McGuireWoods Consulting LLC

Ranked in the Top 20 of Government Relations Firms
The National Law Journal's "The Influence 50"

McGuireWoods Consulting is a national leader in developing innovative and strategic ways to serve our clients. A full-service public affairs firm, we provide:

Through our US offices in Atlanta (GA), Austin (TX), Charlotte (NC), Chicago (IL), Columbia (SC), Raleigh (NC), Richmond (VA), Springfield (IL), Tallahassee (FL)Tysons Corner (VA), and Washington, DC, and our European office in Bucharest, Romania and Brussels, Belgium, our experienced consultants partner with our clients to craft and execute savvy strategies to achieve their public affairs goals.

We pride ourselves on listening to our clients, understanding their businesses, and working with them to design practical solutions and the roadmap for reaching them. We serve a wide range of businesses, large and small, as well as nonprofit organizations, governmental bodies, educational institutions, and public-private partnerships.

Since today’s complex challenges rarely fit into traditional professional service silos, many McGuireWoods legal clients welcome the opportunity to tap the expertise of McGuireWoods Consulting’s non-legal professionals in developing integrated, multi-faceted strategies for achieving desired results. Likewise, McGuireWoods Consulting’s ability to draw on the vast substantive knowledge of the McGuireWoods law firm is a potent advantage few public affairs firms can offer. While it’s not necessary to engage McGuireWoods LLP in order to use the services of McGuireWoods Consulting or vice versa, clients frequently find the seamless collaboration among our lawyers and consultants and their in-house team members to be very beneficial.

McGuireWoods Consulting’s reach extends to all levels of government in all fifty states as well as the Nation's capital. Unlike many public affairs firms with Washington offices, we have an extensive state-level presence and national practice team/network that complement our strong capabilities at the federal level. We are able to discuss policy issues with staff and members of Congress to make the best possible case to these key decision makers. Our bipartisan team possesses a broad array of relationships and contacts with key government officials and agencies, influential former officeholders and staffers, and organizations that impact public policy and regulatory processes. We also can reach into international capitals from our base in Romania, one of Europe's most dynamic and up-and-coming countries.

In addition to helping our clients formulate sound policy initiatives and advocate effectively for them in all governmental venues, our team brings distinctive value through our ability to design and manage complex strategic communications and issue-management programs in support of our clients’ goals. We bring to bear the expertise of highly accomplished state and federal lobbyists, policy experts, media relations professionals, and strategists experienced in grassroots mobilization, issue campaigns, and coalition building—all of whom share a fundamental commitment to integrity and excellent client service.

We are proud of the recognition our work has received, including our status as one of the fastest growing public affairs firms according to the National Law Journal's special annual report, "The Influence 50.” Among the 1,900 government relations firms examined in the most recent report, McGuireWoods Consulting ranked in the top 20.

McGuireWoods Consulting (MWC), a public-affairs firm, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the McGuireWoods LLP law firm. McGuireWoods lawyers sometimes provide legal or consulting services to MWC clients, and MWC consultants sometimes provide consulting services to McGuireWoods clients, but it is not necessary for clients of MWC to engage the McGuireWoods law firm in order to use MWC, or vice versa. MWC does not provide legal services or legal advice to its clients, nor does engagement of MWC encompass the rendering of legal services by the McGuireWoods law firm or give rise to an attorney-client relationship. When MWC clients obtain legal services from McGuireWoods, a separate engagement with the law firm is necessary.

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Mark T. Bowles Chairman, McGuireWoods Consulting T: +1 804 775 1904
James H. Hodges President, McGuireWoods Consulting T: +1 803 251 2301
Frank J. Donatelli Executive Vice President and Director of Federal Public Affairs, McGuireWoods Consulting T: +1 202 857 2914
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Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Wins Summary Judgment in Gluten Discrimination Suit

Representation of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in a gluten discrimination case that generated national media attention. A Norfolk federal court granted summary judgment on the grounds that CWF was not required to modify its “no outside food” policy when a patron wanted to consume his own food inside the establishment. The court found that CWF provides adequate alternatives, including gluten-free meals, for customers with special dietary needs.
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Robert Adams Robert Adams
Sr. VP, State Gov. Relations McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
1301 Gervais Street
Suite 1050
Columbia, SC 29201

T: +1 803 251 2306
F: +1 803 251 2315
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Theodore F Adams III Theodore F. Adams III
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1952
F: +1 804 775 1061
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Brad Alexander Brad L. Alexander
Sr. Advisor, Georgia Gov. Relations McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
100 Peachtree Street, N.W.
Suite 2200
Atlanta, GA 30303-1931

T: +1 404 443 5811
F: +1 404 443 5682
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Amanda Armistead Amanda L. Armistead
Sr. VP, Federal Public Affairs McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 857 2917
F: +1 202 857 1737
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Frank B Atkinson Frank B. Atkinson
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 4376
F: +1 804 698 2226
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Amber Barnes Amber S. Barnes
VP, State Government Relations McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
1301 Gervais Street
Suite 1050
Columbia, SC 29201

T: +1 803 251 2314
F: +1 803 251 2315
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Jeff Barnhart Jeffrey L. Barnhart
Sr. VP, State Gov. Relations McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 2600
Raleigh, NC 27601

T: +1 919 836 4007
F: +1 919 836 4035
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Kyle Barry Kyle C. Barry
Partner
1 North Old State Capitol Plaza
Suite 410
Springfield, IL 62701

T: +1 217 527 1282
F: +1 217 527 1290
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Tracy Baynard Tracy M. Baynard
Sr. VP, Infrastructure and Economic Development & Gov. Relations Services McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5083
F: +1 703 712 5225
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Chad Bernard Cameron C. Bernard
VP, MWCAdvocacy McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1939
F: +1 804 698 2013
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Ryan Bernstein Ryan M. Bernstein
Sr. VP, Federal Public Affairs McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 857 2945
F: +1 202 828 3325
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Tyler Bishop Tyler W. Bishop
Sr. VP, State Gov. Relations McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1916
F: +1 804 698 2266
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Travis Blankenship Travis N. Blankenship
AVP, MWCAdvocacy McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1958
F: +1 804 698 2138
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William Boan William D. Boan
Sr. VP, State Gov. Relations McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
1301 Gervais Street
Suite 1050
Columbia, SC 29201

T: +1 803 251 2302
F: +1 803 251 2315
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Ginny Boland Ginny Boland
VP, MWCAdvocacy McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1907
F: +1 804 775 1061
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Vlad Borcan Vlad Andrei Borcan
Research Associate, Government Relations McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
America House
West Wing, 7th Floor
4-8 Bd. Nicolae Titulescu
Sector1, Bucharest

T: +40 21 037 23 14 53
F: +40 21 317 14 82
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Mark T Bowles Mark T. Bowles
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1904
F: +1 804 698 2267
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Jeff Britt Jeffrey M. Britt
Sr. VP, MWCAdvocacy, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1936
F: +1 804 225 5407
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Preston Bryant L. Preston Bryant Jr.
Sr. VP, Infrastructure and Economic Development McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1923
F: +1 804 698 2235
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Lavinia Bughiu Lavinia D. Bughiu
Senior Associate, Public Affairs - McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
America House
West Wing, 7th Floor
4-8 Bd. Nicolae Titulescu
Sector1, Bucharest

T: +40 21 037 23 51464
F: +40 21 317 14 82
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Kerri Burke Kerri A. Burke
SVP, State Gov. Relations McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 2600
Raleigh, NC 27601

T: +1 919 836 4006
F: +1 919 836 4036
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Patrick Cary Patrick L. Carey
VP, State Government Relations McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 849 8134
F: +1 312 698 4535
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Michael Cassidy Michael P. Cassidy
Sr. VP, State Gov. Relations McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 750 5758
F: +1 312 558 4387
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Emanuel Cernant Emanuel Cernat
Senior Manager, Public Affairs McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
America House
West Wing, 7th Floor
4-8 Bd. Nicolae Titulescu
Sector1, Bucharest

T: +40 21 037 23 51473
F: +40 21 317 14 82
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Sara Clements Sara S. Clements
Vice President, State Government Relations McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
115 East Park Avenue
Suite 1
Tallahassee, FL 32301

T: +1 850 727 5000
F: +1 850 765 0896
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86th Texas Legislative Session Preview

November 30, 2018
Austin, TX
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Bladen County Committee of 100 Annual Meeting

July 19, 2017
Elizabethtown, NC
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8th Annual Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Conference

November 10, 2016
Chicago, IL
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Virginia Public Procurement Issues: What You Should Know

April 5, 2016
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7th Annual Medical Device and Life Sciences Conference

November 19, 2015
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The ACA and the Implications of King v. Burwell

March 11, 2015
Complimentary Teleconference
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6th Annual Medical Device and Life Sciences Conference

November 18, 2014
Chicago, IL
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Deficits, Debt and Deductions

September - December 2013
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Benefits Law and Regulation: What More is Coming in 2013?

May 2, 2013
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