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"Diversity Mission Statement To establish a set of policies, practices and initiatives to demonstrate measurable progress towards a genuinely open, transparent, fair and inclusive workplace for diverse lawyers. Diversity & Inclusion Committee Our Diversity & Inclusion Committee comprises three active subcommittees (Racial & Ethnic, Gender, LGBTQ) which meet bi-monthly and help connect our lawyers, thus fostering many formal and informal opportunities to interact and deepen skills and relationships (e.g., social gatherings,..."

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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

444 West Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 372-2000


Employer Type: Private
Chair: Ira J. Coleman
National Hiring Partner: Eric Gilbert

Total No. Attorneys 2018: 977

Base Salary

All offices
1st year: $190,000
2nd year: $200,000
3rd year: $220,000
4th year: $255,000
5th year: $280,000
6th year: $305,000
7th year: $325,000
8th year: $340,000
Summer associate: $3,654/week

Summer Associate Offers

37 out of 37 (2Ls) (2017)

Major Office Locations

Boston, MA
Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Houston, TX
Los Angeles, CA
Miami, FL
New York, NY
Orange County (Irvine), CA
San Francisco, CA
Silicon Valley (Menlo Park), CA
Washington, DC
Shanghai (strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices)

Major Departments & Practices

Corporate & Transactional
Employment Litigation
Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
Intellectual Property
Labor, Employment & Benefits
Life Sciences
Private Client & Wealth Management
Privacy & Cybersecurity
Private Equity
Real Estate
Regional Markets
Regulatory & Government Strategies
White Collar