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McGuireWoods LLP
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BALTIMORE, MD 21202-3169
United States

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United States > Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes

From its main offices in Virginia, McGuireWoods LLP is particularly strong in the South, but its litigation practice reaches across the country and is comfortable handling cases up to appellate level. The team has been active recently in a number of multi-district class actions. It continues to represent Ford in a series of significant asbestos lawsuits, having secured successes in New York and Maryland state appellate courts in 2018. In another signifiant commercial dispute, Ava Lias-Booker defended Telos Corp in Maryland State Court against claims brought by shareholders and hedge funds that it fail to pay more than $100m in dividends. A key lawyer is Jonathan Blank in Charlottesville, chair of the business and securities litigation department and a well-known trial lawyer who focuses on energy law. Among key hires in 2019 were Stephen Foresta to the New York office from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, who has a track record in mass tort and product liability actions, and Tanya Greene, a respected business litigator with experience advising Fortune 100 clients, to the LA office from Kirkland & Ellis LLP.