McGuireWoods

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McGuireWoods LLP
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Headquarters Richmond, Virginia
No. of offices 19
No. of attorneys 900+
Major practice areas General practice
Date founded 1834
Founder Egbert R. Watson
Company type Limited liability partnership
Slogan Relationships that drive results
Website
www.mcguirewoods.com

McGuireWoods LLP is a major U.S. law firm with more than 900 attorneys in 20 offices in the United States and Europe. The firm's largest offices are in Richmond, VA, Charlotte, NC, and Chicago, IL. McGuireWoods has recently experienced a period of rapid growth by opening new offices in London in 2009, Texas offices in Houston and Austin in 2011, and its newest office in Dallas in 2014. The firm has expanded its office space in Washington, D.C., London, Charlotte and Brussels, increased its client representation capabilities by adding former Indiana Governor and Senator Evan Bayh as a partner. It also has built a nationally recognized debt finance team in Atlanta as well as a new political law group in the firm's Washington D.C. office.

History[edit]

Watson began his law practice in Charlottesville, Virginia. He later formed a partnership in 1870 with George Perkins, and in 1936 the firm became Perkins, Battle & Minor. The firm expanded in the following decades, and following the 1966 merger of Battle, Neal, Harris, Minor & Williams with McGuire, Woods, King, Davis & Patterson was known as McGuire, Woods and Battle.[1] In 1987, McGuire, Woods and Battle merged with Boothe, Prichard & Dudley to become McGuire, Woods, Battle & Boothe.[1]

The firm’s consulting subsidiary, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, opened in 1998, and the merger and acquisition advisory group in 2001. In 2000, the firm changed its name to McGuireWoods LLP. Today, McGuireWoods LLP has more than 900 attorneys in 19 offices. U.S. offices include Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Baltimore, Maryland; Charlotte, North Carolina; Charlottesville, Virginia; Chicago, Illinois; Houston, Texas; Jacksonville, Florida; Los Angeles, California; New York, New York; Norfolk, Virginia; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Raleigh, North Carolina; Richmond, Virginia; Tysons Corner, Virginia; Washington, D.C.; and Wilmington, North Carolina. The firm has international offices in London, England and Brussels, Belgium.

Notable people[edit]

  • George Allen — U.S. Senator (2001–2007); Governor, Virginia (1994–1998); Member, U.S. House of Representatives (1991–1993); McGuireWoods (1998–2000)
  • John S. Battle — Governor, Virginia (1950–1954); McGuire Woods & Battle 1966–1972
  • William C. Battle — United States Ambassador to Australia (1962–1964); CEO, Fieldcrest Mills 1971–1988; Democratic candidate for Governor 1969; McGuire, Woods & Battle 1966–1971 and 1988–2000
  • Evan Bayh: U.S. Senator, Indiana (1999–2011); Governor, Indiana (1989–1997); Indiana Secretary of State (1986–1989)
  • William BroaddusAttorney General of Virginia (1985–1986); McGuireWoods (1958–present)
  • Robert Burrus — Former Chairman, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; McGuireWoods (1986–present)
  • James B. Comey, Jr. — Deputy Attorney General of the United States (2003–2005); United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York (2002–2003); Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York (1987–93); McGuireWoods (1993–1996)
  • Richard CullenAttorney General of Virginia (1997–1998); U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia (1991–1993)
  • John N. Dalton — Governor, Virginia (1978–1982); Lieutenant Governor, Virginia (1974–1978); McGuire Woods Battle & Boothe (1982–1986)
  • Frank Donatelli — Former Deputy Chairman of the Republican National Committee; Chairman of GOPAC 2009–present; McGuireWoods Consulting (2001–present)
  • Timothy Flanigan — Deputy Counsel to the President of the United States (2001–2002)
  • John L. Fugh — Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Army (1991–1993); McGuire, Woods, Battle and Boothe (1994–1995)
  • E. Duncan Getchell, Jr. — Solicitor General, Virginia (2009–20013); McGuire Woods (1977–2009, 2014–present)
  • Thomas C. Gordon, Jr. — Supreme Court of Virginia (1965–1972); McGuire, Woods, Battle and Boothe (1972–2003)
  • Tim Heaphy— U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia (2009–present); McGuireWoods (2006–2009)
  • Jim Hodges— Governor, South Carolina (1999–2003)
  • James G. Martin— Governor, North Carolina (1985–1993)
  • Richard L. Williams — Judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (1980 – 1992), senior status (1992–2011); McGuireWoods (1966–1972 and 1976–1980)
  • Chris Peace — Member of the Virginia House of Delegates, McGuireWoods (2003–2006 )

Locations[edit]

As of January 2011, McGuireWoods LLP has 19 offices in the United States and Europe.

United States Offices[edit]

Europe offices[edit]

Practice areas & industries[edit]

Corporate
  • Business Tax
  • Climate Change
  • Corporate Governance
  • Employee Benefits
  • Environmental Solutions
  • Executive Compensation
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Transactions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Wealth Services
  • Real Estate Development
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Sustainability
  • Technology & Outsourcing
Litigation
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate
  • Banking Litigation
  • Business & Securities Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Discovery Counsel Services
  • Employee Benefits/Executive Compensation
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Government Contracts
  • Government, Regulatory & Criminal Investigations
  • Immigration
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Land Use
  • Product & Consumer Litigation
  • SEC Enforcement Defense
  • Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation
  • White Collar Defense
Finance
  • Asset Based Lending
  • Debt Finance
  • Commercial Lending
  • Lease Finance
  • Project Finance
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Structured Finance
Industries
  • Accountants Defense
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive & Manufacturing
  • Capital Markets
  • Construction
  • Consumer Financial Services Litigation
  • Consumer Products
  • Emerging Company & Venture Capital
  • Energy, Energy Regulatory & Utilities
  • Energy & Climate Change Team
  • Food & Beverage Production
  • Franchising & Distribution
  • Healthcare
  • Higher Education
  • Hospitality & Resorts
  • Life Sciences
  • Mining
  • Nonprofit & Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Professional & Business Services
  • Technology & Software
  • Transportation

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "History:Milestones". Retrieved 2013-10-13. 

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