Chairman: Jonathan P. Harmon
Managing Partner: J. Tracy Walker IV
Number of attorneys: 1,100
McGuireWoods, one of the world’s leading law firms, has earned the loyalty of its many longstanding clients with deep and broad legal experience; a passion for understanding their businesses and markets; innovative delivery of practical, businessminded solutions; and unmatched service. McGuireWoods’ continuing success comes down to one simple fact: The firm listens to its clients.
One aspect of McGuireWoods’ value proposition is its ability to address client issues from multiple angles by partnering with affiliate McGuireWoods Consulting, which The National Law Journal ranked in the top 20 Washington, DC government relations firms. By working closely with its consultants, McGuireWoods can augment its legal work with powerful experience and connections in strategic communications and government relations.
The firm partners with clients to give back to communities and advance their mutual desire to increase diversity and inclusion in the profession. Working Mother has honored McGuireWoods eight times as a Best Law Firm for Women, and the firm’s diversity and inclusion efforts have been recognized by Law360, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, among others. As part of the firm’s commitment to community service, its lawyers provide thousands of hours of pro bono work each year, helping children, battered spouses, the elderly, veterans and nonprofit groups.
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Many of the firm’s practices enjoy nationwide recognition and consistently are ranked among the industry elite.
McGuireWoods earned nationwide recognition in the 2018 Chambers USA guide in areas related to energy, healthcare, products liability, transportation, and food and beverage. For the third year in a row, McGuireWoods received a nationwide ranking for private wealth law in the Chambers High Net Worth guide. And the firm’s fintech team earned a nationwide ranking in the 2019 Chambers FinTech guide.
In US News-Best Lawyers’ Best Law Firms, McGuireWoods has been named Law Firm of the Year for banking and finance, banking and finance litigation, and trusts and estates. In addition, the firm had 25 lawyers listed in banking and finance law in 2019’s Best Lawyers in America, the most of any firm in the nation.
BTI’s 2019 Litigation Outlook ranked the firm a standout for intellectual property litigation, class actions, complex and routine employment litigation, product liability matters, and complex commercial litigation, and named McGuireWoods one of the best securities and finance litigation and routine commercial litigation law firms in the United States. Law360 has honored the firm as a Litigation Powerhouse and as a Practice Group of the Year in banking, automotive, sports and white collar.
In 2018, McGuireWoods was honored as “Law Firm of the Year” in Mergers & Acquisitions magazine’s Mid-Market M&A Awards and was named to The National Law Journal’s prestigious Appellate Hot List.