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Chairman: Jonathan P. Harmon

Managing Partner: J. Tracy Walker IV

Number of attorneys: 1,100

Firm Overview 

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, business-minded solutions; and unmatched service. McGuireWoods’ continuing success comes down to one simple fact: The firm listens to its clients.

Clients consistently place McGuireWoods among a small group of elite firms in surveys such as BTI Consulting’s Client Service A-Team, an annual ranking derived from unprompted feedback by general counsel and top decision-makers at Fortune 1,000 companies. 2021 marked the 15th time McGuireWoods has been singled out for excellence on BTI’s Client Service 30 list. One aspect of McGuireWoods’ value proposition is its ability to address client issues from multiple angles by partnering with affiliate McGuireWoods Consulting, ranked by The National Law Journal as one of the top 20 Washington, D.C., 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.

Also setting the firm apart is its longstanding commitment to innovation in the delivery of legal services. Financial Times has consistently honored McGuireWoods as one of North America’s most innovative law firms in its prestigious North America Innovative Lawyers report. The firm invests in technology and staff to enhance its productivity and efficiency, including building an outstanding in-house e-discovery infrastructure. McGuireWoods was quick to embrace legal project management and has developed proprietary tools for budgeting and matter management, even helping clients establish their own in-house systems. And the firm is a pioneer in the creative use of alternatives to the billable hour to help clients control legal costs without sacrificing quality. BTI recognized McGuireWoods as one of only a handful of firms named by legal decision-makers at top companies as the absolute best at developing and implementing AFAs for their corporate clients.

The firm partners with clients to give back to communities and advance their mutual desire to increase diversity and inclusion in the profession. McGuireWoods was a finalist for Outstanding Firm for Pro Bono and for Veterans Program of the Year in the 2021 Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: North America. 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.

Main Areas of Practice 

Many of the firm’s practices consistently are ranked among the nation’s industry elite. McGuireWoods earned nationwide recognition in the 2021 Chambers USA guide in areas related to banking and finance, bankruptcy and restructuring, climate change, corporate crime and investigations, energy, food and beverage, healthcare, labor and employment, M&A, and products liability. For the fifth 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 two nationwide rankings in the 2021 Chambers FinTech guide. U.S. News-Best Lawyers’ Best Law Firms guide named McGuireWoods Law Firm of the Year for banking and finance, banking and finance litigation, and trusts and estates. In addition, the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America recognized 30 McGuireWoods lawyers for banking and finance law, the most of any firm in the nation.

Law360 recognized McGuireWoods as a 2020 Banking Practice Group of the Year — one of only five firms to earn the prestigious honor. It marked the second time in three years the publication has recognized the firm for excellence representing financial services institutions in litigation, transactional and regulatory matters and the sixth time Law360 lauded McGuireWoods as a Group of the Year. The firm previously received the accolade for its white collar, automotive and sports practices.

The firm ranked No. 3 worldwide in 2020 for advising lenders in syndicated loans, according to Refinitiv, with 182 global deals valued at $143.4 billion. For 10 consecutive years, McGuireWoods has ranked among the top 10 U.S. law firms for deal count and dollar volume in these lending league tables.

The firm’s M&A practice solidified its position as a leading law firm for U.S. and global M&A transactions in 2020, earning a top five ranking for U.S. deal count and top 10 rankings for global deals in year-end league tables published by Refinitiv and Bloomberg. McGuireWoods’ capital markets practice also consistently ranks among the leading law firms for advising corporate issuers and underwriters in an array of transactions.

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This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2021 UK 2022 High Net Worth 2021 FinTech 2021

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Robert H PryorBankruptcy/Restructuring
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Douglas W Ey JrLitigation: General Commercial
Tracy WalkerProduct Liability & Toxic Torts
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Chris D MolenBanking & Finance
Penny ZachariasBanking & Finance
Peter ButcherBanking & Finance
Dion W HayesBankruptcy/Restructuring
Scott P VaughnBankruptcy/Restructuring
Joanne KatsantonisCorporate/M&A
David HornyakCorporate/M&A & Private Equity
Taylor FrenchEmployee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Anthony J. CarnaEnergy & Natural Resources
Brett BreitschwerdtEnergy & Natural Resources
Anthony TatumInsurance
Brian C RiopelleIntellectual Property
David E. FinkelsonIntellectual Property

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800 E. Canal Street

Richmond

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VA 23219

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