Johnston Elected to Executive Committee; Cairns to Serve as Office
McGuireWoods LLP announced today that partners Barbara Christie Johnston and
Cairns have assumed additional leadership roles within the firm. Johnston
has been elected to the firm’s eight-member Executive Committee, while Cairns is
the new managing partner of the firm’s Jacksonville office.
Johnston, who became Jacksonville office managing partner in July 2008, steps
down in order to devote time to her new role on the Executive Committee. She
also serves on the firm’s 24-member Board of Partners while representing clients
of the firm’s M & A, Securities and Corporate Services Department.
As the new office managing partner, Cairns will oversee the day-to-day
operations of the 50-person Jacksonville office while maintaining an active
practice as a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Department. Cairns
previously served on the firm’s Board of Partners for nine years and served as
managing partner of the Jacksonville office following the firm’s merger with
Mahoney Adam & Criser in 1998.
“We are fortunate to have two very strong leaders in both Johnston and
Cairns, and we are grateful they have accepted these additional responsibilities
within the firm.” said Tom
Cabaniss, managing partner of McGuireWoods.