Sabrina A. Beldner,
Meghaan C. Madriz,
Bruce M. Steen and
Jacquelyn E. Stone are recognized among Lawdragon’s
500 Leading Corporate Employment Lawyers of America for their work representing clients in employment-related litigation and
labor law matters and helping companies maintain global workforces during
the COVID-19 pandemic.
Beldner chairs McGuireWoods’ Labor & Employment Department. Based in
the firm’s Los Angeles-Century City office, she represents clients in
employment-related individual, class, representative and collective action
claims and labor law matters. She also conducts high-level employee
misconduct investigations and management training on preventing workplace
harassment, discrimination and retaliation.
Madriz, based in Houston, advises clients on labor and employment law
matters, including wage and hour disputes, Department of Labor
investigations, class and collective actions, discrimination claims, and
trade secret and noncompete disputes. She also handles unfair competition
and misappropriation of trade secrets litigation.
Steen, a Charlotte partner, is the firm’s general counsel and former chair
of the Labor & Employment Department. He litigates collective and class
action claims and defends clients against employee claims asserting
wrongful termination, breach of contract, unlawful harassment,
discrimination and retaliation. In addition, he represents ERISA welfare
and pension benefits plans in single and multi-plaintiff benefits disputes.
Stone, based in Richmond, assists companies in immigration-related matters,
including employment-based visas for employees of multinational companies,
engineers, physicians, lawyers, architects, teachers, professors and
research scientists. She also helps foreign companies and organizations
establish U.S. operations and coordinate the transfer of key executives.
She is a partner in the firm’s Securities & Capital Markets Department.
“We are fortunate to have talented lawyers from coast to coast who excel at
helping our corporate clients navigate complex and high-stakes employment
matters,” said Dion Hayes, the firm’s deputy managing partner for litigation. “We are delighted to
see Sabrina, Meghaan, Bruce and Jackie receive this well-deserved national
McGuireWoods earned national Tier 1 rankings for labor and employment
litigation, employment law and employee benefits law in the 2022 edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms.” The firm also earned nationwide recognition for labor and employment in
the 2021 edition of “Chambers USA.”