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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, GA, IL, MA, NY 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

McDermott Opens Shanghai Data Center

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : December 17, 2014

The new center provides legal and technical discovery services in China.

No Cuban Embargo? No Problem

John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : December 17, 2014

With an overnight thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations, legal experts were cautious Wednesday about visions of U.S. companies doing business in Cuba.

More Myriad Gene Patents Bite the Dust

Scott Graham : The Recorder : December 17, 2014

Applying recent Supreme Court rulings, the Federal Circuit struck down patents on synthetic genes engineered to be identical to human DNA.

Likely Delay for US Handover of ICANN Web Domain Oversight

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : December 16, 2014

The United States is supposed to give up its oversight of the Internet's domain name system next year. But the planned move has made brand owners and members of Congress apprehensive.

Gibson Dunn, Kirkland Trade Blows; Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher grabbed a senior debt finance partner from Kirkland & Ellis in London, as the latter snatches Winston & Strawn's litigation chair in Chicago; Jones Day beefs up in Miami; Sidley Austin snags six from Loeb & Loeb; a half-dozen lawyers leave firms for in-house jobs and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Affirmative Use of Corporate Representative Testimony

Jennifer L. Filippazzo and Hannah Banks : Corporate Counsel : December 12, 2014

The corporate representative deposition is one of the first opportunities to affirmatively develop the record and articulate the company's position. Such an opportunity should not be wasted.

Big Law Still Makes Too Few Women Partners

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : December 10, 2014

Fewer than a third of new partners at Am Law 200 firms are women. It's time for fresh approaches.

In-House Counsel Profile: The Beer Institute's Mary Jane Saunders

June D. Bell : The National Law Journal : December 08, 2014

Three Kirkland Partners Depart, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 05, 2014

A trio of partners from Kirkland & Ellis and Edwards Wildman Palmer sets up shop in new locales; three more firms hire Bingham McCutchen refugees; Chadbourne & Parke adds a former U.S. ambassador; Skadden brings back a top federal regulator; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Real Estate Exec Buys Mansion of Imprisoned Developer for $4M

Eleazar David Melendez : Daily Business Review : December 03, 2014

A South Florida real estate executive has scooped up a Bal Harbour home that used to belong to a real estate figure who's now behind bars.

How To Prepare for Cyberinsurance

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : December 02, 2014

Before applying for cyberinsurance, engage in some due diligence and the results will pay.

High Court's First Gay-Issues Ruling

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

With same-sex marriage litigation pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, lawyers and scholars are focusing intense interest on a long-forgotten, one-line ruling by the court in 1958 — the first decision the justices ever made regarding issues that directly impact gay rights.

Judge Nixes $105M Award, Citing New IP Case Law

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : December 01, 2014

A California federal judge has set aside a $105 million award to electronics component maker Power Integrations Inc. based on a recent appellate court ruling on royalty damages.

U.S. Firms in London: Who's Leading, Who's Lagging?

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

Am Law 100 firms employ some 6,000 lawyers in London, including some of the hottest lateral hires in years. A look at their track record reveals some surprises.

DLA Piper Nabs Ex-FDIC Chair, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 30, 2014

The world's second-largest firm by attorney head count adds two more former federal regulators to its ranks; American Apparel hires a Loeb & Loeb partner; Greenberg Traurig bags Edwards Wildman Palmer's Los Angeles partner-in-charge; Steptoe & Johnson snags an IP trio and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : November 28, 2014

Seven firms announce new additions, while promotions were announced at Latham & Watkins, McDermott Will & Emery, and Ropes & Gray.

He Forced $80M Sale Over Hail of Litigation

Eleazar David Melendez : Daily Business Review : November 25, 2014

Marcos Jimenez led a McDermott Will & Emery team in litigation that gained control of a prime downtown Miami property and sold it in a boom market.

Corporate Governance Lessons From the UNC Scandal

Michael W. Peregrine : Corporate Counsel : November 20, 2014

The academic misconduct scandal at the prestigious University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides valuable fodder for committee/boardroom discussion, under the direction of the general counsel.

Sidley Austin Snags Houston Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Two Andrews Kurth partners peel off for Sidley Austin in Houston's hot lateral market; a handful of firms make big hires in London; Blank Rome adds a pair from Bingham McCutchen; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The 2014 Appellate Hot List

: The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

We've identified 20 firms with outstanding achievements before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal circuit courts and state courts of last resort.

Telecoms Poised to Fight Obama's Net-Neutrality Proposal

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

When President Barack Obama last week urged the Federal Communications Commission to implement the "strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality" by regulating broadband Internet service as a utility, it sounded like a simple solution to a long-running fight. If only it were so easy.

McDermott Will & Emery

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

Judge Orders More DaVita Records Opened in Litigation by Whistleblowers

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : November 11, 2014

A federal judge presiding over a whistleblower case against a national kidney dialysis company has opened more company records to public scrutiny, rejecting defense arguments that the records should not be publicly available because they contain commercially sensitive information.

Covington Nabs MoFo Financial Services Pro, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 09, 2014

Covington & Burling picks up a leading consumer financial services lawyer from Morrison & Foerster, a firm that recently saw a technology transactions partner join the NBA; Gibson Dunn makes a government hire after election season; two more firms raid Bingham; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : November 04, 2014

Eight firms announce new additions, while Nancy Hoppock has been named first deputy director of the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice.

The Golden Rule of Data Privacy

Kathryn Hume : Law Technology News : November 03, 2014

ILTA panel at ARMA identifies principles that are changing law firm practices.


: The National Law Journal : November 03, 2014

New arrivals and laterals in this week's column.

INADMISSIBLE: From Supreme Court to the Movie Screen

: The National Law Journal : November 03, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court soon may be the subject of a casting call for the movie version of one of its more controversial rulings. Plus more in this week's column.

From Don Julio to Medical Research, It's All M&A to Cravath and S&C

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 03, 2014

Monday was a three-deal day for the corporate lawyers at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Sullivan & Cromwell, as the two leading Am Law 100 firms each advised clients on a trio of notable transactions. Covington & Burling, Hogan Lovells, Jones Day, Kirkland, Davis Polk and Wachtell also had key roles on five separate deals.

Steptoe Duo Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

A Steptoe & Johnson crisis manager joins a spin shop, while a former special counsel quietly departs; Kirkland adds another Skadden partner; King & Spalding brings on Bobby Jindal's brother; Baker & Hostetler bags three across the country; a Bingham IP star departs; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.