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Associate --- Private Client --- Chicago

Associate Private Client Chicago

McDermott Will & Emery LLP is doing Big Law better by fostering your dream career in a warm, inclusive environment. Weve been recognized as Vaults #1 Law Firm for Associate Satisfaction for three consecutive years (2022-2024) and are a Top Workplaces winner in five national categories.

Our focus on career acceleration begins on day one, with every employee receiving personalized guidance, structured mentorship and confidential career coaching. Youll become part of our award-winning culture, which prioritizes authenticity and happiness. And youll enjoy our industry-leading approach to compensation and benefits. We support your physical, mental, and emotional health and were the first firm to offer billable hours for wellness. Plus, lawyers and staff professionals receive generous compensation packages; our individual merit-based system enabled 65% of our associates to earn above the Cravath scale in 2022.

Join our community and discover how your career and life can be #AlwaysBetter at McDermott.

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

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

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