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Our Firm

Firm Profile

Experience, Business Focus and Value

McGuireWoods is a strong, well-respected and expanding firm with a legacy reaching back more than 175 years. This legacy is a testament to our lawyers’ experience across business and industry, as well as our consistent ability to deliver an excellent legal product — efficiently and at a fair price. Some of our clients have been with us for nearly 50 years, which speaks to the level of service we provide and the mutual loyalty we engender.

Global Reach

McGuireWoods has more than 900 lawyers in 20 offices, and our lawyers speak 35 languages. We cross borders, practices and industries in the U.S., UK, Belgium and around the world, collaborating with colleagues and managing resources in 128 countries. We have unique cooperative arrangements in France with law firm KGA; in Israel with Shenhav Konforti Shavit & Co (SKS), and in Saudi Arabia with Badr Alarishi. Our international presence is further enhanced by participation in the global legal networks Lex Mundi and LNI.

Value in Management, Discovery and Technology

In 2013, BTI Consulting Group ranked McGuireWoods among the top U.S. firms in its “Brand Elite 18.” To compile the list, BTI surveyed corporate counsel on legal  innovation, value of service and overall strength of legal brand. We have embraced Legal Project Management to tailor our processes and create client-specific value. Our document collection and discovery processes are among the most sophisticated and efficient available today. Clients not only receive senior-level, hands-on discovery advice, but also the unique services of in-house professionals experienced in running advanced trial presentation software in front of a jury. We invest significantly in innovative, highly efficient technology.

Value through Alternative Fee Arrangement

Cost always matters — bears or bulls. McGuireWoods is equally innovative in offering value billing arrangements and fee-structuring in alignment with client needs and metrics. More than 25 percent of major firm clients are working with us on the basis of one or more alternative fee arrangements.

Value through McGuireWoods Consulting

Complementing our legal services, McGuireWoods Consulting — our full-service public affairs subsidiary — offers federal, state and local government relations advice; strategic communications; grassroots advocacy; and infrastructure and economic development services. We can help our clients stay ahead of — and even have a voice in — important regulatory developments that affect their businesses.

Service to Clients and the Community

McGuireWoods has built a service culture within our firm which also extends to each client contact. As a result, our clients develop an emotional investment in our people and our work. In 2013, BTI Consulting Group named McGuireWoods the No. 4 “Client Service A-Team” law firm of the 650 law firms serving Fortune 1000 companies — recognition that earned our firm a spot on BTI’s “Client Service 30” list. McGuireWoods is also among a select group of law firms in the country to be named to BTI’s Client Service Standouts list.

A recommendation means that our clients are willing to stake their reputations on trust in us — what we do, who we bring to the team, the technology we invest in and our business-alignment approach to the practice of law. A client recommendation translates to pride and confidence in having McGuireWoods represent them.

Our firm not only invests in our clients and each other, but also in our communities and society through both a thriving pro bono program and national and local nonprofit volunteerism and fundraising.

If you like our profile, wait until you meet our people.

Core Values

Excellence, Client Service, Integrity, Collegiality, Community, Diversity & Inclusion

These values guide our work and define our firm as a responsible, ethical citizen of the global business world.

Central to McGuireWoods’ culture, our core values inspire us to serve all clients — and the larger human community — with pride and integrity.