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U.S. News-Best Lawyers Names McGuireWoods ‘Law Firm of the Year’ for Banking & Finance Law

Firm Earns 21 First-Tier National Rankings in ‘Best Law Firms’

November 1, 2016

McGuireWoods earned first-tier national rankings in 21 practice areas and was named “Law Firm of the Year” for Banking and Finance Law in the 2017 edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” McGuireWoods placed among the 25 firms with the most national Tier 1 rankings and among the 10 U.S. firms with the most metropolitan Tier 1 rankings in the annual report, which is based on client feedback and peer reviews.

This is the third consecutive year in which McGuireWoods has been singled out as a leader in banking and finance by “Best Law Firms.” The firm was named “Law Firm of the Year” for Banking and Finance Litigation in 2016 and “Law Firm of the Year” for Banking and Finance Law in 2015, underscoring McGuireWoods’ well-established strength in advising financial institutions in corporate and litigation matters. In addition, the firm recently had 19 lawyers listed in banking and finance law in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the most of any firm in the nation.

“These rankings underscore the tremendous advantages that our deep bench and breadth of transactional experience provide to our clients,” said Raj Natarajan, chair of the firm’s Debt Finance Practice, which is consistently ranked among the top 10 U.S. legal advisors for syndicated loans in the authoritative Thomson Reuters league tables. “We’re proud to earn this recognition and very grateful for the trust our clients have placed in us.”

McGuireWoods received national Tier 1 rankings in the following practice areas:

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Health Care Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Tax
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

In the new report, McGuireWoods holds the most Tier 1 metropolitan rankings of any law firm in Virginia. This comes weeks after the firm had the most Virginia lawyers listed in The Best Lawyers in America for 2017.

McGuireWoods earned metropolitan Tier 1 rankings in the following cities:

Atlanta: Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law; Real Estate Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law

Baltimore: Banking and Finance Law; Public Finance Law

Charlotte: Banking and Finance Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation; Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Law; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Employment Law – Management; Insurance Law; Labor Law – Management; Litigation - Banking & Finance; Litigation – Bankruptcy; Litigation - First Amendment; Litigation - Labor & Employment; Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy); Litigation – Securities; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation; Tax Law; Trusts & Estates Law

Charlottesville: Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law; Education Law; Employment Law – Management; Health Care Law; Labor Law – Management; Litigation - Trusts & Estates; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants; Tax Law; Trusts & Estates Law

Chicago: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Health Care Law

Dallas: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Patent

Houston: Commercial Litigation

Jacksonville: Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental; Real Estate Law

Los Angeles: Banking and Finance Law

New York City: Public Finance Law

Norfolk: Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Pittsburgh: Commercial Litigation; International Trade and Finance Law; Litigation - Banking & Finance; Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions; Litigation - Real Estate

Raleigh: Commercial Litigation; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants; Public Finance Law

Richmond: Antitrust Law; Arbitration; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation; Copyright Law; Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Education Law; Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Employment Law – Individuals; Employment Law – Management; Energy Law; Environmental Law; Gaming Law; Government Relations Practice; Health Care Law; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Antitrust; Litigation - Banking & Finance; Litigation - Environmental; Litigation – ERISA; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Labor & Employment; Litigation – Patent; Litigation – Securities; Litigation – Tax; Litigation - Trusts & Estates; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Non-Profit/Charities Law; Patent Law; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants; Public Finance Law; Real Estate Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Tax Law; Trademark Law; Trusts & Estates Law; Water Law

Washington, D.C. (includes Tysons, Virginia, office): Banking and Finance Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law; Employment Law – Management; Health Care Law; Land Use & Zoning Law; Litigation - Banking & Finance; Litigation – Construction; Litigation - Labor & Employment; Litigation – Tax; Real Estate Law; Tax Law; Trusts & Estates Law

Wilmington, N.C.: Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law; Real Estate Law

The U.S. News-Best Lawyers report is based on client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from attorneys in their field, and a review of information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Clients were asked to provide feedback on firm practice groups, addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm.

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