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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

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.

Skadden, Weil Alum Nab Roles in Dendreon Bankruptcy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 10, 2014

In a down year for big corporate bankruptcies, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom bagged a big assignment Monday for Seattle-based biotechnology company Dendreon as the prostate cancer drug maker filed for bankruptcy in Delaware. Also tapped by the debtor as claims agent in its Chapter 11 case is Prime Clerk, a company started last year by former Weil, Gotshal & Manges restructuring partner Shai Waisman.


: The National Law Journal : November 10, 2014

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

Covington Nabs MoFo Financial Services Pro, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 09, 2014

Covington & Burling picks up a leading consumer financial services lawyer from Morrison & Foerster, a firm that recently saw a technology transactions partner join the NBA; Gibson Dunn makes a government hire after election season; two more firms raid Bingham; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Cooley Makes it Sparkle in Jay Z Champagne Deal

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 05, 2014

New York-based wine and spirits company Sovereign Brands tapped Cooley for counsel on its sale of its interest in the Armand de Brignac Champagne brand to a new company led by hip-hop icon Shawn "Jay Z" Carter.

Fluctuating Workweek Overtime Pay Violates Wage Law

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : November 04, 2014

Basing the calculation for overtime pay on the fluctuating total number of hours worked each week, as opposed to the 40-hour standard workweek, violates the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act, a judge has ruled.

McGuire Woods Hits 20-Lawyer Count in Dallas

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : November 03, 2014

With hiring of Mark Platt, McGuireWoods' office, which opened in March, reaches 20 lawyers.

No Supreme Court Relief for Kolon in DuPont Secrets Case

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : November 03, 2014

The high court declined Monday to consider whether a judge should have recused himself in Kolon Industries' long-running battle with DuPont, leaving Kolon to face DuPont's trade secrets claims with a series of unfavorable lower court rulings intact.

McGuire Woods Hits 20-Lawyer Count in Dallas

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : October 28, 2014

With hiring of Mark Platt, McGuireWoods' office, which opened in March, reaches 20 lawyers.

Who in Big Law Cut Checks for the Midterms?

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

The NLJ looks at how the legal industry supports certain interests and people, and where lobbying horsepower could focus in the coming years. In this report, we've highlighted midterm election contributions to three powerful members of Congress.

Edwards Wildman Trio Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 28, 2014

Three more Edwards Wildman Palmer partners head elsewhere amid the firm's looming merger vote with Locke Lord; Kirkland's latest lateral raid targets Skadden; a Bingham McCutchen restructuring partner heads in-house; Tom Daschle joins forces with Baker Donelson; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Power Players Benefit by Law Firm Contributions

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : October 27, 2014

Law firms, lobbyists prefer safe bets when making political contributions.


: The National Law Journal : October 27, 2014

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

Six Am Law 100 Firms Smooth Way for Another Pipeline Deal

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 20, 2014

As the U.S. moves to become the world's largest oil producer, lawyers from Cooley, Latham & Watkins, McGuireWoods, Norton Rose Fulbright, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz are helping QEP Resources unload its natural gas pipeline and processing unit for $2.5 billion in cash to Tesoro Logistics, a refinery operator owned by Tesoro Corp.

Dickstein Shapiro IP Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 14, 2014

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips adds a three-partner West Coast IP team from struggling Dickstein Shapiro; Boies Schiller loses a litigator to Barclays, but grabs Al Franken's former general counsel; Davis Polk and Willkie Farr bring back partners from public service; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move: McGuireWoods Adds Three Partners

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 08, 2014

McGuireWoods has added three partners in the past month—most recently tax lawyer Gerald Thomas II from Morris Manning & Martin this week.

King & Spalding Raids Bingham in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 07, 2014

Bingham McCutchen has one partner left in London following the departure of a restructuring specialist for King & Spalding, which lost the founder of its London office to General Electric. Meanwhile, Schiff Hardin heads to Dallas, along with other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Covington, In-House Teams Get an Assist on NBA's TV Mega-Deal

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 06, 2014

Only days after helping the National Football League negotiate an eight-year, $12 billion contract extension with DirecTV, Covington & Burling assisted the National Basketball Association on its nine-year, $24 billion broadcast rights agreement with ESPN and Turner Broadcasting System.

London Calling for US Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 03, 2014

Gibson Dunn, Kaye Scholer and Paul Hastings all made major lateral hires in London this week by raiding their British brethren. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Almost One Fifth of the Global 100 Firms Have Atlanta Offices

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 01, 2014

In this year's Global 100 ranking by The American Lawyer, there are 19 firms with Atlanta offices, including DLA Piper, the No. 2 firm on the list after Baker & McKenzie.