JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards Again Recognize Firm Thought Leadership

March 6, 2023

McGuireWoods and its full-service public affairs arm, McGuireWoods Consulting, were recognized for thought leadership and honored as the top firm in healthcare by JD Supra, a leading distributor of customized legal and business content, in its 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards. This is the fourth consecutive year McGuireWoods has been recognized as the top firm in healthcare.

The awards recognize top firms and writers for the visibility and engagement their thought leadership earned among readers in 31 key, cross-industry topics during 2022. Readers include top corporate executives and legal decision makers, journalists and other professionals who receive JD Supra’s curated content.

Stephanie Kennan, senior vice president with McGuireWoods Consulting in Washington, D.C., was named JD Supra’s No. 1 healthcare author for the fourth consecutive year. A member of McGuireWoods Consulting’s federal public affairs team, Kennan helps clients navigate the legislative and executive branches of federal government to solve problems involving a variety of healthcare policy issues.

Washington, D.C., partner and education industry team leader Farnaz Farkish Thompson was honored as a top education author. A skilled litigator and member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Department, Thompson represents employers and institutions of higher education, including academic medical centers, in breach of contract, constitutional, discrimination and tort litigation.

Chicago partner and private equity industry team leader Geoffrey Cockrell was recognized as a top M&A author. With experience in mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions, Cockrell represents private equity sponsors, strategic purchasers and sellers across industries. He also hosts McGuireWoods’ “The Corner Series” featuring podcast commentaries from lawyers, bankers and specialists about issues in middle-market healthcare private equity.

Chicago partner Timothy Fry was honored as a leading healthcare author. Fry advises clients on healthcare compliance and regulatory issues, including the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law, Medicare policy, and state fraud and abuse laws. He also is an editor and contributing author to McGuireWoods’ False Claims Act blog, The FCA Insider.

Richmond partner and department chair Diane Flannery was recognized as a top author in class action. Leading the Products, Environmental & Mass Tort Litigation Department, Flannery tries complex products liability cases in federal and state courts, including high-profile matters.

JD Supra recognized Richmond associate Andrew Gann as a top author in the area of class action. Practicing with the firm’s Products, Environmental & Mass Tort Litigation Department, Gann focuses on class actions, mass tort lawsuits, high-stakes litigation and litigation arising out of catastrophic incidents. Gann also is an editor of the firm’s Class Action Countermeasures blog and recently was named the chair of the Institute of Energy Law’s Energy Dispatch Editorial Board.

JD Supra recognized the excellence and achievement of only 303 authors from more than 70,000 who published on their platform in 2022 and honored top law firms for their thought leadership visibility during the year.