McDermott Will & Emery LLP > Silicon Valley, United States > Firm Profile

McDermott Will & Emery LLP
SUITE 100, 275 MIDDLEFIELD ROAD
MENLO PARK
SILICON VALLEY, CA 94025
United States

Industry focus > Healthcare: health insurers Tier 1

McDermott Will & Emery LLP offers a full slate of services for leading insurers and health networks. On the transactional front, the team expanded its private equity and venture capital work, advising groups such as Gigafund on their investments, and advising new insurance companies on working with venture capital groups. It also advised companies such as Ascension on the establishment of Medicare Advantage plans. Disputes are another area of expertise, with the team acting on claims cases, ERISA litigation and putative class actions. Particularly notable is the team’s regulatory and government advocacy team, with Washington DC-based partners Brian Stimson, Eric Zimmerman, Miami’s Jerry Sokol and DC’s Jason Caron providing support to healthcare trade organizations on the No Surprises Act. Jeremy Earl and Kate McDonald , also DC-based, provide strong regulatory support focusing on ACA compliance and government healthcare programs respectively. DC’s Ankur Goel is a well-respected litigator, and Gary Scott Davis leads transactions out of Miami. The team has also recently opened a new office in Atlanta.

Practice head(s):

Jerry Sokol

Testimonials

‘Kate McDonald and the MWE team have been truly exceptional. They’ve gone above and beyond for us, the client, at every step. They’ve been great at managing legal counsel with business savvy, which is not something every top law firm does well and they do a great job. Kate, in particular, is a unique individual who has earned the trust and admiration of our entire team. She’s a fantastic attorney and counselor.’

‘Kate McDonald is a unique legal partner. She works efficiently and comprehensively and she’s gone above and beyond at every step. She also knows her own core competencies and has the good judgment and humility to engage colleagues when it makes sense.’

Key clients

Aetna Sutter Insurance Company

Angle Health, Inc.

Ascension

Cigna

Geisinger

Gigafund

Work highlights

  • Represented Ascension in its joint venture with Centene to establish a leading Medicare Advantage plan.
  • Represented Aetna in a joint venture between Aetna and Sutter Health in the formation and licensing of a new health insurer in California.
  • Representing Cigna in multiple major multi-million and billion-dollar disputes.

Industry focus > Healthcare: service providers Tier 1

McDermott Will & Emery LLP has extensive bench strength for provider-focused healthcare work, with teams across the nation providing advisory and litigation services. Healthcare M&A continues to be a key driver of the practice, notably advising Virginia Mason on its $4bn affiliation transaction with CommonSpirit Health and related divestments. In addition, the firm offers extensive regulatory and contentious services, with a particular emphasis on telehealth and government investigations, with its most notable case involved advising CIC Health on Massachusetts’ mass and mobile vaccination program. Leading figures in the team include health tech expert Bernadette Broccolo, Miami-based global healthcare head Jerry Sokol, M&A experts Gary Scott Davis, based in Miami, and Boston’s Christopher Jedrey and Kerrin SlatterySandra DiVarco leads the team’s COVID-19 response team, in addition to her broad regulatory practice, and Monica Wallace acts on fraud and abuse and other key compliance issues. Craig Smith is also notable for spearheading the team’s Atlanta office opening, while Gregory Fosheim acts on matters involving public health concerns. Lawyers are in Chicago unless otherwise stated.

Practice head(s):

Jerry Sokol

Testimonials

‘The partners at McDermott are incredibly knowledgeable, and also warm and a delight to work with. In particular, they have a special focus on telehealth startups, which is uncommon and deeply helpful. They know how to orient their feedback and guidance towards high growth companies vs. legacy companies. They have concise, helpful models for explaining complex topics to founders.’

‘Marshall Jackson is a true standout partner. He is able to understand the business problem and give legal and regulatory input in a uniquely collaborative manner. Working with Marshall, you feel like an expert really has your back.’

‘Jiayan Chen is an absolute star. She is calm, composed, professional, deeply knowledgeable, and an excellent listener. She provides concise guidance that addresses the questions asked in a practical and helpful way. It’s such a pleasure and privilege to work with her.’

‘They have attorneys that cover a broad spectrum of areas, so if related issues arise they are likely to have resources available in-house. This elevates the level of advice provided and confidence in the quality of the counsel.’

‘They think creatively and are willing to come up with an “outside the box” idea for consideration.’

‘I have worked with numerous legal teams in the 35 years I have been in business. MWE is second to none in their ability to work effectively with their clients. They are , smart , flexible , professional and I think the best in the business Their team is deep and their contacts go far. I have worked with MWE for the last four years and they continue to exceed my expectations.’

‘Outstanding and professional healthcare team. They provide excellent support on M&A transactions and advising on privacy diligence matters. They have deep subject matter expertise in HIPAA, CLIA, FDA, and the overlap between these different regulatory regimes. They are highly responsive and provide on-point guidance.’

‘I’ve worked with a number of law firms in the healthcare space, and MWE has unmatched capabilities across the spectrum of issues. They have a subject matter expert in every type of healthcare issue you can think of, and they are all excellent.’

Key clients

Randolph Hospital, d/b/a Randolph Health

MEDNAX

Tidelands Health

Cano Health, LLC

Cedartown-Polk County Hospital Authority d/b/a Polk Medical Center

Beacon Health Options

AkosMD, LLC and Caremap Holdings, LLC

Akumin Inc.

American Addiction Centers

Apollo Global Management and US Acute Care Solutions

Ascension

Association of Air Medical Services

Atrium Health

Atrius Health, Inc.

Babylon Health

Banner Health System

Bay Area Foot Care

Bayada

Beecken Petty O’Keefe Company

Beth Israel Lahey Health

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc.

Boyne Capital

Cadence Solutions

Cedars-Sinai Health System

Center for Diagnostic Imaging

Center for Orthopedics, Research and Education, Inc. / HOPCO

Children’s Hospital of Orange County

CIC Health

Cigna

Colorado Mountain Medical, PC

Comprehensive EyeCare Partners

Comvest Partners

Deerfield Management Company, L.P.

DFB Healthcare Acquisitions Corp.

East Jefferson General Hospital

East Texas Eye Care Associates

Elite Patient Care

Eye Consultants of Atlanta, PC

Forefront Dermatology

Forest Ambulatory Surgical Center

Fountain Therapeutic Services

Geisinger

General Atlantic

Goldman Sachs Growth Equity

Gryphon Investors

H.I.G. Capital, LLC

H.I.G. Growth Fund

Hartford Healthcare

Havencrest Healthcare Partners, LP,

Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, Inc.

Healthcare Distribution Alliance

Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company

Heart ‘n Home Hospice

Highlands Physicians

HonorHealth

InnovaCare

InnovAge

Integrated Oncology Network

Invitae

Iron Capital

Iron Path Capital

John Muir Health

Kellis Eye & Laser Center

Lee Equity Partners

LightBay Capital

Lindsay Goldberg

Lorient Capital Management, L.P.

Maimonides Medical Center

Martis Capital

Medline

MidCap Financial Services

Nautic Partners

New MainStream Capital

Northwestern Memorial Health Care

Ocher Pharma

OMERS

Pamlico Capital Management, LP

Pasithea Therapeutics Corp.

Premier Disability Services

Premier, Inc.

Prime Healthcare Services, Inc.

PRISM Vision Group

Providence St. Joseph Health

Quad-C Management

Quorum

Radiology Partners

RiverGlade Capital

Sheridan Capital Partners

Solaris Health Holdings

Spanos Barber Jesse & Co.

SSJA Bariatric Management, LLC

Steward Health Care System

Surgical Care Affiliates

Tenet Health System

The Carlyle Group

The Riverside Company

Thibodaux Regional Medical Center

Two Sigma Impact

U.S. Renal Care

Unified Women’s Healthcare

Universal Health Services, Inc.

Upstream Rehabilitation

Urology Austin

US Eye, LLC

Virginia Mason Health System

Warburg Pincus Growth Fund

Wellspring Capital Management

Westchester General Hospital

WindRose Health Investors

Tax > US taxes: contentious Tier 1

The tax controversy team at McDermott Will & Emery LLP is highly experienced in IRS audits, administrative appeals, and trial and appellate litigation. The team is particularly strong in SALT and transfer pricing disputes and litigation. Clients are primarily multinationals, including a large number of Fortune 100 companies. In Chicago, practice lead Jane Wells May focuses on SALT matters for clients in the healthcare, energy, and manufacturing industries. She works alongside Jenny Johnson, a specialist in negotiated resolutions with the IRS and DoJ; Andrew Roberson, an expert in representing clients before the IRS Appeals Office and Examination Division; federal and SALT litigator Roger Jones; and Catherine Battin, who often represents multinationals in SALT controversies. In Washington DC, Stephen Kranz is a noted expert in state tax reform and digital goods and services tax disputes, and in Boston, Richard Call specializes in SALT litigation, both before administrative and judicial bodies. San Francisco-based Charles Moll focuses on SALT tax controversy resolution, often before California tax authorities.

Practice head(s):

Jane Wells May

Key clients

Genentech

US Chamber of Commerce

Sunstone Hotel Investors

PDV Holdings, Inc.

Growmark, Inc.

Dropbox

GBX Group

Work highlights

  • Represented the US Chamber of Commerce in challenging a new law that was passed by the state of Maryland that levies a digital advertising tax on technology companies.
  • Represented Sunstone Hotel Investors, a real estate investment trust, in a dispute involving the nationwide issue of the proper methodology for assessing hotel property.
  • Represented PDV Holding, Inc., the parent company of CITGO Petroleum Corporation, in two cases in the US Tax Court and Federal district court in Texas. Both cases involve the issue of whether PDV is entitled to hundreds of millions of dollars related to fuel excise taxes it paid to the government.

Tax > US taxes: non-contentious Tier 1

Highly rated by clients for their broad capabilities, the ‘indispensable' team at McDermott Will & Emery LLP assists a myriad of clue-chip corporates on high-value transactions and tax planning mandates. Jointly led by Jane Wells May  and Washington DC-based Tim Shuman, the team is also noted for its robust restructuring practice, most recently working with major Fortune 500 companies in online retail and consumer goods. Wells May specializes in state and local tax matters, while Shuman is especially well versed in domestic and cross-border deals, restructurings and liquidations. Damon Lyon is noted for his knowledge of multi-jurisdictional business structures, while the DC-based Caroline Ngo ‘s broad practice encompasses tax-efficient structuring and the application of bilateral income tax treaties. Lowell Yoder handles cross-border transactions for a range of clients from the worlds of tech, pharmaceuticals, e-commerce, and financial services. New York-based John Lutz specializes in structured finance, derivatives, and hedge funds. Meaghan Wolfe, who joined from Baker McKenzie LLP in July 2021, focuses on US federal income tax issues for numerous MNCs. All named lawyers are based in Chicago unless stated otherwise.

Practice head(s):

Jane Wells May; Tim Shuman

Other key lawyers:

Damon Lyon; Caroline Ngo; Lowell Yoder; John Lutz; Meaghan Wolfe

Testimonials

‘Practical, efficient, honest, responsive, knowledgeable.’

‘I have worked with the tax group at McDermott Washington and McDermott Chicago. They are the indispensable go-to firm on serious tax issues involving internal and external reorganizations, Tax Treaty issues, US taxation of foreign income (GILTI and Subpart F), and cross-border payments potentially exposed to BEAT. The Washington office has unmatched intellectual capacity and expertise in these areas.’

‘Michael Wilder has an encyclopedic knowledge of how 368 transactions have evolved in the era of cross border global capital flows; good judgment about when to worry and when not to worry.’

‘David Noren has deep experience in the process that led to the modern treaty network (limitation of benefits, zero withholding on dividends) and first rate analytic capacity.’

‘Caroline Ngo delivers keen insights on how to make sense of the regulatory minefield developed by the Treasury to rewrite the statutory provisions.’

Key clients

Coty

Chevron

Panera Bread (JAB Holding Company)

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW)

Bank of America Securities, Inc.

Procter & Gamble

Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort Tier 2

Leveraging longstanding client relationships with high-profile companies, including ExxonMobil and Honeywell, who continue to instruct the firm across many of their most significant toxic tort and product liability mandates, McDermott Will & Emery LLP has strong nationwide reputation. It is appreciated for its trial-ready approach, as well as its deep subject matter knowledge – including as it relates to asbestos and glyphosate exposure, and groundwater contamination. Miami-based Anthony Upshaw , whose ‘excellent trial skills in the area’ are underscored by his selection by Monsanto/Bayer to try its PCB-related matters and its Roundup related trials, leads the team James Pardo  is based out of New York and has an excellent track record defending clients in private and government enforcement actions relating to allegations of hazardous waste, clean water and clean air laws.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Anthony Upshaw has excellent trial skills in the area.’

Key clients

American Petroleum Association

Motorola

NCAA

ExxonMobil

DECRA Roofing Systems

IKO Manufacturing

Monsanto

BDO

James Hardie Building Products

Work highlights

  • Lead counsel for ExxonMobil in a product liability case brought by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in connection with gasoline additive methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.
  • Represents Motorola Mobility in more than 65 cases pending in D.C. Superior Court in which individual plaintiffs claim that wireless telephone use caused their brain tumors.
  • Represents Monsanto in relation to multiple venue products liability mass tort actions related to the manufacture, sale and distribution of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB).

Industry focus > Energy regulation: conventional power Tier 2

The energy regulatory team at McDermott Will & Emery LLP has an ‘exceptionally high degree of subject matter knowledge. It represents independent power producers and other competitive power companies -including power marketers and merchant transmission developers- on the full spectrum of energy regulatory, transmission, interconnection and compliance issues. The group regularly handles investigation and audits by the CFTC, FERC and other state and federal regulatory bodies, as well as in related appellate and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Based in Washington DC, practice co-heads Neil Levy and David Tewksbury are ‘leaders in the energy regulatory space. Stephanie Lim in Washington DC focuses on matters relating to buyer-side market power mitigation rules and other ISO and RTO rules governing the electricity capacity markets.

Practice head(s):

Neil Levy; David Tewksbury

Other key lawyers:

Bruce Richardson; Stephanie Lim

Testimonials

The energy regulatory team at McDermott, Will & Emery are in a class by themselves. The depth of knowledge, insight and execution make them the industry standard in this area.’

The ability to hone in on the most salient points and to use the full range of precedents to make cogent arguments at the Federal Regulatory Commission is unparalleled.’

David Tewksbury and Stephanie Lim are truly exceptional. They are knowledgeable, efficient and always on time.’

The exceptionally high degree of subject matter knowledge is unique with the team we work with, including David Tewksbury, Stephanie Lim, and Neil Levy. Their deep knowledge of how the markets and market participants work together is also unmatched, allowing for more nuanced and issue-specific arguments on behalf of their clients.’

Neil Levy and David Tewksbury are the individuals that I work with most often and they are the individuals who are leaders in the energy regulatory space.’

Key clients

Advanced Power Services

Apex Clean Energy

Calpine Corporation

Clearway Group

Clearway Energy

ConnectGen

CPV

Eastern Generation

EPSA

Empire Generating Company

Empower Energies

GenOn

Homer City Generation

Hull Street Energy

Indeck Energy Services

Independent Power Producers of New York

Longview Power

LS Power

Marubeni Power International

Mitsubishi Power Americas

NEPGA

NextEra Energy Resources

NRG

Pirlo Energy Holdings

P3

ReEnergy Holdings

SB Energy

Talen Energy Corporation

Tenaska

TerraForm Power

Vistra and certain of its subsidiaries

Work highlights

  • Advised and represented NRG on FERC issues relating to: (1) its $3.6bn acquisition of retail electricity and natural gas marketer Direct Energy, from Centrica; (2) its $760m sale of a 4,800MW portfolio of fossil-fueled generation assets in New York City, Connecticut and California to ArcLight; and (3) the unwinding of sale/leaseback arrangements for 2,500MW of fossil-fueled generation assets in Illinois.
  • Representing Tenaska’s power marketing subsidiary, Tenaska Power Services in connection with its filing to justify spot-market sales in the Western US at prices in excess of the $1,000/MWh “soft” price cap established in the aftermath of the 2000-2001 Western energy crisis.
  • Represented EPSA as an intervenor before FERC opposing complaints relating to price spikes in MISO’s 2015 capacity auction.

Industry focus > Energy: renewable/alternative power Tier 2

With ‘superb bench strength‘, McDermott Will & Emery LLP is particularly praised for its ‘expertise in renewable energy transactions‘. Its varied client roster is predominantly made up of developers, lenders, large private equity funds and public utility companies which turn to the firm for assistance with the development and financing of renewable energy projects. Additionally, the team has a proven track record in high-value and complex investments in the renewable space involving solar, wind, hydrogen, carbon capture, renewable diesel and biofuels. Edward Zaelke , whose experience in the renewable energy sector spans more than 30 years, leads the global energy project finance group. He is based in Los Angeles, and has a strong background in the representation of companies engaged in the development, financing and operation of wind and solar power, biomass, geothermal and renewable natural gas projects. Tax expert Philip Tingle , who is based in Miami, stands out for his work on behalf of public utilities in obtaining tax equity financing for their renewable energy projects. Carl Fleming  in Washington DC has in-depth knowledge across the entire value chain of the renewable industry and is trusted counsel to public and private entities.

Practice head(s):

Edward Zaelke; Philip Tingle

Other key lawyers:

Carl Fleming; Heather Cooper; Joel Hugenberger; Jim Salerno

Testimonials

‘Expertise in renewable energy transactions; superb bench strength.’

‘Jim Salerno’s expertise in renewable energy transactions allowed him to counsel me in a sophisticated equipment transaction and to take over the negotiations when I was unavailable.’

‘Carl Fleming is always available to help, even in a crunch, and always brings even-keeled market insights regardless of the circumstance.’

Key clients

AEP

AES Distributed Energy

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp

Apex Clean Energy

CIT Bank

Credit Suisse

Franklin Park Advisors

Innogy renewables (RWE renewables)

LS Power

NiSource, Inc

Northern Indiana Public Service Company LLC (NIPSCO)

Primergy Solar

Q Cell

Rakuten Capital

Scout Clean Energy LLC/Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners

S-Power (AES renewables)

Terra-Gen Power

Terraform Power (TERP)

US Wind Inc.

Work highlights

  • Representing Rakuten Capital in the purchase and sale of $100m infrastructure assets in UK.

Industry focus > Healthcare: life sciences Tier 2

McDermott Will & Emery LLP has bolstered its broad life sciences team with a number of major lateral hires. Most notable in this is its expansion of the IP team, bringing new California-based practice co-head Douglas Carsten from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, expanding the firm’s litigation bench, which offers trial and arbitration services for patent disputes. Its transactional team has also continued to grow, with growing expertise in licensing and collaborations matters based out of the Chicago, Los Angeles and Atlanta offices. Another core element of the offering is regulatory work, with Washington DC-based co-head Vernessa Pollard advising on clinical research, marketing and post-market compliance. Also noteworthy are Boston-based IP experts Sarah Chapin Columbia and Michael Siekman, and Silicon Valley litigator William Gaede.

Practice head(s):

Vernessa Pollard; Doug Carsten

Other key lawyers:

Sarah Chapin Columbia; Michael Siekman; William Gaede; Thomas Steindler; Byron Kalogerou

Testimonials

‘Pleasure working with this firm due to their legal acumen, ability to quickly understand complex technologies, and zeal for their client’s matters. In addition, they provide business-oriented legal advice rather than merely focusing on the legal questions at issue.’

‘Thomas Steindler – Partner – Exceptional leader and exactly the attorney you want when dealing with aggressive opposing parties.

‘Partner Byron Kalogerou has established a good team around them. If one person isn’t available, the other continues without dropping the ball.’

Key clients

10x Genomics Inc.

Amgen Inc.

Assertio Therapeutics

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals

Bausch Health US

BehaVR

Biogen

Charles River Laboratories

CRISPR Therapeutics, Inc.

Enhanced Healthcare Partners

EQRx

Heron Therapeutics

Immunex Corporation

Impulse Dynamics

KAI Pharmaceuticals

Kymab Limited

Lyell Immunopharma, Inc.

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

Medline

Merck Global Health Innovation Fund

Michelin SCA/Solesis

Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc./Mylan GmbH

Natera, Inc.

Novartis

Origenis GmbH

Outspace Bio

PerkinElmer

Public Pension Capital

Quidel Corporation

Regenxbio

Specifica, Inc.

United Therapeutics

Walking Fish Therapeutics

Windrose Health Investors

Work highlights

  • Advised Medline Industries Inc in its sale to a consortium of private equity firms led by Blackstone, Carlyle and Hellman & Friedman.
  • Represented REGENXBIO in a $1.8bn strategic partnership with AbbVie.
  • Represented Amgen in its long-fought battle with Sanofi and Regeneron over new cholesterol drugs.

Intellectual property > Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing) Tier 2

McDermott Will & Emery LLP advises on the management and enforcement of the trademark portfolios of major clients in the life sciences, tech, healthcare, professional services, biotech, logistics, insurance, fintech and alcoholic beverages sectors. Trademark prosecution expert Christina Martini in Chicago leads the team with William Gaede in Silicon Valley. Support is provided by licensing and counseling specialist Jennifer Mikulina in Chicago and in Washington DC by Robert Zelnick, who manages unfair competition and advertising matters, and associate Eleanor Atkins. Orange County office managing partner Sarah Bro assists clients in the alcoholic beverages, IT, blockchain and financial tech and wellness sectors.

Testimonials

‘The team of IP attorneys are some of the most practical outside counsel I have ever encountered. I always know my matters will be treated with white glove service and the work product will be exacting, timely and importantly, delivered in a user-friendly manner.’

‘Sarah Bro and Robert Zelnick’s approachability, light-handed billing and consistent professionalism leave them leaps and bounds ahead of their competitors.’

Key clients

Alico Services Corporation

Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)

CXtec Inc.

EQRx

FIG. 1

Gorton’s Seafood

Hitachi Ltd.

Ilegal Mezcal

Irving Oil

Lyell Immunopharma, Inc.

MCIC Vermont

My Medical Suitcase SAS

New York Life Insurance Company

Olam International

One Home Brands, Inc., d/b/a Blueland

Outpace Bio

Pindrop/Next Caller

Plume Design

Tampico Beverages, Inc.

Terlato Wines International

Walking Fish Therapeutics

Xypex Chemical Corporation

Young Innovations, Inc.

Zodiac Pool Systems LLC / Fluidra

Work highlights

  • Advising EQRx as primary trademark counsel.
  • Advising Tampico Beverages on managing and enforcing the international trademark portfolio of Tampico Beverages.
  • Advising Terlato Wines, a marketer of luxury wines in the US, on all aspects of its global trademark portfolio, which includes more than 80 brands from wine and spirits producers in more than a dozen countries.

Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional Tier 2

Widely recognized in the ESOP space, the team at McDermott Will & Emery LLP has demonstrable experience in advising private equity firms and their portfolio companies, as well as financial services and healthcare-sector clients on M&A and leveraged buyout transactions. Key clients include Kaiser Aluminum, Novant Health and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, among others. In Boston, global head Andrew Liazos focuses on executive compensation and ERISA fiduciary issues, while ‘terrificErin Turley and Allison Wilkerson, who both operate from the firm’s Dallas office, advise on pension and 401(k) plans, in addition to ESOPs. Based in Chicago, Todd Solomon, who is noted for his experience in ERISA Title 1 issues, handles deferred compensation arrangements, and Diane Morgenthaler focuses on the employee benefits aspects acquisitions and divestitures.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Liazos

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is nationally recognized in the ESOP space. They’ve handled all different types of transactions with varying degrees of complexity.’

‘Erin Turley was terrific. We had a very aggressive schedule with difficult parties. She was able to help navigate our transaction to a successful completion, on time and within budget.’

Key clients

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Diamondback Energy

Ericsson

Guggenheim Partners

Hidden Harbor Capital Partners

H.I.G. Capital

Kaiser Aluminum

Millennium Management

Novant Health

Trinity Industries

Work highlights

  • Advised Kaiser Aluminum on the employee benefits aspects of its acquisition of a division from Alcoa Corporation.
  • Advised on a reverse merger transaction for a pharmaceutical company.

M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m) Tier 2

McDermott Will & Emery LLP predominantly operates in the middle to upper-middle market field, handling transactions in the $50m-$1bn range. The practice is bolstered by dedicated healthcare, TMT and IT groups and is also known for its work in the energy, food and beverage, manufacturing and chemicals sectors. Based in Miami, Harris Siskind serves as global head of the transactions practice group, handling a variety of acquisitions and divestitures, and leveraging previous experience working in the securities and manufacturing industries. Todd Finger operates from New York, serving as head of the local practice, leading on mergers, stock and asset deals, LBOs, joint ventures and restructuring transactions, among other deal types.

Practice head(s):

Harris Siskind; Brooks Gruemmer; Frederic Levenson; Todd Finger; Wilson Chu

Other key lawyers:

Sam Snider; Laurence Bronska; John Tamisiea; Jack Langlois; Joanna Jung-Erh Lin; Diego Gómez-Cornejo; Ann Marie Brodarick; Paul Puckett

Key clients

Aisling Capital

Ajax Health LLC

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX)

Ampersand Capital Partners

Amulet Capital Partners, L.P.

Ardent Investors, LLC

Asurion

Atlantic Street Capital

AUA Private Equity Partners

Baker Hughes

Batchelor & Kimball, Inc.

Baxter Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: BAX)

BDO USA, LLP

Bernhard Capital Partners Management, LP,

Biospring Partners

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc.

Blue Sea Capital

Boyne Capital Partners

Cambridge Capital

Center for Diagnostic Imaging (“CDI”)

CenterGate, Capital

Charles River Laboratories International, Inc.

Clinify Inc

Comvest Partners

Deerfield Management Company

Dialexa, LLC

Downtown Music

Enhanced Healthcare Partners (“EHP”)

Fidelis Cybersecurity, Inc

Fireman Capital Partners

Gauge Capital

Gemspring Capital Management, LLC

General Atlantic

General Electric Company

Great Point Partners

H.I.G. Capital, LLC

Havencrest Healthcare Partners, LP

HCI Capital Partners/ HCI Equity Partners, LLC

Hidden Harbor Capital Partners

IA Capital Group

Independent Pet Partners (“IPP”)

Industrial Opportunity Partners

Irving Oil

J. M. Huber Corporation

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation

KKR Partners

Kraken Resources LLC

LaSalle Capital Group

Lee Equity Partners

LightBay Capital

Lindsay Goldberg

Lorient Capital Management, LLC

Martis Capital Management

Maxons Restorations, Inc.

Midcon Holdco Partners LLC

Mid-State Industrial Maintenance

Monadnock Resources LLC

Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI)

Natixis

Nautic Partners, LLC

New Harbor Capital

Novelis

Oasis Petroleum Inc.

PeopleConnect, Inc.

Plateau Excavation, Inc.

Puttshack Ltd

Rainier Capital Partners

Revelstoke Capital Partners

RiverGlade Capital, LP

Riverside Partners

Sheridan Capital Partners

SiriusPoint Ltd

Skyview Capital

Softhale NV

Spanos, Barber Jesse & Co.

Spartech, LLC

Spring Management OK, LLC

Staple Street Capital

Sterling Partners

Steward Health Care System LLC

The Coca-Cola Company

The McQuade Center for Strategic Research and Development, LLC

The O’Neil Family

The Sterling Group

Third Point Reinsurance Ltd

Thomas H. Lee Partners

United Promotions Inc.

United Services Automobile Association (“USAA”)

United Veterinary Care, LLC

Viking Global

WC SACD Holdings, Inc. d/b/a Aura

Wellspring Capital Management LLC

Westshore Capital Partners

WindRose Health Investors

Aisling Capital

Ajax Health LLC

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX)

Ampersand Capital Partners

Amulet Capital Partners, L.P.

Ardent Investors, LLC

Asurion

Atlantic Street Capital

AUA Private Equity Partners

Baker Hughes

Batchelor & Kimball, Inc.

Baxter Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: BAX)

BDO USA, LLP

Bernhard Capital Partners Management, LP,

Biospring Partners

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc.

Blue Sea Capital

Boyne Capital Partners

Cambridge Capital

Center for Diagnostic Imaging (“CDI”)

CenterGate, Capital

Charles River Laboratories International, Inc.

Clinify Inc

Comvest Partners

Deerfield Management Company

Dialexa, LLC

Downtown Music

Enhanced Healthcare Partners (“EHP”)

Fidelis Cybersecurity, Inc

Fireman Capital Partners

Gauge Capital

Gemspring Capital Management, LLC

General Atlantic

General Electric Company

Great Point Partners

H.I.G. Capital, LLC

Havencrest Healthcare Partners, LP

HCI Capital Partners/ HCI Equity Partners, LLC

Hidden Harbor Capital Partners

IA Capital Group

Independent Pet Partners (“IPP”)

Industrial Opportunity Partners

Irving Oil

J. M. Huber Corporation

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation

KKR Partners

Kraken Resources LLC

LaSalle Capital Group

Lee Equity Partners

LightBay Capital

Lindsay Goldberg

Lorient Capital Management, LLC

Martis Capital Management

Maxons Restorations, Inc.

Midcon Holdco Partners LLC

Mid-State Industrial Maintenance

Monadnock Resources LLC

Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI)

Natixis

Nautic Partners, LLC

New Harbor Capital

Novelis

Oasis Petroleum Inc.

PeopleConnect, Inc.

Plateau Excavation, Inc.

Puttshack Ltd

Rainier Capital Partners

Revelstoke Capital Partners

RiverGlade Capital, LP

Riverside Partners

Sheridan Capital Partners

SiriusPoint Ltd

Skyview Capital

Softhale NV

Spanos, Barber Jesse & Co.

Spartech, LLC

Spring Management OK, LLC

Staple Street Capital

Sterling Partners

Steward Health Care System LLC

The Coca-Cola Company

The McQuade Center for Strategic Research and Development, LLC

The O’Neil Family

The Sterling Group

Third Point Reinsurance Ltd

Thomas H. Lee Partners

United Promotions Inc.

United Services Automobile Association (“USAA”)

United Veterinary Care, LLC

Viking Global

WC SACD Holdings, Inc. d/b/a Aura

Wellspring Capital Management LLC

Westshore Capital Partners

WindRose Health Investors

Work highlights

  • Represented REGENXBIO in a $1.8bn strategic partnership with AbbVie to develop and commercialize RGX-314, a potential one-time gene therapy for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD), diabetic retinopathy (DR) and other chronic retinal diseases.
  • Represented Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. in the execution of a definitive agreement to sell its CarePort Health business to WellSky Corp., a global health and community care technology company, for $1.35bn.
  • Represented the U.S. subsidiary of a leading Tokyo headquartered and listed med-tech company and leading supplier of innovative high-tech and medical products in its bid to acquire a leading distributor of optical products and manufacturer of custom contact lenses.

Media, technology and telecoms > Outsourcing Tier 2

McDermott Will & Emery LLP is equally adept at acting for customers and providers in outsourcing deals, handling transactions involving the outsourcing of a wide variety of business processes. The practice has a strong client base in the healthcare sector, where it is particularly active on the outsourcing of revenue cycle management. Blockchain technology is another area of focus for the team, which acts both for companies in this sector as well as companies seeking to use blockchain in the outsourcing of processes. Shawn Helms and Jason Krieser lead the team from Dallas; both have considerable expertise in transactions involving technology such as cloud computing and the blockchain. David Guedry and Heather Bethancourt are also key names in the Dallas office. Guedry is experienced in advising on the outsourcing of IT and business processes, while Bethancourt specialises in acting for healthcare clients.

Practice head(s):

Shawn Helms; Jason Krieser

Testimonials

‘Complex knowledge, expertise that is highly diverse and very experienced.’

‘Tremendous knowledge and practical understanding of products and suppliers. Functional experts. Unmatched work ethic and responsiveness.’

 

Key clients

Amadeus

BDO

Becton, Dickinson and Company

Caterpillar

Cognizant

HCL Technologies

Orange (France Telecom)

University of Chicago

United Services Automobile Association (USAA)

Walmart

Work highlights

  • Represented State Farm and the United Services Automobile Association to manage the formation of a cutting-edge blockchain-powered claims system.
  • Acted for Orange in connection with the establishment of a new French cloud company designed to meet the stringent French sovereignty and critical infrastructure requirements.
  • Represented a community health company in connection with a healthcare and revenue cycle management outsourcing deal with Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group.

Tax > Financial products Tier 2

Tax > International tax Tier 2

McDermott Will & Emery LLP advises multinationals on tax aspects of international M&A transactions, transfer pricing, and corporate restructuring. The team is also highly experienced in tax planning and advisory work, as well as advising high-net-worth individuals in complex multi-jurisdictional tax disputes and litigation. In Washington DC practice leader Tim Shuman is an expert in cross-border acquisitions, restructurings, and dispositions. He works alongside international tax planning expert Caroline Ngo  and Britt Haxton, a specialist in tax-free and taxable acquisitions, restructurings, and liquidations. Operating out of Chicago, Damon Lyon deals with cross-border M&A and international tax controversies, Brian Jenn covers US taxation of foreign currencies and transfer pricing, and Lowell Yoder focuses on cross-border M&A and global tax planning. In Miami, Michael Silva advises on cross-border transactions. The team expanded in 2021 with international tax planning specialists Alex Farr joining from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in February, Michael Hardgrove joining from DLA Piper LLP (US) in May, and Jeff Maydew and Meaghan Wolfe joining from Baker McKenzie LLP in July. Lauren Ferrante and Alysse McLoughlin departed in January and August 2021.

Practice head(s):

Tim Shuman

Testimonials

‘This has been my first engagement with the McDermott team and it was an exceptional experience. The knowledge about technical topics and collaboration with our team was more than I have ever experienced in my 16 years of work in tax. The team always had someone available to discuss topics or join calls. Their ability to work together behind the scenes was extraordinary as the entire team was always up to speed and prepared for discussions/meetings.’

‘Very efficient and customized advice with a wide breadth of expertise.’

‘Trusted business advisor in tax and legal matters. Excellent relationship build-up capabilities, sustained by superb technical knowledge, communication with impact, fast responsiveness, ability too tackle sensitive areas. Great ability to connect and bring relevant experts in the picture when needed. World-class services.’

They are highly responsive. We have referred some individual clients to them, and the feedback and the interaction with us could not be better. We are sure that our clients are being well advised regarding their investments in the US.

MWE’s International Tax experience is superb, their team is well diversified with individuals that have experience in all fields of international tax. The have individuals fluent in different languages and working experience in different countries. Their client base is large enough to expose them to new and unique cases.’

The MWE team is the best I have ever had the pleasure of working with – their collaboration and connection behind the scenes is clear in the value they provide consistently across the board.’

Tim Shuman is the best client service partner / advisor I have worked with in my tenure as a tax professional. He and his team are no distinguisher of person and treat everyone on the client’s team as the most important person they are dealing with. Hands down, no better way to treat my team and I so appreciate it.’

Caroline Ngo is highly effective at working as part of a real team with the company. She listens and communicates well and understands the company’s business context and planning personality. It is easy to rope her in, have her quickly grasp the issues, and receive advice and helpful suggestions that are on point and reliable. She uses firm resources well, drawing in other talent in an efficient and helpful way without trying to overdo anything.’

Key clients

Coty

Chevron

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW)

Bank of America Securities, Inc.

Procter & Gamble

Viking Global Investors

Work highlights

  • Advised Coty on U.S. tax aspects of the sale of its professional and retail hair business – including the Wella, Clairol, OPI and ghd brands – to the private equity giant KKR for $2.5bn.
  • Advised Chevron in connection with its announced $13bn all-stock acquisition of Noble Energy.
  • Represented Panera Bread (JAB Holding Company) as tax counsel in connection with its announced IPO and the merger of a newly formed subsidiary of Panera with USHG Acquisition Corp.

Antitrust > Merger control Tier 3

McDermott Will & Emery LLP has long-standing strength in the healthcare antitrust space, handling numerous hospital mergers alongside clearances for other deals in the sector, combining this with merger control advice in a wide range of other sectors, with the team often brought in to specifically handle antitrust elements of deals, including standard filings through to merger challenges and litigation against the DOJ and FTC. The firm also handles merger arbitrage matters, working with hedge funds and other investor clients to identify potential transactions that will survive regulatory oversight. A notable representation during 2021 was that of Constellation Brands in its sale of 34 wine and spirit brands to EJ Gallo, for an estimated $1.7bn, a transaction facing an FTC Second Request and ongoing remedy negotiations. The team is led by Raymond Jacobsen, who has a strong record in defending complex mergers, and is currently representing Lockheed Martin in its proposed acquisition of Aerodyne. Joel Grosberg is also active in the merger space, handling clearance applications and litigation for deals in a wide range of sectors, including technology, chemicals, and life sciences. Katharine O’Connor in Chicago focuses her practice on merger defense, representing clients before regulatory agencies, judges, and juries. Lawyers are in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.

Practice head(s):

Raymond Jacobsen

Other key lawyers:

Joel Grosberg; Katharine O’Connor

Key clients

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

Constellation Brands

Amneal / Impax Laboratories

Lockheed Martin

Premier Inc.

Motorola

NGK Insulators, Inc.

Treehouse Foods, Inc.

Ballad Health

Main Line Health

TriHealth

Baxter Healthcare

Southern Illinois Healthcare

Permanente Medical Group

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

TreeHouse Foods, Inc.

Geisinger Health

Lake Health

Cedars Sinai Health System

US Anesthesia Partners

Motorola Mobility LLC

Honey Bum

Work highlights

  • Represented Constellation Brands in E&J Gallo’s $1.7B acquisition of 34 wine and spirit brands from Constellation.
  • Representing Lockheed Martin in connection with its $5 billion acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne.
  • Represented TreeHouse Foods as buyer in the purchase of the majority of pasta brands from Spanish corporation Ebro’s Riviana Foods.

Dispute resolution > Appellate: courts of appeals / Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal)

Since its establishment in 2019, McDermott Will & Emery LLP‘s appellate practice has been consistently involved in high-stakes administrative and constitutional litigation — as well as complex business disputes. The team is a particularly strong performer in US Supreme Court cases, where it has argued ten matters since January 2019. The firm also continues to notch up involvement in significant cases before federal and state appellate courts. Paul Hughes and Michael Kimberly co-chair the department from Washington DC and they recently paired up to represent David Wilson, a member of The Board of Trustees of the Houston Community College System, in a case discussing the authority of elected bodies to censure their members for speech protected by the First Amendment. Associate Andrew Lyonsberg, also based in Washington DC, provides capable support.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘MWE’s appellate practice is of high caliber and is well-versed in the healthcare space where our organization is engaged.’

Paul Hughes has deep knowledge and experience in SCOTUS practice. His intellect is outstanding and he is a joy to work with. If I have a matter that I want to take to the US Supreme Court, Paul is my go-to lawyer.’

‘Michael Kimberly is a consummate expert in appellate law and practice and embodies the knowledge, confidence, and poise required for the task at hand. Moreover, he has done an excellent job of making himself available as an advisor, counsel, and confidant for our organization.’

Key clients

The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America

The National Association of Manufacturers

Banner Health

Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA)

Healthcare Distribution Alliance

Allied World Surplus Lines

Pabst Brewing Company

Blackboard, Inc.

Express Scripts; Cigna

Google Inc.

Virginia Healthcare and Hospital Association

New England Power Generations Association

Electric Power Supply Association

Vanda Pharmaceuticals

Pro bono clients, including Nidal Nasrallah, Pedro Pablo Guerrero-Lasprilla and Ruben Ovalles, Brian Iverson, Pedro Pablo Guerrero-Lasprilla and Ruben Ovalles

Work highlights

  • Represented David Wilson, a member of The Board of Trustees of the Houston Community College System, in a case concerning the authority of elected bodies to censure their members for speech protected by the First Amendment.
  • Represented Maria Angelica Guzman Chavez and others before the US Supreme Court in a high-profile immigration case discussing whether individuals should be subjected to mandatory detention while awaiting the outcome of immigration cases.
  • Successfully represented Hernan Portillo-Flores in an immigration law case determining that the Board of Immigration Appeals must take age into account when reviewing asylum cases.

Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes Tier 3

McDermott Will & Emery LLP's mainstay include defending accounting firms and their partners, healthcare litigation cases, intellectual property issues and securities matters. John Calandra in New York has niche expertise in proceedings relating to space law and satellites. Jon Dean  in Los Angeles has a practice encompassing antitrust cases, patent litigation matters, trade secrets cases, and unfair competition cases. Calandra and Dean lead the group together with William Donovan (Los Angeles) and David Rosenbloom  (Chicago). Andrew Kratenstein is a key contact for energy and healthcare clients.

Practice head(s):

John Calandra; Bill Donovan; David Rosenbloom; Jon Dean

Other key lawyers:

Andrew Kratenstein; Warren Haskel; Seth Friedman

Testimonials

‘MWE has significant expertise in advising accounting firms regarding accountant’s liability and in areas related to accounting firm practice, such as trustee liability. When I get MWE involved, I know that their expertise will enable us to expeditiously settle any claim.’

‘Seth Friedman’s extensive knowledge in accountant’s liability enables him to quickly assess a matter and advise in the early stages how he anticipates the matter will resolve – and he is invariably accurate. That level of expertise is invaluable.’

Key clients

Ace American Insurance

Allied World Assurance Company

Amgen Inc.

Apple

BDO USA, LLP

BlackBerry

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles)

Cigna Corporation

Cummins Allison

DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.

Dawn Rowe

eBay

George E. Warren LLC

Grant Thornton LLP

Healthcare Distribution Alliance

Honeywell International Inc.

Ideal Industries

IKO Industries, Ltd.

Intelsat

International “start-up” incubator based in Cambridge, MA

James Hardie Building Products, Inc.

Kleinfelder, Inc.

KOS Services, Inc.

Liberty Mutual Group

Motorola Mobility

National Football League

NCAA

Oak Pacific Investment

PG&E

Plantronics

Polycom

Premier, Inc.

Roche Health Solutions, Inc.

Southern Illinois Healthcare

StubHub

Sugarfina

Sun-Maid Growers of California and the Raisin Bargaining Association

Topa Insurance Company

Trustpilot, Inc.

UHY LLP

Universal Health Services, Inc.

University of Vermont Medical Center

Visionworks of America, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Representing Apple Inc. in connection with the App Store antitrust cases filed by Epic and two purported classes of consumers and app developers, all of which are pending in the N.D. California.
  • Acting for ten current and former officers of PG&E Corporation and its subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, in two class actions arising out of the 2017 and 2018 California wildfires.
  • Successfully defended Plantronics in a high-stakes, bet-the-company antitrust case in Delaware Federal Court.

Dispute resolution > International trade Tier 3

The increasingly prominent team at McDermott Will & Emery LLP is noted for its ‘depth of experience with respect to all aspects of international trade‘. Among its new mandates, the firm was appointed by the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) — together with consortium partners TLT and Borden Ladner Gervais LLP — to advise on three trade agreements, including the UK’s accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Trade remedy and policy specialist Joanne Osendarp (‘good at pulling together different views and presenting a strong and coherent legal argument‘) co-leads the DIT work alongside counsel Timothy Hruby. Practice co-head Carolyn Gleason is ‘extremely knowledgeable‘ and recently teamed up with counsel Raymond Paretzky and senior counsel David Levine to represent Musco Family Olive Co in several antidumping, countervailing duty, USCIT, and WTO proceedings involving US olive imports from Spain. Eric Parnes (‘good at staying abreast of the intricacies of the case‘) and counsel Alan Kashdan are also noted. Named attorneys are based in Washington DC.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘This practice has true depth of experience with respect to all aspects of international trade. We have relied upon them for expertise in phytosanitary matters, trade disputes, 301 actions, and representation before NAFTA dispute panels, among other things.’

We value: their reliability as law practitioners — every single member of the team we had contact with showed very high professional skills; their ability to handle huge volumes of very complex information in a methodical and very effective manner; the flexibility they showed towards us as clients; their work ethic.’

Their working methods enabled them to act in a very coordinated way with remarkable tenacity. That resulted in understanding deeply the issues at stake, creating synergies and ultimately achieving more effective results.’

‘Eric Parnes is particularly good at staying abreast of the intricacies of the case. Joanne Osendarp is very good at pulling together different views and presenting a strong and coherent legal argument. Both Timothy Hruby and Lynn Kamarck have a very good sense of the DOC’s developing policies, and are able to use their “insider knowledge” to the client’s advantage.’

‘Carolyn Gleason is an extremely knowledgeable and competent attorney on matters of international trade. Her counsel has proved invaluable in our decision-making process.’

‘The whole team constitutes a highly skilled, professional, effective, efficient and reliable alternative. Nevertheless, Joanne Osendarp, Lynn Kamarck, Alan Kashdan and Timothy Hruby deserve a special recognition.’

They have a vast and detailed knowledge of the legal implications of international trade (particularly on the trade remedies area.) Given their expertise, it is not a coincidence that some of them have the highest degree of insight regarding some of the biggest and most complex disputes involving international remedies issues.’

‘The team is highly client-oriented, prompt, efficient and practical, particularly Raymond Paretzky and David Levine in the DC office.’

Key clients

Asocaña – Sugar Cane Growers Association of Colombia

United Kingdom’s Department for International Trade

Chiquita Brands

CHS

CJ CheilJedang Corporation

Coalition for Fair Trade in Ripe Olives

Export Development Canada (EDC)

Government of Canada

Government of Mexico

Illinois Tool Works

Musco Family Olive Co.

Asocaña – Sugar Cane Growers Association of Colombia

United Kingdom’s Department for International Trade

Chiquita Brands

CHS

CJ CheilJedang Corporation

Coalition for Fair Trade in Ripe Olives

Export Development Canada (EDC)

Government of Canada

Government of Mexico

Illinois Tool Works

Musco Family Olive Co.

Work highlights

  • Representing the Government of Canada in the ongoing dispute between the US and Canada over US imports of softwood lumber from Canada.
  • Representing the UK’s Department for International Trade, together with consortium partners TLT and Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, on four trade agreements, including the UK’s accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
  • Representing Musco Family Olive Co, a leading supplier of table olives in America, in several antidumping, countervailing duty, Court of International Trade, and WTO proceedings involving US olive imports from Spain.

Industry focus > Insurance: advice to insurers Tier 3

The insurance practice at McDermott Will & Emery LLP helps its broad client base, which includes prominent names in the industry, ‘achieve positive, practical outcomes that make long term sense’. The team handles contentious insurance coverage litigation, reinsurance disputes and offers regulatory advice and representation. Of note is its expertise in captive insurance and risk retention group matters as well as in the insurtech sector. The team is led by Ryan Smethurst, who has a wealth of trial and appellate experience, and Margaret Warner, ‘an outstanding litigator and strategist‘ in Washington DC together with Jane Byrne  in New York, who advises clients in high-value coverage and transactional disputes as well as reinsurance litigation and arbitration.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Each member of the team has deep practical knowledge in their particular sub-specialty. This makes their legal advice sophisticated and actionable. Very valuable.’

‘John Finston is a go-to for regulatory work. Great instincts honed by lots of experience. First-rate legal mind, first-rate tactician and great strategist. Knows the box well, and also is quite able to think outside it.’

‘The McDermott insurance team offers superior value and is plainly client focused, helping achieve positive, pracial outcomes that make long term sense.’

‘Peg Warner is an outstanding litigator and strategist, always with an eye on an end result that is practical. Ryan Smethurst can take any complex idea and boil it down to enforceable terms in a settlement or contract, always with precision and thought behind each term.’

 

Key clients

Aetna Sutter Insurance Company

AIG

Allianz: Allianz Global Risks U.S. Insurance Company Allianz Reinsurance America Allianz Underwriters Insurance Company

Allied World/Allied World Surplus Lines Insurance Co.

Allstate

American Insurance Company

Associated Indemnity Company

Bamboo ID8 Insurance Services

Brighthouse

Chicago Insurance Company

Chubb

CNA

Coverys

CSAA

Everspan Insurance Company

Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company

First American Title

GeoVera

Guardian Life Insurance Company

Infrassure Ltd.

Level Benefits

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

MCIC, A Vermont Reciprocal Risk Retention Group

Munich Re America

National Surety Corporation

National Union Fire Insurance Co.

Nationwide Insurance Co.

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

NCAA

New Paradigm

Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange

QBE

Securitas AB and Securitas Holdings Inc. (captive insurer: Securitas Group Reinsurance Ltd.)

Starr Companies

State National

SUNZ Insurance Company

Surplus Line Association fo California

Travel Guard Group, Inc.

Travelers

W.R. Berkley

Wawanesa

Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau

WTC Captive Insurance Company Inc.

 

Work highlights

  • Advised an insurance tech company on its decision to go public via merger with a special purpose acquisition company, handling all aspects of the regulatory approval process.
  • Representing Allianz in consolidated appeals before the Supreme Court of Oregon arising out of their successful 2014 bench and jury trials in Allianz’s massive environmental and asbestos insurance contribution action in Oregon.
  • Represented Munich Re in a declaratory judgment action brought in response to litigation threats made by the estate of Jordan Rodriguez.

Industry focus > Insurance: non-contentious Tier 3

The team at McDermott Will & Emery LLP regularly supports clients with transactional insurance deals, working closely with colleagues from other practice groups, such as tax or private equity. The practice is also notable for its experience in the insurtech sector as it acts for various players, from start-ups to industry incumbents. Michael Halsband leads the practice, drawing on extensive experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry. Michael Byrne has expertise in insurtech, insurance transactional and regulatory matters. John Mulhern  left the firm in May 2021. All lawyers mentioned are based in New York.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is extremely experienced and knowledgeable in an area of law that can be esoteric and ambiguous. I appreciate how quickly they respond to and focus on the issues at hand. Their proposed solutions are thorough yet pragmatic and cost efficient.’

‘Expertise in insurance across multiple jurisdictions and sub-specialties. With a strong California and UK presences, they are not limited to NY. With Tom Dawson in particular they have a very robust reinsurance capability, and Michael Byrne brings regulatory depth in the context of transactions and market conduct. And Michael Halsband quarterbacks the whole group with commercial know-how and industry experience.’

‘Michael Halsband’s background in banking and in-house roles makes him invaluable since he understands business objectives and financial realities very tangibly. Michael Byrne has good commercial judgment, particularly on regulatory projects that are adjunct to M&A and similar deals. On one matter we worked together he helped his client, which was being acquired, navigate some sensitive regulatory issues around premium fiduciary trusts. He managed to convey accurately & completely what the issues were without unduly alarming the buyer. His deft touch was a key to getting the deal done. Tom Dawson is recognized widely as having unsurpassed experience in reinsurance and its regulated status across states.’

Key clients

United Services Automobile Association (“USAA”)

DARAG Group

Aon plc

SiriusPoint Ltd.

Brit Group

Bernhard Capital Partners Management, LP

BDT Capital Partners

Team Focus Insurance Group

PG3 AG

Gemspring Capital

GeoVera Holdings, Inc.

Gigafund

Hippo

IA Capital Group

AP Intego (NEXT)

Atlas General Holdings, LLC

Munich Re

Sproutt

Volery Capital Partners

Vouch

W. Brown & Associates Insurance Services (“WBAIS”)

W.R. Berkley

Angle Health

Salty Dot, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advised USAA in its acquisition of Noblr, Inc., a California-based InsurTech firm.
  • Advised Team Focus Insurance Group, the Florida-based regional wholesale broker and program manager, along with its subsidiaries Focus Technologies (core administration software solutions and BPO services) and Capacity Insurance Company (a risk bearing platform), on its sale to PEAK6 InsurTech, the insurance operating subsidiary of PEAK6.
  • Advised Louisiana based Bernhard Capital Partners, a services and infrastructure-focused private equity fund with approximately $2.5 billion of AUM, in its transaction with The Gray Insurance Company to acquire control of The Gray Casualty & Surety Company.

Intellectual property > Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings) Tier 3

Operating from key innovation hubs, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and Washington, DC, McDermott Will & Emery LLP's practice prepares and prosecutes patent applications and manages and protects the patent portfolios of clients such as Amgen, CRISPR Therapeutics, Facebook, and Shutterstock, showcasing its particular expertise in the life sciences and technology spaces. The prosecution group is headed by Chicago's Ahsan Shaikh, while William Gaede in Silicon Valley acts as global head of the IP group. Other key attorneys include Boston's Edward Gordon, who often takes the reins in negotiations in transactions involving IP assets as well as in negotiating joint ventures and strategic collaborations for global companies. Fellow Bostonian Michael Siekman's skills shine through in life sciences side of the practice. The later two are based in Boston.

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Amgen Inc.

AppDirect

Assertio Therapeutics (Delpor)

Charles River Laboratories, Inc.

Charles Stark Draper Laboratory

Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin SCA (Michelin)

Cornell University

CRISPR Therapeutics, Inc.

Electronic Arts, Inc.

Everlaw

Facebook

Fuze

Heron Therapeutics

Ironclad

KAI Pharmaceuticals

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation

Kymab Limited

Manifold

Native American Intellectual Property Enterprise Council (NAIPEC)

Next Caller Inc.

Piaggio Fast Forward

Quidel Corporation

Resodyn Corporation

Sendoso

Shutterstock

Specifica, Inc

SpiralEdge

Splunk

WABCO Holdings Inc.

Young Innovations, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Managing Amgen’s patent estate for its PARSABIV product.  
  • Advising on patent application drafting and examination strategies for Facebook.  
  • Advising CRISPR on patent matters relating to their immuno-oncology programs, which combines the cutting-edge crispr (clusters of regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) and CAR-T (chimeric antigen receptor T cell) technologies.

Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design Tier 3

Noted for its expertise in the financial services and healthcare sectors, McDermott Will & Emery LLP advises public companies, individual executives and management teams on various executive compensation issues, as well as qualified retirement plans. In the firm’s Boston office, global chair Andrew Liazos frequently handles employment and severance agreement matters for senior executives, while Chicago-based Todd Solomon advises public and private companies, and tax-exempt entities, on deferred compensations plans. Also in Chicago, Judith Wethall focuses on health and welfare programs, and Lisa Loesel advises on 401(k) and pension plans, while Erin Turley and Allison Wilkerson are also key members of the team.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Liazos

Testimonials

‘Andrew Liazos is the most extraordinary attorney I’ve had the pleasure to work with. Regardless of the hour or the urgency, Andrew gets the problem solved fast and effectively.’

‘The team includes nationally recognized experts. They are extremely responsive, practical and resourceful. They have such a high volume of work that it seems like they’ve either handled or seen everything.’

‘Erin Turley is phenomenal. She gets your job done on time, is responsive and very well connected.’

Key clients

Crate & Barrel

Darden Restaurants

Discover Financial Services

Ericsson

Huron Consulting

Industrial & Commercial Bank of China

Kaiser Aluminum

Lenovo Group

Liberty Mutual

Novant Health

Work highlights

  • Advised Huron Consulting Group on the redesign of its executive compensation incentive plan.
  • Advised an industrial corporation in the merger of six pensions into one.
  • Advised Liberty Mutual in relation to the overfunding of its pension fund.

Labor and employment > ERISA litigation Tier 3

McDermott Will & Emery LLP has offices across the US, covering a wide range of bases and allowing it to access state-level and federal expertise. The firm offers an integrated platform, with experts across a range of subject matters, including executive benefits, employee issues and broader labor law matters. The ERISA litigation team is led by Chicago-based partner Ted Becker and Miami-based partner Christian Nemeth.

Practice head(s):

Ted Becker; Christian Nemeth

Other key lawyers:

Andrew Liazoz; Allison Wilkinson

Testimonials

‘The MWE team is very creative in the litigation sense, identifying opportunities for litigation that would help to advance our organization’s mission. The team has strong relationships in the business community which helps to build amici support when needed. The team is creative on billing as well to ensure that the efforts can support the organization in the long-run.’

‘Andrew Liazos is a terrific partner for our organization as he spans public policy, design, and litigation. He understands all areas and can help to position clients in the best possible way, using whatever forum is needed to advance the cause.’

‘Allison Wilkerson and Chris Nemeth make a great team. They are subject matter experts, extremely responsive and always get the job done.’

Key clients

Banner Health

Liberty Mutual

Schneider Electric

Genentech Inc.

ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC)

Demoulas Supermarkets

Lubbock National Bank

KPC Healthcare

Life Insurance Company of the Southwest

SPCP Group

Work highlights

  • Represented Banner Health in a hard-fought dispute brought by claimants alleging that Banner mismanaged the company’s employee retirement plan by allowing the plan to pay excessive administrative fees, and by failing to properly monitor plan fiduciaries.
  • Represented Lubbock National Bank, a trustee to employee stock ownership plans, in a putative ERISA class action related to the Raydon Corporation Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
  • Represented Genentech in an ERISA litigation case.

Labor and employment > Immigration Tier 3

At McDermott Will & Emery LLP, the immigration practice works closely with the firm’s private client practice to offer an extensive offering across employment law, cross-border trusts and tax work to its corporate clients. The team also represents several German companies operating in the US. Led by Joan-Elisse Carpentier in New York, the group handles non-immigrant and immigrant visa work, compliance matters and employee transfers. Malati Lal is a core member of the team as is associate Abigail Kagan who conducts internal investigations.

Practice head(s):

Joan-Elisse Carpentier

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

CBS Corporation

CUPIRE

DevelopOnBox

Enstar

Espuña

GMS Solutions

tesa tape

Volunteer Lawyers for The Arts

Wildlife Conservation Society

Labor and employment > Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense Tier 3

McDermott Will & Emery LLP handles a range of employment litigation and compliance work for its corporate management and media industry clients. Led by Chicago-based Michael Sheehan, the group specializes in trade secret and non-compete litigation, but also deals with accessibility cases, wage and hour claims and class and collective actions. In San Francisco, the practice features Ellen Bronchetti, with experience standing before relevant courts in trade secret, whistleblower and wrongful termination disputes. Also in San Francisco, Ron Holland handles wage and hour class actions, whistleblower cases and harassment disputes, while Chicago-based Rachel Cowen has experience dealing with discrimination and wrongful termination matters. Maria Rodriguez in Los Angeles acts for domestic and international clients in single plaintiff and wage and hour class actions.

Practice head(s):

Michael Sheehan

Testimonials

‘Expertise, responsiveness, pleasure to work with’

‘Maria Rodriguez is a rockstar’

 

Key clients

Ardagh Group

Aspen Dental

CityMD (Summit Health)

Draper & Kramer

HBO

NBC Universal

SeaWorld

University of Chicago

Verizon

Walt Disney

Work highlights

  • Represented Aspen Dental in connection with allegations that it failed to do proper checks on employee that hid two cameras in the work bathroom at one facility.    
  • Represented HBO from a putative class action brought by plaintiffs who were aggrieved as a result of having to quarantine while working on HBO productions.
  • Acting for SeaWorld in cases brought by plaintiffs with disabilities who claim they should be entitled to an exemption over having to wear a face mask in the SeaWorld park.

Labor and employment > Labor-management relations Tier 3

McDermott Will & Emery LLP has offices across key commercial centers in the US, allowing the firm to cover a wide range of bases and to understand local issues in all major regions of the contiguous United States. In addition to this, the firm enjoys a growing profile and has secured several significant victories for its clients. The overall labor management team is led by Chicago-based partner Michael Sheehan. Ron Holland leads the San Francisco arm for the practice, counseling Fortune 500 companies on labor strategy, union-avoidance and responses to union-backed corporate campaigns.

Practice head(s):

Michael Sheehan

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

AirBnB

Apple

Kinkisharyo

Lyft

Mapbox

Savage Services

Target Corporation

Tribune Publishing Company

Univision Communications

Walgreens

Work highlights

  • Represented technology giant Apple in a number of high-profile National Labor Relations Board disputes and in cutting-edge labor law counseling.
  • Represented Tribune Publishing Company, which publishes the Chicago Tribune, the New York Daily News, and many other well-known newspapers, in managing its relationships with labor unions and to challenge unfair labor practice charges.
  • Representing a growing Silicon Valley technology company called Mapbox in relation to attempts to establish a labor union at the company – part of a wider trend in the technology industry that has emerged in recent years.

Labor and employment > Workplace and employment counseling Tier 3

McDermott Will & Emery LLP has offices across the US, with members of the workplace and employment counseling team based in Chicago, New York, Miami, Washington DC, Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Although the firm works in many industries, it is especially prominent in representing many of the country’s major movie studios. The team has been increasingly involved in pay equity reviews, and has also seen an uptick in work involving the labour aspects of M&A transactions. The workplace and employment counseling team is led by Chicago-based partner Michael Sheehan, who can regularly be found assisting companies against allegations of harassment. He is supported by Rachel Cowen, who is sought by multiple companies for advice on pay equity issues. Maria Rodriguez in Los Angeles handles retail and entertainment cases.In New York, Daniel Doron left the firm at the start of 2022.

Practice head(s):

Michael Sheehan

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The labor and employment team features outstanding depth that can seamlessly cover our needs. They are unmatched when it comes to keeping small problems small and finding practical business solutions.’

Key clients

20th Century Fox

Baker Hughes

Circle K

H.I.G. Capital

Hidden Harbor Capital Partners

Maimonides Medical Center

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

NBC Universal

Oasis Petroleum

Warner Brothers

Work highlights

  • Provided employment training tailored to the Hollywood film industry for several clients.
  • Assisted on the employment aspects of two deals for Oasis Petroleum, an independent exploration and petroleum company.
  • Advising clients in the alcoholic beverage industry on labour and employment matters.

Media, technology and telecoms > Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection) Tier 3

McDermott Will & Emery LLP works with clients on cybersecurity compliance matters and in the planning of incident response plans. The firm’s worldwide network guarantees competent advice in connection to global regulation frameworks, including CCPA, CPRA, GDPR and regarding international data transfers post-Schrems II. Health data privacy lawyers Ed Zacharias in Boston and Daniel Gottlieb in Chicago, Los Angeles-based cybersecurity and video game technology expert Michael Morgan , and Todd McClelland in Atlanta, who specializes in tech transactions and breach response, jointly lead the team. Jiayan Chen in Washington DC ‘is a rock-star lawyer', while Chicago's Ryan Higgins provides practical, concise constructive and extremely helpful advice.’

Practice head(s):

Michael Morgan; Todd McClelland; Ed Zacharias; Daniel Gottlieb

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team proactively reaches out to educate clients and appears to have a deep bench who can address relevant questions across diverse topic areas.’

‘MWE is extremely professional, organized, diligent, and responsive. They are always available to help and provide practical and to-the-point guidance. They are also thought leaders, and prepare excellent webinars and other written materials. They listen well and prepare work product that is closely tailored to the client’s request.’

‘Jiayan Chen is a rock-star lawyer. She is highly competent, professional, engaged, and just an absolute pleasure to work with. She listens well, asks great questions, digs into important details, has command of the healthcare privacy landscape, and prepares outstanding work product. Ryan Higgins provides practice and concise advice. His responses and advice are always constructive and extremely helpful. He is calm and thoughtful and highly professional.’

‘This team is very technology savvy and therefore provides business oriented solutions that work in practice.’

‘Todd McClelland has a special way of treating clients, always kind yet very professional and always focused on the best result for the client.’

Key clients

Vistar Media

Tradeswell

Arcspan Media

GPS Trackit

Magellan AI

Forbes

Roofstock

StackAdapt

Actable Data

Ardsley Media

theBalm

Giant Spoon

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

American Urological Association

Athenahealth

Charles Schwab & Co. Inc.

Ciox Health

CoStar

Google

Invitae

iRhythm

Modernizing Medicine

Nuance Communications, Inc.

Premier Inc.

Shell New Energies US LLC

Start.io

Viz.Ai

Voluntis SA

Zocdoc

Work highlights

  • Assisting numerous clients on how best to conduct CRM retargeting and avoid running afoul of the applicable legal limitations and how best to allocate risks under agreements with CRM retargeting vendors and platforms.
  • Advising numerous agencies, advertisers, operators and developers to ensure that their privacy policies, promotions, websites, mobile apps and connected devices comply with COPPA.
  • Assisting numerous clients monitoring and understanding of the potential impact of the various new state laws that will come into effect in 2023 including the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA) and the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA).

Antitrust > Cartel Tier 4

McDermott Will & Emery LLP represents clients in a broad range of cartel defense proceedings, including litigation brought by the FTC, DOJ and international antitrust bodies, as well as handling regulatory investigations and follow-on civil damages claims. The firm has a long-standing strength in the healthcare section, handling cartel cases in the highly-scrutinized generic pharmaceuticals space, and also represents clients in other investigations of note, including the international auto parts cartel, and the ongoing investigation into no-poach agreements. The team is led by Ray Jacobsen, a vastly experienced antitrust counsel with a success record in litigation, while Gordon Greenberg is a key name for civil and criminal government investigations.

Practice head(s):

Ray Jacobson

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘MWE has a plethora of resources available to all clients. The expansive list of contacts makes me feel well covered.’

Key clients

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

Constellation Brands

Amneal / Impax Laboratories

Lockheed Martin

Premier Inc.

Motorola

NGK Insulators, Inc.

Treehouse Foods, Inc.

Ballad Health

Main Line Health

TriHealth

Baxter Healthcare

Southern Illinois Healthcare

Permanente Medical Group

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

TreeHouse Foods, Inc.

Geisinger Health

Lake Health

Cedars Sinai Health System

US Anesthesia Partners

Motorola Mobility LLC

Honey Bum

Work highlights

  • Representing two defendants, Impax Laboratories and Amneal Pharmaceuticals, in a major antitrust multidistrict litigation.

Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense Tier 4

McDermott Will & Emery LLP provides full-spectrum antitrust services for its clients and is particularly well regarded for its expertise in the healthcare sector, although its industry focus also extends to consumer goods, packaging, steel, and technology. Raymond Jacobsen leads the practice from Washington DC, while healthcare and antitrust expert Stephen Wu is located in Chicago alongside ‘outstanding litigator and advocate’ Katharine O’Connor. In early 2021, the firm added a number of new partners to its DC antitrust bench: Justin Murphy, who was previously at the DOJ and focuses on bid-rigging, price-fixing, hiring practices, and market allocations, former Hogan Lovells US LLP partner Andrew Lee, and Lesli Esposito, who joined from DLA Piper LLP (US).

Practice head(s):

Raymond Jacobsen

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Katherine O’Connor is an outstanding litigator and advocate. She is also excellent in court and has great strategic experience.’

Key clients

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

Constellation Brands

Amneal / Impax Laboratories

Lockheed Martin

Premier Inc.

Motorola

NGK Insulators, Inc.

Treehouse Foods, Inc.

Ballad Health

Main Line Health

TriHealth

Baxter Healthcare

Kent Thiry (Former CEO of DaVita)

Southern Illinois Healthcare

Permanente Medical Group

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

TreeHouse Foods, Inc.

Geisinger Health

Lake Health

Cedars Sinai Health System

US Anesthesia Partners

Motorola Mobility LLC

Honey Bum

Work highlights

  • Representing two defendants, Impax Laboratories and Amneal Pharmaceuticals, in a large antitrust multidistrict litigation in the United States.
  • Secured a dismissal for client Allscripts in a case that arose out of a multi-year investigation brought by the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Representing Southern Illinois Healthcare, the largest non-profit healthcare system in Southern Illinois that operates three hospitals, healthcare clinics, and ancillary facilities, in a civil antitrust litigation filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois by Marion HealthCare, a competing ambulatory surgery center.

Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

McDermott Will & Emery LLP offers ‘a deep bench of sharp, practical lawyers with experience in helping companies navigate complex investigations and litigation’. It has a wealth of experience in FCA and FCPA matters, with a strong track record in the healthcare industry. Other key areas of focus include white-collar defense, anti-corruption issues, and government and internal investigations. The team is headed by Chicago’s Steven Scholes, Boston’s Laura McLane and the Los Angeles-based Russell Hayman. In late 2020, Caitlyn Campbell joined in Boston from the SEC; and in July 2021, Ted Diskant joined in New York from the US Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York. Former co-head David Rosenbloom left for an in-house role.

Practice head(s):

Laura McLane; Steven Scholes; Russel Hayman

Other key lawyers:

Gordon Greenberg; Benton Curtis; Jon Dean; Caitlyn Campbell

Testimonials

‘They have been attentive to my needs and are always available to speak to me.’

‘Their depth of their understanding of the underlying issues is unparalleled.’

‘They figure out what happened quickly, efficiently, and as thoroughly as possible, then work very closely with the client to develop a sound strategy for remediation and self-disclosure, if appropriate.’

‘They do the most effective job at developing positive, transparent relationships with regulators that I have ever seen in my career at four different companies.’

‘The team includes a number of former federal prosecutors with strong credentials.’

‘They are very skilled in dealing with the government but also with clients.’

‘’Their advice was always practical and relevant.’

Key clients

Amgen Inc.

Arun Kapoor

Banner Health System

Baxter International, Inc.

BDO USA LLP

Bendcare and American Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates

Chicago Public Schools

CleanSlate Centers, Inc.

Community Intervention Services, Inc

Convatec, Inc. and 180 Medical

DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.

Drinker, Biddle, and Reath LLP (now Drinker Faegre)

Frank DeStefano and Brad Long

GrantThornton International Ltd.

Gustavo Hernandez Frieri

HIG Growth Partners, LLC. and HIG Capital, LLC.

Highlake Maritime Ltd and Esteban Pineda

Invensys Inc.

KOS Services, Inc.

Northern Trust

Northwestern Memorial Healthcare

Plantronics

Poly

Ravago Americas

Roche Health Solutions, Inc.

South Bay Mental Health Center, Inc.

Universal Health Services, Inc.

University of Chicago Medical Center

Vanda Pharmaceuticals

Work highlights

  • Representing Baxter in connection with its internal investigation and self-disclosure to the SEC of certain corrections to the reporting of foreign rxchange income in connection with internal treasury activity.
  • Represented Athenahealth, Inc., a provider of electronic health records (‘EHR”), in a significant False Claims Act investigation out of the US Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts.
  • Acted as lead defense counsel for South Bay Mental Health Center, Inc., Community Intervention Services, Inc., HIG Growth Partners, LLC and HIG Capital LLC in a qui tam lawsuit involving allegations under the federal and state False Claims Acts, in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Finance > Structured finance: derivatives and structured products Tier 4

Industry focus > Energy transactions: conventional power Tier 4

McDermott Will & Emery LLP handles a range of transactions across the energy sector, notably in the nuclear, hydroelectric, coal, oil and gas segments, as well as renewables. Advising on investments across all energy types, the practice group also provides a strong energy tax practice to clients including private equity funds and public utilities. The team is co-led by Los Angeles-based Edward Zaelke and Philip Tingle in Miami.

Practice head(s):

Edward Zaelke; Philip Tingle

Key clients

Agera Energy

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corporation

Apex Clean Energy

Bloom Energy

Boston Energy Trading and Marketing

CS Energy

GEG Renewables

GenOn Holdings

Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO)

Scout Clean Energy

S-Power (now called AES Renewables)

Terra-Gen Power

Terraform Power (TERP)

US Wind Incorporated

Work highlights

  • Represented GEG Renewables in the negotiation of a fifteen-year power purchase agreement with AEP Energy Partners for its 400MW Starke Solar facility and 300MW Mammoth South facility in Indiana.
  • Represented Novel Energy Solutions, a distributed solar developer, in its agreement with North Sky Infrastructure to enter into a joint venture agreement to fund Novel’s ongoing development costs associated with solar projects throughout the United States.
  • Advised independent exploration and petroleum company, Oasis Petroleum, on its purchase and sale agreement to acquire select Williston Basin assets from Diamondback Energy.

Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (full coverage) Tier 4

McDermott Will & Emery LLP has added bench strength to its West Coast capabilities with the arrival of Douglas Carsten; a skilled litigator with a good record in the life sciences IP arena formerly at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. The ‘exceptional team’ has also bolstered its East Coast life sciences practice with the arrival of DC-based partner Adam Burrowbridge, who also joined from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Silicon Valley’s William Gaede heads the group, which remains a one-stop-shop for clients thanks to its full range of patent litigation expertise, which they put to use not only at state level, but also nationally and globally. Praised for developing ‘innovative solutions’, the practice boasts an excellent reputation in the healthcare, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology space, as evidenced by its client roster, which includes names such as Amgen, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, and United Therapeutics. Sarah Chapin Columbia in Boston; Thomas Steindler, who leads the IP litigation group in Washington, DC; Chicago’s Charles McMahon; Shane Nichols in Atlanta, who holds a degree in electrical engineering; and Mandy Kim in Orange County, who extensive ITC experience, are other key members of the department. Nicole Jantzi and Paul Schoenhard left in January 2022.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

An exceptional team which develops innovative solutions that align with our business needs and is not solely focused on the litigation at hand. Open to taking a holistic approach when developing a litigation strategy.’

The team is very responsive and creative. We were able to put together a strong patent strategy quickly.’

I appreciated their deep expertise and the time they spent getting to know our products and services. It was great to work closely with them and get things rolling quickly.’

Sarah Columbia is an excellent patent trial lawyer. Loved her lack of ego and laser focus on the nuances of jury trials and greatly valued her robust trial experience.’

Key clients

AM Conservation

Amgen Inc.

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals

Bausch Health US

Cellwitch Inc.

Feit Electric Company

Gentex Corporation

Krush Technologies

Kymab Limited

Mallinckrodt plc and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc./Mylan GmbH

Natera Inc.

Next Caller Inc.

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Inc.

Orthopaedic Hospital

Quidel Corporation

RideApp, Inc.

Roper Technologies, Inc.

Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC

Suteng Innovation Technology, Co., Ltd. a/k/a RoboSense

The Coca-Cola Company

Traeger Pellet Grills LLC

United Therapeutics

Way Interglobal Network, LLC

Werner Co.

ZTE (USA), Inc.

Work highlights

  • Representing Amgen in its long-fought battle with Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals over the new generation of blockbuster drugs proven to lower ‘bad’ cholesterol (LDL).
  • Secured a PTAB victory for Mylan in its battle against Sanofi related to its efforts to provide a lower cost alternative to Sanofi’s Lantus SoloSTAR insulin glargine product.
  • Represented ZTE in its ongoing battle with Evolved Wireless, LLC, related to LTE cellular technology.

Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (International Trade Commission) Tier 4

McDermott Will & Emery LLP's practice counts several former lawyers from regulatory and enforcement authorities among its ranks, making the group a safe choice when in-depth, comprehensive experience in ITC investigations is needed. Jay Reiziss in Washington DC, who brings to bear his 12 years serving in the Office of the General Counsel, the Office of a former chairman, and the Office of Unfair Import Investigations at the ITC, is the key contact of the group. As part of the firm's wider patent litigation team, the practice is also adept at handling disputes involving an ITC component and federal court litigation. Chicago's Charles McMahon is another name to note. William Gaede in Silicon Valley heads the global IP practice group.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Traeger Pellet Grills LLC

Feit Electric Company, Inc.

ZTE Corporation and ZTE (USA) Inc.

RoboSense (Suteng Innovation Technology, Co., Ltd.)

Work highlights

  • Filed a complaint on behalf of Traeger with the ITC alleging that competitor GMG Products has engaged in the unlawful importation and sale of grills that infringe Traeger’s patents related to cloud-connected grill technology.
  • Secured an ITC victory on behalf of ZTE, in a matter involving five patents related to cellular communication technology.
  • Represented RoboSense in an investigation related to LiDAR technology at ITC.

Intellectual property > Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters) Tier 4

Intellectual property > Trademarks: litigation Tier 4

Real estate > Real estate finance Tier 4

With a robust network of national offices, McDermott Will & Emery LLP has extensive experience advising investment banks, private equity and institutional lenders in complex structured finance transaction, and continues to be known for its handling of financing transactions involving iconic buildings in New York. David Broderick concentrates on mortgage and mezzanine financing, debt syndication, preferred equity and loan securitization transactions. Jeffrey Steiner chairs the global real estate department, with Keith Pattiz leading the finance sub-team. All attorneys are based in New York.

Practice head(s):

Keith Pattiz, Jeffrey Steiner

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Angelo Gordon

Apollo Global Management

Apollo Insurance Solutions Group LP

BentallGreenOak Strategic Capital Partners

BrightSpire Capital, Inc

DK Fund, LP – Draper & Kramer, Incorporated

Innovo Property Group

Ladder Capital Finance

Work highlights

  • Advised a subsidiary of a real estate lender in connection with the restructuring of a senior mezzanine loan secured by interests in the owner of the Century Plaza development project in Los Angeles.
  • Represented a real estate financing company in connection with its refinancing of a $360m mortgage construction loan for the development commonly known as Fifth + Broadway in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Advised Walton Street Capital, and its subsidiaries CWUSAA Mortgage Lender, LP and CWUSAA Mezzanine Lender, LP in connection with the origination of a mortgage loan and a mezzanine loan totaling approximately $130m, involving eight industrial warehouse properties located throughout the United States.

Finance > Commercial lending Tier 5

Though capable of advising lenders, it is McDermott Will & Emery LLP‘s borrower-side work that is most worthy of note. The firm routinely works with private equity houses, as well as corporate borrowers, on acquisition financing, asset-based lending, bond financing and loan workouts. Michael Boykins  and Stephanie McCann  are the names to note in Chicago; both have vast experience in advising on matters relating to the healthcare sector, an area whether the firm is particularly strong. Gary Rosenbaum , based in Los Angeles, leads the team alongside McCann and Boykins. Jared Bryant, arriving from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, joined the New York office in January 2021.

Practice head(s):

Michael Boykins; Stephanie McCann; Gary Rosenbaum;

Other key lawyers:

Joshua Samis; Ikechukwu Chidi; George Houhanisin; Jared Bryant

Key clients

American Builders & Contractors Supply Co., Inc.

Amulet Capital Partners

AUA Private Equity Partners

Brookfield Renewable Partners

Castle Harlan Partners V, L.P.

City National Bank

Clearwell Group, LLC

Comvest Partners

Cresco

Daddies Board Shop, LLC

Fifth Third Bank

Gemspring Capital Management, LLC

Geras, LLC

Gladstone Capital Corporation

Great Point Partners

H.I.G. Capital, LLC

Hidden Harbor Capital Partners

Independent Pet Partners

Industrial Opportunity Partners, LLC

JPMorgan Chase Bank

LaSalle Capital

LightBay Capital

Living Spaces Furniture, LLC

Martis Capital Management, LLC

McNally Capital, LL

Meduit Group, LLC

MidCap Financial Services

Milestone Technologies Inc

New Harbor Capital

NexPhase / Oliver Wine Company

Pamlico/Canadian Orthodontic Partners ULC

Patrick Industries

Peak Rock Capital

American Builders & Contractors Supply Co., Inc.

Amulet Capital Partners

AUA Private Equity Partners

Brookfield Renewable Partners

Castle Harlan Partners V, L.P.

City National Bank

Clearwell Group, LLC

Comvest Partners

Cresco

Daddies Board Shop, LLC

Fifth Third Bank

Gemspring Capital Management, LLC

Geras, LLC

Gladstone Capital Corporation

Great Point Partners

H.I.G. Capital, LLC

Hidden Harbor Capital Partners

Independent Pet Partners

Industrial Opportunity Partners, LLC

JPMorgan Chase Bank

LaSalle Capital

LightBay Capital

Living Spaces Furniture, LLC

Martis Capital Management, LLC

McNally Capital, LL

Meduit Group, LLC

MidCap Financial Services

Milestone Technologies Inc

New Harbor Capital

NexPhase / Oliver Wine Company

Pamlico/Canadian Orthodontic Partners ULC

Patrick Industries

Peak Rock Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Patrick Industries on a financing with a concurrent new credit agreement and bond private placement.
  • Represented Fifth Third Bank in connection with a $470m credit facility consisting of a USD 220 million revolving loan facility and a USD 250 million term loan facility. c.
  • Represented H.I.G Capital in four major acquisition finance deals in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

M&A/corporate and commercial > Private equity buyouts Tier 5

McDermott Will & Emery LLP has an active mid-market private equity offering that combines bench strength and geographical reach, advising relationship clients such as Blue Sea Capital, CenterGate Capital, and Comvest on buyouts, investments, and exits, with a particular speciality in life-cycle portfolio company support, including internal corporate governance and financing issues. The firm’s industry knowledge encompasses financial services, manufacturing, technology, and food and beverages, complimenting its long-standing strength in the healthcare sector. Key names in the team include Miami-based corporate head Harris Siskind , a prolific dealmaker for the likes of H.I.G. Capital, with private equity co-chair Frederic Levenson also active from the Miami office. In Chicago Gregory Metz has a strong record in energy and industrials deals, notably on behalf of Sterling Group, while Kristian Werling co-chairs the PE team and is noted for his healthcare and biopharma expertise. New York’s Frank Steinherr plays a crucial role in the firm’s portfolio company practice, while Chicago’s Brooks Gruemmer remains a strong performer. The practice was bolstered by the January 2021 arrival of Christian Fabian from Mayer Brown and Andrew Warmus from Baker McKenzie LLP, adding to the firm’s bench strength in Chicago.

Practice head(s):

Harris Siskind,; Gregory Metz; Frederic Levenson; Frank Steinherr; Kristian Werling

Other key lawyers:

Andrew Warmus; Christopher Fabian; Brooks Gruemmer; David Grimes

Testimonials

‘David Grimes has done an exceptional job in managing the McDermott team relative to private equity buyouts and related corporate matters. David can be counted on to respond quickly and efficiently to client issues and concerns, and to achieve results tailored to client needs. David is both personable and professional, and a pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

Aisling Capital

Ajax Health LLC

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

Ampersand Capital Partners

Amulet Capital Partners, L.P.

Ardent Investors, LLC

Asurion

Atlantic Street Capital

AUA Private Equity Partners

Baker Hughes

Batchelor & Kimball, Inc.

Baxter Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: BAX)

BDO USA, LLP

Bernhard Capital Partners Management, LP,

Biospring Partners

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc.

Blue Sea Capital

Boyne Capital Partners

Cambridge Capital

Center for Diagnostic Imaging (“CDI”)

CenterGate, Capital

Charles River Laboratories International, Inc.

Clinify Inc

Comvest Partners

Deerfield Management Company

Dialexa, LLC

Downtown Music

Enhanced Healthcare Partners (“EHP”)

Fidelis Cybersecurity, Inc

Fireman Capital Partners

Gauge Capital

Gemspring Capital Management, LLC

General Atlantic

General Electric Company

Great Point Partners

H.I.G. Capital, LLC

Havencrest Healthcare Partners, LP

HCI Capital Partners/ HCI Equity Partners, LLC

Hidden Harbor Capital Partners

IA Capital Group

Independent Pet Partners (“IPP”)

Industrial Opportunity Partners

Irving Oil

J. M. Huber Corporation

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation

KKR Partners

Kraken Resources LLC

LaSalle Capital Group

Lee Equity Partners

LightBay Capital

Lindsay Goldberg

Lorient Capital Management, LLC

Martis Capital Management

Maxons Restorations, Inc.

Midcon Holdco Partners LLC

Mid-State Industrial Maintenance

Monadnock Resources LLC

Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI)

Natixis

Nautic Partners, LLC

New Harbor Capital

Novelis

Oasis Petroleum Inc.

PeopleConnect, Inc.

Plateau Excavation, Inc.

Puttshack Ltd

Rainier Capital Partners

Revelstoke Capital Partners

RiverGlade Capital, LP

Riverside Partners

Sheridan Capital Partners

SiriusPoint Ltd

Skyview Capital

Softhale NV

Spanos, Barber Jesse & Co.

Spartech, LLC

Spring Management OK, LLC

Staple Street Capital

Sterling Partners

Steward Health Care System LLC

The Coca-Cola Company

The McQuade Center for Strategic Research and Development, LLC

The O’Neil Family

The Sterling Group

Third Point Reinsurance Ltd

Thomas H. Lee Partners

United Promotions Inc.

United Services Automobile Association (“USAA”)

United Veterinary Care, LLC

Viking Global

WC SACD Holdings, Inc. d/b/a Aura

Wellspring Capital Management LLC

Westshore Capital Partners

WindRose Health Investors

Work highlights

  • Represented Wellspring Management Company in its acquisition of HealthPro Heritage.  

Finance > Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate Tier 6

McDermott Will & Emery LLP offers a global team, knowledgeable in all aspects of distressed transactions, with key expertise within the bankruptcy and restructuring niches of healthcare and life sciences. Notable representation includes Quorum Health Corporation where it acted as counsel in its pre-packaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. The practice is led by Felicia Gerber Perlman. Partners Nathan Coco  and Megan Preusker departed the practice in September 2021, while versatile corporate restructuring transactional advisor Daniel Simon joined the practice in February 2021 from DLA Piper LLP (US). All lawyers mentioned are in New York.

Practice head(s):

Felicia Gerber Perlman

Other key lawyers:

Bradley Giordano; Jay Kapp; Craig Rasile; Kristin Going; Darren Azman; Charles Gibbs; Marcus Helt; David Hurst; Emily Keil; Jane Gerber; Greg Steinman; Jack Haake; Daniel Simon

Testimonials

‘MWE has talented attorneys throughout their practice and therefore whether negotiating a plan, investigation and litigating issue or managing the creditor group they have the appropriate skill set. In addition they are pragmatic and deal in the possible so they work in an efficient manner.’

‘Kristin Going and David Hurst are both outstanding in the field of bankruptcy and restructuring.’

‘The MWE restructuring team is experienced and efficient in managing restructuring transactions and related issues. They give practical advice and don’t waste time on inconsequential issues.’

‘The partners come from a diverse background having worked with firms that specialize in representing debtors, but with significant creditor side experience as well. This allows them to bring a balanced perspective to the restructuring process, especially in circumstances where they are representing independent directors.’

‘Marcus Helt leads a forward thinking and creative group of practical problem solvers.’

‘Very strong work ethic and dedication to quality. Good business judgment.’

‘The MWE team is very responsive and does an excellent job of proactively breaking down complex issues for clients. They always send an email summary of the issues right after receiving a markup, rather than waiting for us to get on the phone. Great practice.’

‘My most recent experience with the McDermott firm was in a large, difficult and financially complex matter. Their work was exceptional in terms of commercial knowledge, case management, legal creativity and efficiency. The firm more broadly, has a wide range of resources to handle a large complex matters.’

Key clients

Ad Hoc Committee of SERP Participants in the LSC Bankruptcy

Amulet Capital Partners

Golub Capital

H.I.G. Capital

Quorum Health Corporation

Tema Oil and Gas Company

UMB Bank, N. A.

Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. and affiliates (collectively, “Melinta”)

NinePoint Medical, Inc. (“NinePoint”)

Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Cred Inc. (the “Committee”)

Denton County Electric Cooperative, Inc. , d/b/a Coserv Electric

Glendon Todd Capital, LLC

JW Powerline

Official Unsecured Creditors Committee of CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (CBL)

Official Unsecured Creditors Committee of Entrust Energy, Inc

Official Unsecured Creditors Committee of Griddy Energy, Inc.

Pizza Hut, LLC

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Agera Energy

American Kennel Club

Borgers S.A.

Centric Brands, Inc. Claims Oversight Administrator

Commonwealth Care Alliance

Erste Abwicklungsanstalt (EAA)

Furie Operating Alaska

Goldman Sachs

Honeywell International

Intelsat

Larrain Vial

Natixis

Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors Centric Brands Inc.

O.W. Bunker Germany

Patriarch Partners & Lynn Tilton

Sirius XM

United Sporting Companies

Wilmington Trust

Work highlights

  • Represented Wilmington Trust as trust administrator for the trusts formed to liquidate unsecured claims in the General Motors bankruptcy.
  • Represented Sirius XM as creditor and member of Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.
  • Represented Pizza Hut in the chapter 11 proceedings of NPC International, Inc. pending the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Investment fund formation and management > Private equity funds (including venture capital) Tier 6

The ‘extremely experienced and trusted advisers‘ at McDermott Will & Emery LLP assist a variety of institutional, boutique and first-time sponsors, particularly dominating the middle to upper middle market arena. Under the leadership of New York-based Ian Schwartz, the team has built up an impressive track record in the fundraising space, across a spectrum of investment strategies including buyout, real estate, mezzanine debt, loan origination, venture, fund of funds, infrastructure, region-specific, secondary and co-investments. The firm’s strong reputation in the healthcare sector also ensures that the group is viewed as a go-to counsel for funds work with a nexus to this industry.

Practice head(s):

Ian Schwartz

Other key lawyers:

Erica Moscarello; David Nestler; Todd Solomon

Testimonials

‘David Nestler is very creative and responsive. Ian Schwartz is extremely experienced.’

‘Erica Moscarello provides exceptional legal services to private investment fund managers of all sizes. She has true expertise in both hedge funds and private equity funds, a rarity in our business. She is able to tailor her advice to the needs of the specific client, again a rarity in our business (as opposed to a one size fits all approach).’

‘Expert knowledge of this practice area. Willingness to discuss potential issues and solutions. Great understanding of our company’s culture and objectives within the private equity space.’

‘David Nestler and Ian Schwartz at MWE are extremely experienced and trusted advisers.’

‘Todd Solomon is our long-term contact and a knowledgeable subject matter expert. He appreciates the culture of the business and can identify areas that have been issues of concern in the past and bring those to our attention. His solutions are effective and easily understood on the business side.’

Key clients

H.I.G. Capital (including affiliates WhiteHorse Capital, Bayside Capital, and H.I.G. Realty Partners)

Hamilton Lane

Martis Capital Management (formerly known as Capricorn Healthcare & Special Opportunities)

Boyne Capital

Lorient Capital

L2 Capital

Twin Bridge Capital

Speyside Equity Advisors

DW Partners

WestCap Management

Work highlights

  • Advised H.I.G. Capital, as investment counsel, on the formation and fundraising of H.I.G. Europe Middle Market LBO Fund, which closed with aggregate capital commitments of approximately €2bn.
  • Advised H.I.G. Capital, as investment counsel on the formation and fundraising of H.I.G. Europe Capital Partners III, which closed with aggregate capital commitments of €1.1bn, exceeding its target.
  • Advised Boyne Capital on the formation and fundraising of BCM Fund II, LP, which closed with aggregate third-party capital commitments of $225m, hitting its hard cap.

Investment fund formation and management > Alternative/hedge funds

At McDermott Will & Emery LLP, New York-based practice head Ian Schwartz recently cemented his team's reputation in the hedge funds space by welcoming recognized regulatory and compliance expert David Solander, formerly of Goodwin, to the Washington DC office.

The firm: McDermott Will & Emery partners with leaders around the world to fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets. Our team works seamlessly across practices, industries and more than 20 locations to deliver highly effective—and often unexpected—solutions that propel success. More than 1,200+ lawyers strong, we bring our personal passion and legal prowess to bear in every matter for our clients and the people they serve.

Main areas of practice
Antitrust and competition: As clients around the world experience increasing antitrust activity, cross-jurisdictional government investigations and private litigation, we meet these multifaceted challenges head-on. Our lawyers are deeply familiar with all major US and international regulatory frameworks and dispute-resolution forums. Providing effective, coordinated counsel on US antitrust law, EC competition law, China’s anti-monopoly law and other competition regimes worldwide, our lawyers help clients eliminate roadblocks and achieve business goals.

Corporate and transactions: Our seasoned lawyers represent the full spectrum of corporate interests around the world, from global corporations to family-owned businesses to privately held companies. Our lawyers thrive on solving the most complex business problems facing their clients today and mapping out strategies to drive clients’ success tomorrow. Our broad capabilities include seamless transactional services, such as negotiating cross-border acquisitions or outsourcing deals, representing issuers in public offerings, securing preferred financial credit arrangements for borrowers or navigating a business restructuring.

Employment: We pair deep resources with broad geographic coverage, to meet the rapidly evolving needs of employers in virtually every sector, including manufacturing, financial services, health care, education and construction. Our lawyers help clients attract and retain workers at every level, enter and exit markets as business conditions warrant, develop and implement effective employment policies, identify and protect trade secrets and other confidential information, and negotiate and enforce employment contracts.

Global privacy and cybersecurity: Our lawyers advise clients on the statutory, regulatory and enforcement regimes that govern the collection, use and disclosure of data in the United States, Europe, Asia and elsewhere. With extensive experience advising on the full range of data privacy and protection laws, industry standards and issues, our lawyers regularly counsel clients on US and international data-use issues and conduct in-depth privacy/cybersecurity risk assessments, often in the context of mergers, acquisitions and other domestic and cross border transactions.

Employee benefits and executive compensation: Our lawyers help clients maximise the value of and return on their investments in human capital while avoiding exposure to liability. The team provides strategic day-to-day counsel on matters such as executive compensation, health/welfare plan compliance, qualified retirement plans, privacy and data protection, executive employment and severance, cultural diversity, full compliance with relevant laws, including ERISA legislation, among other general employee-relations matters.

Healthcare and life sciences: Our team provides unparalleled legal acumen rooted in decades of experience and forward growth powered by unconventional thinking. With a deep bench that includes lawyers at the cutting edge of digital health, the firm partners with clients on the full range of health-care-related issues, including physician practice management, health care litigation and the evolving regulatory landscape — both in the United States and internationally. As a top-ranked law firm for health and a leader in life sciences, we help clients navigate the issues that matter when it comes to achieving missions and solidifying positions in the market.

Intellectual property: Our top-notch team of IP lawyers, partners with clients to identify and secure their creative assets, maximize the value of their IP portfolios, and enforce or defend their rights in courts and tribunals virtually everywhere their products are made, distributed and sold. Whether you’re building the next iconic brand, protecting game-changing new technology or creating new revenue streams from your established IP assets, our team can help you achieve your business goals at every stage of the IP lifecycle. We are business savvy, technically skilled and steeped in high-stakes experience. We speak fluent CFO, CSO, CPO, CMO and Tax—skills honed over decades and maintained by understanding and embracing diverse perspectives. We are fearless and relentless advocates for your business, always pursuing a return on your IP investments. Our lawyers prioritize our partnership with you and believe service is a 24×7 proposition. We help our clients respond quickly and offer actionable solutions designed to mitigate risk and capitalize on opportunity.

Litigation and dispute resolution: Our litigation and dispute resolution lawyers are always ready to roll up their sleeves and deliver the sound, practical legal strategies necessary for both short- and long-term success. Based internationally, our nimble and creative lawyers are dedicated to providing passionate client advocacy through superior trial skills and incisive industry knowledge. The synthesis of skill and experience, flexibility and strength — plus track record of success in high-stakes controversies — makes McDermott a go-to firm for large-scale, complex litigation. Our white-collar team has tried hundreds of cases in courts throughout the United States and internationally, and draws on the unmatched insights of its lawyers who previously served as senior federal prosecutors.

Private client and wealth management: From the global to the personal, the firm brings its full-service network to bear in helping closely held business owners and high-net-worth individuals effectively structure their assets, meet their wealth transfer and planning goals, and make their mark philanthropically. As clients make the critical decisions that shape their personal, business, tax, civic and charitable concerns around the world, we will be at their side with creative, customized solutions.

Regulatory: Our lawyers marry legal skill with political savvy to turn regulatory risks into forward-looking business solutions. Based in government and trade capitals around the world, our lawyers support companies traversing the increasingly complex international trade landscape, and tackle rising global antitrust activity in all major US and international forums. Wherever the business reaches, our talented regulatory lawyers can help position the your organization for success.

Tax: Our lawyers advise some of the world’s most successful companies on tax matters, including more than 60 percent of the Fortune 100. With a unique combination of tax practitioners, strategists and creative thinkers who can validate sound strategies and offer innovative solutions it helps clients advance their organization’s growth plan — with senior partners involved at every step — 365 days a year with a 360-degree view of the evolving tax landscape.

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