Seven McGuireWoods lawyers have been selected to serve on nine Law360 editorial advisory boards, reflecting their knowledge and
experience as top legal advisers. Board members counsel the legal newswire
on trends and issues facing companies, investors, organizations, law firms
and lawyers to help shape Law360’s future coverage of practice
areas and industries.
The following are McGuireWoods’ Law360 editorial advisory board
members for 2020.
Partner Jon Finger (private equity board) focuses on transactional matters and private equity
and is a thought leader on independent sponsor transactions. Under his
guidance, McGuireWoods became the first law firm to implement a
cross-office, nationwide initiative advising independent sponsors and their
capital partners and connecting independent sponsors and capital providers
for potential transactions.
Wanda French-Brown (intellectual property board) represents clients in federal district and
appellate courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission and the Patent
Trial and Appeal Board. She handles patent matters involving a range of
technologies, including wireless communication, biotechnology, medical
devices and pharmaceuticals.
Rakesh Gopalan (banking board and securities board) represents leading banks and financial
institutions in corporate transactions, including securities issuances,
mergers and acquisitions, and technology and outsourcing deals. He
co-chairs the firm’s nationally recognized fintech practice, which counsels
financial institutions and fintech vendors.
Richmond office managing partner
George Keith Martin (construction board and real estate board) practices construction,
commercial real estate and local government law. He represents public and
private entities on real estate projects, including construction,
acquisition and disposition of real property, and redevelopment and
Tom Spahn (legal ethics board) is a commercial litigator who serves as the firm’s
legal ethics counsel. He is a national authority who advises in-house
counsel on ethics issues, including conflicts of interest and
confidentiality. Spahn is a pioneer in researching, analyzing and reporting
on legal ethics and privilege topics, and he has delivered more than 1,900
CLE programs around the world. This is Spahn’s third consecutive year on
the legal ethics board.
Todd Steggerda (aerospace and defense board) chairs McGuireWoods’ Government
Investigations & White Collar Litigation Department, which Law360 named a 2019
White Collar Group of the Year. A former Navy pilot with an aerospace engineering degree, Steggerda leads
defense and national security-related investigations and regulatory
enforcement matters for aerospace and defense firms. This is the third
straight year he has served on the aerospace and defense board.
Angie Zimmern (access to justice board) works on the firm’s pro bono initiatives,
recognized nationally for innovation and impact. As McGuireWoods’ pro bono
director, she develops pro bono partnerships with corporations and
nonprofits to support underserved populations in communities across the
nation where the firm has offices.