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McDermott Will & Emery

  • Designation: Chicago
  • Head Count: 1,021
  • Gross Revenues: $881,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $865,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,545,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

McDermott Will & Emery is a Chicago-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, McDermott Will & Emery has 1021 attorneys and is the 21st largest firm in the United States.  With $881,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 29th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, McDermott Will & Emeryranked as the 37th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, FL, IL, London, MA, NY, Paris and TX.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 29 0 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 29 0 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 21 -1 Lawyer head count
The A-List 29 4 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 24 13 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 55 9 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 86 14 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 62 -4 Summer programs

In the News

Myth-Busting Predictive Coding: Are Key Words Really Dead?

Sean Doherty : Law Technology News : October 23, 2014

Two e-discovery veterans discuss the use and disuse of predictive analytics.

Kirkland Loses One PE Partner, Pays Top Dollar for Another

Brian Baxter and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2014

In yet another high-profile lateral addition, Kirkland & Ellis poached Weil, Gotshal & Manges private equity partner Douglas Ryder in New York. The hire is the latest in a series of notable moves by Kirkland, which also recently raided Ropes & Gray in Hong Kong, but will lose the founding partner of its San Francisco office to a longtime private equity client.

A Sidley Partner's Quick Turnaround, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2014

Six weeks after joining Fried Frank, former Sidley Austin securities and derivatives enforcement head David Katz returns to the firm; Kirkland & Ellis makes two more high-profile additions; Schulte Roth snags Patterson Belknap's trusts and estates chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : October 20, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Edwards Wildman's Tech Cochair Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 18, 2014

Another Edwards Wildman Palmer partner departs ahead of the firm's proposed merger later this year with Locke Lord; a Bingham partner heads to the FCC; Fried Frank and Kirkland & Ellis add a pair of new partners; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

IPRs Shift the Patent-Lit Playing Field

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 17, 2014

Pure litigation shops, like Clement Roberts' Durie Tangri, need to partner with PTO practitioners for what's become a team sport.

Philippines Broadcaster Prevails in Battle With Pirate

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : October 14, 2014

Philippines broadcaster ABS-CBN Corp. has secured a $10 million federal consent judgment against a copyright and trademark infringer as an early victory in a broader court campaign against Internet pirates.

Dickstein Shapiro IP Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 14, 2014

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips adds a three-partner West Coast IP team from struggling Dickstein Shapiro; Boies Schiller loses a litigator to Barclays, but grabs Al Franken's former general counsel; Davis Polk and Willkie Farr bring back partners from public service; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

D.C. Calendar

: The National Law Journal : October 13, 2014

Movers

: The National Law Journal : October 13, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Am Law 100 Firms Capitalize on Big Pharma Deals

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : October 09, 2014

Sullivan & Cromwell, Latham, McDermott and Sidley Austin advised on Impax Laboratories' purchase of Tower Holdings for $700 million. Sullivan & Cromwell also counseled Endo International on a separate pharmaceutical deal in which the company agreed to pay $2.6 billion for Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, itself advised by Morgan Lewis and Willkie. Meanwhile, Debevoise and Wilmer took the lead on a third transaction in the pharmaceutical sector, this one worth $675 million.

A Year of Slow But Solid Growth for Global 100 Firms

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : October 08, 2014

A surge in dealmaking boosted the top and bottom lines for the world's top-grossing firms, which experienced steady if unspectacular growth in 2013.

Judge Frowns on Threat to Leverage Attorney-Fees Award

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : October 02, 2014

An Arkansas federal judge has refused to award attorney fees to the prevailing party in a patent dispute, chastising its attorneys for using the threat of a fees award as a litigation cudgel.

Bingham's Biggest Rainmakers, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 01, 2014

As Bingham McCutchen mulls a merger with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, a key factor in clinching any deal will be the participation of certain rainmakers. The Am Law Daily has a look at those individuals, some of whom have left the firm, and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200, such as significant acquisitions by Armstrong Teasdale in Denver, Fox Rothschild in Dallas and Quarles & Brady in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Bingham Starts Hiring Again, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 27, 2014

After months of partner departures, Bingham McCutchen has dipped into the lateral market to make some hires of its own by bringing on an energy partner in Washington, D.C., and a senior counsel in San Francisco. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Am Law 100 Firms Toast Beer, Aluminum Deals in Russia

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 25, 2014

Despite worries over Western sanctions, a trio of Am Law 100 firms sidled up for the $700 million sale of Pabst Brewing Co. to Russia's Oasis Beverages, while Russian veteran Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton advised aluminum giant United Company Rusal on its recent $5.15 billion debt restructuring.

After 'Octane,' Newegg Gets Second Bite at Attorney Fees

Scott Graham : The Recorder : September 25, 2014

But U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal seems reluctant to award fees if that would discourage early settlement in patent cases.

Important Victory for Google Inc.

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : September 22, 2014

Software makers led by Google Inc. scored a big win at the U.S. Inter­national Trade Commission in the form of a ruling that could shield their products in some instances from the agency's jurisdiction.

Holder Backs Increased Financial Crime Bounties

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : September 19, 2014

In a speech at New York University School of Law on Wednesday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called on the government to increase rewards for those who blow the whistle on financial crimes, arguing that greater incentives are needed to induce people to come forward with information.

Law Firm Lawsuit-Palooza: Latham, Baker & McKenzie Under Fire

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : September 19, 2014

Our latest roundup of law firm lawsuits includes a malicious prosecution case against Latham & Watkins that was reinstated by a California appeals panel, as well as a suit against Yahoo Inc. and its lawyers at Baker & McKenzie, alleging that they conspired to get a big verdict against the tech giant overturned in Mexico.

Seeking Clarity at the Crossroads of Legal and Compliance

Michael W. Peregrine : Corporate Counsel : September 18, 2014

It is the governing board's obligation to assure that clarity and effectiveness are brought to the general counsel/compliance officer roles and relationship.

Effie D. Silva: McDermott Will & Emery

: Daily Business Review : September 17, 2014

Holder Touts Bigger Payouts For Wall Street Whistleblowers

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : September 17, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday called on the government to increase rewards for those who blow the whistle on financial crimes, arguing that greater incentives are needed to induce people to come forward with insider information.

Holder Touts Bigger Payouts For Whistleblowers

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : September 17, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday called on the government to increase rewards for those who blow the whistle on financial crimes, arguing that greater incentives are needed to induce people to come forward with insider information.

'Transformational' Change to Patent System, 3 Years In

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : September 16, 2014

When the America Invents Act was enacted three years ago, no one knew just how significant it actually would turn out to be.

Locke Lord Signs Letter of Intent With Edwards Wildman Palmer

Brian Baxter, The Am Law Daily and Brenda Sapino Jeffreys, Texas Lawyer : Texas Lawyer : September 15, 2014

Dallas-based Locke Lord announces a letter of intent to combine with Edwards Wildman Palmer, creating Locke Lord Edwards.

Sidley Snags Cam Kerry, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 13, 2014

Sidley Austin has hired Cameron Kerry, a former general counsel and acting secretary at the U.S. Commerce Department and younger brother of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, as senior counsel in Boston and Washington, D.C. The Am Law Daily looks at Kerry's hire and more in our latest roundup of lateral moves throughout The Am Law 200.

Eyes on Lee as White House Nears PTO Pick

Scott Graham : The Recorder : September 12, 2014

Appointing acting director Michelle Lee as the agency's permanent chief would give the agency more clout in the debate over patent reform, lawyers said.

Ex-Miami Attorney Gets 13 Months for Skipping Tax Return Filing

John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : September 11, 2014

A former McDermott Will & Emery partner gets 13 months in prison for failing to file an income tax return.

Locke Lord, Edwards Wildman Sign Letter of Intent to Merge

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 10, 2014

The two Am Law 100 firms, both of which are no stranger to combinations, have tentatively agreed to push forward with a potential merger that would create Locke Lord Edwards, a 1,076-lawyer firm with offices in 23 cities.