McGuireWoods’ Jessica Taylor to Join Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

May 28, 2020

McGuireWoods Richmond associate Jessica Taylor will join the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in June as legal counsel.

In her new role, Taylor will influence Federal Reserve policies and procedures, advise on legal matters related to the daily function of the Federal Reserve System, and advise and train on legal principles and best compliance practices for credit risk management and secured lending. Taylor will join McGuireWoods alumna Bindy Savedoff, who joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in 2013 and became senior legal counsel there in 2019.

Taylor, who joined McGuireWoods’ Restructuring & Insolvency Department in 2016, assists clients with legal issues that arise in reorganizations, liquidations, financial restructuring and adversary proceeding litigation. She represents secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 proceedings, as well as parties seeking to recover or defend against preferential and fraudulent transfers.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Taylor served as a law clerk to Judge Brian F. Kenney of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

“While we will miss Jessica’s work ethic and dedication on behalf of our firm, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond is fortunate to have her on their team,” said Charlotte partner Scott Vaughn, chair of the firm’s Restructuring & Insolvency Department.

Noted Taylor, “While leaving McGuireWoods — which is unmatched in its culture and sophistication of legal work that it produces — is bittersweet, the relationships I’ve made here are ones I will cherish the rest of my life. During my time here, I worked on challenging, complex matters and was mentored by some of the best lawyers around.”