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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 LLP is a Richmond-based law firm with multiple offices worldwide. On May 7, 2009, it merged with Hodges Consulting Group. On May 1, 2009, it merged with Grundberg Mocatta Rakison, and on March 31, 2008, it merged with Helms Mulliss & Wicker. According to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings, McGuireWoods has 886 attorneys and was the twenty-nineth largest law firm in the United States. The firm ranked 54th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100, with $530,500,000 in gross revenue in FY 2010. The firm ranked 63rd on the 2011 Global 100 revenue rankings. Besides the Virginia headquarters, the firm's attorneys work out of offices both in the United States and abroad, including New York, Los Angeles, Washington, Chicago and Brussels. The firm is a full service business law firm; its practice areas include commercial litigation, corporate services, financial services, labor and employment, product and consumer litigation, real estate and environmental law, taxation, securities, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and insolvency, and intellectual property.

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

Questions Remain With FDA's Social Media Guidance

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 09, 2014

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

Judge Asked to Recuse in Discrimination Case Against Booz Allen

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 07, 2014

Lawyers for a woman suing Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. for gender discrimination have asked D.C. Superior Court Judge Michael Rankin to step down, citing his son's ties to the company.

The Churn: Holland & Knight Hires Again, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

Only days after confirming the closure of its Abu Dhabi office to focus on the Americas, Holland & Knight has brought on an 11-strong team by raiding an energy boutique for half of its lawyers. The Am Law Daily looks at those hires and more new arrivals from throughout the Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 30, 2014

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

Weekend Reading: Hogan Lovells on North Korea's 'Genocide'

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

An Am Law Daily compendium of compelling tales, such as the case for African-American reparations, Drinker Biddle's Native American pro bono work that cost it pro football business and Hogan Lovells' report on the tragedy taking place in North Korea that the world has forgotten.

FDA to Guide Drug Industry's Use of Internet and Social Media

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 18, 2014

When it comes to promoting pills on the World Wide Web, the Food and Drug Administration takes a stab at what's appropriate?

The Churn: Greenberg Adds Two Practice Leaders, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 17, 2014

Greenberg Traurig raids Patton Boggs and Dentons for new practice chairs in Washington, D.C., and London in our latest roundup of lateral moves throughout The Am Law 200.

Mesothelioma Claim Fails for Lack of Causation Proof

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 17, 2014

From 1977 to 1979, plaintiff Joseph Salerno studied auto and diesel mechanics at his Philadelphia-area high school's vocational-technical program.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 16, 2014

Personnel changes at Washington-area law firms.

INADMISSIBLE: G.W. Law Names Blake Morant Next Dean

: The National Law Journal : January 16, 2014

Morant has served as dean of Wake Forest University School of Law for the past seven years, and will assume the top position at George Washington University Law School on Sept. 1. Plus more in this week's column.

Shook Hardy Set to Sublease Hometown Space

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2014

Shook, Hardy & Bacon is downsizing in a Kansas City, Mo., office tower built to house the firm a decade ago. And in seeking to sublease three floors of space in the building where it serves as anchor tenant, Shook Hardy is just the latest Am Law 200 firm to reduce its real estate needs amid an evolving market for legal services.

Jurisdiction Fight Continues in Tainted Steroid MDL

Amaris Elliott-Engel : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

A diagnostic imaging company has alleged that a Virginia law firm is attempting continue to involve a state court in litigation over mass torts involving a batch of tainted steroids, even though a federal judge has transferred the actions to federal court.

Walmart Subcontractor to Settle Workers' Class Action for $21M

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : January 29, 2014

A major Walmart subcontractor has agreed to a $21 million settlement in a class action brought by warehouse workers who said they were forced to work as long as 16 hours a day, sometimes seven days a week and in sweltering conditions, without overtime pay.

Squire Patton Boggs Leaders Predict Merger With Few Conflicts

Katelyn Polantz and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

Leaders of Patton Boggs and Squire Sanders on Tuesday called their firms' merger, announced four days ago, a "game changer" built on the ability to represent clients in multiple countries.

Squire Patton Boggs Leaders Predict Merger With Few Conflicts

Katelyn Polantz and Julie Triedman : The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Leaders of Patton Boggs and Squire Sanders on Tuesday called their firms' merger, announced four days ago, a "game changer" built on the ability to represent clients in multiple countries.

The Churn: Squire Patton Boggs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 23, 2014

A look at some partners who won't be joining a combined Squire Patton Boggs, Edwards Wildman Palmer's new public policy group, Polsinelli hires four and more lateral moves across The Am Law 200.

Kirkland, Jones Day Help Hess Offload Retail Unit

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 23, 2014

Hess will part with its famous green-and-white gas station and convenience store business after agreeing to sell the division to Marathon Petroleum for $2.6 billion.

Donziger Filing Puts Squire Sanders, Patton Boggs Merger in Limbo

Katelyn Polantz and Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : January 23, 2014

A surprise filing by Steven Donziger aims to block Patton Boggs' settlement with Chevron and threatens the firm's plans to combine with Squire Sanders.

Donziger Filing Puts Squire Sanders, Patton Boggs Merger in Limbo

Katelyn Polantz and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

A surprise filing by Steven Donziger aims to block Patton Boggs' settlement with Chevron and threatens the firm's plans to combine with Squire Sanders.

Week of May 19

: Texas Lawyer : January 19, 2014

Akash Sethi has become the first managing partner of McGuireWoods' newest office in Dallas. He is a private equity attorney. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Patton Boggs Nears Merger Vote

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 16, 2014

Patton Boggs partners are preparing to vote on a proposed merger between the city's largest lobbying shop and global law firm Squire Sanders, after they learn more about the financial situation and declare whether they will stick with the firm.

The Churn: Ballard Spahr Bulks Up in Delaware, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Ballard Spahr snags a leading litigator from the First State, Reed Smith hires Fried Frank's energy head and other lateral moves from around The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 12, 2014

New arrivals, promotions, and lateral moves in this week's column.

Fee Tracker: Bridgegate, Detroit and Apple

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

Gibson Dunn's Christie tab grows, Jones Day revs it up in Motown and filings by Goodwin Procter and Fried Frank hint at the Apple e-book fight's high cost.

The Churn: Winston Bulks Up in IP and Asia, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Despite a recent round of layoffs, Winston & Strawn has hired a four-strong corporate team in Hong Kong and a three-partner IP team in San Francisco.

Momentum For Trade Secrets Bill

Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Federal lawmakers last week unveiled their latest effort to give companies a new track to fight trade-secrets theft — the federal courts.

The Churn: Covington Adds EU Competition Head, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

Covington hires Clifford Chance partner Johan Ysewyn in Brussels to head its European competition practice while another partner returns to the fold.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 02, 2014

A weekly report of lawyer moves and law firm changes. Keep abreast of where movers and shakers are going and what they're doing.

Teams Have Until Friday To Win Food Frenzy

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : January 01, 2014

Less than three days remain for members of Georgia's legal community to gather food and cash to support this year's Georgia Legal Food Frenzy—and possibly win a big trophy in addition to helping feed hungry people.

Kirkland Grabs Role on Big Bankruptcy From Bygone Era

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

Energy Future Holdings Corp., the Texas energy giant once known as TXU, filed for bankruptcy Tuesday in Delaware.

The Churn: SDNY Prosecutors Join Am Law Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2014

Brown Rudnick and Ropes & Gray both announce additions of prosecutors from the U.S. attorney's office for New York's Southern District.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 28, 2014

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

Appeals Court Mostly Upholds Bingham Win in REIT Sale Suit

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 23, 2014

The court ruled Wednesday that broker-dealer David Lerner Associates didn't violate federal securities laws in connection with the sale of five real estate investment trusts with a combined value of $6.8 billion.

The Churn: Gibson Lands Ropes SF Head, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

Among those switching firms in our latest roundup: a new cochair for Gibson Dunn's life sciences practice.

Ford Gets Access to Bankruptcy Statements in Case of Asbestos 'Misrepresentation'

Amaris Elliott-Engel : The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

A judge who found widespread misrepresentation by plaintiffs in a gasketmaker's bankruptcy has granted Ford Motor Co. access to the statements that parties must file to disclose their economic interests in bankruptcies.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Scott Morehouse joins Sheppard Mullin's real estate, land use and environmental practice as partner in the Costa Mesa, Calif., office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Lawyers in Ford Acceleration Suit Ordered to File Report

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

A federal judge has ordered lawyers in a class action alleging sudden acceleration defects against Ford Motor Co. to file a joint report by April 25 outlining what remains of their case following his recent dismissal ruling.

Perseverance Pays Off for Paul Hastings in DuPont Secrets Case

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 07, 2014

Paul Hastings still has a ways to go if it hopes to vindicate client Kolon Industries in its trade secrets battle with DuPont Co. But Kolon's big appellate win last week has clearly boosted the spirits of its defense lawyers.

A Slimmer Patton Boggs Draws Looks

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

The end of March brought another flurry of change at Patton Boggs, as several partners in Dallas decamped to McGuireWoods and a New York judge ruled that Chevron Corp. can sue the firm for alleged misconduct.

The Churn: Weil, Patton Boggs See More Defections, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 01, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses a securities litigation partner to Jenner & Block; Patton Boggs goes through another spate of departures; and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr hires a former FBI director and his ex-chief of staff.

McGuireWoods Opens Dallas Office With Patton Boggs Partners

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 31, 2014

Six lawyers have left Patton Boggs to open a Dallas office for McGuireWoods, the firm said today, confirming reports last week about the moves.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 31, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

DC Lateral Moves

: Legal Times : January 31, 2014

A Native American affairs director from the White House moves to Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Mayer Brown grabs a Kirkland & Ellis partner in white collar, and Northern Virginia's Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald lost lawyers to a start-up firm.Here's the roundup of Washington-area hires and promotions announced in the fourth week of March.

Patton Boggs Says Latest Partner Departures 'Not Material to the Firm'

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 28, 2014

A handful of partners left Patton Boggs this month, including a Washington-based head of a litigation group and at least four lawyers in Dallas, as the firm continues to implement downsizing and explores a potential merger with Squire Sanders.

The Churn: Bingham Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2014

Bingham & McCutchen loses a real estate finance partner to Holland & Knight and litigator to Stubbs Alderton Markiles; Greenberg Traurig adds a former FINRA enforcement counsel; and Holland & Hart absorbs a Salt Lake City tax boutique.

Newsmakers: Week of March 17

: Texas Lawyer : January 17, 2014

Santiago "Jimmy" Alaniz, a partner in Fisher & Phillips in San Antonio, has been named a 2014 fellow in the mentoring program sponsored by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Pamela Fulmer joins Arent Fox's intellectual property and complex litigation practices as partner in the San Francisco office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

The Churn: Holland & Knight Scatters Five Partner Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Holland & Knight adds two partners in Tampa and individual partners in Miami, New York and San Francisco; Burr & Forman welcomes four health care attorneys in Birmingham; and two energy and natural resources partners move to Husch Blackwell's Denver office.

The Churn: Akin, Simpson Add Houston Partners, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

Akin picks up Baker & McKenzie's former North America oil and gas chair and Simpson hires an M&A partner from Baker Botts, both in Houston; Reed Smith welcomes two regulatory partners, in Chicago and Washington, D.C.; and K&L Gates lands new partners in Milan and Washington, D.C.

Gross Revenue Up at McGuireWoods

Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : January 10, 2014

At McGuireWoods, managing partner Thomas Cabaniss is counting his blessings after his firm posted another positive financial performance in 2013.

New Partners Recall How They Discovered They'd Made Partner

Mary Welch | Special to the Daily Report : Daily Report : January 10, 2014

Tom Ward wouldn't stoop to cliché by describing the day he was named partner as "the best of times, the worst of times."

Revenue Growth Can't Keep Husch Playing in Peoria

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

With five Peoria-based partners jumping to local shop Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo, Husch Blackwell has decided to close its outpost in the central Illinois city.

Southern Company Powers Up Legal Team With New GC

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 28, 2014

The energy company cites the new hire's 20-plus years of experience in the sector.

Southern Company Appoints James Kerr as Its New GC

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 27, 2014

Southern Company has appointed McGuireWoods partner James Kerr II as general counsel, chief compliance officer and executive vice president, effective March 8.

Panel Overturns Bank Penalty in Foreclosure Action

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 26, 2014

A judge went too far when he nearly halved the amount of principal a bank sought to recover in a foreclosure action to punish the bank's purported lack of good faith during conferences, a Brooklyn appellate court has ruled.

The Churn: MoFo Lands Judge Peck, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2014

MoFo hires the federal bankruptcy judge who oversaw Lehman Brothers' Chapter 11 case; nine securitization and structured finance attorneys leave Jones Day to join Chapman and Cutler; and Latham adds its third private equity partner from Clifford Chance in the past year.

Is Threat of Surveillance New Reality for Law Firms?

Sara Randazzo and Andrew Ramonas : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

For many lawyers who represent foreign governments, the recent revelation that the U.S. National Security Agency's Australian ally has been privy to communications between an American law firm and its international client comes as no surprise.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

The following cases were recently filed in the Washington-area district courts. This information is provided by the district courts' official online bulletins.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

The Churn: L&E Defections at Paul Hastings, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Three New York–based Paul Hastings labor and employment partners jump to Proskauer Rose, and a fourth joins Ogletree in Atlanta; Foley & Lardner adds two partners and an of counsel in Miami; and a Kirkland partner becomes chair of Winston & Strawn's West Coast private equity practice.

White & Case Scores for Pfizer in Lyrica Patent Row

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 06, 2014

Pfizer Inc. and its lawyers at White & Case fended off a major challenge from generic rivals on Thursday, persuading an appeals court that patents for the blockbuster painkiller Lyrica give the company exclusive rights to sell the drug through the end of 2018.

The Churn: Yankees President Heads to Jackson Lewis, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Randy Levine, team president of the New York Yankees, has left Akin to join the New York office of Jackson Lewis as of counsel. Meanwhile, Covington adds two financial M&A partners in Washington, D.C., and Gibson Dunn lands new partners in Los Angeles and New York.

Am Law 200 Firms Stake Claims in Houston

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : January 03, 2014

Drawn by the oil and gas boom, plenty of other firms have followed Latham's lead into Houston.