McGuireWoods Elects 19 Lawyers to 2023 Partnership Class

November 10, 2022

McGuireWoods elected 19 new partners effective Jan. 1, 2023. The class spans nine of the firm’s U.S. offices and covers a range of practice areas.

Caroline Schmidt Burton (Government Investigations & White Collar Litigation, Richmond) represents corporate and individual clients in high-stakes situations, including government and internal investigations, regulatory enforcement actions, and litigation in state and federal courts.

Alyssa C. Campbell (Corporate & Private Equity, Chicago) represents private equity funds, institutional co-investors, strategic acquirers, independent sponsors, founders and executives in transactional matters, including platform and add-on acquisitions; leveraged buyouts; control, minority, growth and structured equity investments; recapitalizations; and corporate governance.

Gilbert C. Dickey (Business & Securities Litigation, Charlotte) focuses on appellate litigation, dispositive trial court motions and strategic counseling in disputes ranging from class actions to international commercial matters. He served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and as associate counsel to the president during Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings.

Nicholas A. DuPuis (Debt Finance, Atlanta) represents banks and other financial institutions in acquisition financings, asset-based lending, leveraged finance, syndicated finance and other secured lending transactions.

Amy Starinieri Gilbert (Antitrust, Trade & Commercial Litigation, Chicago) handles civil and criminal antitrust matters, complex commercial litigation, and consumer class action litigation and represents corporate and individual clients in antitrust investigations. She is vice chair of the American Bar Association Antitrust Section’s Women.Connected Committee.

Frank J. Guadagnino (Restructuring & Insolvency, Pittsburgh) represents corporate debtors, creditors, asset acquirers and other parties in chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings. He also defends against preference, fraudulent transfer and breach of fiduciary duty actions in bankruptcy courts.

Nicholas G. Hill (Complex Commercial Litigation, Atlanta) helps businesses and financial institutions navigate complex disputes with their insurance carriers. He represents policyholders in first- and third-party insurance claims and advises companies on risk management needs arising out of policy renewals and M&A transactions.

Daniel E. Howell (Mergers & Acquisitions and Energy Transactions, Richmond) counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactional matters. He has assisted one of the nation’s largest energy and utility companies in multiple major transactions, including the $8 billion sale of gas and transmission storage assets.

C. Caroline Grier Kraich (Corporate & Private Equity, Charlotte) represents private equity funds and independent sponsors on mergers and acquisitions and investment transactions, including private offerings of equity securities; growth equity investments; mergers, equity and asset acquisitions and sales; divestitures; and recapitalizations.

Jocelyn Mitnaul Mallette (Products, Environmental & Mass Tort Litigation, Raleigh) represents companies in product liability claims, complex civil litigation, and environmental litigation in state and federal courts. A U.S. Air Force veteran, she served as a JAG Corps prosecutor and a special assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of North Carolina, and clerked on the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Kayla McCann Marty (Healthcare, Charlotte) represents hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, dialysis centers, physician practices, private equity funds and lenders on healthcare transactional and compliance matters. She handles corporate structuring, corporate practice of medicine, licensing, fraud and abuse, and HIPAA issues.

Richard P. Massony Jr. (Corporate & Private Equity, Charlottesville) represents companies, private equity funds, family offices, and institutional co-investors, independent sponsors and executives in transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; platform and add-on acquisitions; leveraged buyouts; control, minority, growth and structured equity investments; and corporate governance.

Scott D. Rader (Real Estate & Land Use, New York) represents lenders in connection with the financing of multifamily properties through the Fannie Mae Delegated Underwriting & Servicing and the Freddie Mac Seller-Servicer loan programs. He assists portfolio lenders and insurance companies with the origination of bridge loans to finance the renovation and stabilization of multifamily properties that don’t qualify for agency financing.

Elizabeth P. Redpath (Labor & Employment, Richmond) defends companies against claims brought under nondiscrimination laws, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the National Labor Relations Act, state and federal wage-and-hour laws, and whistleblower laws. She also advises on noncompetition and trade secret disputes and conducts workplace investigations into harassment and retaliation allegations.

John L. Spilman Jr. (Mergers & Acquisitions and Energy Transactions, Richmond) focuses on transactional and advisory matters involving renewable and conventional energy, electric vehicles and EV technologies. He advises purchasers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions of projects, platforms and operating companies and joint ventures.

Allison P. Tanner (Tax & Employee Benefits, Charlotte) represents employers on employee benefit and executive compensation matters arising under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code. She counsels public and private companies on qualified retirement plans, nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements and other benefit programs.

Wendy P. Wright (Healthcare, Houston) handles mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate healthcare transactional work and regulatory matters. She advises on compliance with healthcare laws, including the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law; corporate practice of medicine and fee-splitting prohibitions; Medicare coverage and payment rules; and state licensure requirements.

Robert B. Wynne (Tax & Employee Benefits, Richmond) represents employers on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. He advises on equity- and non-equity-based incentive arrangements; nonqualified deferred compensation; tax-qualified retirement, health and welfare plans; compensation and benefits issues in the M&A context; multi-employer pension plan withdrawal liability; and ERISA fiduciary responsibilities.

Natalie L. Zagari (Complex Commercial Litigation, Pittsburgh) concentrates on tort litigation. She serves as national coordinating counsel for a major transportation company, overseeing all of its tort litigation nationally and providing strategic insight to protect the client’s unique business interests.

“These outstanding lawyers have demonstrated excellence, integrity and dedication to our clients,” said McGuireWoods managing partner J. Tracy Walker IV. “They are important contributors to our success, and we are proud to welcome them as partners.”