The McDermott RISE Program

With McDermott Rise, the program aims to combat inequality and promote fairness while helping bridge the gap for entrepreneurs of color. Through this program, we provide a set of free legal and business services to both early-stage and emerging companies.

Members receive access to a dedicated global team of McDermott lawyers with deep experience handling issues vital to the success of innovative endeavors, including:

  • Formation
  • Capitalization
  • Equity compensation
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Employment matters
  • Other areas pertinent to business growth

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.