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McGuireWoods LLP

  • Designation: Richmond
  • Head Count: 965
  • Gross Revenues: $653,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $675,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,045,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 5

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 2014 Global 100 survey, McGuireWoods ranked as the 67th 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 52 5 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 52 5 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

Breaking Down McGuireWoods' Play in the Bay Area

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 25, 2016

A conversation with financial services litigator David Powell, who led several partners from Reed Smith to open a new S.F. office for McGuireWoods.

Steptoe Associate Killed in Freak Florida Traffic Accident

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 25, 2016

Mariah Klinefelter, 35, a former associate at McGuireWoods most recently employed at Steptoe & Johnson PLLC in suburban Pittsburgh, was killed Friday after being struck by an SUV while on vacation in Florida. Her infant son is in stable condition.

An Early Look at the 2016 Am Law 100

: The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

Before The American Lawyer's complete annual Am Law 100 report is released on April 25, take a peek at preliminary reporting on law firm financials from The Am Law Daily and its regional affiliates.

Lawyer Loses Bid, for Now, to Recoup Campaign Funds from Ex-Congressman

Roy Strom : The National Law Journal : April 18, 2016

A federal judge on Monday provided a bit of good news to former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock in a lawsuit related to allegations that the Illinois politician who had a “Downton Abbey”-themed office misused public funds and campaign contributions.

Deal Watch: White & Case Stays on Deal Streak With Rosneft Work

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 14, 2016

A week after snagging a top spot in quarterly league transactional tables, White & Case has been tapped for some big oil work in Mother Russia.

Intellectual Property Litigators Launch Kent & Risley

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 12, 2016

Plenty of small intellectual property boutiques handle patent and trademark prosecution, but a two-lawyer IP litigation shop is more rare. Dan Kent and Steve Risley, both experienced IP litigators, have started just such a shop, Kent & Risley.

Why Pepper Hamilton and Reed Smith Are Talking Merger

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : April 12, 2016

A merger between two Pennsylvania-founded law firms could create a firm with more than 600 lawyers in the state and more than 2,000 worldwide if early-stage talks between Reed Smith and Pepper Hamilton result in a union. While news of a potential intrastate deal raised some eyebrows, many cited to both firms' need to grow either in terms of geography or practice depth, with the pharmaceutical, life sciences and corporate practices touted as some of the firms' mutual strengths.

On the Move

: The Recorder : April 11, 2016

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : April 11, 2016

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Ropes and Sidley Snag Weil Partners, Plus More Lateral Moves

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 06, 2016

A pair of PE partners leave Weil; a rare hire by Wachtell; big firms raid Cadwalader and Reed Smith; Jenner & Block, Jones Day and Schiff Hardin rotate practice leaders; Goodwin Procter goes to Paris; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Spring Forward: What Top Litigator Lateral Moves Tell Us About the Market

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : April 05, 2016

Demand for litigators seems to be lagging behind corporate, regulatory and transactional specialists--consistent with predictions by some consultants earlier this year. So what do recent lateral moves tell us about the market for litigators?

Vinson & Elkins Raids Hunton & Williams REIT Practice in Three Cities

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : April 04, 2016

The moves continue a trickle of recent departures from Hunton & Williams across several practices.

McGuireWoods Takes Another Pair from Reed Smith

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 04, 2016

Two finance-litigation partners make the move to McGuireWoods' new SF office.

McGuireWoods' Hiring Spree Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 04, 2016

McGuireWoods adds 13 partners in 13 days; Paul Weiss poaches a high-powered Cravath M&A partner; Kenyon & Kenyon loses two patent prosecution pros to Norton Rose Fulbright; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Houston Locke Lord Partner Named Chairman of Firm's Banking and Real Estate Department; Plus Other 'On The Move' News

: Texas Lawyer : April 04, 2016

Douglas A. Yeager, a Houston partner in Locke Lord, has been named chairman of the firm's Finance, Banking and Real Estate Department.

On the Move

: The Recorder : April 01, 2016

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

London Calling for Two Big Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 31, 2016

Boies Schiller and Cooley bulk up their nascent outposts in London; Gordon Rees and Shipman & Goodwin grow in New York; Hogan Lovells hires four in Australia and an ex-New York prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

McGuireWoods Hires More Reed Smith Partners in Pittsburgh

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : March 30, 2016

McGuireWoods has continued the national expansion of its financial services litigation practice with the addition of two more partners and an associate from Reed Smith.

McGuireWoods Expands New SF Office

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 28, 2016

The firm has poached a second financial-services partner in the Bay Area from Reed Smith.

On the Move

: The Recorder : March 28, 2016

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : March 28, 2016

INADMISSIBLE: Judge's Retirement Ends Ethics Inquiry

: The National Law Journal : March 28, 2016

A misconduct complaint against former Chief Judge Richard Roberts of the federal district court in Washington has been dismissed. Plus more in this week's column.

Morning Wrap: Jones Day's Republican Politics | Chicago Police Legal Fallout | Hastert's Accuser in Court

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : March 24, 2016

Two political law partners at Jones Day duel on the Republican presidential race; Chicago continues to lawyer up because of its police department's actions; and one of Dennis Hastert's accusers might appear in court: This is a round-up of legal industry news from ALM and other outlets.

Big Firms Flock to Windy City's Multiple Police Probes

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : March 24, 2016

Chicago has paid $760,000 to Wilmer, Taft Stettinius and an ex-Fried Frank partner to advise it on a U.S. Department of Justice probe into its troubled police department. McGuireWoods has also been retained by Chicago's police oversight agency to conduct an internal audit.

McGuireWoods Launches Bay Area Office

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 23, 2016

The firm's first S.F. hire, David Powell, was previously at Reed Smith.

McGuireWoods Bags Big BofA Book, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 23, 2016

McGuireWoods heads to San Francisco after a Reed Smith raid; Kirkland launches a Houston tax practice; Sidley Austin snags a high-powered IP team from Ropes & Gray; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

More Notable Laterals: The Runners-Up

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : March 22, 2016

Aside from the list of top lateral hires, a number of attorneys made moves worth noting in 2015.

McGuireWoods Takes Team of Reed Smith Finance Litigators

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : March 21, 2016

McGuireWoods is set to hire a team of lawyers from Reed Smith's Pittsburgh office led by partner Mary Hackett, a former head of Reed Smith's financial services litigation group, Reed Smith has confirmed.

Stephenson Harwood Formalizes Chinese Association

Frances Ivens : Legal Week : March 18, 2016

Through a pair of former lawyers, the U.K. firm is taking advantage of a free trade agreement between Hong Kong and mainland China to gain Chinese law capability.

Best of the Legal Tech Blogosphere: Europe's Encryption Fight, Coding attorneys, and More

Ricci Dipshan : Legaltech News : March 18, 2016

A roundup of blog posts and other musings from in and around the legal tech community.