Gilbert E. Schill Jr.


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  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD, Board of Editors, Virginia Law Review, 1971
  • Lafayette College, BA, cum laude, 1968
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Virginia

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

Bud led the McGuireWoods litigation practice from 1992 to 1999. He is the former head of the firm’s education practice team and is a member of its nonprofit organizations and healthcare litigation teams.

Bud practices primarily in the areas of higher education, complex commercial litigation and healthcare litigation. He has appeared in the courts of more than a dozen states, and has tried numerous cases in the areas of securities and corporate issues, antitrust, contract issues, commercial torts, fiduciary duty, tenure, academic freedom, student conduct, trademarks and trade dress, trade secrets, defamation, fraud, athletics, campus police issues, public finance, tax, health insurance coverage, commercial insurance coverage, Medicaid, university accreditation, art and museum law, construction, employment, spoliation of evidence and other types of disputes. He has handled appeals, arbitrations and mediations. He is an outside professor in the higher education practicum at Washington & Lee University School of Law.

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Gilbert E Schill Jr.
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Richmond, VA 23219-3916

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 business in bet-the-company commercial disputes.

Representation of pro bono clients in variety of matters.

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial and Bet-the-Company Litigation, Education Law, Health Care Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2009-2018

Named to "Virginia Super Lawyers," Schools and Education, Business Litigation, Health Care, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2007-2013

Co-author, "Colleges as Collectors: Questions to Ask When Buying and Selling Artworks," Chronicle of Higher Education, September 12, 2008
Speaker, "Risk/Crisis Management," 10th Annual Nonprofit Seminar: Regulatory and Legal Challenges Facing Nonprofits, September 25, October 9 & 16, 2012
Presenter, "Trends and Interesting Issues in Higher Education Law," Meeting of CFO's and HR Directors of Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia, May 28, 2008
Presenter, "Liability Issues Facing Non-Profits," McGuireWoods LLP Nonprofit Seminar, October 22, 2003
Presenter, "Communication with Experts, Discoverability, Ghostwriting, Spoliation," Virginia Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section, January 17, 2003
Presenter, "Experts on Experts," Richmond Bar Association CLE, December 7, 2000