McDermott Will & Emery LLP

The Vault Review


  • “Strong commitment to training and mentorship”
  • “No cap on pro bono hours counting as billable”
  • “Good work/life balance”


  • “Minimal socialization between attorneys outside of work”
  • “Black box bonus system”
  • “Cheap”

The Buzz

  • “Strong in health law”
  • “Intellectual”
  • “Shrinking”
  • “Uptight”

Survey Says

Vault's Verdict: McDermott associates say they enjoy a reasonable work/life balance and appreciate their firm's demonstrated commitment to pro bono. The compensation system, however, doesn't thrill most associates, who find it confusing at...

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