Bud formerly led both the McGuireWoods litigation practice and the firm’s education practice team. He has appeared in the courts of more than a dozen states.
He has tried numerous cases in the areas of securities, antitrust, contract disputes, commercial torts, fiduciary duty, tenure, academic freedom, student conduct, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets, defamation, fraud, athletics, campus police issues, public finance, tax, health and commercial insurance coverage, Medicaid, university accreditation, art and museum law, construction, employment, asylum, spoliation of evidence and other types of disputes. He teaches higher education law at the Washington & Lee University School of Law.
Representation of colleges and universities in variety of matters, including athletics, tenure, academic freedom, admissions, employment law, governance, police and safety issues, student conduct, intellectual property, accreditation, museum law and other issues.
Representation of health insurers in coverage, tax, regulatory and commercial disputes.
Representation of businesses in insurance liability coverage disputes.
Representation of businesses in bet-the-company commercial disputes.
Representation of pro bono clients in variety of matters.
Member, Virginia State Bar
Member, Virginia Bar Association
Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys
Member, American Health Lawyers Association
Member, Litigation Section, United States Law Firm Group
Named "Lawyer of the Year," Education Law, Richmond, The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2019
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial and Bet-the-Company Litigation, Education Law, Health Care Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2009-2020
Named to "Virginia Super Lawyers," Schools and Education, Business Litigation, Health Care, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2007-2013