Five McGuireWoods Partners Honored in 2020 Edition of Irish Legal 100

October 29, 2020

McGuireWoods’ Christina Egan, Dion Hayes, Kevin McGinnis, Sean Murphy and Robert Redmond have been recognized in the Irish Legal 100, an annual compilation of distinguished American lawyers of Irish descent. Honorees were recognized in a special edition of the Irish Voice newspaper.

The Irish Legal 100 honors accomplished Irish-American lawyers, legal scholars and members of the judiciary. Past honorees include U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, and retired Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Egan, managing partner of McGuireWoods’ Chicago office and a member of the board of partners, is a trial lawyer who represents clients in criminal and civil investigations by the government and federal and state regulators. Her contributions to the firm’s Government Investigations & White Collar Litigation Department helped McGuireWoods earn recognition from Law360 as a 2019 White Collar Group of the Year. Crain's Chicago Business recently named Egan to its "2020 Notable Women in Law" list.

Hayes is McGuireWoods’ deputy managing partner for litigation and former chair of the Restructuring & Insolvency Department. Based in Richmond, Virginia, he focuses on insolvency-related litigation, chapter 11 reorganizations, and distressed asset acquisitions and recapitalizations. The Best Lawyers in America named Hayes “Lawyer of the Year” for bankruptcy litigation in Richmond and he holds a Band 1 ranking in the esteemed Chambers USA guide.

McGinnis — a Charlotte, North Carolina, partner who chairs the associates committee — is a member of the firm’s nationally recognized debt finance practice. He structures and negotiates debt financing agreements and represents banks that lend or invest in professional sports franchises. His work was recognized by The Legal 500 United States, and Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal named him to its list of “Power Players: Sports Lawyers & Outside Counsel.”

Murphy is a litigation partner in McGuireWoods’ Complex Commercial Litigation Department in Tysons, Virginia. He represents high-net-worth individuals and families, executors, guardians, conservators, beneficiaries and trustees throughout the United States in fiduciary matters. He also is a frequent author and speaker on issues facing corporate fiduciaries.

Redmond, based in Richmond, is an accomplished trial lawyer who focuses on mass tort, product liability and complex commercial litigation. He founded a pro bono clinic in conjunction with the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to serve the needs of Hispanic immigrants. The Virginia State Bar and the City of Richmond Bar Association have recognized his work with their highest pro bono awards.

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