McGuireWoods Attorneys Recognized for Excellence By The National Black Lawyers

April 13, 2021

The National Black Lawyers has selected McGuireWoods associate Brandi Howard for its list of Top 40 Under 40 lawyers in Washington, D.C., and Richmond associates Etahjayne Harris and Daniel Howell for its list of Top 40 Under 40 lawyers in Virginia.

The National Black Lawyers is a professional and educational organization comprised of African American attorneys who have demonstrated excellence and achieved outstanding results in their careers.

Howard represents clients in government investigations and commercial trial and appellate litigation. She participated in the District of Columbia Bar's John Payton Leadership Academy Class, which trains lawyers to be leaders of the bar, in the profession and in their communities. She is a former appellate law clerk with the D.C. Court of Appeals and the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Harris represents clients in complex civil litigation involving transportation and medical devices. She recently contributed to a chapter in “Infectious Disease Litigation: Science, Law and Procedure,” a new guide co-edited by McGuireWoods partners Samuel Tarry and Davis Walsh that is designed to help litigators prepare for pandemic-related lawsuits. Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Harris was an intern for the Office of the Chief Staff Attorney of the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Howell’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactional matters and he has contributed to several significant energy industry deals. He was selected for inclusion in this year’s Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for his M&A work. Howell formerly served as a law clerk at the 4th Judicial Circuit of Virginia in Norfolk.

Howard and Howell join McGuireWoods partners Lawrence Cameron of Raleigh and Mirlande Telfort of New York and D.C. counsel James Sherman as current members of The National Black Lawyers.

“Congratulations to Brandi, Etahjayne and Daniel on their recognition by The National Black Lawyers as rising stars in their practices,” said Baltimore partner Ava Lias-Booker, chair of McGuireWoods’ Diversity & Inclusion Committee. “These honors are well-deserved for their contributions to the firm, to our clients and to the legal profession.”

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