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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 2012 Global 100 survey, McGuireWoods ranked as the 60th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, London, 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

The Churn: Kirkland IP Duo Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 29, 2014

Two more IP litigation partners leave Kirkland & Ellis, a Bingham McCutchen corporate partner goes in-house, Jones Day scores a Latin American dealmaker and Ropes & Gray grabs a high-profile private equity partner in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Global Legal Awards: Global M&A Deals of the Year

: The Am Law Daily : August 29, 2014

In this category, The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards honor the 10 cross-border deals and disputes of 2013 that best exemplify the challenges of transnational legal practice.

RHJ Medical Center Inc. v. City of Dubois, PICS Case No. 14-1240 (W.D. Pa. Aug. 8, 2014) Gibson, J. (20 pages).

: The Legal Intelligencer : August 26, 2014

Attorney Fees • Lodestar Method • Partial Success

The Churn: Patton Boggs Diaspora Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 26, 2014

After a short stint at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, a pair of former Patton Boggs litigators have joined several former colleagues at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips; a Sidley Austin litigation cochair goes in-house; a former Thelen firm leader retires; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn: Squire Patton Boggs and Ashurst Adjust Alliances, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 19, 2014

Ashurst and Squire Patton Boggs, two growing global legal giants that have recently gone the merger route, both reshuffled overseas alliances this week as the latter saw 23 lawyers in the Middle East decamp en masse, while the former was busy raiding two Am Law 100 rivals. The Am Law Daily looks at those developments and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Washington Metro's Silver Line Tempts Virginia Lawyers

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : August 15, 2014

In the large law offices scattered across the Northern Virginia business corridor, a handful of attorneys have fashioned practices around the Washington Metro extension. Other Northern Virginia lawyers have started riding the Silver Line—though those taking mass transit are still light in number.

When an Online Click Is a Contract

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : August 14, 2014

For transactions in Internet-land, the offer, acceptance and consideration are as easy as a click or a tap.

Bank Of America Settles Bankruptcy Case For $26.4 Million In Loans

John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : August 14, 2014

The liquidating trustee for Taylor, Bean & Whitaker settles with Bank of America, agreeing to take over a $26 million mortgage pool.

New Deals

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : August 14, 2014

In a reversal of trend of U.S. companies moving overseas to save on taxes, Walgreens said on Wednesday it would buy the stake in Alliance Boots it doesn't already own, for $15.3 billion in cash and stock but keep its current Illinois tax address once it takes full ownership of the chain. Also, NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. said on Tuesday it would acquire Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II Inc. for approximately $3.4 billion in cash and stock.

Six Firms Assist on Latest Health Care REIT Merger

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 13, 2014

Arnold & Porter, Sidley Austin, Shumaker Loop and a trio of leading Canadian firms are advising on a deal that will see Health Care REIT, the largest U.S. health care landlord by market value, acquire HealthLease Properties for $950 million. The transaction value could surge to $2.3 billion when accounting for sidecar deals with Mainstreet Property Group.

Methadone Clinic Gets $270K in Attorney Fees From City

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : August 12, 2014

A Western Pennsylvania drug rehab center was awarded more than $270,000 in attorney fees from the city of DuBois, Pa., in a case that struck down the municipality's zoning restriction of a methadone clinic.

Eight of the 50 Best Firms for Women Have Atlanta Offices

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 08, 2014

Eight of this year's 50 Best Law Firms for Women chosen by Flex-Time Lawyers and Working Mother magazine have an Atlanta office—but none are based here.

DealWatch: Morris Manning, McGuireWoods Lawyers Advise Health Care REIT, Griffin-American, on $4 Billion Sale

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 06, 2014

Atlanta lawyers from Morris Manning & Martin and McGuireWoods are among those advising Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II on a giant health care, real estate deal.

The Careerist: Top 50 Mommy Firms

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : August 06, 2014

A look at the subtext behind Working Woman magazine's "50 best firms for women."

NorthStar to Pay $3.4 Billion for Griffin-American

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : August 05, 2014

NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. would acquire Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II Inc. in the cash and stock deal. Latham & Watkins, McGuireWoods and Paul Weiss acted as legal advisers to the companies while Gibson Dunn and Skadden provided counsel to the deal's financial advisers.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 04, 2014

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

Bankruptcy Judge Vows to Move Asbestos Case Swiftly

Amaris Elliott-Engel : The National Law Journal : August 04, 2014

A bankruptcy judge, recently reversed on closing to the public a trial on a gasketmaker's liability to asbestos plaintiffs, said he has gotten the message that public access should be provided quickly.

On the Move: Hoelting & McCormack Form Family Law Firm

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 30, 2014

Family lawyers Rebecca Hoelting and Sarah McCormack are acting on a long-held ambition and opening their own firm, Hoelting & McCormack, on Aug. 1.

11th Circuit Backs $67M Verdict Against TD Bank In Rothstein Fallout

Mary Hladky : Daily Business Review : July 29, 2014

A federal appeals court has affirmed the award against TD Bank for serving as Scott Rothstein's lead bank in his $1.2 billionPonzi scheme.

DuPont, Kolon Feud Over Freezing $1B Trade Secrets Case

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : July 29, 2014

Facing claims by both DuPont and the Justice Department that it stole secrets related to Kevlar, Kolon's lawyers say keeping the civil case on track would give prosecutors an unfair advantage.

Questions Remain With FDA's Social Media Guidance

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : July 15, 2014

U.S. Food and Drug Administration's social media guidance left questions on mobile access and correcting misinformation.

The Churn: Baker and Quinn Expand, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 15, 2014

Baker & McKenzie heads to Brisbane, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan takes its litigation prowess to Houston and a trio of partners leave Kirkland & Ellis in our latest look at notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Judge Set To Eventually Rule On TD Bank Sanctions

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : July 14, 2014

Broward Circuit Judge Jeffrey Streitfeld promises to rule this month on a request for sanctions against TD Bank or a referral for a criminal inquiry over alleged discovery violations.

Newsmakers: Week of July 14

: Texas Lawyer : July 14, 2014

Robert A. Jacobson, a tax attorney, has joined Bracewell & Giuliani in Houston as a partner.

INADMISSIBLE: Dickstein Government Law Team Decamps

: The National Law Journal : July 14, 2014

Shrinking Washington law firm Dickstein Shapiro has lost a significant part of its government law and policy practice group to Greenberg Traurig. Plus more in this week's column.

Class Spiked in Litigation Over '100 Percent Natural' Oil

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : July 14, 2014

A federal judge on Monday tentatively denied certification of a consumer class action alleging that the "100 Percent Natural" labels on Wesson cooking oils are misleading because the products contain seeds from genetically modified plants.

The Churn: Dickstein Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 13, 2014

Greenberg Traurig has raided Dickstein Shapiro for 13 lawyers and lobbyists in Washington, D.C., Paul Hastings plucks Kaye Scholer's white-collar and internal investigations chair and Troutman Sanders snags Hughes Hubbard's private equity chair in the latest round of lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The American Lawyer Chooses 2014 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 10, 2014

The American Lawyer unveils the 36 winners of its second annual Global Legal Awards. Four grand prizewinners—in Global M&A, Global Finance, Global Disputes and Global Citizenship—will be announced at the awards dinner on Sept. 15 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

The American Lawyer Chooses 2014 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 10, 2014

The American Lawyer unveils the 36 winners of its second annual Global Legal Awards. Four grand prizewinners—in Global M&A, Global Finance, Global Disputes and Global Citizenship—will be announced at the awards dinner on Sept. 15 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

On the Move: Kilpatrick Lawyer Branches Out Into Mediation

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 09, 2014

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton lawyer David Zacks has opened his own mediation firm, Zacks Resolution, after more than 40 years as a litigator.