The Daily Journal named McGuireWoods partners
Alicia (“Ali”) Baiardo and
Tanya Greene to its list of Top Women Lawyers for 2021, honoring the most accomplished
women attorneys practicing in California.
Baiardo is a respected litigator trusted by three of the five largest U.S.
banks and numerous Fortune 500 companies to defend multimillion-dollar
class actions and other complex litigation. Based in San Francisco, she
defends nationwide consumer class actions well as California-wide cases
alleging unfair competition, fraud and violation of various consumer
Greene handles complex litigation matters for some of the world’s most
prominent corporations, including Fortune 100 companies. She defends
corporate clients in complex commercial disputes, securities and
shareholder litigation, class actions, and multi-plaintiff toxic tort
cases. She is the pro bono coordinator for McGuireWoods’ Century City and
downtown Los Angeles offices.
In its profile of Baiardo, the Daily Journal highlighted her
success leading a McGuireWoods team that won dismissal of a majority of
claims against Wells Fargo Bank in a class action dealing with guaranteed
automobile protection (GAP) waivers and her work helping an investor recoup
a failed investment.
The Daily Journal noted Greene’s work co-leading a McGuireWoods
team that won dismissal of breach-of-contract and California Consumers
Legal Remedies Act claims in a proposed class action challenging a major
bank’s practice of charging transaction fees for mortgage payments made
online and by phone. The profile also cited Greene’s role on a litigation
team led by partner
Gregory Evans that won an important anti-SLAPP judgment for client Teledyne Risi, Inc.
and defeated a malicious prosecution lawsuit brought by Martin-Baker
Aircraft Co. Ltd. over a previous breach-of-contract lawsuit. The Daily Journal earlier recognized that case as one of its “Top Verdicts” of 2020. Greene also told the Daily Journal why she decided to
join McGuireWoods in 2019.
“McGuireWoods lured me in,” Greene said. “I liked their business plan for
developing their West Coast financial services litigation practices.”