Michael Podberesky has been appointed chair of McGuireWoods’
Veteran Lawyers Network, which supports military veterans inside the firm and leverages the
experience of the firm’s lawyers to provide legal assistance to service
Podberesky, a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and a former federal
prosecutor, is a partner in McGuireWoods’ Government Investigations &
White Collar Litigation Department and co-leader of the firm’s False Claims
Act team. Before joining the firm, he served in the U.S. Department of
Justice’s Civil Fraud Section and led teams investigating and litigating
fraud cases in the healthcare and federal procurement sectors.
A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Podberesky served as a naval flight
officer and commanded armed combat and surveillance missions over
Afghanistan. He was awarded the Global War on Terrorism Medal for his
service in Patrol Squadron One (VP-1).
“I am honored to have the opportunity to chair the firm’s Veteran Lawyers
Network and continue the important work of providing legal assistance and
other support to military veterans in our communities,” Podberesky said.
McGuireWoods recently was recognized for its innovative initiatives to
support veterans, winning the honor for
Veterans Program of the Year in Chambers and Partners’ Diversity & Inclusion Awards: North America
“Michael is an outstanding lawyer and proven leader who will ensure that
our award-winning Veteran Lawyers Network continues to make a difference
for men and women who have served our country in uniform,” said partner Ava Lias-Booker, chair of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.