McDermott Will & Emery L issued the following announcement on Nov. 1.
McDermott Will & Emery has been named “Law Firm of the Year” in Health Care Law on the 2019 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list – the second time in three years the Firm has been named the industry leader. The McDermott team also earned national Tier I practice rankings for Biotechnology and Life Sciences and Health Care Law, as well as regional Tier I recognitions for the Firm’s Health Care practices in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, and Washington, DC.
U.S. News and Best Lawyers honors only one law firm in each practice area with the “Law Firm of the Year” designation. Firms achieving this are “recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.”
“It is a tremendous honor to be named Health Care Law Firm of the Year again. I believe that our unique combination of commitment to service, personal passion and top-notch legal counsel helps set our team apart and makes us a first call for health care and life science leaders,” said Stephen W. Bernstein, partner and International Head of McDermott’s Health Industry Advisory Group. “This award is a meaningful acknowledgment of our dedication, and of our aim to balance creative problem solving with practical, actionable advice that helps fuel our clients’ missions and advance their business goals.”
Client feedback associated with the “Law Firm of the Year” honor praised McDermott’s Health Care team, extolling the members as “consistently outstanding,” “trusted and valued” advisors, providing “legal, regulatory, and strategic advice [that] is unparalleled,” and having “a high level of client service.”
In total, McDermott secured 24 prestigious National Tier 1 rankings from U.S. News and Best Lawyers, placing it among the top 20 firms nationally. The Firm also secured Tier 1 rankings in 64 metropolitan areas across the United States.
McDermott Will & Emery is the nation’s leading health care law firm. The Health Industry Advisory group is the only health practice to receive top national rankings from U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” Chambers USA, The Legal 500 US, and Law360. The practice was also recognized by Chambers as “Health Team of the Year” in 2010, 2013 and 2017. Since 2017, McDermott has taken the top spot in PitchBook’s League Tables as the most active firm for health care private equity.
McDermott’s global Life Sciences Team fuels the mission of life sciences companies, leveraging a purpose-built and dedicated group of lawyers with demonstrated strengths across intellectual property, regulatory, transactional, employment and litigation law. Combining industry leadership and passion for the work they do – and leveraging the Firm’s deep health care experience – team members are routinely listed as “Life Sciences Stars” by LMG Life Sciences. Additionally, the Life Sciences Intellectual Property team was ranked as a leading US practice in Life Sciences on Managing IP’s "2018 IP Stars" list.
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