McGuireWoods’ fintech team earned a nationwide ranking in Chambers and Partners’ “2019 Fintech Guide,” underscoring the firm’s growing position as counsel to many of the top emerging financial technology companies.
Chambers lauded McGuireWoods’ strength “across transactional matters, venture capital investments and a broad range of regulatory issues,” and recognized McGuireWoods as a go-to firm for startup companies “throughout all stages of growth.” Chambers also noted the firm “excels in representing businesses developing consumer-facing products,” particularly loan and payment services.
Partners David Reidy and Sarah Zielinski, co-leaders of McGuireWoods’ national fintech team, were recognized as notable practitioners. They represent clients in class actions and commercial litigation, as well as government investigations and enforcement actions, and advise on compliance and regulatory matters. Reidy is based in San Francisco and Zielinski is based in Chicago, both global fintech hubs.
Reidy, a thought leader on challenges faced by emerging fintech companies, focuses on state and federal enforcement and compliance matters. The National Law Journal recently named him a fintech trailblazer and he is recognized in The Legal 500 United States as a “master of his craft” for his financial services and fintech practice.
Zielinski counsels clients and defends their interests under antitrust laws and consumer protection statutes such as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). She is a co-chair of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law’s Pricing Conduct Committee.
Respected, independent authorities recognize McGuireWoods for its service to the nation’s largest banks and financial institutions and to key innovators in fintech. McGuireWoods consistently earns national Tier 1 rankings for banking and finance litigation and banking and finance law in U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”