McGuireWoods’ Ashley Peterson to Join Altria

March 28, 2023

Ashley Peterson, an associate in McGuireWoods’ Antitrust, Trade & Commercial Litigation Department in Richmond, will join Altria as senior counsel in May 2023. In her new role, Peterson will advise Altria’s operating companies on antitrust matters and distribution, sales and marketing issues. Her last day at McGuireWoods is April 5.

At McGuireWoods, Peterson represents companies and executives in civil and criminal antitrust matters, as well as in business tort, complex commercial and class action litigation. She is a member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law and serves as an editor of the section’s online magazine.

Peterson began as a summer associate with McGuireWoods in 2013, and she returned full time in 2016 following clerkships with Judge Edward E. Carnes of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge Glen E. Conrad of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law, where she received the Charles T. Norman Award, which the Law School presents to the best all-around graduating student.

“I will always be grateful for my time at McGuireWoods. From my first day as a summer associate, I have had the privilege of learning from and practicing with talented and supportive lawyers in Richmond and across the firm,” Peterson said. “I feel lucky to count so many McGuireWoods colleagues as mentors and friends, and I look forward to cheering on their many future successes.”

“Ashley is a brilliant lawyer and a wonderful person, who has added so much to the McGuireWoods family over the years. While we are incredibly sad to be losing her, we wish her success in this new chapter,” said Mark Kinghorn, chair of the firm’s Antitrust, Trade & Commercial Litigation Department.