McGuireWoods

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McGuireWoods LLP
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HeadquartersRichmond, Virginia
No. of offices21[1]
No. of attorneys1000+
Major practice areasGeneral practice
Date founded1834; 186 years ago (1834)
FounderEgbert R. Watson
Company typeLimited liability partnership
Websitewww.mcguirewoods.com

McGuireWoods LLP is a U.S. law firm with 1,100 lawyers in 21 offices worldwide. The firm's largest offices are in Richmond, VA, Charlotte, NC, and Chicago, IL.

History[edit]

1800s-1960s[edit]

McGuireWoods traces its origins to two lawyers, Egbert R. Watson[2] and Murray Mason McGuire.[3] In 1834, Watson opened a law office in Charlottesville, VA.[2][3] In 1870, he formed a partnership with his son-in-law, George Perkins[2] in what would become Perkins, Battle & Minor.

In 1897, McGuire started practicing law in Richmond, VA.[3] He was joined by John Stewart Bryan in 1898 and the two formed McGuire & Bryan.[3] In the 1960s, the firm became McGuire, Woods, King, Davis & Patterson.[3]

1966-2000[edit]

In 1966, Charlottesville’s Battle, Neal, Harris, Minor & Williams merged with Richmond’s McGuire, Woods, King, Davis & Patterson to create McGuire, Woods & Battle.[3][2] In 1987, the firm merged with Boothe, Prichard & Dudley to create McGuire, Woods, Battle & Boothe.[2]

In 1991, McGuire, Woods, Battle & Boothe took over Cable, McDaniel, Bowie & Bond, a Baltimore law firm.[4] After additional mergers, the firm changed its name to McGuireWoods in 2000.[2][5]

In 1998, the firm established its affiliate McGuireWoods Consulting to provide consulting services in government and public relations.[3][2]

2000-Present[edit]

In 2003, McGuireWoods merged with Chicago firm Ross and Hardies.[6] In 2006, McGuireWoods merged with Chicago-based Gordon & Glickson.[7]

In 2015, the firm entered into an alliance with FuJae Partners, a Shanghai-based law firm[8] and opened a second office in Los Angeles.[9] In 2016, the firm opened an office in San Francisco.[3] As of 2019, the firm has 21 offices worldwide.[1]

In December 2017, Richard Cullen stepped down as chairman of McGuireWoods and partner Jonathan Harmon became the firm’s new chairman.[10] In 2019, Richard Davis was hired as the new chief operating officer.[11]

Current McGuireWoods Lawyers and/or Consultants with McGuireWoods Consulting (MWC)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "McGuireWoods law firm hires new chief operating officer". Richmond Times Dispatch. 2019-10-01.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "McGuireWoods (1834)". The Daily Progress. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "McGuireWoods". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  4. ^ "Major Va. law firm coming to Baltimore McGuire, Woods to merge with Cable, McDaniel as of Nov. 1". Baltimore Sun. October 3, 1991.
  5. ^ "Former U.S. Ambassador to Australia William C. Battle dies". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved 2020-04-30.
  6. ^ "McGuireWoods merger part of 'ongoing strategy'". Washington Business Journal. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  7. ^ "Gordon & Glickson Merges With McGuireWoods". 2006-01-19. Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  8. ^ "Seeking China Beachhead, McGuireWoods Inks Shanghai Deal". Law.com. Retrieved 2020-05-05.
  9. ^ "McGuireWoods expands in LA with Integer Law deal". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved 2020-05-05.
  10. ^ "Jon Harmon to lead troops as chairman at McGuireWoods as Cullen steps down from role". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  11. ^ "McGuireWoods names new COO". Virginia Business. 2019-10-01. Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  12. ^ "Richard Cullen to step down as McGuireWoods chairman but continue law practice". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  13. ^ "John Adams, the political opposite of Attorney General Mark Herring, wants his job". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  14. ^ "WV gov. hires former US acting AG for residency lawsuit". Charleston Gazette. Retrieved 2020-05-11.
  15. ^ Russell-Kraft, Stephanie. "McGuireWoods Nabs White Collar Litigator From Perkins Coie". Bloomberg Law. Retrieved 2020-05-19.
  16. ^ "The 50 Most Influential People In Columbia". Columbia Business Monthly. Retrieved 2020-05-28.
  17. ^ "Handshake's latest update lets James Madison University students search for jobs and internships".
  18. ^ "McGuireWoods".

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