Corporate Counsel Rate McGuireWoods a Commercial Litigation Powerhouse in BTI Report

Firm Earns Seven Practice Rankings in Annual Survey

October 15, 2021

McGuireWoods was among an exclusive group of law firms that corporate counsel identified as a commercial litigation powerhouse in “BTI Litigation Outlook 2022: Post Pandemic and Beyond.” The firm earned recognition in seven litigation practice categories in the annual survey, which is based on unprompted feedback from legal decision makers at large companies in 15 industry sectors.

McGuireWoods was one of only six law firms to earn the powerhouse rating — BTI’s highest — for general commercial litigation. In addition, the firm was rated a “standout” for intellectual property and employment litigation and a “leader” for class action, product liability, complex employment and complex commercial litigation.

“The BTI report is another measure of the depth and breadth of our litigation capabilities,” said Dion Hayes, McGuireWoods’ deputy managing partner for litigation. “Moreover, our track record helping businesses anticipate and manage litigation risks has us well-positioned to assist clients with new challenges that emerge in the post-pandemic economy.”

The BTI report found that, in 2021, companies “saw great value in working with firms who had gained an understanding of their risk sensitivities and the nuances of the issues buried in their surging caseload.”

“The law firms who can help clients plan, use their budget to work down the caseload and help fend off matters will have a distinct advantage over all the others,” the BTI report concluded.

Earlier this year, McGuireWoods was one of only 11 law firms singled out for superior client service in BTI’s Most Recommended Law Firms report. In addition, the firm was named a powerhouse for private company deals and straightforward transactions in “The BTI M&A Outlook 2022.”

BTI’s surveys of corporate counsel consistently rate McGuireWoods as a leading law firm. The firm has been recognized 15 times on BTI’s Client Service A-Team, the gold standard for measuring client service excellence.