192 McGuireWoods Attorneys Recognized in 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Firm Earns 21 Lawyer of the Year Honors, Maintains Dominance in Banking and Finance Law for Seventh Straight Year

August 15, 2019

McGuireWoods had 192 attorneys from the firm’s U.S. offices selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 21 of whom were named Lawyers of the Year, an honor given to only one lawyer in each practice area per city.

Among the 192 honorees, 28 were listed in the area of Banking and Finance Law, the most of any firm in the nation. McGuireWoods has achieved this distinction for seven straight years, a testament to the depth and experience of its nationally recognized corporate finance practices. In addition, the firm had 30 lawyers listed in Commercial Litigation and 21 in Real Estate Law.

Best Lawyers selects honorees based on surveys in which thousands of lawyers confidentially evaluate their peers. The following McGuireWoods partners and senior counsel were recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” for 2020:

The following McGuireWoods lawyers were selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers:

ATLANTA – Art Gambill, Banking and Finance Law; Christopher K. Greene, Banking and Finance Law; John T. Grieb, Real Estate Law; Chris D. Molen, Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law; Gerald V. Thomas II , Tax Law; Gerum Yilma, Banking and Finance Law

AUSTIN J. Mark Lawless, Insurance Law

BALTIMORE – Ilene A. Bailey, Real Estate Law; Alan C. Cason, Banking and Finance Law, Public Finance Law; Cheryl O'Donnell Guth, Non-Profit / Charities Law; Ava E. Lias-Booker, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation-Securities; Cecil E. Martin III, Corporate Law, Emery B. McRill, Banking and Finance Law, Public Finance Law; Patrick M. Shelley, Real Estate Law

CENTURY CITY, Calif. Thomas L. Becket, Real Estate Law

CHARLOTTE – Stephen David Allred, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance; Bradley S. Austin, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Brian D. Barger, Employment Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment; Eric L. Burk, Banking and Finance Law; Rebecca S. Chaffin; Banking and Finance Law; Andrea C. Chomakos, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates; Peter J. Covington, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Antitrust, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Securities; Robert W. Cramer, Banking and Finance Law; Jason D. Evans, Commercial Litigation; Douglas W. Ey Jr., Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; David A. Franchina, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental; Taylor Wedge French, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; William N. Harris, Real Estate Law; James T. Hedrick Jr., Banking and Finance Law; James H. Jeffries IV, Communications Law, Energy Law Bradley R. Kutrow, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - First Amendment, Litigation - Securities, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Harrison L. Marshall Jr., Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Venture Capital Law; John G. McDonald, Employment Law - Management; E. Graham McGoogan Jr., Tax Law, Trusts and Estates; Loy McKeithen, Banking and Finance Law; Raj Natarajan, Banking and Finance Law; Paul M. Navarro, Employment Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment; Christopher S. Nesbit, Corporate Law; Robert Hugh Pryor, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy; Marvin L. Rogers, Banking and Finance Law; Staci E. Rosche, Banking and Finance Law; Chris Scheurer, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Bruce M. Steen, Commercial Litigation, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - ERISA, Litigation - Labor and Employment; Catherine E. Thompson, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Securities; Scott P. Vaughn, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy; Richard W. Viola, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation; Bart Walker, Health Care Law; W. Kent Walker Jr., Banking and Finance Law; David B. Whelpley Jr., Construction Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; J. Michael Wilson, Tax Law; Elizabeth G. Wren, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. Jonathan T. Blank, Commercial Litigation; Charles D. Fox IV, Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates; David Z. Izakowitz, Employment Law - Management, Immigration Law; J. Brian Jackson, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Steven J. Keeler, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Venture Capital Law; Kurt J. Krueger, Corporate Law; James F. Neale, Litigation - Insurance; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; R. Craig Wood, Education Law, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

CHICAGO Scott Becker, Health Care Law; Timothy P. Callahan, Construction Law; Scott L. Glickson, Technology Law; Richard Mason, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Aaron G. McCollough, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Kay McNab, Banking and Finance Law; Philip J. Perzek, Banking and Finance Law; James B. Riley Jr., Health Care Law;

COLUMBIA, S.C. James H. Hodges, Government Relations Practice; Courtney C. Shytle, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

DALLAS – Jason W. Cook, Copyright Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent; John R. Henderson, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

HOUSTON Richard D. Deutsch, Arbitration; International Arbitration -Commercial; Ronald G. Franklin, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs; Yasser Madriz, Commercial Litigation

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Thomas R. Brice, Employment Law - Management; Scott S. Cairns, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Railroad Law; Kenneth M. Keefe Jr., Real Estate Law; Christopher J. Thanner, Real Estate Law

LOS ANGELES Mark A. Spitzer, Banking and Finance Law

NEW YORK Michael J. DiMattia, Litigation - Labor and Employment; J. Kevin Dougherty, Corporate Law, Public Finance Law; James Gelman, Banking and Finance Law; William E. Goydan, Commercial Litigation; T. Craig Harmon, Real Estate Law; Kenneth E. Noble, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Deepak Reddy, Aviation Law; Brian Swett, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

NORFOLK, Va. Richard J. Cromwell, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; Robert W. McFarland, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation; John D. Padgett, Admiralty and Maritime Law; Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Transportation Law; Mark D. Williamson, Real Estate Law

PITTSBURGH Robert E. Bittner, Real Estate Law; Hannah Thompson Frank, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Mark E. Freedlander, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy; Alan B. Gordon, Real Estate Law; Gregory Krock, Commercial Litigation; David P. Pusateri, International Trade and Finance Law; Scott E. Westwood, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Penny E. Zacharias; Banking and Finance Law

RALEIGH, N.C. Mark E. Anderson, Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants; Jean Gordon Carter, Trusts and Estates; Charles D. Case, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Energy Regulatory Law, Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental; Anthony C. Cianciotti, Banking and Finance Law; Anne Croteau, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Mary Lynne Grigg, Energy Law; Mary Nash K. Rusher, Banking and Finance Law, Public Finance Law

RICHMOND Arthur E. Anderson II, Banking and Finance Law, Public Finance Law; Terrence M. Bagley, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Mary Dalton Baril, Copyright Law, Gaming Law; Craig D. Bell, Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Tax Law; Sarah B. Boehm, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy; Stephen D. Busch, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Thomas E. Cabaniss, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Real Estate Law; Robert M. Cipolla, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; M. Ann Neil Cosby, Real Estate Law; Richard Cullen, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar; W. Birch Douglass III, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates; Howard Feller, Antitrust Law, Litigation - Antitrust; David E. Finkelson, Copyright Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent, Patent Law; Bryan A. Fratkin , Litigation - Banking and Finance; Ryan Frei, Commercial Litigation; Kristen Hager, Trusts and Estates; Jonathan P. Harmon, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law - Individuals; Dion W. Hayes, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy; Patrick T. Horne, Energy Law; Justin D. Howard, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Bryce D. Jewett III, Corporate Law; Joanne Katsantonis, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; D. Brennen Keene, Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law; Donald E. King, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, International Trade and Finance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Mark J. La Fratta, Energy Law, Energy Regulatory Law; John M. Lain, Water Law; Douglas E. Lamb, Banking and Finance Law, Project Finance Law; Vishwa B. Link, Energy Law, Energy Regulatory Law; Nancy R. Little, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law; John H. Maddock III, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy; Gary S. Marshall, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment; George Keith Martin, Construction Law, Municipal Law, Real Estate Law; Eugene E. Mathews III, Commercial Litigation; Michele A. W. McKinnon, Non-Profit / Charities Law, Trusts and Estates; Charles L. Menges, Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law; Christopher R. Nolen, Government Relations Practice; John B. O'Grady, Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates; Scott Oostdyk, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Environmental; Janet P. Peyton, Trademark Law; Edmund S. Pittman, Real Estate Law; Maria P. Rasmussen, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Robert F. Redmond Jr., Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Joseph K. Reid III, Energy Regulatory Law, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; David L. Richardson, Banking and Finance Law, Public Finance Law; Bradley A. Ridlehoover, Litigation and Controversy - Tax; Brian C. Riopelle, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent; Thomas P. Rohman, Tax Law; Dana Rust, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment; Rodney A. Satterwhite, Employment Law - Management, Information Technology Law, Labor Law - Management; Gilbert E. “Bud” Schill Jr., Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Education Law, Health Care Law ; Joseph S. Sheerin, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy; K. Elizabeth Sieg, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy; Thomas J. Stallings, Health Care Law; Samuel L. Tarry Jr., Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; James A. Thornhill, Environmental Law; Robin Cooke Vance, Trademark Law; Howard C. Vick, Jr., Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar; J. Tracy Walker IV, Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Jill Misage Webb, Corporate Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Scott L. Weber, Real Estate Law; Warren E. Zirkle, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Securities

SAN FRANCISCO Peter Szurley, Securitization and Structured Finance Law

TYSONS M. Melissa Glassman, Litigation - Construction; Michael W. Graff, Banking and Finance Law; Richard D. Holzheimer Jr., Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Real Estate; E. Kristen Moye, Banking and Finance Law; Jonathan P. Rak, Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law; Gregory A. Riegle, Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law; Stephen W. Robinson, Employment Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment; Thomas E. Spahn, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation; David I. Swan, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; John D. Wilburn, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law; Litigation - Real Estate; Gino Zaccardelli, Trusts and Estates

WASHINGTON, D.C. Frank J. Donatelli, Government Relations Practice; Douglas M. Foley, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy; Jonathan L. Lewis, Antitrust Law; Leonard J. Marsico, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation -Environmental, Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation - Real Estate; Andrew G. McBride, Appellate Practice, Communications Law; Todd Mullins , Energy Regulatory Law; Noel Symons, Utilities Law; George J. Terwilliger III, Criminal Defense: White Collar; John H. Thompson, Litigation - Bankruptcy; G. William Tysse, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

WILMINGTON, N.C. Henry L. Kitchin Jr., Commercial Litigation; J. Dickson McLean, Corporate Law

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