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 protection statutes.
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.”