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McGuireWoods LLP
2001 K STREET N.W.
WASHINGTON, DC 20006-1040
United States


Todd Steggerda is Chair of McGuireWoods’ Government Investigations and White Collar Litigation Department, which Law360 recently selected for its prestigious “Practice Group of the Year” award for its notable work in 2019. In a dynamic practice spanning 20 years in Washington, Todd has resolved a diverse range of high-stakes government investigations, regulatory enforcement, and litigation matters, including dozens of matters investigated by the civil and criminal divisions of the Department of Justice, the Department of Defense, and numerous other federal and state agencies and investigative bodies


Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Aerospace & Defense, Law360, 2018 – present

Member, Section of Public Contract Law, American Bar Association

Member, Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association

Member, DC Advisory Committee, Operation Homefront

Member, Federalist Society

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense

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.

United States > 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.