L.A. Biz named McGuireWoods partner Tanya Greene to its 2021 Women of Influence list, an honor reserved for 10 women business leaders in the Los Angeles area for professional achievements, mentoring and commitment to their communities.
Greene is a respected litigator, diversity and pro bono leader, and influential mentor. She handles high-profile, complex litigation for some of the most prominent corporations in the world, including Fortune 100 companies. She defends corporate clients in commercial disputes, securities and shareholder litigation, class actions, and multiplaintiff toxic tort cases.
Greene co-led 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. She also was part of a litigation team that won an important anti-SLAPP judgment for client Teledyne Risi Inc. and defeated a malicious prosecution case brought by Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd. over a previous breach-of-contract suit. The Daily Journal recognized the win as one of its “Top Verdicts” of 2020.
Greene is the pro bono coordinator for McGuireWoods’ Century City and downtown Los Angeles offices and a member of the firm’s national recruiting committee. She serves on the board of UCLA Law Women LEAD, an intergenerational network of more than 3,000 women — from first-year law students to senior-level professionals — that helps graduates establish their reputations, expand their influence, and advance career and personal goals. Greene also works with junior associates in the National Bar Association’s mentoring program, the Associate Advancement Academy for Excellence.
“I am passionate about helping others and grateful that McGuireWoods provides opportunities for me to pursue this important work,” Greene said. “I am honored to be included in this group of accomplished leaders.”
Greene’s many honors include being named to the Daily Journal’s list of Top Women Lawyers for 2021, recognizing the most accomplished women attorneys practicing in California.