Lawdragon Names Four McGuireWoods Partners Leading Corporate Employment Lawyers

November 16, 2021

McGuireWoods partners 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 recognition.”

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.”