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McGuireWoods LLP
WORLD TRADE CENTER, SUITE 9000
101 WEST MAIN STREET
NORFOLK, VA 23510-1655
United States

Industry focus > Energy litigation: conventional power Tier 1

The team at McGuireWoods LLP is noted for its ‘strong Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) enforcement skills’, and stands out for its work for major utilities and energy companies in landmark cases in the energy sector. A recent highlight saw the team advising on the creation of the first regional energy market construct in the south-east. The team is also well equipped to handle tariff disputes, rate cases and issues with regional transmission organizations (RTOs). Todd Mullins and Noel Symons co-chair the group; Mullins has extensive experience representing energy traders in Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and FERC trading investigations, while Symons has a broad practice and is noted for his RTO expertise. Julia English focuses on project development and finance and has experience assisting clients with Department of Energy (DOE) loan guarantee applications. All named individuals are based in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Todd Mullins; Noel Symons

Other key lawyers:

Julia English; Bernie McNamee

Testimonials

‘Strong FERC enforcement skills.’

‘Todd Mullins – responsive, practical, knowledgeable, effective’

Work highlights

  • Represented a client in a reliability-must-run (RMR) case to keep a plant operational.
  • Advising Southeast Energy Market Members on the first regional energy market construct in the south-east.
  • Representing several clients in an amicus brief in support of statute of limitations arguments in a case in which FERC requested over $2.7m of penalties.

Industry focus > Energy regulation: conventional power Tier 1

McGuireWoods LLP has a strong track record in energy enforcement and representing clients in major FERC cases before the federal court. The group is particularly active in the transmission segment, handling the allocation of costs for transmission facilities and designing a new form of transmission financing. Managing partner Todd Mullins has extensive experience in enforcement and compliance issues involving the FERC, CFTC and other regulators, while Noel Symons primarily represents electricity and gas utilities, advising on audits and investigations. Julia English is another key figure whose practice focuses on regulatory and transactional matters; she also has experience before the US Department of Energy. All named lawyers are based in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Todd Mullins; Noel Symons

Other key lawyers:

Work highlights

  • Represented Exelon in a reliability-must-run case to keep Exelon’s Mystic Generating Plant – a uniquely situated facility adjacent to an affiliate-owned LNG gas import terminal – operational, so as to provide fuel security in ISO-New England.
  • Advising Southeast Energy Market Members on its new platform, the first regional energy market construct in the Southeastern United States which will match participants with low-cost energy to serve customers across a wide geographic area.
  • Representing the Edison Electric Institute, Electric Power Supply Association and Energy Trading Institute in an amicus brief in support of the statute of limitations arguments made by Vitol, and in opposition to arguments made by FERC in a case in which the regulator requested over $2.7m worth of penalties and disgorgement, and fined one of Vitol’s employees $1m, after concluding its trading activity manipulated California’s electricity markets.

Industry focus > Transport: rail and road - litigation and regulation Tier 1

McGuireWoods LLP represents a broad range of transportation industry players, including passenger rail companies, Class II railroads, short line railroads, and equipment financing companies. The team is able to draw upon expertise in energy, natural resources development, land use, real estate, litigation and M&A. It notably stands out in the market for the firm’s government relations subsidiary, McGuireWoods Consulting, which enhances its overall practice through public policy insight. Former managing partner of the firm’s Jacksonville office, Eric Bilik, is a complex business and financial litigation specialist, while Christopher Thanner is a commercial real estate law expert. All-round litigator Bryan Brantley leads the firm’s transportation industry group from the Pittsburg office, and Davis Walsh in Richmond regularly represents public and private automotive sector companies. At associate level, Natalie Zagari focuses on product and consumer litigation, primarily serving as national coordinating counsel for a major transportation company. All attorneys listed are based in Jacksonville unless mentioned otherwise. Former partner Matthew Monsour departed the firm in January 2022, while former counsel Patrick Dover exited in 2021.

M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m) Tier 1

McGuireWoods LLP demonstrates a tenacity for multi-billion-dollar transactions though is predominantly active in the middle-market space, acting on deals valued between $50 – $500m. Based in Richmond, Michael Woodward disperses distinct expertise in the field of energy transactions including wind, battery storage, solar, fuel cell and landfill gas assets, serving as practice co-head alongside Thomas Zahn, a Pittsburgh lawyer. The workload encompasses a wealth of deal types including M&A, stock and asset purchases and joint venture, in addition to general corporate matters, and spans a broad geographical footprint, recently reaching 40 different US states and numerous international jurisdictions. Other sectors of particular expertise include industrials, consumer discretionary, IT, materials, real estate, financial services and healthcare.

Practice head(s):

Michael Woodard; Thomas Zahn

Other key lawyers:

Joanne Katsantonis; Chris Scheurer

Key clients

3D Systems Corporation

Cronos Group

Markel Ventures

Zodiac Pool Systems LLC

Lansing Building Products, LLC

Dominion Energy Services, Inc.

Kroger Company The

Teledyne Technologies Incorporated

The ExOne Company

Women’s Health USA

Milestone Equipment Holdings LLC

Novant Health Inc

Work highlights

  • Advised longtime client Teledyne Technologies Inc. (NYSE: TDY) in its merger agreement to acquire FLIR Systems Inc. in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $8bn.
  • Represented longtime client Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE: D) in the sale of natural gas transmission and storage business to an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway.
  • Advised Novant Health, a leading health system in the Southeast, in its purchase of New Hanover Regional Medical Center from New Hanover County, North Carolina, in a deal valued at $5.4bn.

Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: automotive/transport Tier 2

McGuireWoods LLP handles a considerable volume of automotive-related work under the overarching products, environmental and mass tort litigation group, which is led out of Richmond by Diane Flannery . The firm has gained most of its recognition in the space by dint of its long-running representation of Ford Motor Company in relation to wrongful death and severe injury cases throughout the country. Key to this work is Richmond-based Samuel Tarry , who continues to act for Ford in asbestos-related litigation.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Ford Motor Company

 

Work highlights

  • Representing Ford Motors in proceedings proving that the client provided adequate safety warnings relating to asbestos contained in its brakes and thereby was not responsible for the subsequent terminal cancer diagnosis suffered by a former employee.

Industry focus > Education Tier 2

McGuireWoods LLP represents public and private colleges, universities, K-12 schools and academic medical centers across the full range of education law matters. Managed by Harrison Marshall in North Carolina, the team has been strengthened with the April 2021 arrival of litigator Farnaz Thompson from the U.S Department of Education in Washington DC. The practice has extensive experience handling government investigations before federal agencies, representing education institutions in employment related litigation and Title IX compliance work. Also in North Carolina, Mary Nash Rusher is the name for tax-exempt financing transactions for K-12 schools. In Virginia, Michele McKinnon has great experience advising public schools on tax and governance matters, while litigator Micah Schwartz defends colleges and universities in Title IX lawsuits.

Practice head(s):

Harrison Marshall

Other key lawyers:

Farnaz Thompson; Shelby Guilbert; Micah Schwartz; Michelle McKinnon; Mary Nash Rusher

Testimonials

‘I truly value what McGuireWoods LLP offers. They are always responsive, and they take care to ensure they understand our concerns to give us the appropriate guidance.’

Michele McKinnon is my main contact. Her knowledge of Non Profit Law and Higher ED in general is off the charts.’

Key clients

Washington & Lee University

Davidson College

Central Piedmont Community College

Liberty University

Appalachian State University

The Pennsylvania State University

Episcopal High School

Lake Norman Charter School

Work highlights

  • Advised Appalachian State University on the financing of a new residential living village that will eventually replace seven older dormitories on Appalachian’s campus.
  • Advising multiple K-12 schools, colleges and universities on COVID-19 federal, state and local law compliance, including issues regarding remote work, student and employee screening, COVID-19 testing, student and employee quarantine, face mask use, vaccination implementation, and student and accommodation requests.

Industry focus > Energy transactions: conventional power Tier 2

Combining expertise in energy trading and energy transactions with a background in utilities, McGuireWoods LLP can handle a variety of conventional power matter. The firm has experience representing infrastructure and PE funds involved in energy sector M&A - and in a recent highlight assisted in the creation of the Southeast Energy Exchange Market, an innovative project to create a centralized, automated, intra-hour energy exchange. Richmond-based Joanne Katsantonis focuses on M&A, energy transactions and financing, and is practice co-head along with Brian Kelly in Baltimore; he advises energy industry and financial clients on a range of transactional issues.

Practice head(s):

Joanne Katsantonis; Brian Kelly

Work highlights

  • Represented Dominion Energy in the approximately $8bn sale of the majority of its gas transmission and storage segment assets.
  • Lead counsel to a group of energy companies, providing electricity to roughly 50m people across a wide geographic region of the south-eastern US, to propose the creation of a centralized, automated, intra-hour energy exchange called the Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM).
  • Representation of Dominion Energy in the pending sale of Questar Pipelines to Southwest Gas Holdings.

Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

McGuireWoods LLP acts for elite organizations and high-profile individuals at the intersection of law and politics, covering criminal investigations and high-stakes enforcement matters. The team is headed by Todd Steggerda, who is a name to note for government investigations, and regulatory and litigation matters; he has considerable experience in DOJ investigations. George Terwilliger is a well-regarded white-collar defense litigator with ancillary expertise in internal investigations and compliance matters. Charlotte-based Jason Cowley acts for financial institutions and is recommended for anti-money laundering, and criminal and civil asset forfeiture. The team was bolstered in 2021 with the arrival in October of John Ayanian from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and the arrival of Laura Colombell Marshall in November from Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP. Named attorneys are based in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.

Practice head(s):

Todd Steggerda

Other key lawyers:

George Terwilliger; John Adams; Robert Bittman; Richard Cullen; Benjamin Hatch; Kevin Lally; John Moran; Michael Podberesky

Testimonials

‘The team was completely focused on my trial.’

‘They worked with each other relentlessly to work out the details, strengths and weaknesses of each witness so as to be prepared for any eventuality.’

‘The assistants and paralegals were diligent and tireless in their efforts, working overnight many days to be ready for trial.’

‘Robert Bittman holds invaluable knowledge of how the system works, particularly the prosecution and the government. Always challenged ideas strongly and offered great insight.’

‘The team approach experts in every phase from litigation to collection as well as lobbying the government.’ 

‘Ben Hatch is a consummate professional.’ 

‘Ben Hatch is always there to help.’

 ‘Everyone works well together.’

Key clients

The Boeing Company

United Launch Alliance

Funding Circle USA, Inc.

Cherry Bekaert LLP

Frontier Communications Corporation

Sheetz, Inc.

Argos USA Corp

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)

Vitol, Inc.

Trafigura Trading LLC

James Needham

The Family of Otto Warmbier

Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: consumer products (including tobacco) Tier 3

With particularly strong coverage in the Southeast, McGuireWoods LLP leverages well-established and longstanding relationships with many well-known manufacturers of consumer products, in litigation emanating in Virginia and beyond. The team, which is headed out of the firm’s Richmond headquarters by Diane Flannery, has expertise in MDL procedures, class actions and single or multiple plaintiff personal injury claims, as well as in the context of advice on pre-litigation matters, such as warning labels. Trent Taylor , also in Richmond, is another key member of the group with a focus on food labeling and safety issues.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Ford Motor Company

Lumber Liquidators, Inc.

STIHL Incorporated

Columbia Gas of Massachusetts

United Technologies Corporation

Olympus Corp.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company

Aquion

Universal Corp. and Universal Leaf Tobacco Company

Work highlights

  • Represented E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company in the US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, which reversed a headline-grabbing $6m jury verdict against the company and two other paint manufacturers on allegations that they sold lead-based paint that caused brain damage to three men as youths.
  • Represented Aquion in securing dismissal of a class action suit that put its strategic relationship with The Home Depot – and the entire high-end water treatment industry – at risk. The win effectively eliminates the flood of class actions expected across the country raising similar claims.
  • Represented Universal Corp. as lead trial counsel and coordinating counsel in Hupan, et al. v. Alliance One International, Inc., and five related suits.

Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices Tier 3

Led from Richmond by Diane Flannery and aided by practitioners spread throughout its nationwide offices, McGuireWoods LLP has a strong core overarching product liability practice, which frequently handles work for pharma companies and medical devices manufacturers. The scope of the work is broad and includes providing counselling from a risk management perspective, as well as representing clients during the litigation process, through to trial, if necessary. Richmond-based Samuel Tarry  is an accomplished trial lawyer, whose many successes before state and federal courts have included work for clients in the healthcare sector. Mark Anderson in Raleigh heads up the firm’s national trial team and his versatile practice includes work within the healthcare product liability space.

Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort Tier 3

Undertaking work from new clients, as well as continuing to handle a significant pipeline of matters for longstanding ones – including DuPont, which the firm continues to defend in lead paint litigation – McGuireWoods LLP has significant market visibility in class action and MDL proceedings across a range of products liability and toxic tort matters. Joy Fuhr  in Richmond has a strong track record at trial and appellate level, and has had many victories over the years, securing the dismissal of public nuisance actions relating to lead paint. Diane Flannery , who has broad experience in class action and MDL matters, chairs the products, environmental and mass tort litigation department from the Richmond office.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Ford Motor Company

Lumber Liquidators, Inc.

STIHL Incorporated

Columbia Gas of Massachusetts

United Technologies Corporation

Olympus Corp.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company

Aquion

Universal Corp. and Universal Leaf Tobacco Company

Work highlights

  • Secured a major victory for client E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, which reversed a headline-grabbing $6m jury verdict against the company and two other paint manufacturers on allegations that they sold lead-based paint that caused brain damage to three men as youths.
  • Acted for Aquion and won denial of class certification in a lawsuit that threatened the client’s business model, its strategic relationship with The Home Depot — and put the entire high-end water treatment industry at risk. The win effectively eliminates the flood of class actions expected across the country raising similar claims.
  • Successfully represented Universal Corp. as lead trial counsel and co-ordinating counsel in Hupan, et al. v. Alliance One International, Inc., and five related suits in the Supreme Court of New Castle County, Delaware. This litigation was filed by more than 406 plaintiffs, including 153 children born in Argentina with birth defects, such as spina bifida and other serious medical problems.

Finance > Commercial lending

McGuireWoods LLP has one of the busiest lender-side practices in the US, primarily due to its longstanding relationships with key banking clients Wells Fargo and Bank of America. The firm is particularly noteworthy for its standing in the Charlotte market; Erick Burk and debt finance lead Kevin McGinnis are both based in the region and regularly advise on syndicated deals across numerous industry sectors. Outside of Charlotte, the group has a presence in Los Angeles through Hamid Namazie and Atlanta thanks to Chris Molen. In addition to its lender work, the department is developing a capable borrower practice that handles acquisition financing.

Practice head(s):

Kevin McGinnis

Other key lawyers:

Eric Burk; Chris Molen; Hamid Namazie; Raj Natarajan

Key clients

Bank of America Corp.

Wells Fargo

Wingspire Capital

LBC Credit Partners

Capital One

Truist Bank

White Oak Healthcare Finance

NXT Capital

Regions Bank

PNC Financial Services, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advised Bank of America Business Capital on a $5bn senior asset-based credit facility for Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits LLC.
  • Represented Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as administrative agent in BlackRock’s tenth amendment to its Five-Year Revolving Credit Agreement.
  • Represented Dominion Energy in connection with its syndication of a sustainability, diversity and inclusion-linked credit facility totalling $6bn.

Industry focus > Energy: renewable/alternative power Tier 3

As clean energy takes centre stage in the domestic and global market, McGuireWoods LLP has been increasingly working with utilities and infrastructure funds to execute business transactions focused on renewable energy. Major solar and wind developers feature on the team's varied client roster, which often seeks assistance with project financing and development. The firm is a top destination for developers and utilities engaged in renewable energy deals in the Southeast, and new market participants in relation to transactions and project development. Brennen Keene in Richmond is particularly adept at providing real estate transactional and land-use guidance on a range of renewable energy projects. He co-heads the practice with Durham McCormick in Austin, who focuses on tax structuring for renewable energy deals. Michael Woodard , who is based in Richmond, leads on M&A and financing transactions in the energy space, which are also areas of expertise for Timothy Callahan  in Chicago.

Practice head(s):

Brennen Keene; Durham McCormick

Other key lawyers:

Mike Woodward; Timothy Callahan

Industry focus > Energy transactions: oil and gas Tier 3

Anthony Carna leads McGuireWoods LLP's practice from the firm’s Pittsburgh office, advising publicly-traded and privately-held energy companies on M&As, joint ventures, project development, regulatory matters and mineral conveyancing among other matters in the energy industry. The team is best-known for representing energy clients that explore, develop, produce, store, market, transport and process energy resources, with particular expertise in M&A (both traditional and strategic assets), infrastructure projects and general commercial work.

Practice head(s):

Anthony Carna

Work highlights

  • Representation of Dominion Energy in the pending $1.975bn sale of Questar Pipelines to Southwest Gas Holdings Inc., including the assumption of $430m of existing indebtedness.

Industry focus > Healthcare: service providers Tier 3

Strong on major transactions and litigations, McGuireWoods LLP national team acts on behalf of top-flight hospitals and health systems. Private equity is a key area of expertise for the firm, with Chicago-based team head Holly Buckley advising Revelstoke Capital Partners on a number of major transactions this year. Telemedicine has been another growing focus area for the group. The Charlotte-based team, which features Kate Hardey, Bart Walker and Kayla McCann Marty, offers similar expertise on M&A, having represented Novant Health in its multi-billion dollar purchase of New Hanover Regional Medical Centre. Walker also offers expertise on matters involving dental organizations. Chicago-based Scott Becker offers expertise in matters involving ambulatory surgical centers.

Practice head(s):

Holly Buckley

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Incredible depth of knowledge. Very prompt and excellent work product. Fantastic value for the expertise that they have. Tier 1 healthcare legal services in the nation.’

‘McGuire Woods has a unique breadth and depth of experience across different industries and clients. McGuireWoods stands out with their bench strength and strong associates who are able to support partners efficiently and effectively. They are flexible on billing arrangements to suit clients needs. Also, they are great partners beyond just the provision of legal advice. They have a in-house legal dept. consulting practice that is innovative and very helpful. In addition, they are constantly seeking advice from clients on innovative ways to improve partnership.’

‘Chris Scheurer and Bart Walker are incredibly responsive and great partners. Chris has a wealth of knowledge in the M&A space and is a strong advocate for clients’ positions. He also does a great job of proposing strategic solutions. Bart’s knowledge and experience in the health care space ranging from representing healthcare systems, providers and private equity firms brings a unique value and perspective. He also is able to maintain calm in very contentious negotiations. MWs also has strong associates who have earned the trust of clients.’

‘Excellent value for the management of matters for portfolio companies. Extremely responsive to client needs. Internal communication among the team is seamless. Appropriate staff and time allocated to client matters. Humble.’

‘Kayla McCann: Wise beyond her years, highly responsive, articulate and communicative, has the ability to communicate complex concepts in understandable terms, willing to share knowledge and expertise with others, no ego.’

‘Bart Walker: Approachable, willingness to develop solutions to meet the needs of clients, and supports associates to demonstrate their individual skills/expertise without grandstanding.’

Key clients

Novant Health

Audax Group

Assured Investment Management, LLC

Fresno Surgical Hospital

Sverica Capital

Biofrontera AG

Revelstoke Capital Partners

Surgical Care Affiliates

Silver Oak Services Partners

HCA Healthcare

Work highlights

  • Advised Novant Health on its acquisition of New Hanover Regional Medical Centre.
  • Represented Olympus Medical Systems in a docket of litigation related to a superbug.
  • Advised Revelstoke Capital Partners on eight healthcare transactions in 2021.

Industry focus > Transport: aviation and air travel - finance Tier 3

Demonstrating ‘high levels of business acumen‘, McGuireWoods LLP‘s aviation practice represents leasing companies, financial institutions, investment firms, Fortune 500 companies and high-net-worth individuals on corporate aircraft financings. In Charlotte, practice leader Patricia Hosmer is a specialist in transactions involving aviation and other equipment; and David Whelpley Jr.’s experience covers aircraft-related work. Deepak Reddy in New York acts on commercial aircraft financings; and Peter Szurley  is the name to note in San Francisco. acting for financial institutions, hedge funds and finance companies, with both noted as ‘very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with‘.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

High levels of business acumen coupled with scholarly knowledge of law.

Always responsive to client needs, and willing to meet or exceed deadlines.

Particularly good at identifying and explaining all issues for consideration.

A 360-view of issues, with wise counsel on alternatives to consider and the costs/benefits to incorporate into decisions.

Always works constructively with opposing counsel to obtain the best outcome for the client.

Adds value to all elements of a transaction. In addition to the expertise we seek in commercial aviation and related financing, they also have the depth to advise on unusual or unexpected issues that occur and which require attention from a colleague outside of the primary deal team.

Deepak Reddy and Peter Szurley are very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.

David Whelpley Jr’s depth of knowledge, not only in the industry, but in a wide variety of non-aviation matters brings a very unique and welcomed perspective to our matters. Outside of our traditional aviation matters, we often have bespoke and non-traditional work that we bring to David – there is no one better at providing creative and eloquent solutions in a timely and efficient manner during a transaction’s closing.

Industry focus > Transport: shipping - litigation and regulation Tier 3

McGuireWoods LLP advises on the resolution of regulatory challenges for the operation of transportation assets, as well as the securing of government permits for maritime infrastructure projects. It also offers expertise in Jones Act compliance, along with recently enacted federal government trade regulations that impact on shipping practices. Norfolk-based maritime sector chair John D. Padgett consistently acts for tug boat and shipping companies, in addition to handling litigation involving cargo damage, charter disputes and transportation issues. In Pittsburgh, transportation industry team chair Bryan Brantley is an all-round litigator who has transportation sector experience at national level.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

United Launch Alliance

Continental Tire

Work highlights

  • Assisted United Launch Alliance with structuring the acquisition of a vessel  to comply with Jones Act ownership thresholds.
  • Advising Continental Tire in addressing customs regulations that govern the international supply chain for goods imported into the US.

Labor and employment > Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense Tier 3

McGuireWoods LLP is noted for its ability to act on a range of labor and employment issues for its clients in the health, energy and technology sectors. The practice represents these clients in wage and hour disputes, discrimination matters, and transitional arrangements for senior executives. The practice is led by Los Angeles-based Sabrina Beldner, with experience in discrimination and wage and hour litigation. Also featured in the team are IP-specialist Rodney Satterwhite and Dana Rust in Virginia; the latter has over 30 years of experience in litigation and labor negotiations. Also in Virginia, associate John Thomas focuses on trade secrets and restrictive covenant disputes.

Practice head(s):

Sabrina Beldner

Key clients

Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc.

Dominion Resources, Inc.

International Paper Company

Alliance Source Testing, LLC

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

General Dynamics

Imerys

PGA Tour, Inc.

Philips Electronics North America

GROWMARK, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Constellis Group in a wage and hour class action in the Central District of California.
  • Advised and represented Cargill in labor & employment issues, immigration investigations, union campaigns, OFCCP audits, environmental issues and asbestos litigation.

Tax > Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations) Tier 3

McGuireWoods LLP’s non-profit and tax-exempt practice advises higher education institutions across Virginia, medical research organizations and public charities, and is led by Michele McKinnon in Richmond. The group leverages its trust and estates practice to handle administration matters, charitable giving and taxation issues. Jean Gordon Carter in Raleigh focuses on estate planning for organizations in the North Carolina region, whilst corporate governance and tax issues are dealt with by Bradley Ridlehoover, who is ‘outstanding’ according to clients–  he also represents clients in tax-related disputes. The team strengthened its corporate tax offering with the lateral hire of Charlotte-based Sabrina Conyers who joined from Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in September 2021. The team also assists with wealth transfer. Gerald Thomas is the head of the national tax group in Atlanta, advising on transactional work.

Practice head(s):

Gerald Thomas; Michele McKinnon

Other key lawyers:

Jean Gordon Carter; Brad Ridlehoover; Sabrina Conyers; Lucy Wheatley

Testimonials

‘The firm’s team are not only experts in their areas of law, but also are directly engaged in their communities as board members, donors and volunteers with local area non-profits. Their world world experience and engagement makes them better lawyers who are able to communicate about legal needs, issues and challenges in a way that is clear even for non-lawyers.’

‘Jean Gordon Carter and Brad Ridlehoover both are exceptional lawyers, and great people to work with. Their what if and how do legal advice is very practical and down-to-earth.’

‘Brad (Ridlehoover) is absolutely outstanding and goes above and beyond to support our organization. He is very prompt in responding to questions that arise and always incredibly confident and knowledgeable about organizational issues impacting our organization. Brad has been outstanding to work with and we truly feel blessed to have his support and expertise. His services have truly been invaluable to our organization! Additionally, Lucy (Wheatley) provided exceptional services when she needed to be consulted about an issue related our organization. Her willingness to step in to help, her knowledge about the issue that had arisen and her tenacity to tackle it were very much appreciated.

Antitrust > Cartel Tier 4

McGuireWoods LLP works across the full range of cartel matters, representing clients in criminal and civil defense proceedings and government investigations, alongside co-ordinating internal compliance and communication policies. The team has a particularly strong record in securing favorable decisions under the DOJ Antitrust Division’s Leniency Program. Clients include public and private companies in a variety of industries, as well as individual executives. Amy Manning leads the team, representing domestic and international companies in DOJ investigations and criminal proceedings, as well as advising on compliance programs. Angelo Russo is active on behalf of clients in government enforcement and private cartel litigation cases, while Sarah Zielinski specializes in antitrust and consumer protection litigation, with a notable capability in pricing issues. All lawyers mentioned are in Chicago.

Practice head(s):

Amy Manning

Other key lawyers:

Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense Tier 4

For McGuireWoods LLP, antitrust litigation constitutes one of its key practice areas, in which the firm represents trade associations, individuals, and corporations in matters including multi-district class actions and indirect purchaser litigation. Allegations of bid rigging, no-poach agreements, market allocation and monopolization form part of the department’s portfolio, led by Chicago-based ‘standout lawyer’ Amy Manning. In Richmond, Howard Feller and Brent Justus are key contacts, while Angelo Russo and Sarah Zielinski are recommended for their antitrust expertise in the firm’s Chicago hub.

Practice head(s):

Amy Manning

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Exceptional leaders in this industry. Amy Manning is a standout lawyer.’

Key clients

Fresenius Kabi

Schneider National Inc.

Argos USA Corp.

CSX Transportation Inc.

Elite Staffing, Inc.

JELD-WEN, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Won an appeal for Fresenius Kabi USA LLC, a pharmaceutical manufacturer, in an antitrust matter in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
  • Represented transportation company Schneider National in an antitrust lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. The case has been favorably settled.
  • Defending staffing agency Elite in an antitrust lawsuit brought by the Illinois Attorney General that raises novel questions regarding the scope of the Illinois Antitrust Act.

Finance > Project finance

McGuireWoods LLP is active in the renewable energy market, representing utilities companies and infrastructure funds in build transfer agreement and tax equity investments relating to wind farms and solar projects. The group is also advising on a number of first-of-its kind developments, including projects relating to offshore wind and biogas. Brian Kelly leads the energy industry group from Baltimore and represents developers and purchaser in M&A transactions relating to renewable energy facilities. The renewables team is jointly led by Breenen Keene and Durham McCormick  from Richmond and Houston respectively. Evelyn Kim arrived in the San Francisco office from DLA Piper LLP (US) in May 2021.

Practice head(s):

Brian Kelly; Brennen Keene; Durham McCormick

Other key lawyers:

Timothy Callahan; Evelyn Kim

Industry focus > Energy litigation: oil and gas Tier 4

McGuireWoods LLP handles high-profile litigation for a range of energy clients. A noteworthy area of expertise is catastrophe litigation, including gas pipeline explosions, where Brian Jackson has significant experience. Based in Pittsburgh, Anthony Carna chairs the firm’s oil and gas practice where bet-the-company energy litigation is a growing area of focus. Jackson is based in Charlottesville.

Practice head(s):

Anthony Carna

Other key lawyers:

Jim Jeffries; Brian Jackson; Greg Krock

Work highlights

  • Represented NiSource to reach a settlement and resolve litigation that included seven class actions, three mass actions and thousands of threatened individual personal injury, emotional distress and property damage claims, arising from a series of natural gas explosions in Massachusetts’ Merrimack Valley.

Industry focus > Environment: litigation Tier 4

McGuireWoods LLP covers a broad range of environmental litigation and regulatory matters, with significant experience in Clean Air Act contentious matters, emerging contaminants and redevelopment of contaminated property. The team is routinely retained to represent a high-profile and nationwide corporate client roster in claims involving toxic and mass torts, citizen suits, civil and criminal enforcement actions and environmental resource damages claims. The environmental practice is chaired by David Franchina in Charlotte, while Richmond-based Vishwa Link heads up the regulatory and compliance department, and Diane Flannery  leads on environmental and toxic tort litigation mandates. Also in Richmond, Darin Waylett stands out for his involvement in the practice; he advises on the full spectrum of environmental matters.

Practice head(s):

David Franchina; Vishwa B. Link; Diane Flannery

Other key lawyers:

Darin Waylett; Candace Blydenburgh; Aaron Flynn; Makram Jaber; Allison Wood

Industry focus > Environment: regulatory Tier 4

With particular strength in Clean Air Act-related matters, McGuireWoods LLP is noted for its strong state, regional and national experience. It is a go-to firm for clients facing challenges stemming from emerging issues as EPA’s proposals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and extend its jurisdiction under the proposed “waters of the U.S.” rulemaking, and state efforts to regulate residuals management. The regulatory and compliance group not only acts for clients in Clean Air Act regulatory and litigation mandates, it is also equipped to provide support in relation to the redevelopment of contaminated properties, civil and criminal enforcement proceedings. The practice is under the joint leadership of David Franchina in Charlotte, and Richmond-based Vishwa Link and Diane Flannery . The team has been expanding its presence in Washington DC, where Aaron Flynn and Makram Jaber are often sought after by utilities and oil and gas companies in relation to Clean Air Act regulatory issues.

Practice head(s):

David Franchina; Vishwa B. Link; Diane Flannery

Other key lawyers:

Aaron Flynn; Makram Jaber; Heather Stevenson; Allison Wood

Testimonials

‘The detail and collaboration is second to none. The amount of detail, thought and final product leaves no question unanswered. Great team and vast out reach of resources.’

Intellectual property > Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters) Tier 4

McGuireWoods LLP’s multidisciplinary trade secrets team is regularly engaged by a strong mix of well-known corporate clients from the worlds of technology, telecoms, healthcare, energy, and financial services. In the Richmond office, practice chair David Finkelson is highly rated for his capabilities in the telecoms and wireless technology space, while Rodney Satterwhite litigates numerous claims in the state, federal and administrative courts, focusing on executive level disputes regarding misappropriation and IP theft. Also in Richmond, Brian Riopelle is a seasoned lead trial lawyer who represents some of the largest industrial manufacturers in the market. Houston-based Yasser Madriz and Meghaan Madriz are recommended for their capabilities in technology and employment-related matters, respectively.

Practice head(s):

David Finkelson

Key clients

Argos USA Corp

Performance Food Group

The Nielsen Company

Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design Tier 4

McGuireWoods LLP is well-versed in an array of employee benefits and executive compensation matters, and counts banks, insurance companies, multinational automotive corporations, healthcare entities and educational institutions among its key roster of clients. In the firm’s Washington DC office, William Tysse co-chairs the practice alongside Charlotte-based Taylor French, whose experience extends to equity compensation plans, non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements, and all aspects of tax-qualified retirement plans, as well as compliance issues relating to health and welfare benefit plans. Also in Charlotte, associate Allison Tanner advises on ERISA compliance matters.

Practice head(s):

Taylor French; William Tysse

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Equitrans Midstream

Dominion Energy Services, Inc.

Foundation For the Carolinas

University of Virginia Physicians Group

Alex Lee, Inc.

EXL Service Holdings, Inc.

Navient Solutions, LLC

L3 Harris Technologies, Inc.

American Woodmark Corporation

Mantech International Corporation

Continental Automotive Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advised Equitrans Midstream on the operations and correction of matters associated with the company’s sponsorship of a Voluntary Employees Benefit Association (VEBA).

Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional Tier 4

McGuireWoods LLP acts for clients across the financial services, energy, industrial and technology sectors and counts mid-market M&A deals, as well as spin-offs and ESOP transactions in its workload. Co-chair William Tysse, who operates from the firm’s Washington DC office, has demonstrable experience in advising on non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements, while co-chair and Charlotte-based partner Taylor French handles equity and incentive compensation plans, including issues under the 409A code. In Virginia, Robert Cipolla advises public, private and tax-exempt entities on defined benefit, multi-employer and health plans.

Practice head(s):

Taylor French; William Tysse

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Dominion Energy Services, Inc.

L3 Harris Technologies, Inc.

Perspecta, Inc.

NRG Energy

Latticework Capital Management, LLC

Trinity Private Equity Group

eLearning Brothers, LLC

Navient Solutions, LLC

Rising Point Capital

Carolina Foods, Inc.

ExlService Holdings, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advised Dominion Energy in the $9.7bn sale of the company’s natural gas transmission and storage business to an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway.
  • Advised L3 Harris Technologies, Inc. on employee benefits matters relating to its $185m pending sale of its Electronic Devices division to Arlington Capital Partners.
  • Advised Perspecta, Inc. on employee benefits and executive compensation matters in connection with its $7.1bn sale to Peraton.

Media, technology and telecoms > Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection) Tier 4

Based in Tysons, Andrew Konia manages the data privacy and security offering at McGuireWoods LLP, and is an expert in supporting clients during investigations, data breaches and tech sector M&A, with a particular emphasis on the telecoms sector. Janet Peyton in Richmond, Pittsburgh's Anne Peterson and Rodger Heaton in Chicago are further key names in the team. Emily Voorheis left for an in-house role in early 2021.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Konia

Testimonials

‘The McGuire Woods team provides incredible knowledge, communication and counsel. Their uniqueness comes from the combination of their knowledge and their ability to provide a clear path forward for their clients in a time of considerable concern. The team is exceedingly clear in what the client’s obligations are and what they must do to ensure a proper response to a data issue. In a room full of lawyers and interests, McGuire Woods is the clearest, smartest and most important voice. A client cannot ask for more.’

‘Anne Peterson not only knows her stuff but listens to and understands her clients’ concerns before providing counsel. When done discussing an issue with Anne you are left understanding the issue and the path forward which leads to a confidence in your situation that you did not have initially. There is incredible value in that and it’s unique.’

‘Top notch knowledge and expertise but also delivered in a way that breaks complexity down and conveys complex legal advice in a way that is easy for non-lawyer clients to understand. The team’s capabilities were phenomenal and really showed a depth of practical experience that allowed them to promote efficient, effective and pragmatic solutions. Very impressive.’

‘Service that went above and beyond. During “crises” they were able to move swiftly. They also made an effort to understand the clients’ risk-appetite and their perspective on issues of concern. They don’t simply advise – they provide context-specific guidance.’

Media, technology and telecoms > Fintech Tier 4

McGuireWoods LLP has an experienced team of fintech lawyers spread throughout its US office network. The firm assists banks and fintech companies on the full range of corporate, finance, regulatory, litigation, and data privacy and security issues. In addition to corporate finance matters, the team regularly assists fintech companies on shared service and partnership agreements, including related IP licensing issues. Lead partners include Charlotte-based fintech head Rakesh Gopalan, a technology and securities lawyer with good expertise in outsourcing deals and IPOs. The firm is also strong on the contentious side, with Charlotte’s Susan Rodriguez, who co-leads the firm’s financial institutions team, a key contact for related litigation, regulatory and enforcement matters, and Chicago partner Sarah Zielinski, who is highly experienced in civil claims and compliance issues. Richmond-based partner James Anderson is a key partner on the corporate finance front.

Practice head(s):

Rakesh Gopalan; Molly White

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

AvidXchange Holdings Inc.

The Brink’s Co.

HealthiPASS Inc

VyStar Credit Union

Work highlights

  • Represented AvidXchange Holdings, an automating invoice and payment processes company, in a $194m tender offer repurchase of outstanding stock from its shareholders, and in its acquisition of Core Associates, an industry-leading AP workflow, invoice approval, document storage and forms-data management solutions company.
  • Representing KleerCard, a fintech payments solutions platform, on its requirements for a commercial lending license, regulatory and compliance issues presented by potential customer to customer payment services, and the use of certain customer accounts cash holdings as collateral.
  • Represented HealthiPass, a provider of cloud-based patient engagement software and revenue cycle management technology, in its sale to SphereCommerce, LLC, a provider of end-to-end integrated payments and security software.

Media, technology and telecoms > Outsourcing Tier 4

McGuireWoods LLP advises clients on outsourcing transactions including the outsourcing of in-house IT, financial and accounting, and HR services. The team’s client base spans sectors including consumer goods, healthcare and industrial manufacturing. Rakesh Gopalan leads the team; he also co-chairs the firm’s fintech practice and is noted for his work advising financial services companies.

Practice head(s):

Rakesh Gopalan

Key clients

Alex Lee, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Represented Alex Lee Inc. and its affiliates, Merchants Distributors LLC and MDIManagement LLC, in the $100 million-plus purchase of an engineered materials handling logistics system at MDI’s Hickory, North Carolina, distribution facility, as well as related equipment and software to automate MDI’s warehouse, including installation, training and ongoing maintenance services.

Media, technology and telecoms > Technology transactions Tier 4

McGuireWoods LLP represents a broad mix of technology companies and end-users on transactional and strategic matters. This includes dedicated support to companies, private equity funds and banks in M&As, joint ventures, financings and IPOs where the IP assets are a key driver. Coupled with this is a good track record for strategic advice on outsourcing agreements and software-as-a-service business models, as well as the implementation of premisis and cloud-based software. Other areas of expertise include artificial intelligence, open source software and blockchain. Charlotte-based practice head Rakesh Gopalan is an experienced technology and securities lawyer who also co-chairs the firm’s fintech practice. Corporate partner James Anderson in Richmond brings plenty of sector knowledge.

Practice head(s):

Rakesh Gopalan

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

3D Systems

Teledyne Technologies

AvidXchange Holdings

Biofrontera

Electronic Transaction Consultants

Smokescreen Technologies

Brinks

Ashling

Nielsen Consumer

HealthiPASS

Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes Tier 5

McGuireWoods LLP is active in commercial, white-collar, products, securities and environmental disputes, with a especially busy caseload in the to financial services and energy sector. Jonathan Blank  in Charlottesville specialises in business and securities litigation while Ava Lias-Booker in Baltimore is a key contact for banks. David Powell in San Francisco is active in class action litigation and unfair competition claims. Robert Muckenfuss in Charlotte leads the firm-wide complex commercial litigation practice.

Practice head(s):

Robert Muckenfuss

Other key lawyers:

Jonathan Blank; Ava Lias-Booker; David Powell

Key clients

Asarco, LLC

Work highlights

  • Achieved an environmental trial victory for Asarco in the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals.

Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense Tier 5

In 2021, McGuireWoods LLP had a strong series of successes for clients in industries including financial services, bio pharma, and software cloud communications. In the financial services sector, the firm draws on its combined expertise in broker-dealer, restructuring, finance and white-collar practices in New York. Todd Steggerda in Washington DC leads the government investigations and white-collar litigation practice, while Cheryl Haas in Atlanta is chair of financial services litigation. Robert Muckenfuss in Charlotte leads on complex commercial litigation and Jonathan Blank in Charlottesville is chair of the business and securities litigation group. Key partner Louis Greenstein in DC acted for Cherry Bekaert LLP in a putative class action in Georgia.

Practice head(s):

Todd Steggerda; Cheryl Haas; Robert Muckenfuss; Jonathan Blank

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Cherry Bekaert LLP

M&A/corporate and commercial > Private equity buyouts Tier 5

Maintaining its strength in the middle-market, McGuireWoods LLP has a prolific private equity offering that enjoys productive relationships with a wide range of funds. The firm specializes in healthcare private equity work, advising on a significant share of deals for both healthcare-focused funds and their portfolio companies. Other areas of strength include technology, energy, and industrials, alongside a growing focus on the ‘fundless’ or independent sponsor space, in which the firm has set up a bespoke platform. Chicago-based Geoffrey Cockrell co-heads the team, working regularly with a broad base of long-term sponsor clients, alongside Pittsburgh’s Thomas Zahn , who advises funds, sponsors, and other investors on deals in a variety of industries and jurisdictions, focusing on cross-border buyouts and investments. In Dallas, David McLean has expertise across debt and equity investments, particularly for junior capital funds, while Jon Finger leads the way on the firm’s independent sponsor advice, while maintaining his active dealmaking practice.

Practice head(s):

Geoffrey Cockrell; Tom Zahn

Other key lawyers:

David McLean; Jon Finger

Testimonials

‘They completely understand my business and go beyond just providing excellent legal services to help me find investment opportunities, find investors, make introductions and foster the most on target networking community in my space.’

‘They are true partners in helping me grow my business and have developed the relationship to be both personal and professional.’

Best lawyers and law firm i have ever worked with.

Key clients

Alliance Technical Group

ASGARD Partners & Co.

Audax Group

DataLink Holdings, LLC

Gauge Capital

Peninsula Capital Partners

Revelstoke Capital Partners

Serata Capital Partners

Sheridan Capital Partners

Silver Oak Services Partners, LLC

Surgical Care Affiliates

The Center for Orthopedic and Research Excellence, Inc. d/b/a HOPCo

Trinity Hunt Partners, L.P.

Work highlights

    Real estate > Real estate finance Tier 5

    McGuireWoods LLP is noted for its strong representation of lenders in the origination and sale of multifamily mortgage loans to government-backed enterprise lenders; a key specialization for Los Angeles-based Alice Youngbar. In the New York office, practice head Dennis Mensi has extensive experience in affordable housing deals, and is also a key member of the COVID-19 task force, providing financial counsel for lenders on all related real estate challenges. Thomas Lansen is another key figure in the same office, highlighted for his work for commercial and investment banks in connection with their origination of commercial real estate loans intended for securitization or other sale on the secondary market.

    Practice head(s):

    Dennis Mensi

    Other key lawyers:

    Testimonials

    ‘Incredibly responsive and great to work with. Highly competent attorneys. Reasonable billing practices.’

    ‘Dennis Mensi’s experience, in my opinion, is rarely matched. We use a number of different counsel for our CMBS loan origination practice but Dennis is our go-to lawyer for thorny issues. He is always will to lend a hand on thorny issues, even when McGuireWoods is not handling the transaction.’

    Dispute resolution > Leading trial lawyers Tier 6

    Ava Lias-Booker - McGuireWoods LLP

    Industry focus > Insurance: advice to policyholders

    The practice at McGuireWoods LLP covers a broad range of issues, from property and business losses resulting from extreme weather events or catastrophes to long-tail tort liability losses and work for financial institutions. The practice has expanded with new Atlanta-based hires Anthony P. Tatum, Shelby S. Guilbert and Joseph M. Englert from King & Spalding LLP in February 2021. Tatum, who has a client list of global companies, now co-heads the practice together with experienced litigator Stephen G. Foresta in New York and Scott C. Oostdyk in Richmond. Guilbert has been active in seeking coverage for Covid19-related losses.

    Key clients

    Big Onion Tavern Group

    Xerox

    Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (“PREPA”)

    U.S. Tobacco Cooperative

    Classic Dining Group LLC

    International Paper Company

    Argonne Capital Group, Keystone PF Acquisition, LLC (Planet Fitness)

    Prime Healthcare

    Lineage Logistics

    The Coca-Cola Company

    Work highlights

    • Represented Xerox Corporation with respect to insurance coverage for claims made against Xerox arising out of Xerox’s merger agreement with Fujifilm.
    • Represented Classic Dining Group LLC, and its affiliates, in connection with a lawsuit to recover business interruption losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting government shutdown orders.
    • Represented Puerto Rico’s government owned power company—PREPA—in efforts to recover more than $500 million in insurance for property and business interruption losses arising out of Hurricane Maria and an earthquake occurring in early 2020, which devastated the island’s electrical infrastructure.

    Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings

    McGuireWoods LLP is an emerging name in debt offerings, driven in part by its strong relationship with Bank of America, bringing it a wealth of engagements including green bonds and sustainability-linked bonds. Charlotte partners Elizabeth Wren and Richard Viola are key figures.

    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. 2022 marked the 16th 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 D&I, Outstanding Firm for Pro Bono and Outstanding Firm for Veterans Advancement in the 2022 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.

    DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
    Antitrust and trade regulation Amy B. Manning
    Complex commercial litigation Robert A. Muckenfuss
    Corporate and Private Equity Thomas E. Zahn
    Data privacy and security C. Andrew Konia
    Debt finance Kevin A. McGinnis
    Energy Brian J. Kelly
    Financial services litigation Cheryl L. Haas
    Government investigations and white-collar litigation Todd R. Steggerda
    Healthcare Holly Buckley
    M&A and Energy Transactional Michael B. Woodard
    Private equity Geoffrey C. Cockrell
    Securities & capital markets Greg R. Kilpatrick
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    Chairman : Jonathan P. Harmon
    Managing Partner : J. Tracy Walker IV
    Offices : Atlanta
    Offices : Austin
    Offices : Baltimore
    Offices : Brussels
    Offices : Charlottesville
    Offices : Houston
    Offices : Jacksonville
    Offices : London
    Offices : Los Angeles – Century City
    Offices : Los Angeles – Downtown
    Offices : New York
    Offices : Norfolk
    Offices : Pittsburgh
    Offices : Raleigh
    Offices : Richmond
    Offices : San Francisco
    Offices : Shanghai
    Offices : Tysons
    Number of Attorneys Firmwide : 1,100