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McDermott Will & Emery is a leading international firm with a diversified business practice. Our lawyers practice around the world: Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C.  Further extending our reach in Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.

We are an integrated, international law firm with recognized strength in tax, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, health care, high-stakes litigation, and many other key areas of transactional and regulatory law. We emphasize and foster long-term, industry-focused client relationships with multinational companies, rising entrepreneurial firms, investors and capital providers, and many of the world’s wealthiest families and individuals.

In word and deed, we value integrity, efficiency, diversity, and pro bono and community service.

Main Location

227 West Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5096
Phone: 312-372-2000
17 offices in 7 countries

Firm Attorneys

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J. Peter Rich J. Peter Rich McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Practicing in: Health Care Law, Administrative / Regulatory Law
Practicing in: Health Care Law, Administrative / Regulatory Law
Terese A. Mosher Beluris Terese A. Mosher Beluris McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Practicing in: Commercial Litigation, Administrative / Regulatory Law
Practicing in: Commercial Litigation, Administrative / Regulatory Law

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    "Top-Listed" National Awards
    "Top-Listed" in the US in Health Care Law with 33 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in the US in Tax Law with 23 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in the US in Trusts and Estates with 20 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in the US in Litigation and Controversy - Tax with 13 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in the US in IT Outsourcing Law with 3 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" State Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Illinois in Litigation and Controversy - Tax with 3 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Illinois in Trusts and Estates with 11 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Illinois in Health Care Law with 10 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Texas in Information Technology Law with 3 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Texas in IT Outsourcing Law with 3 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Los Angeles, California in Health Care Law with 10 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Miami, Florida in Health Care Law with 4 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Chicago, Illinois in Health Care Law with 10 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Chicago, Illinois in Trusts and Estates with 11 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Chicago, Illinois in Litigation and Controversy - Tax with 3 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Dallas, Texas in IT Outsourcing Law with 3 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Dallas, Texas in Information Technology Law with 3 lawyers.

    "Top-Listed" National Awards
    "Top-Listed" in the US in Health Care Law with 33 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in the US in Tax Law with 23 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in the US in Trusts and Estates with 20 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in the US in Litigation and Controversy - Tax with 13 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in the US in IT Outsourcing Law with 3 lawyers.

    Client Comments

    "Andrew Liazos has excellent response time and a practical approach to issues. He is creative, and working with him is a great experience. "
    "Andrew Liazos is an expert in his field and provides the utmost customer service. He is a true asset to us."
    "Andrew Liazos exhibits a wealth of experience and knowledge in his field. He is very responsive on very time-sensitive issues, interacts with all levels of the client base very well (legal and non-legal), is adept at explaining very complex legal issues in a non-legal way, works very hard to understand the client's objectives and underlying business rationale, and works as a team member to help the client achieve the business goal while evidencing a high degree of legal and personal ethics. On a personal level, he is both enjoyable and easy to work with. The client base admires him both personally and professionally and appreciates his dedication. "
    "Andrew's responsiveness to problems is unequaled."
    "Art Rosen is creative, insightful, and judiciously aggressive."
    - Tracy Day
    "Art is the most technical lawyer I have ever worked with. The amount of information he knows without spending hours of research time is astounding. He is also very responsive to clients' needs."
    "Mr. Rosen is one of the best tax professionals that I have worked with in my 25 years of tax practice. While he is clearly a technical state tax practitioner, he also is very sensitive to client business issues. He works well with a very interactive team, often very interested in client perspectives and interpretations of tax laws and practice. I always found him to be very responsive and an excellent communicator. His expertise was very much recognized by our company lawyers."
    "Outstanding state tax professional. He is widely known and respected for his understanding of state taxes and his practical approach to issue resolution."
    "Ashley Fischer is a highly capable attorney who is focused on client service. Ashley is an expert in M&A, health regulatory, and antitrust matters. Ashley is extremely responsive and an excellent manager of legal teams on major projects and is one of the best attorneys with whom we work."
    "Carey Jordan is very dedicated to managing the rather large portfolio our company has entrusted to her firm. We do not use her firm exclusively, but she treats our cases as if she handled all of our matters. She is knowledgeable about both patent prosecution and patent litigation and she is a delight to work with."
    "Charlie is truly outstanding in his field. In addition to having tremendous expertise in health care law, he works hard to truly understand my organization's goals and priorities. We work in partnership as new issues come up and we have come to rely on his expertise and skills as we navigate the complex health care environment. With Charlie's help, we have been able to make very significant changes to our organization's structure and to stay at the forefront of changes that are happening across the health care industry. Charlie has negotiated several complex relationships with us and does so with unfailing professionalism and integrity. I have referred a number of friends and close colleagues to Charlie and McDermott Will & Emery for health care matters and would do so again without hesitation."
    - Elizabeth Liebow
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    "I have worked with Chris on the most complicated and difficult physician alignment and integration projects imaginable over the past 25 years. His creativity, experience, and depth of knowledge in the field are without equal. In addition, his ability to educate health care professionals as well as the senior management teams and Boards of Trustees at health care organizations is incredibly valuable. Chris's differentiating characteristic is his ability to focus on creating solutions that result in working through the issues that accomplish the client's goals within the regulatory guidelines and that are lasting and successful over the long-term for all parties."
    - Timothy Crowley
    Leerink Swann
    "Mr. Jedrey is a superb healthcare attorney with a broad fund of knowledge and experience. He makes himself available in a timely manner whenever I require his assistance and allocates work to lower level associates when appropriate, so as to assure cost-effective services. In my 35 years as a General Counsel, he is the best healthcare attorney with whom I have worked."
    - William Donaldson
    Northeast Health System
    "Chris is an outstanding lawyer with great legal advice and even better business advice. He is very practical and strategic at the same time. "
    - John Fernandez
    Mass. Eye & Ear Infirmary
    "We have had an excellent experience with Chris Jedrey negotiating a tedious merger into a hospital system. His breadth of knowledge, facile grasp of evolving complexities with clear communication, and easy availability were outstanding."
    - Glen Henry
    Cardiology Associates of New Haven LLC
    "I work closely with Chris Jedrey on many complex health care matters. Chris's most important strength is his ability to think very creatively to meet the business needs of his clients. Given the complex regulatory environment health care organizations, Chris is often able to help us develop a model that meets both the regulatory requirements as well as the business needs, which is often a very difficult task. He is very well versed in understanding the health care environment in Massachusetts, which is often critical to our decision making. We also frequently work with Charlie Buck on similar issues. Charlie has an in-depth understanding of the health care regulations and is able to provide sound, immediate advice on a range of health care issues. We have recently been working closely with Bob Louthian (based in DC) on a number of 990, 501(c)(3) governance issues, and in particular, physician and executive compensation issues. In addition, Chris will seek advice from other subject matter experts within MWE as needed, which is a great service. All of the individuals with whom I work at MWE are very accessible and pleasant to work with. I cannot overstate how much I personally, and the organization, value the sage and sound advice from Chris Jedrey and all the others at MWE. I would call Chris my "go-to" guy."
    - Kimberly Nelson
    Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
    "Christopher Jedrey is an excellent subject matter expert with most health law issues. He is amongst the best health care attorneys I have worked with and I strongly recommend him to health care organizations and leaders."
    - Kenneth Paulus
    Allina Health System
    "Chris Jedrey is extremely knowledgeable, thoughtful, and constructive in his advice. He knows the industry very well and is an excellent strategic partner."
    "Chris Jedrey is fabulous. He is the number one health care lawyer in Boston. We also think Charlie Buck is great."
    "Christopher Jedrey is extremely knowledgeable and an excellent strategic advisor. He cares about the client and works hard to understand the client's needs. He partners well with in-house counsel. "
    "Daniel Gottlieb has a good combination of legal expertise and business savvy. He can both dig into the finer points of HIPAA with the legal team and explain why HIPAA and HITECH compliance are relevant to the business team."
    "David Levine is very knowledgeable and is highly recommended."
    - Benjie Hopkins
    Hitachi Koki USA
    "I have worked with David on a number of outsourcing transactions and highly recommend him. He is an expert in his practice area. He is well respected by his business teams and by opposing counsel, and knows how to use his influence to work through tough issues and get deals closed in a timely and cost-effective manner."
    - Alethia Theisen
    Electronic Data Systems Corporation
    "David is an extraordinary attorney. This was the first matter we worked on together, but his impact was as if he had been working with us forever. He had more experience and knowledge than anyone else in the project. He was always more prepared than anyone else. He always knew the documents better than anyone else. He always completed his responsibilities sooner and more expertly than anyone else. He always responded promptly to calls and emails. He always knew what was important and what shouldn't stand in the way of completing a deal. He was unfailingly professional in his dealings with representatives in our company and the others involved in the project. All of these qualities are useful in themselves, but taken together, they give him an authority that was a decided advantage to our company in negotiations. His participation in our project led to what I consider a very successful result for our company."
    - David Nolin
    The Timken Company
    "I have practiced law for 28 years, both as inside and outside counsel, and can recommend David unequivocally to clients who require sophisticated counsel to assist them in outsourcing transactions, whether from the customer or the vendor perspective. David is one of the most knowledgeable attorneys in the country in this area. He is proficient in both the practice of law and the practical aspects of what can be a complex business transaction. Ethically, he is beyond reproach. He is a problem solver and a valued strategist."
    - Jeff Gorman
    Electronic Data Systems Corporation
    "For any matters relating to IT outsourcing, I turn to David. David takes time to understand my company's key issues on transactions and combines that with his vast knowledge of IT outsourcing law and fantastic negotiating skills to deliver top-notch services."
    "David Ivill is a knowledgeable and practical lawyer who provided us focused advice and effective advocacy. He was efficient with his time, and he got results. He is highly recommended!"
    - Thomas Weinberg
    U.S. Renal Care, Inc.
    "Eric Gordon is an amazing health care attorney. He is our "go-to" for most complex regulatory matters and is integral to our success in supporting our academic medical center."
    - Stacy Bratcher
    University of Southern California
    "Eric Gordon is one of the finest health lawyers in the country. We have worked with him over the years on a wide array of complex reimbursement, compliance, privacy, and transactional matters. He unfailingly provides clear, definitive, practical guidance, with extremely rapid turnaround. I cannot recommend him highly enough. Joan Polacheck (reimbursement and compliance) and Esther Chang (health information privacy) are also in an elite class for the very same reasons."
    - Max Reynolds
    Regents of the University of California
    "Eric Gordon is at the top of his field, healthcare regulatory law."
    "Mr. Gordon provides clear, concise advice and works exceptionally well with his clients. He understands all facets of the healthcare industry and the complex regulatory environment in which we operate and provides practical solutions to difficult issues. I highly recommend Mr. Gordon."
    "Eric Zimmerman is an excellent resource within this firm. He is smart, responsive, and effective. I highly recommend him to others!"
    - Stephens Mundy
    Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital
    "Esther Chang is extremely well-versed and current in the matters we direct to her (e.g. HIPAA and related regulatory matters). She provides practical, clear, and timely advice in a very friendly and thoughtful manner. I am very pleased with her counsel."
    - Stamos Akrivos
    Aptium Oncology
    "G. Allan Van Fleet is an excellent anti-trust lawyer supported by excellent junior lawyers."
    - Paolo Boni
    VFM Leonardo
    "Mr. Van Fleet is an excellent antitrust lawyer."
    "Gary Gertler is always available, always helpful, and knowledgeable on all aspects of a transaction. He provides all the tools necessary to smoothly close a transaction. Gary has a very engaging personality and is enjoyable to work with, especially through tough situations."
    - Paul Dorsa
    Vanguard Health Systems, Inc.
    "Good thought partner on complex deal structures."
    "Mr. Gertler understands the needs of his clients and provides exceptional, timely service. He is proactive, reliable, accessible and responsive. I believe Mr. Gertler qualifies for an outstanding attorney award."
    "Gary Gertler is a good thought partner on complex deal structures."
    "Gary Rosenbaum is very responsive and easy to deal with."
    "Gary Rosenbaum is very responsive and easy to deal with."
    "Guy Collier is simply excellent."
    "Ira Rapperport is the most experienced healthcare M&A attorney in the country."
    - Nathan Kaufman
    Kaufman Strategic Advisors
    "Ira Rappeport is the top hospital M&A attorney in the country."
    - Nathan Kaufman
    Kaufman Strategic Advisors
    "I have worked with Mr. Rich and MWE for many years. They are a sound health practice that solves problems. Peter is ready, available, and surrounded by a great deal of talent."
    - Joel Bergenfeld
    "Peter is the sharpest mind in the area of health care. He combines a complete understanding of the law with an ability to innovate. We are an unusual client and Peter helps us find answers to difficult issues. In addition, he is superb at making his firm's resources available to us. MWE is a large law firm, but every partner in every office will respond fully when asked by Peter. This commitment to the client reflects well not only on Peter and the respect he has inside his firm, but also a firm culture that is dedicated to client service. We are fortunate to be able to call upon Peter for advice, but that means that we also have access to Joel Bernstein, Tom Jones, Steve Becker and a host of other lawyers who will give us insightful advice."
    - Peter Kezirian
    Cooperative of American Physicians
    "Peter Rich's expertise goes beyond his knowledge of the law. He is able to use his legal knowledge and experience in association with broad industry relationships to give his clients tremendous value added. I have seen Peter's participation in cases where he has been the difference between success and failure."
    - John Edelston
    HealthPro Associates
    "Peter Rich is the consummate problem solver."
    - John Ingram
    "Mr. Rich is the brightest mind in health care. He is able to complete a project in a manner that is good, fast, and inexpensive, which is a true rarity in the legal profession."
    "J. Peter Rich has excellent knowledge and responsiveness."
    "Jim Riedy is one of the most practical tax attorneys I have worked with. He has a broad understanding of tax law, with a specialty in international tax. He is a great sounding board, highly responsive, and has been a great partner for me and my team on many different tax matters. "
    "James Riedy is excellent in the international tax area, including transfer pricing. He is responsive and practical, but creative as well, and gives cost-effective counseling."
    "Jane May is a great state and local tax litigator. There is no one who is better!"
    - Frank D’Angelo
    Roche Finance
    "Jeff is easily the finest lawyer I have worked with and a consummate professional. I refer all significant matters to him and recommend his firm regularly, knowing he will assign the right team every time."
    - Grant Bryce
    Isis Pharmaceuticals
    "Jeff Brennan's experience as a former government lawyer helps him provide outstanding legal advice. However, his responsiveness and understanding of our needs are what set him apart."
    "Joan Polacheck is an excellent and practical lawyer in the complex health care law arena. She is extremely responsive and a quick study of the client's business models and product offerings. She is very helpful in assisting the client in assessing risks. Joan also has a lovely personality."
    "Joel is a superb lawyer, one of the very best in his area of expertise. He is wonderful to work with, highly sophisticated and knowledgeable, consistently responsive, and has the utmost integrity and professionalism."
    "Joel Michaels is one of the very best health care lawyers in the country. Not only is he is technically strong in every possible way, but he is also results oriented, client focused, and it's always very easy to work with Joel."
    "Joel Michaels is a great advocate with deep knowledge of the healthcare industry. He is a trusted partner in working through difficult issues."
    "Aside from being extremely smart, Joel Bernstein was an absolute pleasure to talk and work with. I am sure anyone using the services of Joel will be extremely happy."
    "Joel is at the top of his game and one of the top patent litigators working today."
    "John Callahan is an excellent strategic partner for a dynamic health care organization. His ability to orchestrate complex transactions and his insights into negotiation and execution strategy have contributed greatly to achieving certain of the organization's goals."
    - Michael Holzhueter
    Central DuPage Health
    "John was engaged for a very large project for our organization and was able to put together not only well-written advice, but was also able to work with, in the same language as, the trading side in such a way that we could move a very tecnical area forward. John has stood behind his advice and continued to provide very valuable support as the organization has grown and the financial markets have changed through the cycle."
    - Jack Cahill
    Carval Investors
    "Kerrin takes her client relationships very seriously. She has the best interests of her firm's clients in mind at all times, and she assures that members of the health care team remain accountable to the client."
    "Larry Bronska is by far the best M&A and business-minded attorney that I have ever worked with. He is a true business man's attorney and understands that companies must conduct business and take risk, and that legal services must compliment the business rather than hinder it."
    - David Malizia
    Westshore Capital Partners
    "Laurence Bronska is a very talented and competent attorney with deep private equity experience who consistently thinks about his clients' best interests. "
    "Lowell Yoder has unmatched technical expertise, great interpersonal skills/civility, and is very responsive. He is extremely thoughtful and thought-provoking, practical, and is a wonderful value for his fees."
    - Chadwick Munz
    Abbott Laboratories
    "I highly recommend Lowell Yoder to anyone needing trustworthy advice on complex international tax issues. It goes without saying that he is an expert on tax laws, but he also knows our company very well, and he is extremely responsive. As a result, we can pick up the phone, ask him a quick question, and get a quick answer. That makes his advice very cost-effective. On international deals, we can rely on his tax partners in other countries with confidence. We trust Lowell's advice because he gives us a fair and balanced assessment of both the advantages and the potential problems of an issue we may be considering. We feel that he isn't trying to sell us anything, but gives us advice on what is best for our company."
    "Lowell Yoder understands my business and easily applies his broad business acumen to the complex US/international tax laws. He always presents workable business/tax alternatives and solutions in a simple but comprehensive manner, so that even my non-tax colleagues understand his approach. His ability to lead large projects, strong business acumen, excellent communication, and negotiating skills allow him to confidently and effectively liaise with our company's senior management, as well as various governmental entities."
    "Lowell Yoder is responsive, creative, and extremely knowledgeable about current tax rules and regulations and their application to corporate strategy."
    "Marc Sorini is hands down one of the best business attorneys in the liquor industry. Not only is he a specialist in his area of law, but he has the ability to assess the right business strategy when applying the law. Whether advising on alcohol beverage laws, production or distribution laws or coordinating asset deals, he is always focused, efficient, and responsive, a true counsel in every sense of the word."
    - Lisa Derman
    Proximo Spirits, Inc.
    "Marc Sorini offers prompt assessments and reactions. He has a comprehensive understanding of the nuances and politics involved in legal, regulatory, and other related issues. He is well connected and knows where to go to. He has a practical approach and attitude. He is positive and seriously cautious when necessary. He is solution oriented; short and long term perspectives are taken into consideration. He is the kind of person that you also might want to go out and have a beer with."
    - Charlie Papazian
    The Brewers Association
    "Marc Sorini is an outstanding lawyer and one of the best in the country when it comes to alcohol marketing clearance and regulatory work."
    "I have known Mr. Sorini for quite a long time now. Mr. Sorini has represented my company broadly and extensively (my company is the owner of ABSOLUT VODKA among other brands) in regulatory and distribution work matters. He is also responsible as lawyer and project leader at MWE in all relations with my company. Mr. Sorini is very commercial, knowledgeable, and practical in all his advice to us. No doubt, he is to be recognized as a very stringent, efficient, and wise lawyer. Based upon my own experience of comparing consultants and lawyers from all over the world, there is no doubt that Mr. Sorini is a top counsel."
    "Marc Sorini's D.C. based beverage alcohol practice group is the gold standard for the U.S. beverage alcohol industry. The expertise and responsiveness of Marc and his team are absolutely exemplary. Marc tries to truly understand both the legal and business implications of a particular legal or regulatory problem or challenge. However, such dedication and expertise from a large law firm like McDermott Will & Emery comes at a cost. "
    "Marc Sorini is a great lawyer."
    "I recommend Peg Duncan without reservation. She is smart, hardworking, responsive, and sensitive to business needs. She is a deft and confident team leader. I trust her to handle key patent litigation matters with savvy professionalism."
    - Lisa Launer
    Logitech, Inc.
    "He has worked with The Care Group, LLC for over 15 years. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional and strategic. He is the best negotiator I have known. He is efficient and timely. He is very instrumental in the growth and success of our company and the new companies we have created. I have recommended him to a number of colleagues in the health care field. It has been a privilege to work with him and learn from him."
    - Lana Lehman
    The Care Group
    "Michael Anthony is the best Health Care Law attorney I have ever had the opportunity to work with in 40 years of health care experience. We have worked together since the early '90s with many transactions and all have been successful. He is a very good strategist as well."
    - Lana Lehman
    The Care Group
    "Michael Anthony is at the highest level of expertise in health law, higher than any lawyer I have worked with."
    "Nancy Gerrie’s experience and point of view is greatly appreciated by companies like ours as we design our plans and more impacted by ERISA."
    "Neil Kawashima is the senior attorney who is doing all of our trust and estate work. He is without any doubt an asset to McDermott. He is extremely capable in all aspects of his practice. He has very good people skills. He has worked well with our family and all the different personalities. He works hard to understand the focus and direction of our personal priorities as well as our business activities. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing his expertise. I have great confidence in him. He and I have a very good professional relationship and it has evolved into an equal friendship. I have enjoyed his work and have learned so much from it. I look forward to doing a lot more in the future."
    - Chris Preston
    Hall Marine Management
    "Mr. Kawashima is a joy to work with. His fit with our family-oriented business has been seamless. He brings a level of assurance to our decisions that is second to none. He appreciates the personal intricacies of working with a family-owned business, and has put together a team with which we feel extremely confident and comfortable. There is never a doubt that he has our best interests at heart."
    - Amy Sanders
    Jaymar, Inc.
    "Philip Levine has tremendous technical expertise and provides great perspectives from his work at the IRS."
    "Ray Jacobsen is precisely the type of external expert legal resource in-house counsel requires. He knows his subject matter and our industry, and responds quickly with practical, commercial-oriented, fit-for-purpose legal advice."
    - Christopher Curtis
    Orica USA
    "Ray is an excellent antitrust lawyer whose judgments bring to bear a wealth of experience. He has worked collaboratively with our internal deal teams to deliver great outcomes for the company. "
    - John Neu
    Amgen, Inc.
    "Robin Greenhouse is a very responsive attorney that our company uses for complicated federal tax planning issues and with IRS audit and appeal matters. We have worked with her for more than a decade, and she is our key tax counsel contact for all difficult tax matters that require outside assistance."
    "Robin Greenhouse is one of the best procedural lawyers I have ever worked with and is truly valued by our company in both tax audits and litigation."
    "Robin Greenhouse is an excellent attorney in the area of IRS practice and procedure. She collaborates very well with the client on strategy and approach to IRS controversy. Her experience is evident in her approach to preparing a case for appeals and litigation."
    "Robin Greenhouse does a good job of simplifying the process for the clients and makes it easy to comply with often difficult to understand processes during litigation. She is very thorough in working to identify various strategies that can be employed simultaneously. She is excellent at prioritizing the activities based on the strict timelines of the process."
    "Robin Greenhouse is a very responsive attorney that our company uses for complicated federal tax planning issues and with IRS audit matters. We have worked with her for more than a decade and she is our "go-to" counsel for all difficult tax matters that require outside expertise."
    "I value Robin L. Greenhouse's counsel and believe that she serves her clients extremely well. She is exceptionally knowledgeable and practical. She is attentive to her clients and keeps them up-to-date on issues that may affect them."
    "Robin Greenhouse has great expertise on all tax controversy matters. Robin is a pleasure to work with."
    "Roger Jones is an outstanding tax litigator."
    "Sarah Chapin Columbia brings a practical approach to complex patent litigation. Her ability to understand technology, work with difficult clients, and offer business-first solutions are a true asset."
    "Stephen is one of the top patent prosecutors in electronics."
    - John England
    Linear Technology
    "Stephen Becker is an outstanding attorney who communicates well and endeavors to comply with a client's requirements."
    - Mark Bach
    "Steve always puts the client first, is responsive to client needs, efficient, and always within budget. He is an outstanding IP attorney who is thorough, creative, and provides the type of advice and work product valued by in-house IP counsel and our businesses. Steve is able to reduce complex issues into simple concepts that business people can understand. I have known Steve for almost 25 years and enthusiastically and unequivocally recommend him."
    - Michael Strauss
    "Stephen Wells is the best reorgs lawyer currently in practice."
    "Steve Bernstein is the best! He is a great partner to our company!"
    - Micky Tripathi
    Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative
    "Steven has incredible depth and breadth of experience and provides calm and steady guidance in difficult matters. His ability to reason through the complex is impressive."
    - Dennis Michaels
    Johnson & Johnson
    "Susan Cooke is first rate. She knows our industry, regulators, and company. She has great judgment, knowledge of law and service, and is a very nice person too."
    - David Glassberg
    Irving Oil
    "Tom Giegerich's expertise, clarity of communication, and responsiveness make him highly rewarding to work with."
    "I have worked with Tom in the transfer pricing area of tax law for many years. What distinguishes Tom is that he not only has a fine understanding of the legal issues involved, but also has an excellent grasp of the economics of transfer pricing, thereby providing a combination that brings great value to his clients."
    "Tom Giegerich has long been one of the most respected tax lawyers on the Street and, because of his wide range of experiences and interests, is personally able to assist large corporate clients with matters ranging from tax policy matters and transaction structuring, to federal tax audit and appeals."
    "Bill is sharp, skilled, experienced and a highly effective client relations manager. He is a "go to" professional for us on patent litigation matters and at the top of my referral list."
    - Grant Bryce
    Isis Pharmaceuticals
    "I highly recommend Bill Gaede (MWE, Menlo Park) as he brings expertise, honest and direct client communication, and a sense of humor to a stressful, expensive, and complex process. He is very flexible about adopting a strategy that is both appropriate for the case and the client's budget. His support staff is also very professional and responsive."
    - Kathleen Determann
    Genomic Health
    "Bill Gaede has an immense amount of experience in biotechnology litigation, and a gift for identifying the strengths and weaknesses of each argument. With clients, he is direct and honest, and thereby inspires trust and confidence. With opposing counsel, he is ethical and rigorous. He is a good person to have on your side."
    "Bill Gaede is that rare combination of an outstanding litigator and business advisor. He always takes the time to understand the business context of any problem you bring to him, making sure that the proposed way forward is not only legally sound, but serves the client's business objectives."
    "Andrew Liazos has excellent response time and a practical approach to issues. He is creative, and working with him is a great experience. "
    "Andrew Liazos is an expert in his field and provides the utmost customer service. He is a true asset to us."
    "Andrew Liazos exhibits a wealth of experience and knowledge in his field. He is very responsive on very time-sensitive issues, interacts with all levels of the client base very well (legal and non-legal), is adept at explaining very complex legal issues in a non-legal way, works very hard to understand the client's objectives and underlying business rationale, and works as a team member to help the client achieve the business goal while evidencing a high degree of legal and personal ethics. On a personal level, he is both enjoyable and easy to work with. The client base admires him both personally and professionally and appreciates his dedication. "
    "Andrew's responsiveness to problems is unequaled."

    McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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    227 West Monroe Street
    Chicago, IL 60606-5096
    Phone: 312-372-2000
    17 offices in 7 countries



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