McGuireWoods is among a select group of law firms recognized for outstanding domestic and international litigation in Law360’s inaugural “Litigation Powerhouse” rankings. The firm is honored for work in a range of practice areas, including financial services, government investigations and white collar, intellectual property, product liability and commercial litigation.
The rankings, published July 27, are based on the number of litigators and litigation partners in each firm, trial and appellate wins over the 12-month period ending March 1, 2016, and new cases firms were hired to handle during that time.
“It means a great deal to us when independent organizations such as Law360 recognize the great work that our lawyers are doing day in and day out for our clients,” said J. Tracy Walker IV, the firm’s deputy managing partner for litigation. “We strive every day to be excellent both in terms of the service we deliver to our clients and the quality of our substantive work product. Our success is measured by the success of our clients in meeting their business goals and their satisfaction with the service we offer.”
McGuireWoods Litigation matters that Law360 considered included securing a favorable settlement for DuPont in a historic trade secrets case with South Korea-based Kolon Industries; serving as lead defense counsel for Lumber Liquidators in one of the nation’s largest pending multidistrict class actions; representing Murray Energy in its challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s controversial ozone rule; and representing ConAgra Foods in pivotal product labeling cases. McGuireWoods also represents former FIFA president Sepp Blatter amid U.S. and Swiss investigations of soccer’s international governing body.
The Law360 ranking is the latest significant recognition for McGuireWoods’ Litigation Department, which includes more than 500 lawyers across the United States and Europe. Chambers USA and Chambers UK rank the firm’s litigation practice and lawyers as leaders in the field. McGuireWoods is among the top-ranked firms in 2016’s BTI Litigation Outlook report and one of only two firms honored in all eight practice categories. And U.S. News-Best Lawyers named McGuireWoods its 2016 “Law Firm of the Year” in Litigation – Banking and Finance.