McGuireWoods Attorneys Recognized in 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Firm Earns 17 Lawyer of the Year Honors

August 19, 2021

McGuireWoods had 197 attorneys from the firm’s U.S. offices selected for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 17 of whom were named Lawyers of the Year, an honor given to only one lawyer in each practice area per city.

Among the honorees, 30 were listed in the area of Banking and Finance Law, reflecting depth and experience of the firm’s nationally recognized corporate finance practices. The firm also had 29 lawyers recognized in Commercial Litigation.

Best Lawyers selects honorees based on surveys in which thousands of lawyers confidentially evaluate their peers. The following McGuireWoods partners and senior counsel were recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” for 2022.

The following McGuireWoods lawyers were selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers:

ATLANTAJosiah A. Bancroft, Real Estate Law; Anthony C. Cianciotti, Banking and Finance Law; Art Gambill, Banking and Finance Law; Christopher K. Greene, Banking and Finance Law; John T. Grieb, Real Estate Law; Shelby S. Guilbert Jr., International Arbitration - Governmental; Chris D. Molen, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law; Gerald V. Thomas II, Tax Law; Gerum Yilma, Banking and Finance Law

BALTIMORE Ilene A. Bailey, Real Estate Law; Alan C. Cason, Banking and Finance Law, Public Finance Law; Cheryl O'Donnell Guth, Nonprofit / Charities Law; Ava E. Lias-Booker, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Securities; Elena D. Marcuss, Employment Law - Management;  Cecil E. Martin III, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Emery B. McRill, Banking and Finance Law, Public Finance Law; Patrick M. Shelley, Real Estate Law

CHARLOTTE Stephen David Allred, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance; Brian D. Barger, Employment Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment; Christian Brose, Banking and Finance Law; Eric L. Burk, Banking and Finance Law; Rebecca S. Chaffin; Banking and Finance Law; Andrea C. Chomakos, Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates; Peter J. Covington, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Antitrust, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Securities; Robert W. Cramer, Banking and Finance Law; Douglas W. Ey Jr., Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; David A. Franchina, Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental; Taylor Wedge French, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Adam J. Greene, Project Finance Law; William N. Harris, Real Estate Law; James T. Hedrick Jr., Banking and Finance Law; James H. Jeffries IV, Communications Law, Energy Law; Mark W. Kinghorn, Commercial Litigation; Bradley R. Kutrow, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - First Amendment, Litigation - Securities, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Harrison L. Marshall Jr., Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Venture Capital Law; John G. McDonald, Employment Law - Management; Robert Muckenfuss, Commercial Litigation; Raj Natarajan, Banking and Finance Law; Paul M. Navarro, Employment Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment; Christopher S. Nesbit, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Manley W. Roberts, Banking and Finance Law; Marvin L. Rogers, Banking and Finance Law; Staci E. Rosche, Banking and Finance Law; Chris Scheurer, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Amanda K. Short, Environmental Law; Courtney C. Shytle, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Bruce M. Steen, Commercial Litigation, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - ERISA, Litigation - Labor and Employment; Scott P. Vaughn, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy;  Richard W. Viola, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation; Bart Walker, Health Care Law; W. Kent Walker Jr., Banking and Finance Law; David B. Whelpley Jr., Construction Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Venture Capital Law; H. Ramsey White III, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Venture Capital Law; Lisa Medina Williams, Public Finance Law;

Elizabeth G. Wren, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. Jonathan T. Blank, Commercial Litigation; Charles D. Fox IV, Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates; J. Brian Jackson, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; James F. Neale, Litigation - Insurance; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; R. Craig Wood, Education Law, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants  

CHICAGO Scott Becker, Health Care Law; Timothy P. Callahan, Construction Law; Christina Egan, Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Aaron G. McCollough, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Kay McNab, Banking and Finance Law; Philip J. Perzek, Banking and Finance Law; Amber McGraw Walsh, Health Care Law

COLUMBIA, S.C. James H. Hodges, Government Relations Practice

DALLAS Jason W. Cook, Copyright Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent; John R. Henderson, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; David P. McLean, Corporate Law

HOUSTON Ronald G. Franklin, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs; Demetra Liggins, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Yasser Madriz, Commercial Litigation; Eric S. Schlichter, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent;  Tyler T. VanHoutan, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Thomas R. Brice, Employment Law - Management; Christopher J. Thanner, Real Estate Law

LOS ANGELES Mark A. Spitzer, Banking and Finance Law

NEW YORK Michael J. DiMattia, Litigation - Labor and Employment; James Gelman, Banking and Finance Law; William E. Goydan, Commercial Litigation; T. Craig Harmon, Real Estate Law; Kenneth E. Noble, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Stephen E. Older, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Deepak Reddy, Aviation Law; Brian I. Swett, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

NORFOLK, Va. Richard J. Cromwell, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; Robert W. McFarland, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation; John D. Padgett, Admiralty and Maritime Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Transportation Law; Mark D. Williamson, Real Estate Law

PITTSBURGH Robert E. Bittner, Real Estate Law; Christi Davis, Securities/Capital Markets Law; Hannah Thompson Frank, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Mark E. Freedlander, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy; Alan B. Gordon, Real Estate Law; Gregory Krock, Commercial Litigation; David P. Pusateri, International Trade and Finance Law; Scott E. Westwood, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Penny E. Zacharias; Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law; Thomas Zahn, Corporate Law

RALEIGH, N.C. Mark E. Anderson, Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants; E. Brett Breitschwerdt, Energy Law; Rebecca A. Brophy, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Jean Gordon Carter, Trusts and Estates; Charles D. Case, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Energy Regulatory Law, Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental; Anne Croteau, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Mary Lynne Grigg, Energy Law; Kristen M. Kirby, Public Finance Law; Henry L. Kitchin Jr., Commercial Litigation; J. Dickson McLean, Corporate Law; Mary Nash K. Rusher, Banking and Finance Law, Public Finance Law

RICHMONDJohn D. Adams, Criminal Defense: White Collar; Arthur E. Anderson II, Banking and Finance Law, Public Finance Law; Terrence M. Bagley, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Mary Dalton Baril, Copyright Law; Michael H. Barker, Trusts and Estates; Craig D. Bell, Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Tax Law; Candace Blydenburgh, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Sarah B. Boehm, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy; Thomas William Bruno, Public Finance Law; Stephen D. Busch, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Thomas E. Cabaniss, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Real Estate Law; Robert M. Cipolla, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; M. Ann Neil Cosby, Real Estate Law; Richard Cullen, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Michael Daglio, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Patrick De Ridder, Corporate Law;Katherine K. DeLuca, Corporate Law; Howard Feller, Antitrust Law, Litigation - Antitrust; David E. Finkelson, Copyright Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent, Patent Law; Douglas M. Foley, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy; Bryan A. Fratkin, Litigation - Banking and Finance; Ryan D. Frei, Commercial Litigation;  Joy C. Fuhr, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Brian L. Hager, Corporate Law; Kristen Frances Hager, Trusts and Estates; Jonathan P. Harmon, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law - Individuals; Dion W. Hayes, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy; Patrick T. Horne, Energy Law; Justin D. Howard, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Joanne Katsantonis, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; D. Brennen Keene, Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law; Mark J. La Fratta, Energy Law, Energy Regulatory Law; Douglas E. Lamb, Banking and Finance Law, Energy Law, Project Finance Law, Public Finance Law; Vishwa B. Link, Energy Law, Energy Regulatory Law, Utilities Law; Nancy R. Little, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law; John H. Maddock III, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy; George Keith Martin, Construction Law, Municipal Law, Real Estate Law; Eugene E. Mathews III, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Environmental; Michele A. W. McKinnon, Nonprofit / Charities Law, Trusts and Estates; Charles L. Menges, Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law; Christopher Michalik, Employment Law - Management; Perry W. Miles IV, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Christopher R. Nolen, Government Relations Practice; Scott Oostdyk, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Janet P. Peyton, Trademark Law; Edmund S. Pittman, Real Estate Law; Steven G. Popps, Commercial Litigation; S. Virginia Bondurant Price, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Maria P. Rasmussen, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Robert F. Redmond Jr., Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Joseph K. Reid III, Energy Regulatory Law, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; David L. Richardson, Banking and Finance Law, Public Finance Law; Bradley A. Ridlehoover, Litigation and Controversy - Tax; Brian C. Riopelle , Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent, Trade Secrets Law; Thomas P. Rohman, Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Tax Law; Dana Rust, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - ERISA, Litigation - Labor and Employment; Rodney A. Satterwhite, Employment Law - Management, Information Technology Law, Labor Law - Management; Gilbert E. “Bud” Schill Jr., Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Education Law, Health Care Law; Joseph S. Sheerin, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy; K. Elizabeth Sieg, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy; Thomas J. Stallings, Health Care Law; Samuel L. Tarry Jr., Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; R. Trent Taylor, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Robin Cooke Vance, Trademark Law; J. Tracy Walker IV, Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Scott L. Weber, Real Estate Law

SAN FRANCISCOPeter Szurley, Commercial Finance Law, Securitization and Structured Finance Law

TYSONS M. Melissa Glassman, Litigation - Construction; Michael W. Graff Jr., Banking and Finance Law; David L. Greenspan, Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment; Richard D. Holzheimer Jr., Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Real Estate; E. Kristen Moye, Banking and Finance Law; Jonathan P. Rak, Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law; Gregory A. Riegle, Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law; Thomas E. Spahn, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation; John D. Wilburn, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law; Litigation - Real Estate; Gino Zaccardelli, Trusts and Estates

WASHINGTON, D.C. Julia D. English, Energy Law; Makram B. Jaber, Litigation - Environmental; Leonard J. Marsico, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation - Real Estate; Andrew G. McBride, Appellate Practice, Communications Law; Todd Mullins, Energy Regulatory Law; Noel Symons, Utilities Law; George J. Terwilliger III, Criminal Defense: White Collar; G. William Tysse, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

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