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"Diversity & Inclusion Team Anthony Upshaw, a partner and the Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, works closely with Senior Manager of Diversity & Inclusion, Edith Gondwe; Hannah Fabrikant, Director of Professional Development; and Erica Gholson, Associate Director of Professional Development on strategy and implementation of the Firm's diversity goals. Diversity & Inclusion Committee Our Diversity & Inclusion Committee is comprised of three active subcommittees (Racial & Ethnic, Gender, LGBTQ) which..."

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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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


Chair: Ira J. Coleman
Co-National Hiring Partners: Eric Gilbert and Christina (Tina) Martini
Total No. Attorneys 2019:
1K - 1.5K

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 Program

Summer Associate Offers:
42 out of 43 (2Ls) (2018)

No. of Summer Associates:
49 total (43 2Ls; 6 1Ls) (2018)

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
Wilmington, DE
Shanghai (strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices)

Major Departments & Practices

Corporate & Transactional
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Global Privacy &
Intellectual Property
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Private Client & Wealth Management
Regulatory, Government, & Lobbying Strategies
Strategic Solutions
White Collar
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.