Larissa LPC Sneathern Associate

Larissa practices within the firm's Business and Securities Litigation Department, and is a member of the Energy Litigation Group. She represents clients on a variety of matters, such as defending against class action suits, mediating and litigating complex contract disputes, and regulatory investigations. She also advises clients on risk mitigation and compliance with state and federal law.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Larissa practiced law at the Washington, D.C., office of an international firm, where she represented corporate clients in arbitration and in federal courts in a variety of areas, ranging from trademark infringement, to complex contract disputes, to corporate civil defense of antitrust issues.

Most recently, Larissa served as general counsel and compliance officer for a medical billing company, where she oversaw and monitored corporate and client adherence to federal and state statutes and regulations, in addition to contractual obligations and internal policies and procedures of third party payers. Among other things, she advised and trained staff and clients on all relevant healthcare compliance matters; drafted and negotiated contracts; attended to all corporate employment law matters; ensured compliance with all fair debt collection legislation; periodically audited compliance risk areas; and interfaced with and managed outside counsel.

While pursuing her law degree at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Larissa was honored with the distinction of Order of the Coif. Additionally, Larissa served as the Symposia Editor of the Benjamin N. Cardozo Law Review and as a Representative and Treasurer of the Student Bar Association.

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Symposia Editor, Cardozo Law Review, 1999
  • Denison University, BA, Political Science, 1993

Member, Board of Directors, Monticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA)

Member, Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association, Bench-Bar Committee

Certified Professional Coder, American Association of Professional Coders

Former Member, Health Care Compliance Association

Former Member, American Health Lawyers Association

Former Member, Medical Group Management Association
  • 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
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