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- Designation: Chicago
- Head Count: 981
- Gross Revenues: $891,500,000
- Revenue Per Lawyer: $910,000
- Profits Per Partner: $1,580,000
- Year Over Year Change: -3
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 2014 Global 100 survey, McDermott Will & Emeryranked as the 38th highest grossing law firm in the world. The firm has offices in CA, DC, FL, IL, MA, NY and TX.
In the News
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 27, 2016
The Philadelphia-based firm bolts on smaller wealth management shops in California and Florida; Jenner & Block rebuilds its government contracts group; Sidley Austin hires MoFo's ERISA head; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016
Even of the city's most prominent native firms are reducing their lawyer numbers there.
Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016
The country's decision to phase out nuclear power has triggered a chain reaction of litigation and arbitration. What will be the fallout for cross-border dispute resolution in Europe?
Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : April 21, 2016
In a rare public speech since his nomination to the U.S. Supreme was announced, Chief Judge Merrick Garland of the D.C. Circuit delivered remarks at the court's annual pro bono recognition breakfast. He urged lawyers to do more to close the access-to-justice gap.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016
A shift change at Jenner & Block; Duane Morris takes on 13 lawyers from two firms; DLA Piper partners form their own boutique; a Proskauer Rose litigator becomes CEO of a litigation financier; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
: The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016
Before The American Lawyer's complete annual Am Law 100 report is released on April 25, take a peek at preliminary reporting on law firm financials from The Am Law Daily and its regional affiliates.
Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : April 15, 2016
Depomed's GC and deputy GC led a high stakes battle last year for control of the company.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 13, 2016
Two longtime Am Law 100 partners start post-legal careers; Kirkland & Ellis hires in Germany; Orrick grows in Europe; Reed Smith makes moves amid merger talks; White & Case goes to Boston; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2016
Four McDermott Will & Emery partners are leaving for White & Case, including the leader of McDermott's white-collar practice.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2016
Holland & Knight keeps hiring; Kirkland picks up one from Paul Weiss; Proskauer Rose reels in some heavy-hitters; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : April 08, 2016
Stanford Law School and Sullivan & Cromwell team up for FCPA clearinghouse, while McDermott Will & Emery offers corporate services
C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : April 06, 2016
As law firms grapple with fast-moving change in the life sciences industry, McDermott Will & Emery is beefing up its U.S. Food and Drug Administration practice. McDermott has named partners Vernessa Pollard and Veleka Peeples-Dyer as co-leaders of the practice, which is based in the firm's Washington office. The duo will work together to expand the firm's services for medical-device, pharmaceutical and technology companies looking for guidance in dealing with the FDA, the firm said Wednesday.
Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : April 04, 2016
Ed Blum has kept race as his focus as the director the Project on Fair Representation, an Austin-based nonprofit, which has sponsored plaintiffs suing Texas officials based on allegations of their discriminatory use of race. Blum wants to make the government and other institutions colorblind—race neutral; he has sponsored litigation for the past 20 years to make that happen.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 31, 2016
The firm advised on two deals announced this week worth a combined $5 billion.
Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : March 29, 2016
A former DLA Piper partner is suing the firm's outside counsel for legal malpractice, claiming he was made into a scapegoat after the "churn that bill, baby!" email scandal.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 28, 2016
Andrew Caspersen, a Harvard Law School graduate turned private equity executive, was charged by the SEC and federal prosecutors with securities and wire fraud. Caspersen is related to several notable Big Law and Ivy League alums.
Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : March 21, 2016
Revenue per lawyer at the Chicago-based firm topped $1 million for the first time in 2015, and profits per partner were up 7.1 percent from the previous year.
: The National Law Journal : March 21, 2016
Former Suffolk University Law School Dean Camille Nelson will be the next dean of the American University Washington College of Law, university leaders announced last week. Plus more in this week's column.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 21, 2016
The U.S. Department of Commerce adds a high-profile partner from Katten Muchin Rosenman; Greenberg Traurig and Holland & Knight trade hires; Winston & Strawn's arbitration co-chair departs; and other notable additions from around The Am Law 200.
Scott Graham : The Recorder : March 17, 2016
A McDermott team led by Fabio Marino won a $6.4 million infringement verdict that could set the stage for a treble damages award.
: The National Law Journal : March 14, 2016
More than 350 legal scholars last week called on the Senate to fulfill its constitutional obligation to consider President Barack Obama's upcoming U.S. Supreme Court nominee. Plus more in this week's column.
Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : March 14, 2016
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has suspended all rulings on trademark applications that could be subject to refusal under the legal provision banning registration of marks bearing “scandalous or disparaging” subject matter.
David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 14, 2016
McDermott Will's James Owens says strategic partnerships are taking off among hospitals, health plans and large medical groups.
Karen Sloan and Zoe Tillman : New York Law Journal : March 11, 2016
Congressional leaders are being bombarded with pleas to consider expeditiously any nominations President Obama makes to the U.S. Supreme Court.
: New Jersey Law Journal : March 11, 2016
The Law Journal's annual yearbook on new partners, including lateral hires, in New Jersey.
Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : March 10, 2016
The firm's PPP reached $1.02 million last year for the first time. Revenue and lawyer head count also increased.
Charlotte Edmond : Legal Week : March 09, 2016
Increasingly, the London offices of U.S. law firms are catching up to native U.K. firms in size and financial results, a Legal Week study of LLP filings finds.
Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : March 09, 2016
Nearly 250 law firm partners and corporate general counsel signed a letter Wednesday to the White House and Senate leadership urging action on the president's nominee to U.S. Supreme Court.
Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : March 07, 2016
Vinson & Elkins partner Michael Charness has stepped down as managing partner of the Washington office, and antitrust partner Craig Seebald will take on the job, the firm said this month.
: New York Law Journal : March 07, 2016
Nixon Peabody, Foley & Lardner and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe have announced new partners, while four other firms have added attorneys.