McGuireWoods partners Dion Hayes, Kevin McGinnis and David Reidy are included in the Irish Legal 100, an annual compilation of distinguished American lawyers of Irish descent. Honorees were recognized in a special edition of the Irish Voice newspaper and at an October reception hosted by Dan Mulhall, the Irish ambassador to the United States, in Washington, D.C.
The Irish Legal 100 features prominent Irish-American lawyers, legal scholars and members of the judiciary, including Chief Justice of United States John Roberts and U.S. Supreme Court Justices Anthony Kennedy and Neil Gorsuch. Reidy first made the list in 2017. Hayes and McGinnis were recognized this year.
Hayes is McGuireWoods’ deputy managing partner for litigation and former chair of the firm’s Restructuring and Insolvency Department. Based in Richmond, Virginia, his national practice focuses on insolvency-related litigation, chapter 11 reorganizations, and distressed asset acquisitions and recapitalizations. The Best Lawyers in America named Hayes “Lawyer of the Year” for bankruptcy litigation in Richmond. He holds a Band 1 ranking – the highest possible – in the esteemed Chambers USA guide.
McGinnis, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a member of McGuireWoods’ nationally recognized debt finance practice. He structures and negotiates debt-financing agreements and has extensive experience representing banks that lend or invest in professional sports franchises in the U.S. and the United Kingdom. The Legal 500 United States recognized McGinnis for his sports industry work, and Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal named him to its list of “Power Players: Sports Lawyers & Outside Counsel.”
Reidy, a San Francisco partner, co-leads McGuireWoods’ fintech group. He represents clients in consumer and business litigation and state and federal regulatory matters, as well as corporate restructuring and financing issues. The National Law Journal recently named him to its 2018 Cryptocurrency/Blockchain/Fintech Trailblazers list, recognizing his cutting-edge practice advising prominent players and emerging companies in the fintech industry. Reidy also was selected for inclusion in The Legal 500 United States.