Matthew T. Butler, a business and securities litigation associate in McGuireWoods’ Richmond office, has accepted a clerkship with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. His two-year clerkship will begin Aug. 15, 2022.
As a 4th Circuit clerk, Butler will analyze appellate briefs, conduct legal research, and draft bench memos and opinions. Before joining McGuireWoods in 2021, he clerked for Chief U.S. District Judge Mark S. Davis and U.S. Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Miller, both of the Eastern District of Virginia.
At McGuireWoods, Butler handled high-stakes litigation in state and federal courts, representing clients in business disputes and insurance recovery and real estate matters. Butler graduated summa cum laude from William & Mary Law School, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and the William & Mary Law Review.
“I’m grateful to McGuireWoods and the wonderful people at the firm for encouraging me to take this opportunity to advance my legal career,” said Butler, whose last day at the firm is July 29. “I have no doubt that the many invaluable lessons I’ve learned during my time at the firm have prepared me for this new challenge.”
“Although we’re losing a valued member of the team, we’re excited for Matt to serve the federal judiciary,” said Charlottesville partner Jonathan T. Blank, chair of the firm’s Business & Securities Litigation Department. “We wish him the best in his new role.”