McGuireWoods Elevates Six to Partnership

January 4, 2010

McGuireWoods LLP announced today it has elected six attorneys to partnership, effective Jan. 1, 2010. They serve in six practice areas and span five offices.

Susan P. Dion (Labor & Employment – Charlotte) represents employers with labor and employment matters, including issues involving Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the National Labor Relations Act, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). She has experience defending employers in state and federal courts, and before state and federal agencies. In addition to her litigation practice, she counsels employers regarding employment agreements, handbooks and policies, employee discipline and terminations, and compliance with federal and state employment laws.

Dana G. Fitzsimons, Jr. (Tax & Employee Benefits – Richmond) practices in the areas of fiduciary litigation, estate and trust administration, and estate planning. He represents corporate and individual fiduciaries and beneficiaries in fiduciary litigation matters, including surcharge actions against fiduciaries, will and trust contests, restructuring trusts, managing fiduciary risk, and adult guardianship litigation.

Nathan A. Kottkamp (Healthcare – Richmond) concentrates in healthcare law, including Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, third-party reimbursement, federal and state regulatory compliance, fraud and abuse, self-referral prohibitions, privacy and confidentiality requirements, patient rights and clinical ethics, medical staff privileges, healthcare contracts, certificate of public need proposals, reproductive medicine, healthcare antitrust, HIPAA, EMTALA, and advance directives. He is founder and chair of National Healthcare Decisions Day Initiative,

Brian P. O’Meara (Financial Services Litigation – Chicago) focuses on complex commercial litigation and general civil litigation. He has represented clients in commercial landlord-tenant disputes, breach of contract actions, business tort actions, and matters involving financial institutions. He has also handled the defense of numerous class action lawsuits alleging violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act. He is experienced in all phases of litigation at state and federal levels, including preparing and responding to pleadings, discovery requests and dispositive motions; taking and defending depositions; settlement negotiations; conducting oral argument; trial and appellate work; and the negotiation, settlement, and approval of classwide settlements. He has first chaired a jury trial and several bench trials involving a wide range of commercial disputes.

James E. Van Horn (Restructuring & Insolvency – Baltimore) focuses on bankruptcy, insolvency, creditors’ rights and commercial workouts. He has significant experience representing corporate debtors, creditors and creditors committees, as well as corporate restructuring, business valuation, forensic accounting and fraud investigation. Prior to joining McGuireWoods, he was a senior consultant in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Services Practice of FTI Consulting, Inc., and a senior associate in the Business Recovery Services Division of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He is a Certified Public Accountant; a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor; and an adjunct faculty member in the master of business administration program for the University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.

Matthew J. Wrysinski (Capital Markets – Los Angeles) primarily represents commercial banks, finance companies, other commercial lenders, and private equity funds and their portfolio companies in various types of secured and unsecured financings (including revolving credit and term credit facilities, senior, subordinate, second lien, mezzanine and other working capital facilities). His practice is also focused on representations in bankruptcies and other insolvency proceedings. He has represented various secured lenders in negotiating and documenting consensual and non-consensual cash collateral orders, debtor in possession financings, obtaining complex cash management orders, as well as in 363 sales and plan negotiations.