McDermott Bulks Up IP Group Through Acquisitions

Law360, New York (June 19, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- McDermott, Will & Emery has grown its intellectual property group just the way it has grown every other practice in its firm.

Since the firm formed in 1934 as a Chicago tax boutique, it has multiplied to 1,100 attorneys in 15 locations through an aggressive series of acquisitions and bulk lateral hires.

The Intellectual Property, Media and Technology group was one of the last to materialize. Until 1996, the firm retained no more than 6 IP lawyers. But in the last nine years, the IP practice...
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