National legal media covered the
arrival at McGuireWoods of
Wanda French-Brown and
Irene Hudson, all highly regarded life sciences intellectual property litigators.
In separate Jan. 11 articles, leading legal publications
The American Lawyer
took note of their move to McGuireWoods’ New York office from
All three said that McGuireWoods’ demonstrated strength as a patent
litigation and trial firm — particularly its record in the life sciences
and healthcare sector — provided the ideal platform for their practices to
grow and expand.
“We saw a good mix between our established practice and the clients here at
McGuireWoods,” Hudson said.
The decision to join McGuireWoods went beyond business considerations. The
trio said the firm’s inclusive and welcoming culture and its
commitment to diversity and inclusion
were significant factors in joining the firm. French-Brown said
McGuireWoods “walks the walk” when it comes to diversity.
“That was really key for us — coming to a firm where it’s an environment
that benefits all kinds of diverse attorneys,” she told The American Lawyer.