Two McGuireWoods Attorneys Named to Virginia Attorney General Transition Team

November 5, 2009

McGuireWoods LLP announced today that Richard Cullen, chairman of the firm, and Bernie McNamee, a partner, have been named to serve on Attorney General-elect Ken Cuccinelli’s transition team. Cullen is one of three people named as chair of the transition team, while McNamee will serve as the executive director of the transition, overseeing day-to-day operations. Andy Miller, a former Virginia Attorney General and Patrick McSweeney, a former United States Justice Department official, are serving as chairs along with Cullen.

A former Virginia attorney general and a former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Cullen has served on transition teams for the past two Virginia attorneys general. Prior to McGuireWoods, McNamee served as chief deputy to former Virginia Attorney General Judy Jagdmann, and he was chief counsel to former Virginia Attorney General Jerry Kilgore.

“It is an honor for me to be selected to serve in this role for the attorney general-elect,” Cullen said. “There is a lot of work to do to ensure a smooth transition, and I’m looking forward to getting started.”