The Legal Intelligencer Names McGuireWoods Partner Bryan Brantley a Pennsylvania Trailblazer

November 24, 2020

McGuireWoods Pittsburgh partner Bryan C. Brantley, an accomplished litigator and leader of the firm’s transportation industry team, has been honored as a 2020 Pennsylvania Trailblazer by The Legal Intelligencer, an American Lawyer Media publication.

Brantley has national litigation experience across industries including transportation, retail, construction equipment, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals. He leads a team of lawyers as national coordinating counsel for a Fortune 50 transportation company, overseeing more than 700 matters across every jurisdiction in the country. He also played a key role creating a litigation management dashboard with analytics components to give clients greater insights and predictability into their matters.

Brantley was named a 2020 MCCA Rainmaker by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, the legal profession’s premier diversity and inclusion organization.

A sought-after speaker on litigation matters, he addressed the 2019 Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges on settlement issues and spoke about hiring, managing and collaborating with outside counsel at the Corporate Counsel Business Journal Legal Operations Executive Leadership Forum in March 2020.

Brantley is a member of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion and Finance Committees, and the pro bono coordinator for the firm’s Pittsburgh office. McGuireWoods honored him with the firm’s 2015 Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Award for his leadership assembling diverse legal teams. 

“Colleagues and clients admire Bryan for his commitment and ability to develop innovative solutions to complex problems,” said David Hornyak, managing partner of McGuireWoods’ Pittsburgh office. “He is a top-notch litigator and we are proud he has received this well-deserved recognition.”

“I am honored to be included in this group of respected lawyers and grateful to my McGuireWoods colleagues and our clients for their support,” Brantley said.