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McGuireWoods Achieves High Rankings in Chambers USA Survey

May 23, 2014

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Chambers and Partners has recognized McGuireWoods LLP attorneys 79 times and firm practice areas 21 times in its 2014 guide, “Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.” Individual and practice group recognitions include:

Antitrust
Amy B. Manning (Antitrust and Trade Regulation - Chicago)

Banking & Finance
Boyd C. Campbell Jr. (Securities - Charlotte)
Art Gambill (Debt Finance – Atlanta)
Hilary P. Jordan (Debt Finance - Atlanta)
Philip J. Perzek (Debt Finance - Chicago)
Neil W. Rust (Debt Finance - Los Angeles) 
Gary D. Samson (Debt Finance - Los Angeles)

Bankruptcy/Restructuring
J. Trevor Johnston (Restructuring and Insolvency - Charlotte)
Robert H. Pryor (Restructuring and Insolvency - Charlotte)
Brian Swett (Restructuring and Insolvency - Chicago)
Scott P. Vaughn (Restructuring and Insolvency - Charlotte)

Corporate/M&A
Robert L. Burrus Jr. (Securities - Richmond)
Boyd C. Campbell Jr. (Securities - Charlotte)
Clifford A. Cutchins IV (M&A and Cross Border Transactions - Richmond)
Larry J. Dagenhart (M&A and Cross Border Transactions - Charlotte)
E. Lynwood Mallard (Specialty Corporate Practices - Charlotte)
David N. Oakey (Securities - Richmond)
David B. Whelpley Jr. (Specialty Corporate Practices - Charlotte)

Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) (Nationwide)
Todd Mullins (Government, Regulatory and Criminal Investigations - Washington)
Noel Symons (Regulatory and Compliance - Washington)

Environment
Gordon R. Alphonso (Regulatory and Compliance - Atlanta)
David E. Evans (Regulatory and Compliance - Richmond)
Benne C. Hutson (Regulatory and Compliance - Charlotte)
John M. Lain (Regulatory and Compliance - Richmond)
Daniel K. Slone (Real Estate and Land Use - Richmond)
James A. Thornhill (Regulatory and Compliance - Richmond)

Government: Political Law (Nationwide)
Elliot Berke (Government, Regulatory and Criminal Investigations - Washington)

Healthcare
Scott Becker (Healthcare - Chicago), also recognized in Healthcare: Regulatory & Litigation (Nationwide) and Healthcare: Transactional (Nationwide)
James B. Riley Jr. (Healthcare - Chicago)

Insurance
J. Mark Lawless (Financial Services Litigation - Austin)

Intellectual Property
David E. Finkelson (IP Litigation/Patents - Richmond)
Janet Peyton (Specialty Corporate Practices - Richmond)
Brian C. Riopelle (IP Litigation/Patents - Richmond)

Labor & Employment
Jonathan P. Harmon (Business and Securities Litigation - Richmond)
Gary S. Marshall (Labor and Employment - Richmond)
Stephen W. Robinson (Labor and Employment - Tysons Corner)
Joel Spitz (Labor and Employment - Chicago)
Bruce M. Steen (Labor and Employment - Charlotte)
W. Carter Younger (Labor and Employment - Richmond)

Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation
James P. McElligott Jr. (Tax and Employee Benefits - Richmond)

Litigation: First Amendment
Jonathan E. Buchan (Business and Securities Litigation - Charlotte)

Litigation: General Commercial
J. William Boland (Business and Securities Litigation - Richmond)
William G. Broaddus (Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation - Richmond)
Richard Cullen (Government, Regulatory and Criminal Investigations - Richmond)
Douglas W. Ey Jr. (Financial Services Litigation - Charlotte)
David L. Hartsell (Financial Services Litigation - Chicago)
Bradley R. Kutrow (Business and Securities Litigation - Charlotte)
Rosewell Page III (Product and Consumer Litigation - Richmond)
Marta A. Stein (Financial Services Litigation - Chicago)

Litigation: Healthcare & Medical Malpractice
Mark Anderson (Product and Consumer Litigation - Raleigh)

Litigation: Products Liability
Terrence Bagley (Product and Consumer Litigation - Richmond)
Stephen Busch (Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation - Richmond)
William H. King Jr. (Product and Consumer Litigation - Richmond)
Samuel L. Tarry Jr. (Product and Consumer Litigation - Richmond)
J. Tracy Walker IV (Product and Consumer Litigation - Richmond)
Steven R. Williams (Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation - Richmond), also recognized in Products Liability & Mass Torts (Nationwide)

Litigation: Securities
Jacks C. Nickens (Business and Securities Litigation - Houston)

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
John Adams (Government, Regulatory and Criminal Investigations, Richmond)
Kenneth D. Bell (Government, Regulatory and Criminal Investigations - Charlotte)
Richard Cullen (Government, Regulatory and Criminal Investigations - Richmond)
Howard C. “Toby” Vick Jr. (Government, Regulatory and Criminal Investigations - Richmond)

Real Estate
Thomas L. Becket (Real Estate and Land Use - Los Angeles)
Dorothea W. Dickerman (Real Estate and Land Use - Tysons Corner)
Nancy R. Little (Real Estate and Land Use - Richmond)
Robert W. Simmons (Real Estate and Land Use - Charlotte) 
Kenneth W. Wire (Real Estate and Land Use - Tysons Corner)

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use 
John V. Cogbill III (Real Estate and Land Use - Richmond)
Gloria L. Freye (Real Estate and Land Use - Richmond) 
Jonathan Rak (Real Estate and Land Use - Tysons Corner)
Gregory A. Riegle (Real Estate and Land Use - Tysons Corner)

Technology & Outsourcing
Steve Gold (Specialty Corporate Practices, Chicago)

Wealth Management: Eastern Region (Nationwide)
Ronald D. Aucutt (Tax and Employee Benefits - Tysons Corner)
Dennis I. Belcher (Tax and Employee Benefits - Richmond)
Charles D. Fox IV (Tax and Employee Benefits - Charlottesville) 
John O’Grady (Tax and Employee Benefits - Richmond)
Michele McKinnon (Tax and Employee Benefits - Richmond)

National Rankings:
Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) (Band 5)
Products Liability & Mass Torts (Band 4)
Wealth Management (Band 1)

State Rankings:
Antitrust (Illinois, Band 4)
Banking & Finance (Georgia, Band 4; North Carolina, Band 2)
Bankruptcy/Restructuring (North Carolina, Band 1)
Corporate/M&A (North Carolina, Band 3; Southern Virginia, Band 1)
Environment (North Carolina, Band 3; Virginia, Band 1)
Healthcare (Illinois, Band 2)
Intellectual Property (Southern Virginia, Band 1)
Labor & Employment (Virginia, Band 1)
Litigation: General Commercial (Illinois, Band 5; North Carolina, Band 1; Virginia, Band 1)
Litigation: Products Liability (Virginia, Band 1)
Real Estate (North Carolina, Band 3; Northern/Southern Virginia, Band 2/Band 1)

Chambers USA and its sister publications, including Chambers UK, Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, are published by Chambers & Partners. The publications list the top lawyers in 175 countries, based on thousands of interviews conducted by Chambers researchers.
 

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