McGuireWoods elected 12 new partners effective Jan. 1, 2020. The new class
— 50 percent women and lawyers of color — spans firm offices from coast to
Edwin O. Childs Jr. (Government Investigations & White Collar Litigation, Washington,
D.C.) represents companies in the defense, services, technology and
aerospace industries in government contracting investigations,
enforcement matters and compliance actions.
Keisha O. Coleman (Complex Commercial Litigation, Atlanta) is a trial lawyer with
particular focus on complex financial services, business, securities,
and white-collar criminal litigation and investigations.
Michael F. Easley Jr. (Financial Services Litigation, Raleigh) represents clients in complex
litigation and regulatory matters. He counsels clients across
industries including financial services, manufacturing, life sciences,
consumer products and technology.
Matthew D. Fender (Business & Securities Litigation, Richmond) is a trial lawyer and
commercial litigator who represents clients in contract disputes and
insurance coverage matters as well as real estate litigation.
Meghan Gehr Hubbard (Tax & Employee Benefits, Richmond) practices in the private wealth
services group representing corporate and individual fiduciaries in
fiduciary litigation and administration matters.
Clare M. Lewis (M&A and Corporate Transactions, Charlottesville) represents
venture capital and private equity investors and emerging growth and
middle market companies in mergers and acquisitions, equity financings,
corporate governance and fund formation.
Alexander M. Madrid (Complex Commercial Litigation, Pittsburgh) represents financial
institutions and other corporate clients, with a specific focus on
broker-dealers, in litigation, arbitration, and regulatory and
Charlotte Pashley (Real Estate & Land Use, Century City) represents companies in
commercial leasing of office, retail and industrial space, and
acquisition and disposition of industrial and commercial properties.
Bradley A. Ridlehoover (Tax & Employee Benefits, Richmond) helps taxpayers facing federal
tax disputes, guiding them through the resolution process from
administrative audit to trial, and advises nonprofits and charities on
federal tax issues.
Nicholas D. SanFilippo (Labor & Employment, Tysons) represents employers in matters
involving employee mobility issues and business ownership disputes,
which typically include employment contracts, restrictive covenants,
the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA) and business tort claims.
Benjamin J. Sitter (Financial Services Litigation, Pittsburgh) defends and counsels
clients in the financial services industry in class action litigation,
vehicle finance matters, consumer protection, internal investigations
and Ponzi schemes.
Larissa Sneathern (Business & Securities Litigation, Charlottesville) handles
high-stakes commercial litigation, contractual disputes and business
torts with a focus on energy and banking litigation.
In addition to the newly elected partners, 22 lateral partners have joined
McGuireWoods in 2019, adding depth in a number of litigation and corporate
practices. More than 45 percent of this year’s new lateral partners are
women, LGBTQ lawyers and lawyers of color.
Business & Securities Litigation
Complex Commercial Litigation
Financial Services Litigation
Government Investigations & White Collar Litigation
Wanda French-Brown, New York
Benjamin C. Hsing, New York
Irene E. Hudson, New York
Eric S. Schlichter, Houston
Labor & Employment
Remy J. Kessler, Century City
M&A and Corporate Transactions
Regulatory & Compliance
“McGuireWoods is committed to diversity and inclusion in the operation of
our firm and in service to our clients,” said
J. Tracy Walker IV, the firm’s managing partner. “Among other things, we are committed to
increasing the number of women, LGBTQ lawyers, and lawyers of color at our
firm, knowing that they will serve our firm and our clients incredibly
well, and that they will draw needed, talented young people into our firm
and our profession.”