McGuireWoods’ reputation is built one lawyer and one client at a time. We offer the opportunity to grow through an extensive range of legal practice areas and industries, and to work in locations around the world. Because we focus on aligning our services with client-specific objectives, we also seek lawyers with business experience. Perhaps the most attractive aspect of joining our firm is the opportunity to work with our lawyers and leaders, all of whom reflect the value McGuireWoods places on experience, talent and diversity.

Lateral Hiring

For nearly two centuries, McGuireWoods has expanded its presence and enhanced its capabilities to keep pace with our clients’ needs — both in the United States and in the global marketplace. Today we have more than 1,000 lawyers in 23 offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Brussels and elsewhere in Europe. We do business where our clients do business. We are strong in the traditional legal practices such as litigation and corporate law, but we are also leaders in rapidly expanding fields such as data privacy and security, the life sciences, private equity, and healthcare, among many others.

Law Student Hiring

McGuireWoods is a rewarding place to launch a career. We are a sophisticated international law firm with a culture that values excellence, client service, integrity, collegiality and community. Vault Law 100 (2012) ranked our firm as one of the “most prestigious” firms in the world.

Staff Careers 

Staff members play an essential role in helping us serve our clients promptly, efficiently and professionally. Opportunities to grow in knowledge, experience and business acumen define a McGuireWoods’ career.

Trainee Solicitors in our London Office
We are currently accepting applications for our 2020 Training Contract Programme.

Staff Careers in our London Office

As part of our international presence, we offer the opportunity to work in one of the world’s oldest, most sophisticated global markets.

Equal Employment Opportunity

McGuireWoods is dedicated to equality of opportunity in its community. It has been and will continue to be the policy of McGuireWoods to be fair and impartial in all of its relations with its employees and applicants for employment, and to base all employment-related decisions upon valid job-related factors, without regard to race, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin, color, perceived or actual mental or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, or any related medical conditions), medical condition, genetic information, or any other status protected by law. This policy applies to recruitment, hiring, training, appointments, selection, promotion and all other personnel actions and conditions of employment such as compensation, benefits, layoffs and reinstatements, training, tuition assistance and disciplinary measures.

Discrimination on the basis of any protected category is expressly prohibited. Furthermore, McGuireWoods will not tolerate conduct by an employee that harasses another employee, interferes with another's work performance or creates an intimidating, offensive or hostile environment.

Drug-Free Workplace

McGuireWoods has a longstanding commitment to provide a safe and productive work environment for all individuals working for the firm. Alcohol and drug abuse are detrimental to providing exceptional client service, pose a threat to the health and safety of employees and to the security of our equipment and facilities. For these reasons, McGuireWoods is committed to the elimination of drug and/or alcohol use and abuse in the workplace.

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