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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 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 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

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.

Wine Lovers Relocate, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Duane Morris and McKool Smith saw a pair of oenophiles pull up stakes for new endeavors; Kirkland & Ellis adds one litigator and loses two more; Paul Hastings bolsters its banking group in London; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Court Opens Dangerous Door to Compulsory 'Quick Peek'

H. Christopher Boehning and Daniel J. Toal : New York Law Journal : April 07, 2015

In their Federal E-Discovery column, H. Christopher Boehning and Daniel J. Toal of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison discuss "quick peek" agreements, which can speed up discovery because parties can reduce the amount of privilege review they conduct before a production, knowing that any privileged documents disclosed will be returned to the producing party without objection.

Pa. Law Weekly - People in the News - April 7, 2015 - Zacharias Joins McGuireWoods as Partner

: The Legal Intelligencer : April 07, 2015

Penny E. Zacharias joined McGuireWoods as a partner in Pittsburgh.

Two Top Prosecutors Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr and Morrison & Foerster tap the U.S. Department of Justice for two notable hires; Kramer Levin adds a life sciences practice head; Nixon Peabody nabs a Jones Day band leader and other moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Newsmakers: Week of April 6

: Texas Lawyer : April 06, 2015

New shareholders in Winstead are Jason Bernhardt, Matt Foytlin and Sean Milligan, Houston; Sargon Daniel, Kara Grimes, Lloyd Lim and Jeff Tinker, Dallas; Adam Plumbley, Fort Worth; and Karl Seelbach, Austin.

Oil Refiners' Lobby Taps Crowell & Moring, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Crowell & Moring's environmental and natural resources chair decamps for a key client; Fried Frank hires a new litigation chief; McGuireWoods adds a former top Milbank litigator in Los Angeles; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Wilmer Hires US Attorney Ronald Machen in Competition for DOJ Brass

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 02, 2015

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, not to be left out among the scramble to hire exiting U.S. Justice Department brass, has re-hired Ronald Machen Jr., formerly the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, the firm announced Thursday.

CFPB Seeks Credit Card Comment. New Regs on the Way?

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : April 01, 2015

The new agency wants to know how it's doing. It's asking consumers, but also issuers, and hints (threatens?) that new regs are coming.

McGuireWoods to Merge with L.A. Boutique

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 01, 2015

McGuireWoods is set to merge with Integer Law Corp., a Los Angeles boutique firm founded in 2010 by former Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy litigation partner Gregory Evans.

Sutherland's Revenue, Profit Dip After Big Case Winds Up

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 30, 2015

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan's revenue and profit dipped in 2014 because some major litigation wound up—most notably for longtime client Transocean over liability in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill—despite a busy year for the tax, insurance, energy, corporate, real estate and intellectual property practices, said its managing partner, Mark Wasserman.

Kirkland Taps New Tax Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 29, 2015

Kirkland & Ellis loses two and hires one from Skadden; Wilmer expands in Denver; Winston & Strawn hires two more from Pillsbury and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Partner Profits Inch Up at McGuireWoods to $960K

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : March 24, 2015

McGuireWoods saw modest growth in 2014 as gross revenue climbed 2 percent to $620 million and profits per partner inched up $10,000 to $960,000.

Lewis Brisbois Lands in Wichita, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 20, 2015

Kutak Rock loses eight of its nine lawyers in Wichita to growing Am Law 200 firm Lewis Brisbois; Cahill makes a rare partner hire; Kasowitz and Polsinelli partners take entrepreneurial turns; musical chairs at McDermott; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.