Rodney Satterwhite > McGuireWoods LLP > Richmond, United States > Lawyer Profile

McGuireWoods LLP
United States


For over 25 years, Rod has protected and pursued his clients’ interests in high stakes intellectual property, employee mobility and employment litigation.  Maintaining a national practice, Rod guides clients through disputes with competitors and employees alike. He has litigated claims in state, federal and administrative courts, including the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 6th circuits. Much of his practice focuses on disputes at the executive level, and includes investigating and prosecuting malfeasance such as trade secret theft, fiduciary breaches, and unfair competition.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

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.

United States > Intellectual property > Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

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.