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McGuireWoods LLP

Litigation

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What the team is known for

Preeminent local firm with a deep bench of litigators offering international coverage for the full range of litigation services and regarded highly for its handling of high-exposure, high-value disputes globally. Offers deep expertise in general commercial, government investigation and white-collar criminal cases. Serves major clients in the financial, environmental, manufacturing and healthcare industries. Active and growing litigation practice in the energy and environment spaces.

Strengths

A client says: "McGuireWoods is a firm we have a really good relationship with. They have a really good value proposition and offer great talent with relatively low cost structure."

"They deliver excellent expertise in a wide variety of subject matters and they couple that with an unusual level of customer focus and service," a client states.

A source adds: "They're unparalleled."

Notable practitioners

John Adams is held in high esteem for his handling of white-collar criminal defense mandates, maintaining a strong track record of success in both courtroom proceedings and government investigations. He frequently acts for major financial institutions and household-name companies.
"He is a really smart guy. He's very good on white-collar work with an eye on how issues will play out in litigations." "He is practical and engaging, able to assess cases and he gives good advice on strategy." "He has great instincts and is very affable."

Jonathan Blank is often sought out by energy industry clients. He has experience litigating a wide range of issues, including commercial and securities claims.
"He is a great business partner and an excellent adviser." "A very smart lawyer."

Richard Cullen attracts significant praise for his expert crisis management capabilities, which complement his broad white-collar criminal defense practice. He is frequently retained on highly sensitive mandates, including those involving high-profile individuals.
"He brings an incredible amount of experience and his approach and manner is extremely understated but confident. When he speaks and analyzes a case and develops a strategy, there is nobody better." "His excellent strength is problem solving and crisis management." "He has a wealth of knowledge."

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Overview

Our 250 commercial litigators – the largest team in the firm – offer clients the skills, resources and decades of experience necessary to successfully resolve their most complex, high-stakes business disputes. Our team delivered a series of major victories in 2017 and continues to handle our clients’ most sophisticated business, commercial, class action, financial services and securities matters. We represent Fortune 50 clients in all areas of litigation, from bet-the-company class actions to investigations into individual customer disputes, and everything in between. We are especially strong in the securities, financial services, telecommunications and energy sectors. In each of these industries, we have served as effective business partners with our clients, demonstrated our courtroom prowess, proven our ability to avoid court when beneficial and showcased our strength in e-discovery.

Litigation

McGuireWoods LLP

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Location

800 E. Canal Street

Richmond

Virginia

USA

VA 23219

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Virginia

Litigation: General Commercial


Jonathan Blank
Band 3

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Richard Cullen
Band 1