D. Bowen Heath Partner

Bo is a partner with McGuireWoods LLP, and also leads McGuireWoods Consulting LLC's North Carolina government relations group. He has extensive experience in developing and implementing comprehensive government and public affairs strategies that include drafting, monitoring and lobbying legislation and regulatory rules.

Bo represents a diverse group of clients on a range of issues including energy, manufacturing, health insurance, education, gaming, health care, and tax. He has assisted numerous Fortune 500 companies in implementing wide-ranging public affairs campaigns. His practice focuses on assisting businesses and manufacturers navigate government regulation and drive policy that allows companies to fulfil their business and community objectives.

In addition to representing clients before state government, Bo is well versed in representing clients before the State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement and the Secretary of State on campaign finance and ethics compliance issues.

McGuireWoods Consulting

McGuireWoods Consulting LLC ("MWC") is a wholly owned subsidiary of the McGuireWoods LLP law firm. From time to time, various McGuireWoods lawyers provide non-legal services to MWC clients, but MWC cannot provide legal services or advice. Therefore, any work MWC performs for a client does not give rise to an attorney-client relationship or privilege. Should you require legal services from McGuireWoods, as well as consulting services from MWC, you must engage the law firm separately.


Representation of a national insurance company on North Carolina property insurance legislation including automobile insurance regulatory reform.

Representation of a full service education solutions provider on school improvement and reform issues.

Representation of an international retailer on North Carolina taxation issues.

Representation of a global Energy Solutions company on building and energy efficiency policy.

Representation of a global Energy Services company on energy production issues including hydraulic fracturing.

Representation of a national alcohol wholesaler on North Carolina Alcohol Beverage Control laws and regulations.

  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, JD, 2009
  • North Carolina State University, BA, Political Science, 2006
  • North Carolina State University, BA, Communications, 2005

Member, North Carolina Young Lobbyists Association

Member, North Carolina Professional Lobbyists Association

Member, North Carolina State Bar Assocation

Member, Wake County Bar Association

Board Member, Band Together NC, VIP Committee

  • North Carolina

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Named to "40 Under 40," Triangle Business Journal, 2022

Named to "North Carolina Rising Stars," Government Relations, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2014-2019, 2021

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