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McDermott Will & Emery, San Francisco. Photo: Jason Doiy/ALM

In 2019, McDermott Will & Emery posted record profits, had its second consecutive year of double-digit growth in revenue and credited its practices around employment, health care and corporate work for the ascent. Even with a global pandemic, 2020 was even better for the firm.

The firm pushed its revenue from roughly $1.17 billion in 2019 to almost $1.4 billion in 2020, a 17.9% increase.

Revenue per lawyer was up by almost 11% and profits per equity partner (PEP) skyrocketed by over 25% to over $2.5 million, in a year that firm chair Ira Coleman said had him worried until the midway mark.

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Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith, based in New York, covers the business of law, including the ways law firms compete for clients and talent, cannabis law and marketing innovation. Reach him at [email protected] or on Twitter at @nycpatrickd

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