The arrival of Ghillaine A. Reid as the newest partner in McGuireWoods’ Government Investigations and White Collar Litigation Department and co-leader of the financial institutions industry team’s broker-dealer practice was prominently reported by the New York Law Journal and Law360.
A former branch chief for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Reid is highly regarded as a top New York enforcement defense lawyer, representing corporations and individuals in investigations by the SEC, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and other government agencies.
The New York Law Journal first reported Reid’s arrival. In an interview, she noted she was attracted to McGuireWoods because of the firm’s growing financial services team, which includes financial regulatory lawyers and litigators. “You have a greater bench at a larger firm,” she said. “That was certainly a motivator for me.”
Law360 also quoted Reid, saying, “I’m excited to be part of the firm’s growth in New York and look forward to collaborating with the exceptional litigators here and across the country.”
Her arrival on Aug. 29 follows the additions of New York white collar partners William E. Goydan, John Lukanski and Kiran Somashekara, who also focus on SEC and FINRA matters. Reid and Goydan will co-lead the broker-dealer practice.