Heather Welch Arbogast, an associate in McGuireWoods’ Baltimore office, has been named to the Maryland Daily Record’s 2016 VIP list, which honors professionals age 40 and younger for their achievements and community involvement. Arbogast is profiled in a special magazine inserted in the Aug. 26, 2016, edition of the Daily Record.
Arbogast’s law practice focuses on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, finance and securities law. She advises energy companies and other clients on a broad range of corporate governance and securities disclosure topics, as well as on a variety of energy transactions and regulatory and compliance matters. She was part of the team that advised Sprint in its 2015 deal with RadioShack as part of RadioShack’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. M&A Advisor named the transaction the “Telecom Deal of the Year” in its annual Turnaround Awards, recognizing top distressed investment and restructuring deals.
As a member of McGuireWoods’ pro bono service committee in Baltimore, Arbogast has led some of the office’s community service initiatives and she is active in several nonprofit community efforts. She provides pro bono legal counsel for an elder law clinic and Charm City Craft Mafia, an organization that supports local artists and crafters. She is co-chair of the local Open Your Heart Committee for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign. She is a member of the board of directors for Pratt Contemporaries, a group working to raise awareness of the Enoch Pratt Free Library and strengthen connections between the library and the community. And Arbogast volunteers with Lab Rescue of the Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac, an organization that rescues, fosters and finds homes for abandoned or abused Labrador retrievers.