Firm Profile

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Headquarters

Avenue des Nerviens 9-31
Brussels 1040
Belgium
32 2 230 5059

Firm Details

McDermott Will & Emery is an integrated, international law firm with recognized strength in tax, private equity, M&A, health care, high-stakes litigation, and other key areas of transactional and regulatory law. The firm emphasizes and fosters 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. McDermott is committed to legal excellence, extraordinary client service, a high-performance culture and helping clients achieve stellar legal and business results—today, and well into the future.

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.

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

Top Listed National Awards

  • Top Listed in the United States in Health Care Law with 33 lawyers
  • Top Listed in the United States in IT Outsourcing Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in the United States in Litigation and Controversy - Tax with 13 lawyers
  • Top Listed in the United States in Tax Law with 23 lawyers
  • Top Listed in the United States in Trusts and Estates with 20 lawyers

Top Listed State Awards

  • 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 in Illinois in Litigation and Controversy - Tax with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Illinois in Trusts and Estates with 11 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Miami in Health Care Law with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Chicago in Health Care Law with 10 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Los Angeles in Health Care Law with 10 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Dallas in Information Technology Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Dallas in IT Outsourcing Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Chicago in Litigation and Controversy - Tax with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Chicago in Trusts and Estates with 11 lawyers

Awards

  • Named one of the “50 Best Law Firms for Women" by Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers
  • Named one of the most innovative U.S. law firms by Financial Times “Innovative Lawyers Awards 2012"
  • Named a "Go-To Law Firm" for Fortune 500 companies by Financial Times
  • Ranked in the Top 10 for International Commitment to Pro Bono Matters, The American Lawyer
  • Named One of “10 Best BigLaw Firms for Female Attorneys”, Law360
  • Recognized as one of the Top Illinois Law Firms for LGBT Inclusiveness by Equality Illinois
  • One of "10 Best BigLaw Firms for Female Attorneys", Law360 of "Powerhouse Firms"
  • Named One of “50 Best Law Firms for Women”, by Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers
  • “International Firm of the Year”, TrustLaw
  • Honored by the International Trademark Association (INTA) as the sole recipient of its Volunteer Service Award (VSA) in the “Pro Bono Services Provided by Organizations” category
  • Top Law Firm for Client Service – BTI Power Ranking
  • Ranked Among Top 20 US Law Firm Brands – Acritas
  • Law Firm of the Year for Health Care Law, Best Law Firms 2017

Contacts

Ray Jacobsen
Antitrust & Competition
Harris Siskind
Corporate & Transactional
Lydia Kelley
Firm-Wide Diversity
Elizabeth Lewis
Firm-Wide Pro Bono & Community Service
Steve Ryan
Government Strategies
Steve Bernstein
Health
Sarah Columbia
Intellectual Property
David Rogers
Labor, Employment & Benefits
Carol Harrington
Private Client
Carolyn Gleason
Regulatory
Jane May
State & Local Tax
Lowell Yoder
Tax
David Rosenbloom
Litigation

Attorneys

Michael F. Anthony
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Health Care Law
David A. Baker
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates
Leigh-Alexandra Basha
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Trusts and Estates, Tax Law
Stephen A. Becker P.C.
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Patent Law
Philip Bentley QC
Location:
Brussels, Belgium
Recognized For:
Competition / Antitrust Law, Trade Law
Stephen W. Bernstein
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Health Care Law
David Birchall
Location:
London, United Kingdom
Recognized For:
Energy & Natural Resources Law
Wilber H. Boies
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Litigation - ERISA
Anthony A. Bongiorno
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation
Thomas C. Borders
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Jeffrey W. Brennan
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Antitrust Law, Litigation - Antitrust
Bernadette M. Broccolo
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Health Care Law
Laurence R. Bronska
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Venture Capital Law
Charles R. Buck
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Health Care Law
William J. Butler
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Trusts and Estates
John M. Callahan
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Health Care Law
Jason B. Caron
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Health Care Law
Esther Chang Weese
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Health Care Law
Joel G. Chefitz
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Securities, Litigation - Antitrust, Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Henry Christensen III
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Trusts and Estates, Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Wilson Chu
Location:
Dallas, Texas
Recognized For:
Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law
Michael P. Chu
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Ira J. Coleman
Location:
Miami, Florida
Recognized For:
Health Care Law
H. Guy Collier
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Health Care Law
Sarah Chapin Columbia
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent
Susan M. Cooke
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Environmental Law
Roy E. Crawford III
Location:
Menlo Park, California
Recognized For:
Tax Law, Litigation and Controversy - Tax
John J. Dabney
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Trademark Law
Gary Scott Davis
Location:
Miami, Florida
Recognized For:
Health Care Law
Henri Pieyre de Mandiargues
Location:
Paris, France
Recognized For:
Private Equity Law
Richard L. Dees
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Trusts and Estates
Carole Degonse
Location:
Paris, France
Recognized For:
Venture Capital Law, Private Equity Law
Sandra M. DiVarco
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Health Care Law
Amy G. Doehring
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation
David Henry Dolkas
Location:
Menlo Park, California
Recognized For:
Litigation - Patent
Margaret M. Duncan
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent, Trademark Law
Stephen D. Erf
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Employment Law - Management
Peter L. Faber
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Tax Law, Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Kevin J. Feeley
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Tax Law
Ashley M. Fischer
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Health Care Law
G. Allan Van Fleet
Lawyer of the Year:
Antitrust Law (2017)
Location:
Houston, Texas
Recognized For:
Antitrust Law, Litigation - Antitrust
Daniel R. Foster
Location:
Irvine, California
Recognized For:
Litigation - Intellectual Property
William Gaede
Lawyer of the Year:
Biotechnology Law (2017)
Location:
Menlo Park, California
Recognized For:
Patent Law, Biotechnology Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent
Gary B. Gertler
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Health Care Law
Thomas W. Giegerich
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Tax Law, Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Eugene I. Goldman
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Securities Regulation, Litigation - Securities
Eric B. Gordon
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Health Care Law
Daniel F. Gottlieb
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Health Care Law
Gordon A. Greenberg
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Commercial Litigation
Robin L. Greenhouse
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Tax Law
David N. Guedry
Lawyer of the Year:
IT Outsourcing Law (2017)
Location:
Dallas, Texas
Recognized For:
Information Technology Law, IT Outsourcing Law
Laurelle M. Gutierrez
Location:
Menlo Park, California
Recognized For:
Trusts and Estates
Steven P. Hannes
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Tax Law
Carol A. Harrington
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Trusts and Estates
Ellen K. Harrison
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates
Brent A. Hawkins
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Litigation - Patent, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Patent Law
Russell Hayman
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Litigation - Health Care, Health Care Law
Quentin G. Heisler, Jr.
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Trusts and Estates
Shawn C. Helms
Location:
Dallas, Texas
Recognized For:
IT Outsourcing Law, Information Technology Law
John P. Hendrickson
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
David A. Herpe
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Trusts and Estates
P. Gregory Hidalgo
Location:
Dallas, Texas
Recognized For:
Corporate Law
Michael Holter
Location:
London, United Kingdom
Recognized For:
Aviation Law
Gary Howes
Location:
London, United Kingdom
Recognized For:
Life Sciences Law
Mark J. Itri
Location:
Irvine, California
Recognized For:
Litigation - Patent, Patent Law, Trademark Law
David S. Ivill
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Health Care Law
Raymond A. Jacobsen, Jr.
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Litigation - Antitrust, Antitrust Law
Christopher M. Jedrey
Lawyer of the Year:
Non-Profit / Charities Law (2017)
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Health Care Law, Non-Profit / Charities Law
Roger J. Jones
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Tax Law, Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Thomas M. Jones
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Tax Law
Jared Kaplan
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Tax Law
Gary C. Karch
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Tax Law
Neil T. Kawashima
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Trusts and Estates
Elyse Kirschner
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Trusts and Estates
John C. Kocoras
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Andrea S. Kramer
Lawyer of the Year:
Litigation and Controversy - Tax (2017)
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Tax Law
Bernard S. Kramer
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Corporate Law
Jason D. Krieser
Location:
Dallas, Texas
Recognized For:
Information Technology Law, IT Outsourcing Law
Richard A. Lang
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Trusts and Estates
Paul F. Lawrence
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Health Care Law
David J. Levine
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
International Trade and Finance Law
Philip J. Levine
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Tax Law
Andrew C. Liazos
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
David A. Lipkin
Location:
Menlo Park, California
Recognized For:
Biotechnology Law
Cym H. Lowell
Location:
Dallas, Texas
Recognized For:
Tax Law
John T. Lutz
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Tax Law
Fabio E. Marino
Location:
Menlo Park, California
Recognized For:
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Jane W. May
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Tax Law
Carlyn S. McCaffrey
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Trusts and Estates
Andrew W. McCune
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Venture Capital Law
Stanley H. Meadows
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Daniel H. Melvin
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Health Care Law
Joel L. Michaels
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Health Care Law
Jennifer M. Mikulina
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Trademark Law
Richard Mitchell
Location:
London, United Kingdom
Recognized For:
Capital Markets Law, Insolvency & Restructuring Law
M. Read Moore
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Trusts and Estates
Thomas J. Murphy
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Alan D. Nesburg
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
James F. Owens
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Health Care Law
Keith M. Pattiz
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Real Estate Law
Stephen Pavlick P.C.
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Jean A. Pawlow
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Nicole M. Pearl
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Trusts and Estates
Mark W. Pearlstein
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Bet-the-Company Litigation
Michael W. Peregrine
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Health Care Law
Veronica Pinotti
Location:
Milan, Italy
Recognized For:
Competition / EU Law
Joan Polacheck
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Health Care Law
Vernessa T. Pollard
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
FDA Law
Michael A. Pope
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation
Paul W. Radensky
Location:
Miami, Florida
Recognized For:
Biotechnology Law
Ira J. Rappeport
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Health Care Law
J. Peter Rich
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Administrative / Regulatory Law, Health Care Law
James A. Riedy P.C.
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Tax Law
Jay E. Rivlin
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Trusts and Estates
Arthur R. Rosen
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Tax Law
Gary B. Rosenbaum
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Banking and Finance Law, Securitization and Structured Finance Law
David S. Rosenbloom
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Joseph O. Rubinelli, Jr.
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Trusts and Estates
Edward M. Ruckert
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
FDA Law
Stephen M. Ryan
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Government Relations Practice
Thomas A. Ryan
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Health Care Law
Peter John Sacripanti
Location:
New York, New York
Recognized For:
Environmental Law
Cathy Zeman Scheineson
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Health Care Law
Harris C. Siskind
Lawyer of the Year:
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law (2017)
Location:
Miami, Florida
Recognized For:
Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Kerrin B. Slattery
Lawyer of the Year:
Health Care Law (2017)
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Health Care Law
William P. Smith
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Jerry J. Sokol
Location:
Miami, Florida
Recognized For:
Health Care Law
Marc E. Sorini
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Food and Beverage Law
Adam G. Spiegel
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Recognized For:
Banking and Finance Law
Clive Stanbrook QC
Location:
Brussels, Belgium
Recognized For:
Regulatory Practice, Competition / Antitrust Law, Trade Law
Jeffrey E. Stone
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation
Massimo Trentino
Location:
Rome, Italy
Recognized For:
Banking and Finance Law
Emmanuelle Trombe
Location:
Paris, France
Recognized For:
Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Erin K. Turley
Location:
Dallas, Texas
Recognized For:
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Jennifer A. Vecchio
Location:
Miami, Florida
Recognized For:
Health Care Law
Margaret H. Warner
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation - Environmental
Stephen E. Wells
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Tax Law
M. Todd Welty P.C.
Location:
Dallas, Texas
Recognized For:
Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Tax Law
Todd R. Wiener
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Litigation - Environmental, Commercial Litigation
Allison T. Wilkerson
Location:
Dallas, Texas
Recognized For:
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Joseph F. Winterscheid
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Antitrust Law
Lowell D. Yoder
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Tax Law
Eric P. Zimmerman
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Recognized For:
Health Care Law
Daniel N. Zucker
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Recognized For:
Tax Law

Firm Practice Areas

  • Banking Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Biotechnology Law
  • Capital Markets Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Media Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Regulatory Practice
  • Tax Law
  • Telecommunications Law
  • Trade Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Venture Capital Law

Office Locations

Belgium

Belgium

Brussels, Belgium

Avenue des Nerviens 9-31

Brussels 1040

Belgium

32 2 230 5059

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China

China

Shanghai, China

Strategic Alliance with MWE China Law Offices

28th Floor, Jin Mao Building

88 Century Boulevard

Shanghai Pudong New Area

Shanghai 200121

China

86 21 6105 0500

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France

France

Paris, France

23 rue de l'Université

Paris 75007

France

33181691500

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Italy

Italy

Milan, Italy

Via dei Bossi, 4/6

Milan 20121

Italy

39 02 7862 7300

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Rome, Italy

Via Luisa di Savoia, 18

Rome 00196

Italy

39 06 462024 1

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South Korea

South Korea

Jung-gu

Jung-gu

Seoul, Jung-gu

18F West Tower

Mirae Asset Center1

26, Eulji-ro 5-gil

Seoul, Jung-gu 100-210

South Korea

82 2 6030 3600

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United Kingdom

United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

110 Bishopsgate

London EC2N 4AY

United Kingdom

44 20 7577 6900

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United States

United States

California

California

Irvine, CA

Four Park Plaza, Suite 1700

Irvine, CA 92614-2559

United States

(949) 851.0633

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Los Angeles, CA

2049 Century Park East, 38th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90067-3218

United States

(310) 277.4110

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Menlo Park, CA

275 Middlefield Road, Suite 100

Menlo Park, CA 94025

United States

(650) 815.7400

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District of Columbia

District of Columbia

Washington, DC

The McDermott Building

500 North Capitol Street, NW

Washington, DC 20001

United States

(202) 756.8000

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Florida

Florida

Miami, FL

333 SE Second Avenue, Suite 4500

Miami, FL 33131-2184

United States

(305) 358.3500

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Illinois

Illinois

Chicago, IL

444 West Lake Street

Chicago, IL 60606-0029

United States

(312) 372.2000

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Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Boston, MA

28 State Street, Suite 3400

Boston, MA 02109-1775

United States

(617) 535.4000

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New York

New York

New York, NY

340 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10173-1922

United States

(212) 547.5400

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Texas

Texas

Dallas, TX

2501 North Harwood Street, Suite 1900

Dallas, TX 75201

United States

(214) 295.8000

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Houston, TX

1000 Louisiana Street, Suite 3900

Houston, TX 77002-5005

United States

(713) 653.1700

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