Recently, the Legal 500 US 2017 ranked McDermott’s Tax Controversy practice group as Tier 1. (The Legal 500 category for Tax Controversy is “US Taxes—Contentious.”) Five members of our federal tax controversy team—Todd Welty, Roger Jones, Jean Pawlow, Robin Greenhouse and Andrew Roberson—were specifically mentioned as part of the Firm’s “outstanding” practice. Welty, Jones and Pawlow all received the Legal 500’s “Leading Lawyer” designation. Jane May, the leader of McDermott’s State and Local Taxation group, was likewise recognized for her controversy expertise.

More generally, McDermott’s US and International Tax practice was honored in the Legal 500’s “US Taxes—Non-Contentious” and International Tax categories. Lowell Yoder, the head of our group, was given a “Leading Lawyer” designation in both categories. Jane May and Damon Lyon received recognition in US Taxes—Non-Contentious, and Caroline Ngo, Kristen Hazel, Phil Levine, Andrew Roberson and Tim Shuman received recognition in International Tax.

For 29 years, the Legal 500 has analyzed the capabilities of law firms around the globe, providing rankings on the strengths of law firms, individual lawyers and practice groups in more than 100 jurisdictions. These rankings are based on feedback from more than 250,000 in-house counsel and the independent assessment of law firm deals and confidential matters by the Legal 500’s researchers. As the Legal 500 puts it, “we highlight the practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel.”

Further, the Legal 500 elevated two of McDermott’s Tax Controversy lawyers—Roger Jones and Jean Pawlow—into its “Hall of Fame.” This elite group includes lawyers that have been named “Leading Lawyers” for six consecutive years and have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence.

McDermott’s full Legal 500 rankings can be found here.

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