The American Lawyer Names McGuireWoods an Industry Award Finalist for Innovative Initiatives

Firm Recognized for Business, Legal Services and Collaboration

August 18, 2022

McGuireWoods is a finalist for The American Lawyer Industry Awards, earning recognition for innovative business and legal services initiatives and a collaborative pro bono medical-legal partnership that serves low-income patients and their families.

The American Lawyer’s annual awards program honors exceptional work across the legal services spectrum. Winners will be announced at a Nov. 10, 2022, gala in New York.

McGuireWoods is a finalist for Best Business Team for developing a custom technology tool that provides greater fee predictability for transactional matters. Lawyers across departments collaborated with the firm’s business development, accounting and finance professionals to create a matrix that allows lawyers to quickly retrieve and distill important pricing data from comparable transactions. The matrix provides clients with more reliable cost estimates and improved staffing efficiency.

The firm also was named a finalist in the Legal Services Innovation category for creating a one-of-a-kind dashboard to better manage large litigation projects. Senior lawyers worked with the firm’s finance and data analytics teams to produce MatterMetrics, which consolidates timekeeper and case data in a user-friendly platform that helps the firm allocate resources more effectively and better measure performance.

McGuireWoods, Dominion Energy and VCU Health were selected as a finalist for Best Provider Collaboration for a successful pro bono medical-legal partnership that serves low-income patients and families. The partnership enables VCU Health doctors and social workers to refer patients to McGuireWoods and Dominion Energy lawyers for assistance with critical legal services that involve health concerns, such as unlawful evictions, poor housing conditions, family law and immigration status. Lawyers also help children and families advocate for students in school and assist with planning documents needed to facilitate patient care, including adult guardianships and wills.

“We are proud to be recognized by The American Lawyer for innovative, impactful initiatives that demonstrate our commitment to client service excellence and giving back to our communities,” said McGuireWoods Chairman Jonathan Harmon. “This is a tribute to the talent and creativity of our lawyers and professional staff and the collaborative culture that sets McGuireWoods apart.”