 3500
  • Fax +1 305 347 6500
  • 1000 Louisiana Street,
  • Suite 3900,
  • Houston,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 77002-5005
  • Tel +1 713 653 1700
  • Fax +1 713 739 7592
  • 28 State Street,
  • Boston,
  • Massachusetts
  • USA
  • MA 02109-1775
  • Tel +1 617 535 4000
  • Fax +1 617 535 3800
  • 340 Madison Avenue,
  • New York,
  • USA
  • NY 10173-1922
  • Tel +1 212 547 5400
  • Fax +1 212 547 5444