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McGuireWoods LLP

  • Designation: Richmond
  • Head Count: 939
  • Gross Revenues: $620,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $660,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $960,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -4

McGuireWoods is a Richmond-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, McGuireWoods has 939 attorneys and is the 28th largest firm in the United States.  With $620,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 57th on The American Lawyer's 2015 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 57 -4 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 57 -4 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

Another Labor Relations Partner Leaves McKenna for Nelson Mullins

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 23, 2015

Movers

: The National Law Journal : June 22, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Morning Wrap: FIFA's Blatter Brings on McGuireWoods | Uber Driver Wins Case Repping Herself

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : June 18, 2015

FIFA chiefs have found U.S. attorneys, two cases against Silicon Valley see outcomes, plus a spotlight on Pittsburgh's legal market. This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : June 17, 2015

Among other announcements, Robert E. Rice, a veteran regulatory enforcement lawyer and former federal prosecutor who most recently served as chief counsel to SEC Chair Mary Jo White, has joined Ropes & Gray.

Freshfields' U.S. Hiring Spree Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

The Magic Circle firm snags a senior Simpson Thacher & Bartlett civil litigation partner in New York; Sheppard Mullin adds a three-lawyer IP team from Pillsbury; King & Spalding opens in Tokyo; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

O'Melveny and Pillsbury Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Willkie Farr, Winston & Strawn and Sheppard Mullin make hires from two struggling firms with California roots; Blank Rome bolts on an IP boutique in Houston; Fried Frank loses its last partner in Asia; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

McKenna Gains Corporate Partner, Loses Three Labor Relations Lawyers

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 10, 2015

Ahead of its impending merger with global megafirm Dentons, McKenna Long & Aldridge has brought in a corporate partner, Steve Berson, from Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough.

McKenna Long Departures Mount, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 10, 2015

Ahead of its proposed combination with Dentons, more partners have left McKenna Long & Aldridge, even as the latter makes a hire of its own; Latham & Watkins lands another O'Melveny & Myers rainmaker; Nelson Mullins and Barnes & Thornburg open new offices; Delta Air Lines taps Dorsey & Whitney for a new legal chief; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Anne Hathaway's Dad Joins Drinker Biddle, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 07, 2015

Drinker Biddle & Reath adds a labor and employment partner with star power; Bryan Cave parts ways with a former senator; Greenberg Traurig grabs two former Dewey & LeBoeuf dealmakers; four firms raid Kirkland & Ellis; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Newsmakers: Week of June 1

: Texas Lawyer : June 05, 2015

Jayme Partridge has joined the intellectual property boutique Patterson & Sheridan as a partner in the Houston office.

Bits of Bitcoin Wisdom for In-House Lawyers

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : June 04, 2015

As the business impact of digital currency grows, in-house counsel need to know the basics.

2015 Roundtable Discussion on Diversity Issues

: The Legal Intelligencer : June 02, 2015

The editorial staff of The Legal Intelligencer recognizes diversity as a continuing concern in the legal community. This is our biannual discussion, an attempt to propose concrete solutions for the issues the legal profession faces in recruiting, hiring and retaining minority attorneys.

Quinn Emanuel Heads to Shanghai, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 26, 2015

Litigation giant Quinn Emanuel opens its first office in mainland China; Steptoe & Johnson snags four in Silicon Valley; Dentons follows up on its Newt Gingrich hire with several new additions; and other hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

A Long Road Back to Cravath

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

Cravath, Swaine & Moore, which experienced a rare lateral partner departure earlier this month, has brought back a former associate in Joseph Adams. Most recently the managing partner of Crowell & Moring's New York office, Adams returns to Cravath as a senior attorney in its corporate group.

Gordon Silver's Last Name Partner Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 19, 2015

Dickinson Wright hires a name partner from struggling Las Vegas legal mainstay Gordon Silver; Jones Day hires a Kelley Drye & Warren practice leader; Sidley Austin snags two partners in Houston and Singapore; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

SEC Zeroes In on Cybersecurity for Investment Sector

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : May 15, 2015

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Investment Management released guidance on the importance of cybersecurity for registered investment companies and advisers.

Wireless Companies to Pay $158M for Illegal Charges

Jenna Greene : New York Law Journal : May 14, 2015

The settlement with Verizon Wireless and Sprint Corp. for unauthorized third-party charges is much like the $112.5 million penalty T-Mobile USA Inc. paid in December and the $105 million hit against AT&T Mobility in October. But there's one big difference in the enforcement actions: the agency that brought the suit.

For Many Northeast Lawyers, a Life Riding Rails

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : May 13, 2015

Lawyers rely on frequent train travel between New York and D.C.—most often the Acela express. Yet the derailment of Amtrak's Northeast regional train that killed seven people and injured hundreds of others left the Washington legal community largely unscathed.

Nucor Race Bias Class Action Divides Fourth Circuit

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 12, 2015

In a sign that the courts are still grappling with the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in , a bitterly divided federal appeals court on this week ordered the certification of a class of black steelworkers at Nucor Corp.

In 'Cramming' Cases, Two Agencies Take Action Against Wireless Carriers

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : May 12, 2015

Verizon Wireless and Sprint Corp. will pay a combined $158 million for illegally billing mobile phone customers for unauthorized third-party charges. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau brought the cases, similar to the enforcement actions the FTC brought cases against T-Mobile and AT&T.

Firms Race For State AG Practices

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : May 11, 2015

Cozen O'Connor lured from Dickstein Shapiro last week almost the entire group of lawyers who advocate in state attorneys general offices, a controversial but growing practice area that a number of law firms have jockeyed in this year.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015

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

DuPont Finally Collects in Kevlar Secrets Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 30, 2015

McGuireWoods' Brian Riopelle must have known it would be a major undertaking when he signed on to a trade secrets case against Kolon Industries. But he couldn't have foreseen the scope of what followed: A $920 million verdict, a reversal, a criminal prosecution, and now a guilty plea and a settlement worth more than a quarter-billion dollars for his client DuPont Co.

Long Fight Over Kevlar Trade Secret Theft Resolved for $360M

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : April 30, 2015

A South Korean company accused of stealing trade secrets from E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. agreed to pay $360 million in restitution and fines on Thursday, settling a long-running dispute over Kevlar brand technology.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : April 27, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Lawyer Head Count Up at Over Half of Big Firms

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : April 27, 2015

The five firms that grew the fastest in 2014 in Texas were each based outside of the Lone Star state.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : April 20, 2015

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

On the Move

: The Recorder : April 20, 2015

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

New Hires Beget New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 19, 2015

Goodwin Procter launches a London private equity practice; Dentons arrives in Budapest; Fox Rothschild opens in Chicago; Polsinelli puts down stakes in Nashville; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.