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Associate – U.S. & International Tax

Posted Jul 06
Full Time
Chicago, Illinois

Associate – U.S. & International Tax – Austin, Chicago or Dallas

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 LawyerWorking Mother MagazineVault and the Human Rights Campaign.

At McDermott, we don’t 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, you’ll find:

  • A Firm where everyone belongs: Our award-winning culture prioritizes warmth and authenticity — we encourage you to be yourself!
  • Enthusiasm for diverse perspectives: We’re 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. That’s why our benefits program supports your physical, emotional, mental and financial health, with an emphasis on work/life balance. We’re 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.

We are currently seeking a 2nd to 3rd year transactional tax associate to join us in one of the following locations: Austin, Chicago or Dallas.

Applications should be submitted online via our web apply portal. Questions can be directed to Amy Gillmore, Lateral Associate Recruiting Manager at agillmore@mwe.com 

 Job Requirements:

  • 2 to 3 years of concentrated transactional tax experience within a Law Firm
  • Mergers & acquisitions, private equity, and partnership experience required
  • Experience with family offices, high net worth clients and oil & gas matters is beneficial
  • Excellent legal research and analytical skills, along with a strong academic background
  • Must be admitted to the jurisdiction to which you are applying

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