McGuireWoods ranks among the world’s leading investigations firms in the
2019 edition of the
GIR 100, a guide to top cross-border investigations practices based on independent
research by Global Investigations Review.
editors selected the 100 firms for their ability to carry out
sophisticated, cross-border government-led and internal investigations.
McGuireWoods has been recognized in the GIR 100 guide each year since its
2015 inception, a testament to the reputation of the firm’s government
investigations and white-collar litigation practice, which GIR
described as a “heavyweight.”
High-profile matters cited by GIR include the firm’s
representation of Vice President Mike Pence in relation to the special
counsel investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Partner
Richard Cullen, McGuireWoods’ former chairman, was the lead attorney in the matter.
highlighted the firm’s role securing dismissal of all criminal charges
U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois in a long-running federal case that focused on Schock’s alleged
misuse of campaign and government funds. Partner
George J. Terwilliger III led the McGuireWoods team defending Schock.
The guide also noted the firm’s deep bench of lawyers with government
experience in the United States and United Kingdom. Three former federal
prosecutors have joined the firm this year alone —
Andrew McBride in Washington, D.C.,
Rodger Heaton in Chicago and
Kevin Lally in Los Angeles.
Michael Herring, the former Commonwealth’s Attorney in Richmond, Virginia, also moved to
McGuireWoods in 2019.
“We are proud that GIR consistently recognizes McGuireWoods for
the depth of our practice, our experience and our lawyers’ ability to guide
clients through complicated, high-stakes matters,” said
Todd Steggerda, chair of McGuireWoods’ Government Investigations & White Collar
McGuireWoods holds a nationwide ranking for corporate investigations and
white-collar criminal defense in
The Legal 500 United States.