McGuireWoods promoted 15 lawyers to the firm’s partnership, effective Jan. 1,
2015. The new partners span seven U.S. offices and 10 litigation and corporate
practice areas, reflecting the depth and breadth of the firm’s capabilities.
“These exceptional lawyers personify the core values of McGuireWoods, and the
excellence they demonstrate day in and day out in their practice areas enhances
our ability to provide the highest level of service to our clients,” said Tom
Cabaniss, managing partner of McGuireWoods. “We’re proud to have them as
Four of the new partners are based in the financial hub of Charlotte, North
Carolina; three each work in Chicago and Richmond; and two are in Tysons Corner,
Virginia. The remaining three will work in Washington, Jacksonville, Florida,
New partners Steven Hamilton in Chicago and Josh Whitlock in Charlotte are
members of the firm’s Business and Securities Litigation Department; Steven
Ritchie in Charlotte and Clayton Stallbaumer in Chicago are in Debt Finance,
Joshua Davey in Charlotte and Andrew Woltman in Chicago are in Financial
Services Litigation, Josiah Bancroft in Atlanta and Kenneth Wire in Tysons
Corner are in Real Estate and Land Use, and Benjamin Candland in Richmond and
William Sanderson in Washington are in Tax and Employee Benefits.
Brad Austin in Charlotte is a member of the firm’s Specialty Corporate
Practices Department, Katherine DeLuca in Richmond is in Securities, Sara
Holladay-Tobias in Jacksonville is in Complex Commercial Litigation, Bethany
Lukitsch in Richmond is in Antitrust and Trade Regulation, and Melissa
Taylormoore in Tysons Corner is in Labor and Employment.
Respected, independent authorities have recently taken note of McGuireWoods’
excellence across a wide range of practices. The firm earned first-tier national
rankings in 21 practice areas — including “Law Firm of the Year” in Banking and
Finance Law — in the 2015 edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms,”
placing it among the 20 U.S. firms with the most top-tier rankings.