McGuireWoods Washington, D.C., partner
John H. Thompson was featured in a
Q&A in the November-December issue of the
Corporate Counsel Business Journal, in which he discussed his military background, how it influences his work
as a lawyer, his role advancing the
HAVEN Act, the firm’s pro bono work to assist veterans, and more.
Regarding his military service, Thompson pointed to “the core values and
leadership principles” that guided him carrying over to his work practicing
He highlighted how McGuireWoods’ Veterans Lawyers Network (VLN) brings
value to the firm and its clients, and how it offers opportunities for the
firm’s lawyers to provide much-needed pro bono and community service
projects to active duty military, veterans and their families.
“Corporate clients are eager to provide in-house legal resources to help
veterans and their families in the communities they serve,” said Thompson,
VLN chair. “That shared commitment also enhances our relationships with our
Thompson played a key role in raising awareness of the need for the HAVEN
Act, which helps military veterans shield disability and other Veterans
Administration benefits during bankruptcy proceedings and placing veterans
on equal footing with civilian recipients of Social Security benefits under
the Bankruptcy Code.