Situated at the hub of law, policy and politics, lawyers in McGuireWoods’ Washington, D.C., office serve international and domestic clients, offering a unique blend of public policy experience and legal acumen to address their most critical issues. The office also serves as a pivotal base for McGuireWoods Consulting, the law firm’s full-service public affairs subsidiary.
McGuireWoods’ clients include companies and high-profile and high-net-worth individuals with legal needs in the areas of government investigations; white-collar crime; securities litigation; energy; government contracting; financial regulation; antitrust; intellectual property; international trade; bankruptcy and insolvency; labor and employment, executive compensation and employee benefits; manufacturing; tax; private wealth services; and healthcare regulation.
Drawing on the experience of our former prosecutors and enforcement officials from various government agencies, the office has a deep bench of regulatory and criminal investigations lawyers who handle SEC and PCAOB enforcement defense; FEC, FERC and CFTC enforcement; international fraud/anticorruption and FCPA; the UK Bribery Act; immigration enforcement; the False Claims Act (and related qui tam cases); and congressional ethics and other inquiries. Our lawyers also assist clients with general corporate compliance and internal investigations.
Lawyers in Washington’s energy practice counsel on FERC regulation and enforcement; NERC reliability compliance and enforcement; energy project development; and energy market design and operations. .
In addition, the office’s exceptional litigators assist clients from across the globe with matters in the federal and state courts of Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
McGuireWoods Consulting’s federal group includes lawyers and consultants who help clients deliver key messages to policymakers. Having a say in policy decisions is an essential component of business strategy, and the bipartisan team brings decades of experience facilitating communication between businesses and federal policymakers. Team members handle legislative and administrative issues in all major areas, from trade and taxes to transportation.