Three New Office Managing Partners Announced

August 2, 2017

McGuireWoods has appointed new office managing partners in three cities, maintaining the firm’s longstanding practice of regularly rotating key leadership positions.

“These new OMPs are fine lawyers and proven leaders who will continue the firm’s tradition of excellence,” McGuireWoods Managing Partner Tom Cabaniss said. “We thank Tom, Jonathan and Scott for their dynamic leadership.”

Jay Hughes succeeds Tom Farrell as the Houston office managing partner. Hughes advises publicly traded and privately held energy companies in transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, project development, oil and gas leases, and deals involving midstream operations. He leads teams in the purchase, sale, finance, construction and development of renewable energy projects, focusing on utility-scale solar PV and wind. 

Brian Jackson takes the reins from Jonathan Blank as the Charlottesville OMP. Jackson, co-director of McGuireWoods’ transportation industry team, represents long-haul trucking and natural gas transmission companies in high-exposure jury trials nationwide. His peers recognized him as one of Virginia’s top transportation lawyers and he is a member of the Trucking Industry Defense Association.

John McDonald takes over as the Charlotte OMP from Scott Vaughn. McDonald represents clients in employment litigation and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and federal and state labor departments. He counsels corporate clients on compliance with anti-discrimination laws, discrimination and harassment claims, employee mobility issues and asset protection.