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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

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.

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.


: 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.

Tax Court Founder Returns to Morris Manning

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : December 16, 2014

Two years after starting the state's first tax court, Chuck Beaudrot Jr. is returning to Morris Manning & Martin, where he was the firm's senior tax partner for 30 years.

What Were the Big Lateral Moves in 2014?

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : December 15, 2014

A number of firms headquartered outside Texas opened offices in the Lone Star State during 2014, spurring lateral moves.

Women Still Less Than One-Third Of Lawyers at Pa.'s Largest Firms

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 11, 2014

In the last 10 years, there has been no movement in the percentage of women lawyers practicing in the Pennsylvania offices of the state's 100 largest law firms.

IN BRIEF: Takata on the Hill

: The National Law Journal : December 08, 2014

Hiroshi Shimizu, senior vice president for global quality assurance at Takata Corp., on Dec. 3 defended his company's decision not to initiate a nationwide air bag recall, saying a regional recall is sufficiently addressing a deadly safety defect. Plus more from and other ALM publications.

What's Next for DOJ After $5.69B in FCA Fines?

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : December 05, 2014

It's been a big year for False Claims Act recoveries, with a record $5.69 billion in settlements and recoveries during 2014.

The Morning Wrap

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : December 05, 2014

A round up of news from ALM affiliated publications and around the web: the Justice Department finds civil rights violations in Cleveland, what DOJ's investigation into the death of Eric Garner means for Loretta Lynch's nomination and three former U.S. Supreme Court clerks join McGuireWoods.

Three Kirkland Partners Depart, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 05, 2014

A trio of partners from Kirkland & Ellis and Edwards Wildman Palmer sets up shop in new locales; three more firms hire Bingham McCutchen refugees; Chadbourne & Parke adds a former U.S. ambassador; Skadden brings back a top federal regulator; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

McGuireWoods Hires Three Former Supreme Court Clerks

Tony Mauro : Legal Times : December 04, 2014

Not all U.S. Supreme Court law clerks head to law firms with long-established practices at the high court after a year with their justices. McGuireWoods announced Thursday it has hired three former Supreme Court law clerks among 33 new associates.

DLA Piper Nabs Ex-FDIC Chair, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 30, 2014

The world's second-largest firm by attorney head count adds two more former federal regulators to its ranks; American Apparel hires a Loeb & Loeb partner; Greenberg Traurig bags Edwards Wildman Palmer's Los Angeles partner-in-charge; Steptoe & Johnson snags an IP trio and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Hunton & Williams Picks Up U.S. Attorney Tim Heaphy of Virginia

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 24, 2014

Timothy Heaphy, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia, will join Hunton & Williams to lead its white-collar investigations unit. The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Monday Heaphy had told the president and attorney general he would step down.

Atlanta Firms Among Top Scorers in LGBT Friendliness Survey

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 19, 2014

Law firms again led the top scorers in this year's Corporate Equality Index rating by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Of Atlanta's six largest firms, four scored 100 percent and two scored 90 percent in the rating, which measures how supportive the nation's top law firms and corporations are of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.