Andrew G. McBride, a former federal prosecutor and nationally recognized trial and appellate lawyer with more than two decades of experience representing corporate clients and individuals, has joined McGuireWoods’ Government Investigations & White Collar Litigation Department as a partner in Washington, D.C.
McBride clerked on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. He served for three years in the Justice Department as an associate deputy attorney general and an assistant to the attorney general under Attorneys General Dick Thornburgh and William P. Barr. He then spent seven years as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, trying over 30 criminal and civil cases, including health care fraud, RICO cases, and money laundering and forfeiture proceedings. McBride also has argued more than 50 appeals in state and federal courts across the country.
In 20 years of private practice, McBride has successfully handled criminal and civil enforcement matters before the Department of Justice, the Department of Defense, the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Communications Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, and state attorneys general and public utility commissions. His practice also includes class action defense. The National Law Journal named him a “Litigation Trailblazer” for his use of individual arbitration clauses to defeat class actions. He also has been recognized as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” by Chambers USA.
“Andrew is an extremely accomplished Washington litigator who has distinguished himself in public service and private practice,” said Todd Steggerda, chair of the firm’s Government Investigations & White Collar Litigation Department. “Andrew offers our clients significant experience in both civil and criminal litigation and a deep understanding of the Justice Department and other federal agencies through a long and notable career in Washington.”
“Andrew enhances our bench of former prosecutors and Supreme Court clerks and his unique perspective provides another powerful advantage for our clients,” added Todd Mullins, managing partner of the firm’s Washington office.
“McGuireWoods has built a powerhouse government investigations and white-collar practice with some of the nation’s most respected litigators, and I am proud to be joining this elite team,” said McBride, one of seven former Supreme Court clerks in the firm’s litigation practices.
McGuireWoods ranks among the world’s premier investigations firms in the 2018 edition of the GIR 100, a guide to leading cross-border investigations practices based on independent research by Global Investigations Review. The firm holds a nationwide ranking for corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense in The Legal 500 United States.