94 Metro Rankings
We're proud to work with some of the world's most dynamic organizations and the leaders who drive them. We know that on any given day you're tackling competition, corporate development, asset protection, talent management--some days all of the above. While there's a bevy of smart folks out there to help you address them on a case-by-case basis, there are few who have the breadth and depth of focused knowledge to help you attend to them all and stay ahead of what's next. That's McDermott. When you hire us, you don't just get the experience of an individual. You get a purpose-built, tightly woven network of legal thought leaders who marry their passion for business with a deep, focused understanding of the law. And your team isn't just the lawyers working on your business day one. It's also their colleagues around the world who guide and advise around the edges--the ones who add diverse, nuanced perspectives to elevate strategy and surface highly effective--but often unexpected--solutions when a "simple" transaction becomes a bet-the-company deal or a basic arbitration turns into multi-year litigation. We don't just promote this approach--we thrive on it. We know that it's our ability to tap into the particular knowledge of our individual lawyers and then to harness their collective experience that makes us uniquely qualified to help our clients move faster and propel their success. You can see it the results we deliver and you'll feel it when you meet with us to talk about your needs. You'll know that we're more than "just" lawyers. We're scientists, accountants, analysts, policy makers, money managers and family members who love the law. We bring all of those experiences to bear for your business and the people you serve. Most importantly, we're committed to helping you make real progress against your goals--to turning those big ideas into actionable plans--and to making it as easy and enjoyable as possible.
Opened in 1934 as the Firm's first office, our Chicago location continues to serve as a flagship for many of the Firm's national and international practices. Like the city - which has made impressive strides from its industrial roots to its current status as a center for technological and commercial innovation - our Chicago office has evolved from its original focus on tax law. Today, our Chicago office includes legal teams focused on antitrust, banking and finance, corporate and securities, health, intellectual property, labor, employment and employee benefits, litigation, real estate, tax, white-collar defense and other areas of law. We advise regional, US and international clients, including small, medium and large-cap privately held and publicly traded companies, as well as their owners, officers and directors in a wide range of industries from traditional manufacturing, food and agriculture, to the constantly evolving technology, financial services and health care sectors. We also counsel numerous non-profit and tax-exempt organizations, educational and research institutions, trade associations and charities. Our practices and individual lawyers are regularly singled out by Chambers USA, The Legal 500, U.S. News-Best Lawyers, and other publications and organizations as top global providers of legal services. As part of a global, full-service law firm, the lawyers of our Chicago office are prepared to help clients wherever their business interests take them.
Total Offices: 23
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