profiled McGuireWoods partner
Tanya Greene in an
Oct. 20, 2021, story on her “Women of Influence” award, an honor reserved for 10 women business leaders in the Los Angeles
area for professional achievements, mentoring and commitment to their
In an interview, Greene discussed her roles at McGuireWoods, her mentoring
activities and the challenges and opportunities created by the ongoing
“In the months prior to the pandemic-related shutdowns, I made it a point
to travel to our various offices and introduce myself to my new partners
and clients,” said Greene, who joined the firm in downtown Los Angeles six
months before the shutdowns began. Although in-person interaction was
“squeezed out” due to the pandemic, “other modes of communication
thankfully opened up,” she added.
Greene said she mentors students through UCLA law student organizations,
including the Black Law Student Association, as well as the university’s
undergraduate mentoring program. In addition, she works with junior
associates in the National Bar Association’s mentoring program, the
Associate Advancement Academy for Excellence.
“I believe I can honestly say I have never turned down a request for
mentorship, whether it comes through a formal mentoring program or more
informally through happenstance interactions,” Greene said.