With a team of 60 attorneys comprised of former federal prosecutors and
enforcement officials, three former U.S. attorneys and a deputy attorney
general of the United States, McGuireWoods’
Government Investigations & White Collar Litigation Department has represented Fortune 100 companies and high-profile individuals in some
of the most prominent and complicated matters of the past decade. And for
its work in 2019, Law360 recently recognized McGuireWoods as a
White Collar Practice Group of the Year.
One of only five firms to earn the prestigious honor, it marks the
second time Law360
has recognized the firm for its handling of high-stakes investigations and
enforcement matters worldwide.
- McGuireWoods secured the dismissal of criminal charges against former
U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock in a long-running federal probe focused on alleged misuse of government and
campaign funds. Partners
George J. Terwilliger III,
Christina Egan and
Benjamin Hatch represented Schock.
Richard Cullen, the firm’s former chairman, and
Patrick Rowan represented Vice President Mike Pence in special counsel Robert
Mueller’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
- Cullen and Hatch won a half-billion dollar judgment against North Korea
for the family of Otto Warmbier, an American student who died after being
imprisoned and tortured in North Korea.
- Cullen, Hatch, and partners
John Adams and
Brandon Santos represent The Boeing Company in connection with a federal investigation
into crashes of two 737 Max-8 jets.
- And Terwilliger served as co-counsel to West Virginia’s governor in a
federal investigation that ended with the Department of Justice declining
to pursue charges.
In addition to the matters cited in Law360’s article, Adams
represented former Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore in a
congressional investigation of the Trump administration’s efforts to add a
citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
noted the firm’s deep bench of former federal prosecutors and senior
government enforcement officials and how this “unusually sophisticated
expertise informs the firm’s work.” The firm’s roster of former federal
prosecutors grew in 2019 with the addition
Andrew McBride in Washington, D.C.,
Rodger Heaton in Chicago and
Kevin Lally in Los Angeles.
Todd Steggerda, chair of the Government Investigations & White Collar Litigation
Department, told Law360 that the firm has built a national
practice with 21 specialty sub-practice areas to ensure that its reach is
“The breadth of our experience, the range of our capabilities across all of
the federal and state jurisdictions involved in investigative and
enforcement activities, and the level of dedication and focus that we give
to our clients” distinguishes McGuireWoods from its competitors, he said.
Dion Hayes, deputy managing partner of the firm’s litigation practice, said, “It is
gratifying when independent authorities such as
affirm what our clients already know — that our talent, knowledge and
intense advocacy in this critical area of the law set McGuireWoods apart.”