McGuireWoods has appointed Mary Nash Rusher as managing partner of the
firm’s Raleigh, N.C., office. She assumes her duties Aug. 1.
Rusher succeeds partner
Mark Anderson, who led the Raleigh office for 10 years. Under Anderson’s leadership, the
office grew from seven lawyers in 2008 to 42 today in the thriving Research
Anderson, an acclaimed litigator who leads McGuireWoods’ national trial
team, will continue representing clients in their most challenging matters
in courts across the country. Throughout his nearly 30-year career, he has
prepared hundreds of cases for trial and has served as lead appellate
counsel in dozens of reported decisions. His work in
high-profile matters across industries has earned him inductions into the
American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial
Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Rusher, a partner in McGuireWoods’ highly regarded public finance practice,
has three decades of experience representing bond issuers, banks and
underwriters in financing transactions for counties, cities, local school
districts and colleges. She works on tax-exempt and tax-advantaged
transactions, traditional government financings and innovative financing
“It’s an honor to guide our Raleigh office and I look forward to continuing
to grow and provide excellent legal service, working with my fellow lawyers
and our top-notch staff to serve this dynamic market,” Rusher said.
“Mary Nash is an outstanding lawyer and leader who will ensure our
exceptional client service, locally and nationwide, continues,” said
J. Tracy Walker IV, the firm’s managing partner. “During Mark’s decade of leadership, the
office grew significantly and we are excited about the prospect of further
growth in Raleigh, one of the most vibrant areas in the country.”
Among her numerous accolades, The Best Lawyers in America
recognized Rusher as Raleigh’s 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” for banking and finance law. The honor is given annually to only one
lawyer in each practice area per city. She is the past chair of the board
of directors for YMCA of the Triangle Area and is a member and past chair
of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Women in the Profession Committee.