Driven by last year’s opening and subsequent rapid expansion of its new
Dallas office, McGuireWoods earned the distinction of being Texas’
fastest-growing law firm in 2014, according to a survey published Monday by the
newspaper Texas Lawyer.
McGuireWoods, with offices in Houston, Dallas and Austin, increased its
number of lawyers by 63 percent over the previous year, concluded “The Texas
100” survey based on a count of average full-time equivalents in the Texas
offices of law firms.
McGuireWoods ramped up its ambitious Texas expansion in March 2014, opening
its Dallas office – the third in the state – with six lateral partners. By
October, the headcount had grown to 20 and has since nearly quadrupled its
McGuireWoods moved into Texas in 2011 by opening offices in Houston and
Austin, where it also established a presence for its highly regarded public
affairs group, McGuireWoods Consulting. Texas Lawyer notes that all five of the
fastest-growing firms in its survey are based outside of Texas, an indicator of
how much interest there is among law firms to establish operations in the state.
“Our rapid growth in Dallas is a testament to McGuireWoods’ commitment to
Texas and our desire to provide a full range of client services in this
strategically important market,” said Akash Sethi, managing partner of
McGuireWoods’ Dallas office. “We’re excited about the team we’re building here.”
McGuireWoods LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers in 21 offices worldwide.
Its full-service public affairs arm, McGuireWoods Consulting
LLC, offers infrastructure and economic development, strategic
communications and grassroots advocacy, and government relations solutions.