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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

He Forced $80M Sale Over Hale 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.

Movers

: 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.

Patent Bar Takes Hint on Laches From Copyright Ruling

Scott Graham : The Recorder : October 31, 2014

Bringing an end to the unreasonable-delay defense would benefit patent holders, said McDermott Will's Yar Chaikovsky.

This Week's Deals

: The Recorder : October 30, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

In Role Reversal, Foley Partner Decides to Own a Sports Team

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

Irwin Raij, cochair of Foley & Lardner's sports industry team, is part of a star-studded, 22-person investor group bringing a second professional soccer team to Los Angeles. McDermott Will & Emery and Proskauer Rose are also working on the deal, which reportedly marks the highest price ever paid for a franchise in Major League Soccer.

Daschle Hopes Clients Will Follow Him to Baker Donelson

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

Sen. Tom Daschle, former Democratic majority leader, will start a public policy advisory group named after him at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz's Washington office, the firm announced Tuesday. Daschle leaves DLA Piper after a five-year tenure.

In-House Counsel Profile: DeLaval Inc.'s Noel Elfant

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : October 27, 2014

Noel Elfant is chief legal officer for North America, working with counterparts in five countries.

Willkie Adds Another Ex-Kirkland Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : October 24, 2014

Eight months after leaving Kirkland & Ellis for McDermott Will & Emery, private equity partner Leonard Klingbaum is on the move again; Greenberg Traurig hires a former California Senate leader; Weil, Gotshal & Manges adds a high-yield partner in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

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.