McGuireWoods’ commitment to client service, excellence, diversity, and community involvement has made us proud recipients of recognition and awards in each of these areas. The firm is honored to have received the following recent accolades.
Best Lawyers in America ®, Woodward/White Inc., 2014 – 196 lawyers were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2014.
Best Lawyers in America’s “Lawyers of the Year,” Woodward/White Inc., 2014 – Sixteen lawyers were selected by their peers as 2014 “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practice areas and designated metropolitan areas.
U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms,” 2014 – McGuireWoods received a Tier 1 ranking, determined through the firm's overall evaluation based on a combination of client feedback, peer review and law firm survey responses. The firm was also named “Law Firm of the Year” in the category of Trusts & Estates Law, a distinction only one law firm receives per practice area. The national first-tier rankings were published in the first edition of the “Best Law Firms” Legal Issue. The national and metropolitan first-tier rankings were featured in the 2014 “Best Law Firms” stand-alone publication. All rankings in all tiers may be found at bestlawfirms.usnews.com.
BTI Consulting Group “Client Service A-Team,” 2014 – Ranked for the eighth time among BTI’s “Client Service 30” list of law firms serving Fortune 1000 companies. In the report McGuireWoods is named among “Leaders of the Best” for the firm’s breadth of services, providing value for the dollar and handling client problems.
BTI Consulting Group “Benchmarking Corporate Counsel Management Strategies,” 2013 – Ranked among the 22 top law firms praised by corporate counsel as being the best at handling eDiscovery.
BTI Consulting Group “Brand Elite 18,” 2013 – Ranked as one of the top firms in the country in a nationwide survey of corporate counsel that examined legal innovation, value of service and overall strength of legal brand.
BTI Consulting Group “Client Service All-Star Report,” 2013 – Seven lawyers were named in the report, which is based on feedback by corporate counsel who identified lawyers, unprompted and by name, as the “absolute best at delivering client service.”
Chambers UK, 2013 – Five of McGuireWoods’ London-based lawyers were named “Leaders in their Field,” and two practice areas – “Dispute Resolution: Litigation: Highly Regarded” and “Real Estate: Mainly Mid-Market” – were recognized in the 2013 edition of Chambers UK.
Chambers USA, 2013 – Recognized McGuireWoods’ lawyers 76 times and practice areas 23 times in 2013 guide, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
Vault Law 100, 2013 – Ranked one of the “most prestigious” firms in the world by the Vault guide to the top 100 law firms.
Legal 500 UK, 2012 – 12 lawyers from the firm’s London office were recommended in the 2012 listing. The Legal 500 is an independent guide, and firms and individuals are recommended purely on merit.
Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2012 – 157 lawyers named “Super Lawyers,” an honor awarded annually to select lawyers by state. 62 lawyers named Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" for 2012, an honor awarded annually to select lawyers who are 40 years old or younger.
Belgian Legal Awards Group, 2010 – Brussels office named "The Best United States Law Firm in Brussels."
BTI Consulting Group, “BTI Litigation Outlook,” 2014 – Listed on the honor roll for product liability litigation, complex employment litigation, and routine commercial litigation in the 2014 edition of BTI Litigation Outlook: Changes, Trends and Opportunities for Law Firms, based on feedback from corporate counsel. Also cited on the honor roll of firms that respondents said they would “… really rather not see as lead opposing counsel in a litigation case.”
American Health Lawyers Association, 2013 – Ranked No. 7 on the American Health Lawyers Association’s annual “Top Ten” list – published in the June 2013 issue of Modern Healthcare – recognizing law firms, organizations, government agencies, health plans and consulting firms that encourage and sustain member participation in AHLA. McGuireWoods made the honor roll for membership in Illinois and North Carolina for having 120 members enrolled in 12 of the association’s practice groups. The firm was also ranked No. 7 on Modern Healthcare’s Largest Healthcare Law Firms list published in the June 2013 issue, based on a blended score of healthcare lawyers employed in 2012 and AHLA membership.
The Bond Buyer, 2013 – Ranked the No. 2 bond counsel firm in the Southeast for 2012, according to The Bond Buyer. The firm was also ranked No. 2 in Virginia, No. 3 in Tennessee and No. 3 in Maryland for 2012.
BTI Consulting Group, “BTI Litigation Outlook,” 2013 – Recognized as one of only three “Litigation Powerhouse: Class Action and Tort,” firms in the 2013 edition of BTI Litigation Outlook: Changes, Trends and Opportunities for Law Firms, based on feedback from corporate counsel. Also cited as a “standout” for product liability litigation, routine employment litigation, complex commercial litigation and complex employment litigation, and listed on the honor roll for routine commercial litigation and “Most Feared Litigation Firms.”
Thomson Reuters Loan Pricing Corporation, 2013 – Consistently ranked in the top 10 firms in the U.S. in syndicated loans by volume of credit exposure and number of deals by Loan Pricing Corporation’s Law Firm League Table. In the third quarter of 2013, McGuireWoods ranked third in number of deals and eighth in overall dollar volume for its representation of lead arrangers and bookrunners in syndicated debt financings.
Law360, 2012 – Ranked on Law360's 2012 Largest Law Firms list. The firm was also named to Law360's 2012 lists of the largest law practice groups in the areas of bankruptcy, competition, employment, energy, environmental, insurance, intellectual property, international trade, media and entertainment, mergers and acquisitions, privacy, product liability, real estate, securities, and white collar.
Legal 500 UK, 2012 – McGuireWoods London was recommended by the guide in six practices areas: Corporate and commercial—Flotations: small and mid-cap; Finance—Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans; Corporate and commercial—M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m; Dispute resolution—Commercial litigation; Private client– Personal tax, trusts and probate; and Real estate– Commercial property. The Legal 500 is an independent guide, and firms and individuals are recommended purely on merit.
Finance Monthly, 2011 – Named the “2011 Insurance and Reinsurance Firm of the Year, USA.”
The Legal 500 Directory, 2010 – Wrote that our London-based labor and employment team’s “knowledge and work ethic is outstanding.”
Thomson Reuters Capital Markets Review of Legal Advisors, 2010 – Ranked third by monetary value in the United States among top law firms for serving as issuer’s counsel for global equity issuances on behalf of issuers in 2009. We represented issuers in connection with global equity offerings representing more than $19 billion in proceeds; and ranked in the top five for U.S. common stock offerings on behalf of issuers and U.S. equity and equity-related issuances.
Wealth Management: Chambers USA, 2010, 2009 – One of two firms in the United States to have its wealth management practice receive the highest possible ranking – Band 1 for Wealth Management: Nationwide.
Employment Law360 Litigation Almanac, 2009 – Ranked as having one of the "Top 10 Busiest Employment, Civil Rights and ADA Practices" in the United States.
Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009 and 2007 – One of only 50 law firms in the United States named by Working Mother magazine as a “Best Law Firm for Women.” Co-sponsored by Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers, the award honors law firms for demonstrated commitment to the retention and advancement of female talent.
Equality Illinois Recognition, 2012 – Selected by Equality Illinois for the second year as one of the top Illinois law firms with a growing commitment to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) inclusiveness in the workplace.
Minority Corporate Counsel Association 2011 Innovator Award – One of five recipients of the award, which is bestowed upon U.S. in-house legal departments, law firms, bar associations or legal organizations in recognition of their recruitment and retention of diverse lawyers.
Multicultural Law Magazine – Named a "Top 100 Law Firm for Diversity" and a "Top 100 Law Firm for Women Lawyers” from 2009 to 2011. Also named a “Top 25 Law Firm for African American Lawyers” in 2011 and 2009.
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2011 – Received the Firm Appreciation Award in recognition of the firm’s support for NAPABA.
University of Maryland Black Law Student Association, 2011 – Received the 2011 Firm Diversity Award.
Balance Life Work Place Award, 2010 – Awarded the 2010 Balance Life Work Place Award in the large firm category by the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys. The award recognizes the firm for policies that “promote opportunities for attorneys to balance their careers with family, community and other aspects of their lives.”
North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, 2010 — Honored with the 2010 Balance Life Work Place Award in the “large firm” category. The award recognizes McGuireWoods for policies that “promote opportunities for attorneys to balance their careers with family, community and other aspects of their lives.”