Associate — Private Client — Chicago

Build your big career with the Firm that does Big Law better. McDermott Will & Emery is a leading global law firm that brings together more than 1,400 lawyers and 1,200 business professionals. We celebrate excellence, collaboration and community and have been recognized as a top workplace by The American Lawyer, Working Mother Magazine, Vault and the Human Rights Campaign.

 

At McDermott, we dont just invest in your future, we accelerate your career wherever it may lead. That includes supporting you both in and outside of the office, with our attorneys receiving personalized guidance, structured mentorship and confidential career coaching.

 

With us, youll find:

  • A Firm where everyone belongs: Our award-winning culture prioritizes warmth and authenticity we encourage you to be yourself!
  • Enthusiasm for diverse perspectives: Were smarter and stronger when everyone has a voice and a seat at the table. We welcome unique viewpoints and ideas, and we make opportunities for you and your career to thrive.
  • Support to feel your best and do your best: Wellness is integral to building a successful career and a rich life. Thats why our benefits program supports your physical, emotional, mental and financial health, with an emphasis on work/life balance. Were proud to be the first firm to offer billable hours for wellness.
  • Real rewards for real work: We offer generous compensation packages that recognize hard work and excellence. Our individual merit-based system enabled 65% of our associates to earn above the Cravath scale in 2023.

 

Job Description:

Our Chicago office is seeking a 4th to 6th year Associate to join our growing Private Client 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 agillmore@mwe.com.

 

Job Requirements:

  • 4-6 years of current subchapter k (tax) experience/partnership agreements
  • Experience with trusts a bonus, but not required
  • Ability to work well in a collaborative environment
  • First rate organizational skills and ability to manage productive relationships with clients and co-advisors
  • Excellent writing, speaking, researching, and analytical skills, along with a strong academic background
  • Must be admitted to the Illinois Bar

 

As part of our ongoing commitment to be #AlwaysBetter for our people, clients and communities, we have created a culture of belonging that champions your individuality as both a person and a professional. From our competitive compensation, top benefits and award-winning professional development programs to industry-leading wellness initiatives, we support you through every stage of your life and career. With McDermott, you can live a life you love both in and outside of the office.

 

Expected Pay Range for Associates: 2024/2023 Class Compensation Years: $225,000

                                                           2022 Class Compensation Years: $235,000

                                                           2021 Class Compensation Years: $260,000

                                                           2020 Class Compensation Years: $310,000

                                                           2019 Class Compensation Years: $365,000

                                                           2018 Class Compensation Years: $390,000

                                                           2017 Class Compensation Years: $420,000

                                                           2016 and more senior class compensation years: $435,000