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- Designation: Chicago
- Head Count: 997
- Gross Revenues: $900,000,000
- Revenue Per Lawyer: $900,000
- Profits Per Partner: $1,530,000
- Year Over Year Change: -1
McDermott Will & Emery is a Chicago-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, McDermott Will & Emery has 997 attorneys and is the 24th largest firm in the United States. With $900,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 30th on The American Lawyer's 2015 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, GA, IL, MA, NY and TX.
In the News
Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : June 30, 2015
After the U.S. Supreme Court's 'Obergefell' decision, employers should go back and take a fresh look at how their policies treat same-sex married couples.
MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015
Jenner & Block takes the top spot in our annual pro bono survey; Arnold & Porter is second.
Madeline Farber : The Am Law Daily : June 29, 2015
Rebecca Eisner and Lydia Kelley used to share mac and cheese dinners and cram for exams together. Now they oversee nearly 600 lawyers as managing partners of the Chicago offices of Mayer Brown and McDermott Will & Emery, respectively.
Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015
Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle : New York Law Journal : June 29, 2015
Same-sex couples have a constitutionally protected right to marry, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday in a history-making victory for the gay civil rights movement.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 23, 2015
A month after opening a second office in Los Angeles, Sidley Austin raids Paul Hastings for a real estate pro; Proskauer Rose picks up a regional private equity head from Baker & McKenzie; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 18, 2015
A Pennsylvania federal judge who has overseen multiple cases against Cephalon regarding alleged antitrust violations for reverse-payment settlements with generic drugmakers has approved a $1.2 billion settlement between the FTC and Cephalon.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2015
The Magic Circle firm snags a senior Simpson Thacher & Bartlett civil litigation partner in New York; Sheppard Mullin adds a three-lawyer IP team from Pillsbury; King & Spalding opens in Tokyo; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 16, 2015
Attorney head count among Pennsylvania's largest firms has fluctuated in the first six months of the year from as much as a 9.3 percent increase to an 11.2 percent decline, according to a review of statistics tracked by ALM's RivalEdge.
Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : June 15, 2015
In 2010, the U.S. government agreed to pay $680 million to settle claims that Native American farmers and ranchers were victims of discrimination in federal loan programs. Two years later, it was clear the lawyers' estimates of how many claimants would apply for a share of that money were off. Way off.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 10, 2015
Ahead of its proposed combination with Dentons, more partners have left McKenna Long & Aldridge, even as the latter makes a hire of its own; Latham & Watkins lands another O'Melveny & Myers rainmaker; Nelson Mullins and Barnes & Thornburg open new offices; Delta Air Lines taps Dorsey & Whitney for a new legal chief; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
: The National Law Journal : June 08, 2015
In a harshly worded 13-page letter, Sen. Elizabeth Warren last week told U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Jo White that she found her leadership "extremely disappointing." Plus more in this week's column.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 03, 2015
McDermott Will & Emery adds 17 lawyers from K&L Gates and a Chicago-based IP boutique; three firms make additions through mergers; more McKenna Long & Aldridge partners peel away ahead of the latter's deal with Dentons; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : June 03, 2015
McDermott Will & Emery will have a new partner in charge of the Washington office, the first female lawyer to hold the position at the firm. Carolyn Gleason, an international trade lawyer, takes over July 1 for Paul Thompson, who will return to his white-collar practice full time.
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 02, 2015
McDermott, Will & Emery expanded its Dallas office on June 1 by hiring six partners, with as many as nine associates expected to join them.
Andrew B. Kratenstein and Audrey Lu : Corporate Counsel : June 02, 2015
The dual role of trusted legal advisor and trusted business advisor has created potential privilege pitfalls for in-house counsel and company employees.
Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : June 01, 2015
Employers violate the nation's major job-bias law if the need for a religious accommodation was a motivating factor in their refusal to hire someone, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday.
Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : June 01, 2015
Firms decide whether to pay for the privilege of insulting themselves.
Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : May 29, 2015
The Federal Trade Commission's biggest settlement to date—$1.2 billion in a pay-for-delay case—came out of federal court in Philadelphia on Thursday.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 24, 2015
A seven-partner team will open a new Frankfurt office for Reed Smith, which saw a top sports lawyer head for greener fields; Foley Hoag brings on Massachusetts' former attorney general; Cravath hires from Crowell & Moring; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 18, 2015
Gregory Lawrence, the former co-head of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft's renewables practice and head of its energy regulatory group, has joined Greenberg Traurig as a partner in Boston and Washington, D.C. Lawrence came to Cadwalader more than four years ago when the firm announced plans for a Houston office.
KATELYN POLANTZ : The National Law Journal : May 18, 2015
Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : May 14, 2015
The registry that owns the controversial domain name ".sucks" has put the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers on notice that its criticisms and actions against the company could lead to legal action.
Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : May 13, 2015
Lawyers rely on frequent train travel between New York and D.C.—most often the Acela express. Yet the derailment of Amtrak's Northeast regional train that killed seven people and injured hundreds of others left the Washington legal community largely unscathed.
Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : May 13, 2015
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission hit ITT Educational Services Inc. and two top executives with 15 fraud-related counts involving its student loan programs.
Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : May 12, 2015
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday brought fraud charges against for-profit college chain ITT Educational Services Inc. and its top executives, alleging they hid the "extraordinary failure" of two student-loan programs from investors.
: Daily Business Review : May 11, 2015
Marcos Jimenez spent six years in litigation trying take back assets from the father-and-son developers Leon Cohen Levy and Mauricio Cohen Assor, who are convicted fraudsters.
David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 07, 2015
Heather King had helped represent the medical tech company in a patent dispute last year.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 05, 2015
Despite a recent spate of departures, K&L Gates absorbed three-partner Moltz Morton & Glenn in Austin, Texas; Cozen O'Connor brings on a 10-lawyer state attorneys general group from Dickstein Shapiro; White & Case raids Clifford Chance in the Middle East; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 02, 2015
Covington & Burling and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman pick up partners from McKenna Long & Aldridge as the latter prepares to merge with Dentons; Kirkland & Ellis and Mayer Brown make European antitrust hires; a Sidley Austin litigator flies solo; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.