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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 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 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

Deal Watch: ChemChina's Syngenta Merger Sets Record

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 04, 2016

Simpson Thacher, Davis Polk Clifford Chance and two leading Swiss firms take the lead on the largest outbound M&A deal ever by a Chinese company; and a look at the other big firms behind the latest slate of billion-dollar transactions.

Three Practice Leaders Leave DLA Piper, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 03, 2016

DLA Piper loses three practice leaders but merges in Europe; another Dickstein Shapiro partner departs; Jones Day opens in Brisbane; Orrick unveils its Houston hires; Quinn Emanuel adds an Israel expert; and other moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Expert: DOJ Launched a 'Fishing Expedition' Into Chipotle's Woes

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : February 03, 2016

A federal criminal investigation into food safety practices at one Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. restaurant in Simi Valley, California, was a troubling enough development for the embattled Denver-based burrito maker. But now that investigation has ballooned.

Houston A La Carte: Behind Orrick's Texas Expansion

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 03, 2016

Orrick chose a logistically complex mix-and-match approach to populate its new Texas outpost.

Buchalter Nemer Launches L.A.-Based Japan Practice

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : February 02, 2016

Former Parker Milliken shareholders Sabina Helton and Steven Nakasone join as a shareholder and of counsel respectively.

Jones Walker Snags 6 Construction Lawyers From Kilpatrick; Plus Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 02, 2016

New Orleans-based Jones Walker has scooped up a team of six construction lawyers from Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton.

15 Lawyers So Far Working at Orrick's New Houston Office

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : February 02, 2016

A total of 15 Houston lawyers from six firms have started working at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe's new Houston office over the last two weeks.

Houston Hiring Market Stays Hot, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2016

Paul Hastings and Kirkland & Ellis and several other big firms make key additions in Texas; Greenberg Traurig, Orrick and Sidley Austin keep hiring; Wilson Sonsini welcomes back a favorite son; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Barnes & Thornburg Bags Four From Top Chicago IP Shop

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2016

Having already hired a handful of litigators this week, Barnes & Thornburg dipped back into the lateral market Wednesday to snag four more partners for its IP practice from prominent Chicago-based boutique Brinks, Gilson & Lione.

Barnes & Thornburg Beefs Up Litigation Practice; Plus Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 27, 2016

Barnes & Thornburg has added two litigators locally: Gary Freed as a partner from Thompson Hine and J. Malcolm Cox as of counsel from McGuire Woods.

Nelson Mullins Adds to Real Estate Practice

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 26, 2016

Nelson Mullins is continuing to build its Atlanta real estate practice, adding six lawyers from other firms—mostly real estate finance practitioners, with some who practice traditional "dirt law."

Court Upholds Insurance Dept. Transaction Approval

Lizzy MCLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : January 26, 2016

State regulators are not required to allow the intervention of nonparties in evaluating a proposed transaction between insurance companies under the Insurance Holding Company Act, the Commonwealth Court has ruled, approving the process used by the Dept. of Insurance in an ongoing acquisition.

Patterson Belknap Loses Products Pro to Barnes & Thornburg

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2016

After adding four litigators in Atlanta and Minneapolis, Barnes & Thornburg hired product liability expert James Murdica in Chicago from New York's Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler.

SEC to Focus on Cybersecurity Compliance in 2016

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 21, 2016

In 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will remain focused on assessing cybersecurity efforts by investment advisers and broker-dealers.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 20, 2016

Latham & Watkins has added Louis Trotta, formerly of Goldman Sachs, as counsel; Milbank Tweed has elected four to the firm's partnership; Craig Levine has joined The Bronx Defenders as managing director of the Civil Action Practice and External Affairs; and more.

Parker Poe Launches Atlanta Office With Pharma Litigators; Plus Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 19, 2016

Charlotte-based Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein has opened a four-lawyer Atlanta office, its first outside of the Carolinas.

Health Care GCs Should Brace for Major Data Breaches

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 12, 2016

The health care industry suffered its largest data breaches ever in 2015, and should be getting ready for more large-scale attacks in 2016.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : January 11, 2016

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

Dickstein's LA Leader Leaves Firm, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2016

An L.A. boutique adds four from Dickstein Shapiro; Barclays bags a Jenner & Block partner; Latham & Watkins lands a chief judge; Locke Lord hires from Volkswagen; Louis Freeh leaves Pepper Hamilton; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

People in the News—Jan. 4, 2016—Bucks County Bar Association

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 05, 2016

Grace M. Deon of Eastburn and Gray was installed as the president of the Bucks County Bar Association at the association's annual meeting in December.

Lobbying, Litigators and Laterals: The Year in Legal Business

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : December 26, 2015

With sustained and modest fiscal stability across the legal industry last year, 2015 created a clean palette for many of D.C.'s largest law firms. Some redesigned their Washington-focused practices like lobbying and white-collar law, many added or lost groups of lawyers, and a few considered or closed on mergers. We look at the 10 top trends and business decisions that created buzz in Washington Big Law this year, from Dentons to Dennis Hastert.

Morning Wrap: The Quotable Supreme Court | The Year in Law Schools

Mike Sacks : Legal Times : December 22, 2015

A look back at some of the more memorable quotes from the Supreme Court justices in 2015. Donations, deans and dwindling enrollment: highlights from the year in law schools. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.

Quiet Title Action Stricken After Two-Plus Decades

Ben Seal : The Legal Intelligencer : December 15, 2015

A 1988 action to quiet title on 3,665 acres of land in Lycoming County failed to properly name a group of owners of subsurface rights to the land, the Superior Court has ruled, holding that a trial court was right to strike a 1989 default judgment in the case as void ab initio.

How Long Will Chinese Law Remain Out of Reach for Global Firms?

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : December 14, 2015

Commercial, cultural and political concerns continue to bar foreign law firms from practicing Chinese law for the foreseeable future. But Shanghai's Free Trade Zone joint venture program and other forms of alliances may show the way towards a gradual opening up of the market.

Reed Smith Bolsters Corporate Group, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 06, 2015

Five months after a high-profile raid by Cooley, Reed Smith rebuilds its capital markets practice; Burleson refugees find new homes; Dentons keeps hiring; and other additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

A Small Firm For VW's Big Problems

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : November 30, 2015

To defend itself in the biggest court ­battle in company history, Volkswagen A.G. has gone small.

More Dentons Combo Deals Help Firm Enter Latin America

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : November 30, 2015

Dentons' drive to become the preeminent global legal giant continued after Thanksgiving as the 7,300-lawyer firm announced agreements to absorb full-service shops in Colombia and Mexico into its growing Swiss verein network.

Seeking China Beachhead, McGuireWoods Inks Shanghai Deal

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : November 30, 2015

McGuireWoods has forged an affiliation agreement with Shanghai-based FuJae Partners, a firm formed by three partners leaving Chinese firm Jun He Law Offices.

25 Firms in Atlanta Achieve Perfect Score on LGBT Equality Ranking

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 24, 2015

Sanctions Sought Against McGuire Woods' Client

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : November 06, 2015

"Whenever attorneys start quoting historians, you know things have started going sideways," said one lawyer in the Dallas federal court battle that began with a motion to quash a supboena and has led to a motion for sanctions and contempt.