McDermott Will & Emery

Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois

43 The Best Lawyers in Germany awards

11 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Germany awards

McDermott Will & Emery partners with leaders around the world to fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets. With more than 20 locations on three continents, the team works seamlessly across practices, industries and geographies to deliver highly effective — and often unexpected — solutions that propel success. More than 1,200 lawyers strong, the firm brings personal passion and legal prowess to bear in every matter for its clients and the people they serve.

Our lawyers practice around the world: Atlanta, Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Washington, D.C. and Wilmington.

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

Management & Demographics
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
Sarah Columbia
Intellectual Property
David Rogers
Labor, Employment & Benefits
Carol Harrington
Private Client
Jane May
State & Local Tax

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  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Capital Markets Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental 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
  • Venture Capital Law

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Marc Sorini, Washington, D.C. "Lawyer of the Year" for Food and Beverage Law 2018

by Nicole Ortiz

Marc Sorini, of McDermott Will & Emery, was named 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" for Food and Beverage Law in Washington, D.C.

Marc Sorini, "Lawyer of the Year" 2018

Wellness Programs on the Run

by D. Finn Pressly & Judith Wethall

The rise in employer-sponsored wellness programs has been accompanied by an even steeper rise in government regulation.

Wellness Programs

In the News: Homeowners Win Settlement From City Over Flooding

by Best Lawyers

Greenberg and Fisher Phillips make new hires, and Children's Law Center recognizes McDermott Will & Emery.

Mahtomedi Homeowners Win Settlement

The Power of Two

by Dale Van Demark and Kerrin B. Slattery

More health care companies than ever see the value of robust partnerships in a constantly changing industry.

Health Care and the Private Sector

Announcing the 2022 Best Lawyers: The Corporate Law and Commercial Litigation Issue

by Best Lawyers

The first edition of Best Lawyers: The Corporate Law and Commercial Litigation Issues features thought leadership articles from attorneys around the nation, as well as listings in more than 70 practice areas.

Corporate and Commercial Issue

Employment Alterations

by Ariel Beverly

As corporate America continues to grapple with pandemic-induced employment shifts, companies are still facing wage-hour compliance issues. Here’s some advice for navigating a post-pandemic work world.


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