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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

Fee Tracker: Summer Fun for LSAC, I-Bank IPOs and Monsanto

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 27, 2015

Pro bono is nice, but it helps to get paid. This week we track fees from the Law School Admission Council's litigation woes, an IPO for investment bank Houlihan Lokey and Monsanto lobbying.

K&L Gates Grows Despite Losses, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 25, 2015

K&L Gates offsets a series of partner departures with hires in Dallas and Asia; Ashurst brings back a private equity pro from Skadden; Boies Schiller bags one from Cravath; a McKenna Long founder decamps; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : August 17, 2015

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 17, 2015

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

INADMISSIBLE: Trial Lawyer Billy Martin's Next Steps

: The National Law Journal : August 10, 2015

The firms around him have merged, failed and moved, but celebrity trial lawyer William "Billy" Martin hasn't changed his practice. Plus more in this week's column.

King & Spalding Is California Bound, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 09, 2015

Eight lawyers are leaving DLA Piper's outpost in Sacramento for King & Spalding; Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses two structured finance partners; more partnership changes at K&L Gates; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Billy Martin Heads to Eighth Firm, Reflects on What He's Learned

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : August 06, 2015

The firms around him have merged, failed and moved, but celebrity trial lawyer William "Billy" Martin hasn't changed his practice. After working at seven firms in 15 years, Martin said he won't be jarred when he dissolves the boutique shop he founded in 2013. He and two other lawyers from his practice will join Miles & Stockbridge's Washington office, the firm announced this week. "Substantial clients call me not because I'm with Firm A or Firm B. I don't have a different way of practicing in a small firm or a big firm," Martin said.

Jones Day Nabs Pair of Big Mining and Media Bankruptcies

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 03, 2015

Bankruptcy filings might be down 12 percent over the past year, according to a recent report released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, but Jones Day has landed key roles on two new notable filings on the business bankruptcy docket.

McGuireWoods Taps Angela Spivey as Its Atlanta Leader

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 30, 2015

McGuireWoods has named Angela Spivey its new Atlanta managing partner. Spivey, a food and beverage lawyer, succeeds Hil Jordan as the firm's local leader on Aug. 1. Jordan has headed the Atlanta office since 2012.

A Lateral Boom of Older Lawyers

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : July 30, 2015

More than 40 percent of partners at Am Law 200 firms are in their 50s and 60s.

Real Estate Finance Guru Joins Carlton Fields From McKenna/Dentons

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 28, 2015

Brian Olasov is a numbers guy who's spent the last 25 years working at a law firm. An expert in real estate finance, Olasov occupies a unique niche.

The American Lawyer Names 2015 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

The contest attracted 225 strong entries across 30 categories, and honors firms and legal departments involved in the globe's most distinguished deals, disputes and social initiatives.

Schiff Hardin and Steptoe Make Squire Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 22, 2015

Squire Patton Boggs sees more partners depart; two more lawyers peel away from O'Melveny & Myers; another IP litigator leaves Kenyon & Kenyon; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

She Left Cargill and Got Severance. Problem Was, it Wasn't Paid in US Dollars

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : July 21, 2015

Attorneys Daniel Vielleville and Peter Berlowe represent a Weston resident who received a severance package in Venezuelan bolivars instead of dollars.

Pa. Firms Announce Flurry of Lateral Hires

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : July 20, 2015

Pennsylvania law firms are doing some midyear hiring if the latest lateral partner announcements are any indication.

Morning Wrap: Shuster, Schock Legal Bills Revealed | Gay Rights Group Goes Out of Business

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : July 16, 2015

What members of Congress have spent on legal bills, plus looks into summer associate classes, Vermont courts and a long-time DOJ attorney. This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

Courts in 3 States Provide E-Discovery Guidance

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : July 13, 2015

With the explosive growth of electronically stored information, courts have been forced to issue guidelines on how to deal with it in the context of litigation and impose reasonable discovery limits.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : July 06, 2015

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

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.