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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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McDermott Will & Emery partners with leaders around the world to fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets. With 20 locations on three continents, our team works seamlessly across practices, industries and geographies to deliver highly effective—and often unexpected—solutions that propel success. More than 1,100 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: the firm’s lawyers provide effective, co-ordinated counsel on US antitrust law, EU competition law, China’s Anti-Monopoly Law and other competition laws worldwide. McDermott has analyzed the antitrust implications of over 1,300 global mergers and acquisitions.

Corporate and transactional: the firm represents a wide spectrum of business interests around the world, and is uniquely positioned to address the entire breadth of corporate legal needs for clients, including finance and banking, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, securities and capital markets, structured finance and derivatives.

Health: with more than 30 years of experience serving the healthcare industry, the firm has one of the United States’ largest and most prestigious health law departments. Lawyers counsel leading organizations in every major sector of the healthcare industry on regulatory and business transaction issues.

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

Labor, employment and benefits: the firm’s lawyers provide counsel on all employment-related matters, both contentious and non-contentious. Employee benefits lawyers help clients ensure full compliance with relevant laws, including the ERISA legislation. McDermott’s litigators conduct a full range of labor and employment litigation, arbitration and mediation before US courts.

Litigation and dispute resolution: the firm advises clients in all aspects of civil, regulatory and white-collar criminal defense litigation in the US and internationally, including handling emergency situations such as temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions, bench and jury trials, arbitrations and alternative dispute resolution.

Private client and wealth management: the firm’s private client practice is one of the largest and best-known departments of its kind in the United States. Lawyers represent families and individuals, family offices, closely held businesses, foundations, trusts and estates, providing estate, succession, gift transfer and wealth planning services.

Regulatory and government strategies: the firm’s lawyers have extensive experience working with state, national and international legislative bodies and administrative agencies. The practice is focused on government strategies, international trade, food and agriculture, alcohol, OSHA and environmental law.

Tax: the firm advises clients on all tax-related areas, including corporate, employee benefits, private clients, state and local taxation, and international matters. The core of the tax practice deals with thousands of statutory tax requirements imposed at international, federal, state and local levels.

Technology: the firm’s lawyers provide a full spectrum of services, including evaluating the capabilities of potential outsourcing providers and drafting master services agreements. Lawyers advise on technology development, technology licensing and procurement, e-commerce, health information technology and cloud computing.

  • Chairman
  • Ira Coleman
  • Other Offices
  • Brussels
  • Düsseldorf
  • Frankfurt
  • Houston
  • London
  • Milan
  • Munich
  • Paris
  • Rome
  • Seoul
  • The firm has a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.
  • Number of Partners: 600
  • Number of Other Fee-Earners: 460

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