Accomplished Litigator Tanya Greene Joins McGuireWoods as a Partner in Los Angeles

Firm Continues to Expand Its West Coast Capabilities

October 3, 2019

Tanya L. Greene has joined McGuireWoods’ Complex Commercial Litigation Department as a partner in downtown Los Angeles, bringing extensive experience leading business litigation matters for Fortune 100 clients in heavily regulated industries, including finance, technology, aerospace and petroleum. 

Greene defends national corporate clients in securities and shareholder litigation, class actions, and multiplaintiff toxic tort cases in state and federal courts. She represents major banks and private equity firms in cases involving securities fraud and insider trading allegations. She also advises public companies regarding hostile takeover bids, “poison pill” provisions and shareholder proposals.

In addition, Greene advises on internal employment and regulatory investigations, risk management, compliance, corporate governance and corrective measures. She joins McGuireWoods from Kirkland & Ellis.

“Tanya has a stellar reputation for skillfully managing complex and sensitive litigation matters,” said Robert Muckenfuss, chair of McGuireWoods’ Complex Commercial Litigation Department. “She is a fierce advocate for her clients and enhances the considerable capabilities of our practice, particularly on the West Coast.”

Last year, the Los Angeles Business Journal recognized Greene as one of the “Most Influential Minority Attorneys.” In 2018, Greene also received a “40 Under 40 Nation’s Best Advocates” award from the National Bar Association, the country’s oldest and largest national network of African-American lawyers and judges. In 2016, the National Diversity Council named her to its list of the “Top 50 Most Powerful & Influential Women in Law.” 

“Tanya is an important addition to our litigation practice as we continue our growth in California,” said Hamid Namazie, managing partner of the firm’s downtown Los Angeles office. “Her experience and insight will provide powerful advantages for our clients.” 

Greene’s arrival follows the recent additions of white collar partner Kevin Lally in downtown Los Angeles and labor and employment partner Remy Kessler in Century City.

“McGuireWoods has built one of the nation’s most respected litigation practices and is well known for excellence in complex, high-stakes matters,” Greene said. “I look forward to helping the firm build on its strengths in California and nationwide.”

Greene joins a practice recognized as a leader in BTI Litigation Outlook: Changes Trends and Opportunities for Law Firms. McGuireWoods was among an elite group ranked as “standouts” in multiple practices, including complex commercial litigation, in the 2019 report. The firm’s California team represents clients in regulatory and criminal investigations, class actions and financial services litigation, as well as labor and employment, environmental and product liability matters.