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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 2012 Global 100 survey, McDermott Will & Emeryranked as the 36th 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

The Supreme Court 'What-If' Game

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : September 01, 2014

In an era of extreme partisanship, could President Barack Obama get any Supreme Court appointments confirmed?

Aggie Alliance: Gov. Perry Looks to a Friend to Orchestrate his Defense

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : September 01, 2014

"I was his debate coach in the last campaign. He's somebody that I admire and respect, and for something like this, I would hope one of the reasons he chose me is that he trusts me," Buzbee said.

Federal Circuit Judges Put Spin on Patent Fee-Shifting

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 26, 2014

Sitting as a trial judge recently, Timothy Dyk of the Federal Circuit denied an attorney fee request, writing "every case will have a loser."

Circuit Judges Put Spin on Patent Fee Shifting

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 26, 2014

Sitting as a trial judge recently, Timothy Dyk of the Federal Circuit denied an attorney fee request, writing "every case will have a loser."

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 25, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Steady Work in Chicago — At Least for the Lawyers

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : August 25, 2014

Rick Perry Assembles High-Profile Legal Team

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : August 25, 2014

"Gov. Perry will fight this indictment 100 percent, and at the end of the day, he will prevail, because he's on the side of the rule of law. The governor acted lawfully and properly exercised his power under the law," said Tony Buzbee, of the Buzbee Law Firm in Houston.

Aggie Connection, Friendship May Explain Perry's Reliance on Buzbee

Brenda Sapino Jefreys : Texas Lawyer : August 22, 2014

"I was his debate coach in the last campaign. He's somebody that I admire and respect, and for something like this, I would hope one of the reasons he chose me is that he trusts me," Buzbee said.

African Diaspora Maritime, America's Cup Trustee Settle

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : August 21, 2014

After three years of legal wrangling, a sailing group in North Carolina and the bearer of the prestigious America's Cup trophy reached a settlement late last month following court-ordered mediation in New York's Commercial Division.

Executive Retirement Plan Governed by Sponsoring Company

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : August 21, 2014

An executive-level supplemental retirement benefits package—called a "top hat" plan—is to be administered according to the interpretation of the company that sponsors it, the Third Circuit has ruled, reversing a district court decision.

Covenant-Lite Loans: Borrowers Are Running the Show

Stephanie S. McCann and George M. Houhanisin : Corporate Counsel : August 21, 2014

Favorable lending terms have now become ubiquitous in the leveraged loan market, with the trend trickling down from the bulge bracket to the middle market.

The Morning Wrap

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : August 20, 2014

A round up of legal news from ALM-affiliated publications and around the web: Rick Perry's legal team; Eric Holder promises robust action in Ferguson; Squire Patton Boggs loses Middle East group.

Judge Sanctions Dialysis Clinic Firm for Spoiling Discovery

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : August 20, 2014

'Unacceptable' is how judge describes conduct of defendants in discovery

McDermott Beats Back Drug Patent Challenge for Depomed

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : August 19, 2014

The ruling, which Depomed said would extend its monopoly on the pain drug Gralise for a decade, is a huge relief for the small pharma company and its investors.

The Churn: Squire Patton Boggs and Ashurst Adjust Alliances, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 19, 2014

Ashurst and Squire Patton Boggs, two growing global legal giants that have recently gone the merger route, both reshuffled overseas alliances this week as the latter saw 23 lawyers in the Middle East decamp en masse, while the former was busy raiding two Am Law 100 rivals. The Am Law Daily looks at those developments and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Rick Perry Assembles High-Profile Legal Team

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : August 19, 2014

"Gov. Perry will fight this indictment 100 percent, and at the end of the day, he will prevail, because he's on the side of the rule of law. The governor acted lawfully and properly exercised his power under the law," said Tony Buzbee, of the Buzbee Law Firm in Houston.

Attorneys: Prosecutors Have Uphill Battle in Convicting Rick Perry

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : August 16, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry blasted a grand jury indictment as politically motivated, as attorneys not associated with the case said prosecutors might have a tough time getting a conviction.

The Churn: Am Law Quartet Eyes New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 12, 2014

Dechert, LeClairRyan, Lowenstein Sandler and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman all announced plans for new offices within the past week, in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Scared of Cybercrimes? ILTA Panels Can Help

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : August 08, 2014

The International Legal Technology Association's upcoming conference in Nashville includes many options to help secure your data.

The Careerist: Top 50 Mommy Firms

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : August 06, 2014

A look at the subtext behind Working Woman magazine's "50 best firms for women."

Acacia Seizes on Fee-Shifting Ruling

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 05, 2014

Just days old, U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar's reasoning in a July fee-shifting decision is already being cited by losing nonpracticing entities in a Chicago case.

Sweetener Could Turn Sour

Jenna Greene and Todd Ruger : Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2014

EPA's new emissions rule allows states flexibility, which could be the rub.

11th Circuit Backs $67M Verdict Against TD Bank In Rothstein Fallout

Mary Hladky : Daily Business Review : July 29, 2014

A federal appeals court has affirmed the award against TD Bank for serving as Scott Rothstein's lead bank in his $1.2 billionPonzi scheme.

Round 2 in the SEC's Case Against State Street Execs

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : July 25, 2014

In the wake of the financial crisis, government regulators have been widely criticized for failing to hold more individuals accountable, but a pending case by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission against two former executives at State Street Bank and Trust Co. shows how difficult in practice it can be to make charges stick.

Review To Honor Top 40 Lawyers Under 40

Vala Lopez : Daily Business Review : July 24, 2014

The Daily Business Review will recognize 40 South Florida lawyers under age 40 as Rising Stars for their achievements.

Twitter, Yahoo Lead MDL Fee Fight Against Patent Giant Acacia

Scott Graham : The Recorder : July 23, 2014

Dozens of corporate defendants sued by an arm of Acacia Research Corp. say they are owed legal fees under the Supreme Court's new standard for fee-shifting in patent cases.

Twitter, Yahoo Lead MDL Fee Fight Against NPE

Scott Graham : The Recorder : July 23, 2014

Dozens of corporate defendants sued by an arm of Acacia Research Corp. say they are owed legal fees under the Supreme Court's new standard.

The Churn: A Dechert Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 22, 2014

A high-powered litigator leaves Dechert, more departures from Bingham McCutchen and a rare outside hire by Wachtell Lipton in our latest look at lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Allan Van Fleet Talks About Significance of 'Fisher v. UT' Decision

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : July 21, 2014

When , Austin was pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, Allan Van Fleet had drafted and filed an amicus brief on behalf of the family of Heman Marion Sweatt, which supported the school in the Fisher case.

McDermott Will's Yar Chaikovsky

Scott Graham : The Recorder : July 21, 2014

The patent litigator talks about his recent win against Acacia and says the America Invents Act has brought about more change than expected.