National and regional legal publications covered the recent arrivals of
McGuireWoods Chicago partner
Rodger Heaton and downtown Los Angeles partner
Kevin Lally, who joined the firm’s Government Investigations & White Collar
The American Lawyer,
Commercial Dispute Resolution
were among the media outlets that noted the addition of Heaton and Lally,
both former federal prosecutors. In addition, the
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
The State Journal-Register
of Springfield, Illinois, covered Heaton’s move to McGuireWoods and the Los Angeles Daily Journal published a story on Lally.
Heaton is a former U.S. attorney for the Central District of Illinois. He
most recently served as chief of staff and homeland security adviser to
former Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner.
The government investigations space remains highly relevant and, for him,
very interesting work, Heaton told the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
Having spent most of his career as a federal prosecutor or an attorney in a
firm helping clients navigate their way through government investigations,
Heaton decided that McGuireWoods, with such a highly respected team, was a
logical place for him to be.
Lally prosecuted numerous high-profile cases over nearly two decades as an
assistant U.S. attorney in California. He told the Daily Journal
that the time was right for him to move to private practice and that he was
drawn to McGuireWoods by the caliber of the firm’s government
investigations and white collar practice.
“The fit just felt right,” Lally said. “McGuireWoods’ practice group has
been established for decades and its bench is incredibly deep.”