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- 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.
In the News
: Texas Lawyer : January 26, 2015
R. Heath Cheek has become a partner in Bell Nunnally & Martin in Dallas. He is in the firm's litigation, labor, employment and benefits, creditors' rights and intellectual property practice areas.
Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 22, 2015
Barring a reversal, Wednesday's ruling signals the successful conclusion of a three-year patent battle for the two automakers, which were represented by lawyers at Latham & Watkins and the boutique firm Erise IP.
Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 21, 2015
The District of Columbia government suffered a significant setback this month in its effort to hold Bank of America Corp. responsible for $48 million stolen by a former city employee in an elaborate fraud scheme. D.C. Superior Court Judge Frederick Weisberg dismissed the bulk of the city's claims against the bank.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2015
Nixon Peabody, having had unsuccessful tie-up talks in recent years with Blank Rome and Locke Lord, is now reportedly looking at a potential acquisition of Chicago's 100-lawyer Ungaretti & Harris. With roughly 100 lawyers, Ungaretti & Harris has seen its fortunes slip along with many midsize Windy City shops in recent years.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2015
A Davis Polk & Wardwell corporate partner in Silicon Valley leaves the firm to return to the business side; Greenberg Traurig grows in Mexico City; Hogan Lovells expands in Vietnam; Wilmer adds a new lobbying cochair and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 15, 2015
After the Supreme Court's ruling in , lawyers for N.J.-based Mylan Pharma told a Delaware judge that the company didn't expect to be sued in the state ever again. Instead, the latest post- ruling tightens the state's claim to jurisdiction even further.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2015
From Akin's John Dowd to Vinson & Elkins' Joe Dilg, the start of 2015 has led some lions of the bar to retire. Some, like Dilg, are leaving Am Law 100 life early to try their hand on the business side, while others, such as Baker Botts' Robert Jordan and McGuireWoods' Richard Lieberman, are preparing for book tours.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2015
Paul Hastings, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Debevoise & Plimpton and Boies, Schiller & Flexner make high-profile litigation hires; an Akin project finance head goes in-house; Kelley Drye & Warren adds a Bingham McCutchen refugee but loses its private equity chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
: The National Law Journal : January 12, 2015
Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.
Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 06, 2015
Jason Carter has returned to Bondurant Mixson & Elmore after his unsuccessful bid for governor of Georgia.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2015
An array of high-profile litigators from Irell & Manella and Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi are starting their own firms as January's annual “running of the laterals” begins. Also, Hinshaw & Culbertson hires Dewey & LeBoeuf's former general counsel; a Bingham McCutchen partner and ex-Cadwalader leader find new homes; Blank Rome opens in Pittsburgh; Greenberg Traurig goes to Tokyo; Quinn Emanuel heads to Seattle; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 23, 2014
The Tokyo office of Bingham McCutchen has found a home for holidays, with one of Japan's leading firms and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius agreeing to divvy up the spoils; Baker & Hostetler bags a hydraulic fracturing advocate; Skadden brings back a former partner from Guantánamo Bay; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 21, 2014
Locke Lord, Norton Rose Fulbright and Vinson & Elkins reshuffle some energy industry legal chairs in Houston; a K&L Gates partner with a conflict moves on; more Bingham McCutchen refugees find new homes; the federal bench lands some big-firm talent; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
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.
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.
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.
: 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 NLJ.com and other ALM publications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : November 03, 2014
With hiring of Mark Platt, McGuireWoods' office, which opened in March, reaches 20 lawyers.