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McGuireWoods LLP

  • Designation: Richmond
  • Head Count: 931
  • Gross Revenues: $609,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $655,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $950,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -2

McGuireWoods is a Richmond-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, McGuireWoods has 931 attorneys and is the 29th largest firm in the United States.  With $609,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 53rd on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, McGuireWoods ranked as the 62nd highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, MD, MI, NC, NY, PA, TX and VA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 53 -2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 53 -2 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 29 -3 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 139 -4 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 131 2 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Partner Profits Inch Up at McGuireWoods to $960K

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : March 24, 2015

McGuireWoods saw modest growth in 2014 as gross revenue climbed 2 percent to $620 million and profits per partner inched up $10,000 to $960,000.

Lewis Brisbois Lands in Wichita, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 20, 2015

Kutak Rock loses eight of its nine lawyers in Wichita to growing Am Law 200 firm Lewis Brisbois; Cahill makes a rare partner hire; Kasowitz and Polsinelli partners take entrepreneurial turns; musical chairs at McDermott; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Revenue Down at Alston & Bird as Toyota, Other Litigation Concludes

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 20, 2015

Alston & Bird's revenue dipped last year, and the firm shed nonequity partners, but its managing partner, Richard Hays, said the firm anticipated and budgeted for the decline after several large litigation matters concluded in 2013.

Up in Smoke: Polsinelli Partners Tout Medical Marijuana Startup

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 20, 2015

A year ago, Teddy Scott Jr. and John Leja had corner offices and leadership positions in Polisinelli's IP practice in Chicago. Now they've quit their jobs to found and run a medical marijuana company, taking partner Jeremy Unruh with them to serve as general counsel. The company has raised $20 million from investors and received licenses from the state of Illinois to operate two cultivation sites and four dispensaries.

Polsinelli Sets Up Shop in Raleigh, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 17, 2015

After raiding Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough for five health care partners, fast-growing Polinselli will open an office in Raleigh; Gibson Dunn and Winston & Strawn add new practice leaders; the NSA's top lawyer returns to Mayer Brown; three former federal prosecutors flock to Robins Kaplan and Wilmer; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Partner Profits Soar at Winston & Strawn

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : March 16, 2015

After seeing gross revenue and profits per partner sink in 2013, Winston & Strawn enjoyed a rebound year in 2014, as the firm posted big gains in several key financial metrics. While the firm's equity partnership decreased for a seventh straight year, Winston & Strawn recently added a dozen partners to its ranks following a raid on Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.

Hot Real Estate Market Pays Off for Morris Manning

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 11, 2015

Morris Manning & Martin posted its third consecutive strong year, fueled again by the resurgent real estate market.

Newsmakers: Week of March 9

: Texas Lawyer : March 09, 2015

Wendy B. Mills has joined Kennedy Law in Dallas as a shareholder and vice president. She represents clients in a variety of business-related litigation and transaction matters involving trademark, copyright, contract and employment issues.

Law Firms Fight Over Barbri Fees at the Ninth Circuit

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : March 04, 2015

Eight years after reaching a $49 million settlement in a closely watched antitrust case over the Barbri bar-review course, McGuireWoods was in court again on Wednesday in a spat over legal fees in the case.

Milbank Adds Euro Trio, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 01, 2015

Milbank expands in London and Frankfurt; Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani loses a top sports lawyer, but picks up more than a dozen others in Pittsburgh; Barclays and Deutsche Bank raid big firms for two in-house legal chiefs; Cadwalader brings on a top federal prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

TD Bank Ordered to Pay Rothstein Victims

Carlos Harrison : Daily Business Review : February 23, 2015

The bank faces a Thursday deadline to pay a $67 million judgment to Scott Rothstein's fleeced investors.

Sprint Evens Score (and Then Some) in Comcast IP Fight

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : February 09, 2015

Handing a victory to Sprint's lawyers at Shook Hardy & Bacon, a Delaware jury put Comcast on the hook for about $28 million just months after Comcast won $7.5 million from Sprint in a related patent case.

An Early Look at The 2015 Am Law 100

: The American Lawyer : February 09, 2015

The Am Law Daily's early coverage of 2014 financial results of The Am Law 100/200 includes an examination into what's going on behind the numbers. This list will be updated as new results become available. Final rankings and full results for The Am Law 100 will be published in The American Lawyer's May 2015 issue and The Am Law Second Hundred will be published in the June issue.

Squire Patton Boggs Health Care Leaders Defect, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 08, 2015

Jones Day and Polsinelli pick up a pair of Squire Patton Boggs health care practice leaders; Dickinson Wright and Jackson Lewis prepare for new offices; Paul Weiss picks up a top federal prosecutor; Willkie Farr makes another hire in Houston; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Newsmakers: Week of Feb. 2

: Texas Lawyer : February 02, 2015

Brandon Hedblom has joined Stibbs & Co. in Spring as an associate. His primary practice area is commercial litigation.

Polsinelli's Super Bowl Shuffle, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 01, 2015

Polsinelli, one of the Am Law 100's fastest-growing firms, churns through its partnership; Alston & Bird adds eight in Dallas; Freshfields hires again in New York; a Skadden practice leader goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Judge Strikes Class Claims Before Certification Motion

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : January 30, 2015

A federal judge in Pittsburgh has taken the unusual step of tossing the class allegations from a suit brought by neighbors of a coal-fired power plant before they had even moved for class certification.

Newsmakers: Week of Jan. 26

: Texas Lawyer : January 26, 2015

R. Heath Cheek has become a partner in Bell Nunnally & Martin in Dallas. He is in the firm's litigation, labor, employment and benefits, creditors' rights and intellectual property practice areas.

Jaguar, Ford Defeat Auto Display Patent Claims

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 22, 2015

Barring a reversal, Wednesday's ruling signals the successful conclusion of a three-year patent battle for the two automakers, which were represented by lawyers at Latham & Watkins and the boutique firm Erise IP.

Judge Guts D.C.'s Suit Against Bank of America Over Fraud Scheme

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 21, 2015

The District of Columbia government suffered a significant setback this month in its effort to hold Bank of America Corp. responsible for $48 million stolen by a former city employee in an elaborate fraud scheme. D.C. Superior Court Judge Frederick Weisberg dismissed the bulk of the city's claims against the bank.

Report: Nixon Peabody in Merger Talks With Chicago Firm

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2015

Nixon Peabody, having had unsuccessful tie-up talks in recent years with Blank Rome and Locke Lord, is now reportedly looking at a potential acquisition of Chicago's 100-lawyer Ungaretti & Harris. With roughly 100 lawyers, Ungaretti & Harris has seen its fortunes slip along with many midsize Windy City shops in recent years.

Davis Polk Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2015

A Davis Polk & Wardwell corporate partner in Silicon Valley leaves the firm to return to the business side; Greenberg Traurig grows in Mexico City; Hogan Lovells expands in Vietnam; Wilmer adds a new lobbying cochair and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Delaware Drug Patent Cases Test Jurisdiction After

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 15, 2015

After the Supreme Court's ruling in , lawyers for N.J.-based Mylan Pharma told a Delaware judge that the company didn't expect to be sued in the state ever again. Instead, the latest post- ruling tightens the state's claim to jurisdiction even further.

After Long Careers, Am Law Luminaries Look to New Horizons

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2015

From Akin's John Dowd to Vinson & Elkins' Joe Dilg, the start of 2015 has led some lions of the bar to retire. Some, like Dilg, are leaving Am Law 100 life early to try their hand on the business side, while others, such as Baker Botts' Robert Jordan and McGuireWoods' Richard Lieberman, are preparing for book tours.

Financial Litigation Hiring Heats Up, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2015

Paul Hastings, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Debevoise & Plimpton and Boies, Schiller & Flexner make high-profile litigation hires; an Akin project finance head goes in-house; Kelley Drye & Warren adds a Bingham McCutchen refugee but loses its private equity chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 12, 2015

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Carter Returns to Bondurant After Run for Governor

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 06, 2015

Jason Carter has returned to Bondurant Mixson & Elmore after his unsuccessful bid for governor of Georgia.

Star Litigators Depart, Plus (Many) More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2015

An array of high-profile litigators from Irell & Manella and Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi are starting their own firms as January's annual “running of the laterals” begins. Also, Hinshaw & Culbertson hires Dewey & LeBoeuf's former general counsel; a Bingham McCutchen partner and ex-Cadwalader leader find new homes; Blank Rome opens in Pittsburgh; Greenberg Traurig goes to Tokyo; Quinn Emanuel heads to Seattle; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Bingham McCutchen's Tokyo Outpost Absorbed, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 23, 2014

The Tokyo office of Bingham McCutchen has found a home for holidays, with one of Japan's leading firms and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius agreeing to divvy up the spoils; Baker & Hostetler bags a hydraulic fracturing advocate; Skadden brings back a former partner from Guantánamo Bay; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Energy Pipeline Firm Fuels Three Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 21, 2014

Locke Lord, Norton Rose Fulbright and Vinson & Elkins reshuffle some energy industry legal chairs in Houston; a K&L Gates partner with a conflict moves on; more Bingham McCutchen refugees find new homes; the federal bench lands some big-firm talent; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.