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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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Chairman: Ira Coleman
Number of partners: 578
Number of other lawyers: 582
USA Offices: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orange County, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Washington, DC
International Offices: Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Munich, Paris, Seoul
Alliances: The firm has a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai

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Firm Overview:
McDermott Will & Emery partners with leaders around the world to fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets. With 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 1,100 lawyers strong, the firm brings its personal passion and legal prowess to bear in every matter for its clients and the people it serves.

Main Areas of Practice:

Antitrust & Competition:

The firm’s lawyers provide effective, coordinated counsel on US antitrust law, EU competition law, China’s Anti-Monopoly Law and other competition laws worldwide. Corporate & Transactional: The firm represents a wide spectrum of business interests around the world, McDermott is uniquely positioned to address the entire breadth of corporate legal needs for clients including finance and banking, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, securities and capital markets, structured finance and derivatives.

With lawyers in the United States, Europe and Asia, the firm helps clients attract and retain workers at every level, enter and exit markets as business conditions warrant, develop and implement effective employment policies, identify and protect trade secrets and other confidential information, and negotiate and enforce a range of employment contracts. Lawyers help employers ensure compliance with relevant legislation and support clients’ needs on the full range of day-to-day human resources matters and labour issues.

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation:
Lawyers help clients maximise the value of and return on their investments in human capital while avoiding exposure to liability; deliver strategic and day-to-day counsel on matters such as executive compensation, health/welfare plan compliance, qualified retirement plans, privacy and data protection, reductions in force, executive employment and severance, cultural diversity, retirement programs; full compliance with relevant laws, including ERISA legislation, among other general employee-relations matters.

Global Privacy & Cybersecurity:
The firm’s privacy and cybersecurity lawyers advise clients on the statutory, regulatory and enforcement regimes that govern the collection, use and disclosure of data in the United States, Europe, Asia and elsewhere. Extensive experience advising on the full range of data privacy and protection laws, industry standards and issues; regularly counsel clients on US and international data-use issues, data transfers, and privacy compliance under US and foreign laws; conduct in-depth privacy/ cybersecurity risk assessments, often in the context of mergers, acquisitions and other domestic and cross-border transactions.

With more than 30 years of experience serving the healthcare industry, the firm has one of the United States’ largest and most prestigious health law departments. The health lawyers counsel leading organisations in every major sector of the healthcare industry on regulatory and business transaction issues.

Intellectual Property:
IP lawyers are uniquely capable of handling intellectual property matters in virtually every technical or scientific discipline, including client counselling, procurement, and licensing in the patent, trademark, trade dress, copyright, trade secret and entertainment areas.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
Lawyers help clients reduce the uncertainties associated with dispute resolution, they advise in all aspects of civil, regulatory and white-collar criminal defence litigation in US and international forums. The firm represents clients from most industries and have earned a particularly strong reputation for helping major, multinational clients win big-ticket cases. With a record of success in high-stakes controversies and large scale, complex litigation cases the firm offers a breadth of core services including, appellate advocacy, alternative dispute resolution, commercial litigation, accounting liability, insurance, international arbitration, product liability, professional responsibility, securities litigation.

Private Client & Wealth Management:
The private client practice is one of the largest and best-known departments of its kind with global reach through its offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia, and a network of partner firms. Lawyers represent families and individuals, family offices, closely-held businesses, foundations, estates, trusts and special purpose asset transfer and investment management entities providing a spectrum of estate, succession, gift transfer and wealth planning services.

Regulatory & Government Strategies:
The firm’s lawyers have extensive experience working with state, national and international legislative bodies and administrative agencies. The firm is adept at handling government regulations across numerous actions such as temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions, bench and jury trials, arbitrations and alternative dispute resolution.

The firm advises clients on all tax-related areas, including private clients, state and local taxation and international matters. The core of the tax practice deals with thousands of statutory tax requirements imposed at international, federal, state and local levels.

The firm’s lawyers provide full spectrum of services including, technology development, technology licensing and procurement, evaluation of outsourcing providers, joint venture and strategic alliances, manufacturing, supply and distribution agreements, e-commerce, health information technology and cloud computing.