McGuireWoods Atlanta partner
Cheryl Haas has been named to the Daily Report’s 2020 list of
Georgia Trailblazers, recognizing legal professionals who have made significant contributions
in their practice areas. Haas, a highly respected financial services
litigator, is profiled in a special issue of the Daily Report, an
American Lawyer Media publication, for her professional
achievements and for pro bono efforts to revitalize Northwest Atlanta.
“I am honored to be recognized among this esteemed group of individuals
whose work has made such a positive impact on our community and
profession,” Haas said.
As chair of McGuireWoods’ Financial Services Litigation Department, Haas
advises Fortune 100 companies, investment advisers and broker-dealers in
high-stakes disputes in courts and before securities regulators. She
previously served as chair of the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation
A member of the firm’s Diversity Action Council, Haas mentors lawyers of
color and women lawyers to become partners. She was instrumental in
McGuireWoods’ adoption of the
Mansfield Rule, certifying that the firm considers at least 30 percent women, lawyers of
color, LGBTQ+ lawyers and lawyers with disabilities for 70 percent of firm
leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, formal client
pitch opportunities and senior lateral positions.
In addition to her national law practice, Haas provides pro bono counsel
and serves on the board of Grove Park Foundation, a nonprofit working with
the public, private and nonprofit sectors to help end cycles of
generational poverty in Atlanta. She advises on governance issues, land
purchases, partnership agreements, policy and procedures, and community
events that support the organization’s efforts to facilitate
preschool-to-college education, encourage the arts, provide affordable
housing, and nurture green areas within the community.