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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 and authenticity as both a person and a lawyer. From our top-rated summer program to our award-winning professional development offerings and industry-leading wellness initiatives, we support you through every stage of your life and careerso you can live a life you love both in and outside of the office.

We are currently seeking a 1st to 3rd year State & Local Tax Associate to join us in one of the following locations: Boston, Chicago, New York, Washington, DC or San Francisco.

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

Job Requirements:
  • 1 3 years of state & local tax experience (preferably within a Law Firm)
  • Excellent legal research and analytical skills, along with a strong academic background
  • Must be admitted to the jurisdiction to which you are applying

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

McDermott Will & Emery LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Affirmative Action Employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).