McDermott Will & Emery Overview

  • Chicago, IL
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 1934
  • Company - Private
  • Legal
  • $1 to $5 billion (USD)

Our excellence in firm culture is why we are the #1 law firm to work for by Vault and the American Lawyer and a top ranked firm by Chambers. At McDermott, we offer tangible programs, incentives and flexibility that support our commitment to a people-first culture designed with ...
Mission: We propel the success of the world's most important respected, dynamic and important organizations. Together, we fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets.

Company Updates

May 12, 2022
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Get Inspired. We continue to build on our commitment to DE&I, empowering our people to lead the way toward a more equitable future. Read about our progress in our 2021 DE&I Year in Review.
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Diversity and Inclusion: Leading Epic Change in 2021
February 3, 2022
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The Human Rights Campaign's 20th Corporate Equality Index is out now, and we're delighted to share we received a 100% score for the 16th consecutive year. Take a look at the report to read about the incredible progress the CEI has inspired since its inception!
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The 2022 Corporate Equality Index

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McDermott Will & Emery Reviews

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Diversity & Inclusion at McDermott Will & Emery

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Diversity Programs & Initiatives

In our industry and the communities we serve, we are taking bold steps to lead change on an EPIC scale—Empower, Progress, Impact, Commit. Our diverse, inclusive culture helps us innovate, bring fresh perspectives to our clients and attract extraordinary team members. We also believe it’s the right thing to do.

For nearly a decade, we have driven sustainable change in our industry and communities as a recognized leader in workplace diversity. Everyone at our Firm has an opportunity to succeed through equal access to client development activities, rewarding work assignments and viable advancement options. We’re particularly proud that:

  • Our Executive Committee includes 43
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McDermott Will & Emery Interviews

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Employee Referral19%

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    I spoke with an MWE recruiter today. He was very kind and knowledgable, and I felt quite comfortable with him. He passed me on to the next phase of interviewing, with an OA for a specific office.

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McDermott Will & Emery Awards & Accolades

  • Healthcare Team of the YearChambers USA2022
  • Top WorkplacesSouth Florida Top Workplace2022
  • Top 25 GCR 100 Global Elite FirmGlobal Competition Review GCR 1002022
  • Best Law Firm to Work ForVault2022
  • 145 attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2019

Pledges & Certifications

  • Pay Equality Pledge

    Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

  • Career Advancement Program

    Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

  • Social Responsibility Pledge

    Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities

  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

  • Pledge to Thrive

    Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

  • First Job Programs

    Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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Employees rate McDermott Will & Emery 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 268 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor.

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Overall, 89% of employees would recommend working at McDermott Will & Emery to a friend. This is based on 241 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

62% of job seekers rate their interview experience at McDermott Will & Emery as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 2.7 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at McDermott Will & Emery.

90% of employees think that McDermott Will & Emery has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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