Heaton and Lally Receive National, Regional Media Coverage for Joining McGuireWoods

October 1, 2019

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 Litigation Department.

The American Lawyer, Law360, Bloomberg Law, Reuters, Politico and 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 and 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.”