McGuireWoods Attorneys Recognized in 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

August 18, 2022

More than 200 McGuireWoods lawyers from the firm’s U.S. offices were selected for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 19 of whom were named “Lawyers of the Year,” an honor given to only one lawyer in each practice area per city.

Two McGuireWoods partners were selected as Lawyers of the Year in multiple categories. H. Ramsey White III was named Charlotte “Lawyer of the Year” for Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; and Mergers and Acquisitions Law. Mark E. Anderson was named Raleigh “Lawyer of the Year” for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants and Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants.

Among the firm’s honorees, 29 were listed in Banking and Finance Law, highlighting the depth and experience of McGuireWoods’ nationally recognized corporate finance practices. The firm also had 24 lawyers recognized in Commercial Litigation.

Best Lawyers selects honorees based on surveys in which thousands of lawyers confidentially evaluate their peers. The following McGuireWoods lawyers were recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” for 2023.

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

ATLANTARichard C. Beaulieu, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Art Gambill, Banking and Finance Law; Christopher K. Greene, Banking and Finance Law; John T. Grieb, Real Estate Law; Shelby S. Guilbert Jr., Insurance Law, International Arbitration - Governmental; Cheryl L. Haas, Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy); Chris D. Molen, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law; Anthony P. Tatum, Insurance 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, Public Finance 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; Joan S. Anderson, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Brian D. Barger, Employment Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment; Stephanie K. Briggs Evans, Corporate Law; 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; David A. Franchina, Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental; Taylor Wedge French, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Adam J. Greene, Banking and Finance Law, 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; Naho Kobayashi, Commercial Finance Law; 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; Meredith Pinson, Litigation - Labor and Employment; Charles R. “Trey” Rayburn III, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization 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, Corporate 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; J. Brian Jackson, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Stephen W. Murphy, Trusts and Estates; James F. Neale, Litigation - Insurance; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

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

COLUMBIA, S.C. Michael Anzelmo, Energy Regulatory Law; James H. Hodges, Government Relations Practice

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

HOUSTON Demetra Liggins, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy; Meghaan Madriz, Litigation - Labor and Employment; Yasser Madriz, Commercial Litigation, Trade Secrets Law; Tyler T. VanHoutan, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Thomas R. Brice, Employment Law - Management; Christal L. Fish, Real Estate Law; 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; Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy); 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; John J. Semeniak; Public Finance 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; Amy Morrissey Turk, Employment Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment; Mark D. Williamson, Real Estate Law

PITTSBURGH Christi Davis, Securities/Capital Markets Law; Hannah Thompson Frank, Corporate Compliance Law; 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 J. Krock, Commercial Litigation; David P. Pusateri, International Trade and Finance Law; Scott E. Westwood, International Mergers and Acquisitions; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Penny E. Zacharias; Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law. Mergers and Acquisitions 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, Energy Regulatory Law, Utilities Law; Rebecca A. Brophy, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Jean Gordon Carter, Trusts and Estates; Anne E. 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; James M. Anderson III, Corporate Governance Law, Securities / Capital Markets 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; Robert M. Cipolla, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Michael Daglio, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Patrick De Ridder, Corporate Law; Katherine K. DeLuca, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Securities / Capital Markets 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, Venture Capital 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; Meghan Gehr Hubbard, Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates Joanne Katsantonis, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law; D. Brennen Keene, Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate 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, Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental; Michele A. W. McKinnon, Nonprofit / Charities Law, Trusts and Estates; Christopher Michalik, Employment Law - Management; Perry W. Miles IV, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Christopher R. Nolen, Government Relations Practice; Scott C. Oostdyk, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Janet P. Peyton, Information Technology Law, Trademark Law; Edmund S. Pittman, Real Estate Law; S. Virginia Bondurant Price, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Jontille Ray, Administrative/Regulatory Law; Energy Regulatory 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; Bradley A. Ridlehoover, Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Nonprofit/Charities Law; Brian C. Riopelle , Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent, Patent Law, Trade Secrets Law; David A. Rivard, Securities/Capital Markets Law; Thomas P. Rohman, Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Tax Law; Dana Rust, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - ERISA, Litigation - Labor and Employment; Elaine Sanderlin Ryan, Energy Law, Energy Regulatory Law; Rodney A. Satterwhite, Employment Law - Management, Information Technology Law, Labor Law - Management, Trade Secrets 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; 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, Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Finance Law, Securitization and Structured Finance Law

TYSONS, Va. Michael S. Dingman, Litigation - Construction; M. Melissa Glassman, Litigation - Construction; Michael W. Graff Jr., Banking and Finance Law; David L. Greenspan, Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment, Trade Secrets Law; Richard D. Holzheimer Jr., Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Real Estate; E. Kristen Moye, Banking and Finance Law; Jonathan P. Rak, Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law, Utilities Law; Gregory A. Riegle, Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law; Thomas E. Spahn, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation; Samuel L. Tarry Jr., Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; John D. Wilburn, Commercial Litigation; Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law; Litigation - Real Estate; Gino Zaccardelli, Trusts and Estates

WASHINGTON, D.C. John V. Ayanian, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation; Julia D. English, Energy Law, Energy Regulatory Law; Louis Greenstein, Securities Regulation; Makram B. Jaber, Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental; Todd Mullins, Energy Regulatory Law; J. Patrick Rowan, Criminal Defense: White Collar; William I. Sanderson, Tax Law; Noel Symons, Energy Regulatory Law, Utilities Law; George J. Terwilliger III, Criminal Defense: White Collar; Farnaz F. Thompson, Litigation - Labor and Employment; G. William Tysse, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Allison Wood, Environmental Law

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