McDermott Will & Emery LLP has been recognized as the Top Firm to Work For in both The American Lawyer and Vault 2022 rankings. That’s because we put your career on the fast track from day one, helping you hone your legal skills through meaningful work and powerful mentorship.
When you join McDermott, you’ll be actively involved in client teams and engaged in drafting pitches, advising executives, developing strategies, deposing witnesses, preparing experts for testimony and more. We provide fully integrated training, personal mentoring and comprehensive evaluations to ensure you’re on a path toward success.
In addition to substantive client work and significant pro bono and professional development opportunities, we deliver a warm, people-focused work environment, market-leading benefits and compensation, an unmatched degree of financial and operational transparency and recession-proof practices that allow us to accelerate through all types of economic cycles.
Every day, we strive to be #AlwaysBetter at McDermott. Join us and see for yourself.
Our Chicago office is seeking a 2nd to 4th year Associate to join our growing Private Client Practice Group. Candidates must be submitted online through our web-apply portal for consideration. Questions can be directed to Amy Gillmore, Lateral Associate Recruiting Manger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Domestic estate, gift and income tax planning (including generation-skipping transfer tax planning, charitable planning and preparation of gift and estate tax returns)
Excellent writing, speaking, researching, and analytical skills, along with a strong academic background
Must be admitted be admitted to the Illinois bar
Expected Pay Range for Associates: 2023/2022 Class Compensation Years: $215,000
2021 Class Compensation Years: $225,000
2020 Class Compensation Years: $250,000
2019 Class Compensation Years: $295,000
2018 Class Compensation Years: $345,000
2017 Class Compensation Years: $370,000
2016 Class Compensation Years: $400,000
2015 and more senior class compensation years: $415,000
McDermott Will & Emery LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Affirmative Action Employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).
If you’re passionate about your work and the difference it makes, if your clients’ success is your success and if you’re driven to be better every day, then we want you on our team.
And there is no other team quite like McDermott. Even as we celebrate our differences and embrace our diverse perspectives, there is something we all share—a drive for constant improvement embedded in our DNA. It pushes us to be better partners to our clients, mentors to our associates, collaborators with our business professionals and change agents in our communities. We call it “#AlwaysBetter,” and it’s the McDermott mantra and our north star.
Our clients see this firsthand in the way we help them pursue their boldest vision of tomorrow. They choose us, time and again, because we tirelessly pursue creative solutions to complex problems. And we work with them, as their trusted partners, every step of the way to make real progress toward their goals.
We deliver on this commitment of #AlwaysBetter for our people too, providing best-in-class technology, extensive professional development and award-winning business development support.
We know that nurturing a positive, high-performing—and,... yes, fun!—culture by investing in our people is critical to the long-term success of our Firm, and we make it a priority. That’s why more than 90% of our people consistently say they will go above and beyond to make McDermott succeed. In all that we do, this spirit shines through—leaving no doubt that our brightest, most exciting days are yet ahead.