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


George Terwilliger has earned distinction as one of the nation’s premier lawyers. That status is attested by a long history of clients seeking his counsel in their most challenging matters. Recently, he has successfully defended a member of congress and subsequently a sitting governor facing intense federal investigations. His corporate investigation matters include those arising from diesel vehicle emissions, pharmaceutical opioids and tech industry competition. He also was counsel in a virtual federal bench trial of a commercial transactional dispute, as well as in arguing constitutional issues in a state supreme court. His history includes representing major national and international banks, energy and manufacturing companies in both litigation and investigations in the United States and abroad.

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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.