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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 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, McGuireWoods has 965 attorneys and is the 25th largest firm in the United States.  With $653,500,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 52nd on The American Lawyer's 2016 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 28 1 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 132 7 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 131 -3 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

When a Client Commits Suicide

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : June 23, 2016

For defendants suddenly facing white-collar prosecution, suicide can be a real temptation. What can their lawyers do to stop it, and what happens if it's too late?

Reed Smith Hires Lincoln National Lawyer in Philadelphia

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 21, 2016

While Reed Smith has seen departures from its Pittsburgh office in recent months, the firm has been growing in Philadelphia where it brought on two new litigators last week.

After Orlando, Firms Offer Pro Bono Help On Gun Control

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2016

Since 49 people were gunned down at Orlando's Pulse nightclub last weekend, law firms have offered to ramp up their support for gun control efforts.

Blank Rome Grabs Reed Smith M&A Partner in Pittsburgh

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : June 08, 2016

Blank Rome added corporate capabilities to its year-old Pittsburgh office with the hire of energy and transactional attorney Ron Frank from Reed Smith.

Arnall Golden Gregory Partner Goes In-House at Beazer Homes; Plus Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 07, 2016

E. Terrell Gilbert Jr., a partner in Arnall Golden Gregory's corporate and securities and corporate governance practice, has gone in-house at Beazer Homes as assistant general counsel of securities and finance.

The Lawyers Behind the 0.1 Percent

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : May 31, 2016

Inside the clubby world of the trusts and estates bar, which is making a resurgence at some firms.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : May 30, 2016

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

Morning Wrap: Bank of America Fights Discrimination Finding | Breyer Talks Post-Scalia Court

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : May 24, 2016

Bank of America sues the Labor Department over its finding of racial discrimination in job-hiring. Justice Stephen Breyer dismisses the notion that the justices could be hampered without a ninth colleague. And the Supreme Court reverses a death sentence in Georgia for race-based juror selection. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.

Sheppard Mullin's Growth Surge Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Steptoe & Johnson's Korea practice co-head finds a new home; a Bryan Cave practice leader joins the Kentucky Derby; a longtime Paul Weiss litigator becomes a regulator; Perkins Coie hires from Microsoft; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

In-House Counsel Profile: Public Storage's Lily Hughes

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : May 16, 2016

"You need to be a business executive first, who uses their legal expertise to help the company succeed and drive change. You also have to be adept at risk analysis, seeing risks around the corner."

Morning Wrap: John Paul Stevens: 'Hold a Hearing' for Garland | Forced Arbitration Attacked

C. Ryan Barber : Legal Times : May 06, 2016

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens, sitting down with the NLJ's Marcia Coyle, says the Senate should give Merrick Garland a hearing. The CFPB unveils a new proposal to restrict mandatory arbitration. And Lanny Davis starts a new law firm. This is a news roundup from ALM and other publications.

Waiving Attorney-Client Privilege Is Easier Than You Think

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : May 02, 2016

Simple, intuitive actions may give rise to a surprise waiver. So be on alert.

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.