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- 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.
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R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : January 30, 2015
A federal judge who said he was inclined to let whistleblower lawyers pierce a defendant company's attorney-client privilege to pursue claims that defense lawyers coached witnesses to lie has delayed a decision until March.
R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : January 28, 2015
A federal judge in Atlanta said that "troubling revelations" about testimony by current and former employees of a national chain of dialysis clinics being sued by whistleblowers prompted him on Tuesday to personally question the employees about whether the chain's lawyers may have prompted them to lie under oath.
Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 28, 2015
Former Rep. Jim Moran of Virginia is joining McDermott Will & Emery, according to two people familiar with the hire. Moran's announcement, likely to come in February, is another of the early movements of former members joining lobbying firms.
Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : January 26, 2015
It has cost more than $1.07 million so far to defend Gov. Rick Perry against his felony charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant.
Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 26, 2015
Federal courts cannot presume from a collective bargaining agreement's silence that retiree health insurance benefits should continue for life, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2015
Two firms shuffling their COOs saw partners depart in January; DLA Piper and Kirkland & Ellis make some high-profile labor and employment hires; Quinn Emanuel grows in Houston; Wilmer raids MoFo for a new cybersecurity chair; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Patience Haggin : The Recorder : January 23, 2015
Patent filings dropped after Supreme Court rulings, but firms still see high demand for a long-hot practice.
Greg Land : Daily Report : January 22, 2015
The Martin Luther King Jr. corporate estate has dropped its lawsuit against the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, citing what estate CEO Dexter King said was a "change of heart" by his brother, Martin Luther King III.
Greg Land : Daily Report : January 21, 2015
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Todd Markle on Tuesday dissolved a temporary restraining order he issued earlier this month barring the board of directors of the corporate estate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.—comprising King's three surviving children—from discussing a settlement of parallel lawsuits regarding the control and disposition of the civil rights leader's property.
Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 21, 2015
Sally Rosenberg said she's always believed that if you want something in your career, you should ask for it. Last year, she asked McDermott leaders if they could consider her for the partnership a second time.
Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : January 16, 2015
So far, Gov. Rick Perry has paid more than $1.07 million to defend his felony charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant. Which Texas law firms got the most?
Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 12, 2015
General-service firms sharpened the competition in intellectual property law throughout 2014, hiring lawyers away from smaller firms and staking claims to an emerging practice area inside the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2015
Cooley announced Monday that the firm would open an office in London with 55 lawyers—20 of them partners—from Edwards Wildman Palmer and Morrison & Foerster. The move marks Cooley's second international office opening.
: The National Law Journal : January 12, 2015
Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2015
Davis Wright Tremaine and Dentons absorb two small shops; Cadwalader adds a seven-strong team from Latham & Watkins; a former senator signs on at DLA Piper; McDermott's European antitrust head goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2015
Mark Robinson, the former cochair of Bingham McCutchen's white-collar investigations and enforcement group, is headed to Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo along with 18 lawyers from Edwards Wildman Palmer, including the latter's former IP practice leaders David Conlin and Peter Corless.
Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 07, 2015
DLA Piper has named a new managing partner in Miami, health care sector specialist Joshua Kaye, as part of a national reshuffling throughout the global law firm.
: The National Law Journal : January 05, 2015
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Scott Graham : The Recorder : December 24, 2014
A federal judge chided Netflix and its lawyers at Keker & Van Nest for not clearing an early summary-judgment motion with the court.
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : December 24, 2014
Chicago's McDermott Will & Emery extends its Chinese alliance into discovery and data analysis as demand for investigations and compliance work grows.
Scott Graham : The Recorder : December 22, 2014
McDermott Will's Yar Chaikovsky, who represents Rovi, says Netflix and its lawyers at Keker & Van Nest have violated court rules.
Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : December 17, 2014
The new center provides legal and technical discovery services in China.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June D. Bell : The National Law Journal : December 08, 2014
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.