Chambers and Partners recognized McGuireWoods lawyers 118 times and firm practice areas 58 times in the 2023 edition of the “Chambers USA” guide.
Seventeen practice areas received nationwide recognition: Banking & Finance; Bankruptcy/Restructuring; Climate Change; Corporate Crime & Investigations; Corporate/M&A; Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation); Energy: Electricity (Transactional); Environment; Financial Services Litigation: Broker Dealer (Compliance & Enforcement); Food & Beverages: Regulatory and Litigation; Healthcare; Labor & Employment; Occupational Safety & Health; Product Liability & Mass Torts; Product Liability: Automobile; Projects: Power & Renewables (Transactional); and Public Finance.
McGuireWoods earned Band 1 regional practice rankings in Banking & Finance; Bankruptcy/Restructuring; Corporate/M&A; Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation; Energy & Natural Resources; Intellectual Property; Labor & Employment; Litigation: General Commercial; Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations; Product Liability & Toxic Torts; Public Finance; and Real Estate.
Individually, 23 lawyers earned Band 1, “Star” or “Eminent Practitioner” rankings, underscoring their stature as leaders in their respective practices and industry areas.
In interviews with Chambers researchers, clients lauded McGuireWoods for its litigation and transactional capabilities, industry knowledge and attention to client service.
“McGuireWoods understands its client’s business and the personalities of deal teams, so can offer pragmatic, solution-oriented advice on key issues that arise during transactions,” a client said of the firm’s corporate and M&A work.
On banking and finance matters, “McGuireWoods is one of the strongest firms in terms of their ability to think creatively and manage complex situations,” another client added.
Clients also praised McGuireWoods for having “some of the best white-collar lawyers in the country” and “the depth to handle the most sophisticated and complex matters.” The firm’s product liability and mass torts litigation lawyers “have the skills and breadth of a national firm,” another client added. The firm’s restructuring and insolvency team was praised for its “strong and deep group of professionals that have extensive experience in complex and sophisticated matters.”
McGuireWoods earned state recognition in the following practices.
- Antitrust (Illinois)
- Banking & Finance (North Carolina, Pittsburgh & Surrounds, California, Georgia, Illinois)
- Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Virginia, North Carolina, Pittsburgh & Surrounds, Illinois)
- Corporate/M&A (Charlotte & Surrounds, Southern Virginia, Maryland, Texas, New York)
- Corporate/M&A and Private Equity (Pittsburgh & Surrounds, Illinois)
- Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (North Carolina)
- Energy & Natural Resources (North Carolina, Pennsylvania)
- Environment (North Carolina, Virginia, District of Columbia)
- Healthcare (Illinois, North Carolina)
- Insurance (Georgia)
- Intellectual Property (Southern Virginia, Texas)
- Labor & Employment (Virginia, North Carolina, California, Illinois)
- Litigation: General Commercial (North Carolina, Virginia, Pittsburgh & Surrounds)
- Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Virginia)
- Product Liability & Toxic Torts (Virginia)
- Public Finance (North Carolina)
- Real Estate (Southern Virginia, Northern Virginia)
- Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Northern Virginia)
McGuireWoods lawyers were recognized in the following categories.
Illinois – Amy Manning, Angelo Russo and Sarah Zielinski of Chicago
Banking & Finance
California – Mark Spitzer of Los Angeles; Peter Szurley of San Francisco
Georgia – Art Gambill, Christopher Greene and Gerum Yilma of Atlanta
Illinois – Donald Ensing, Yuan-Ying Hsu and Philip Perzek of Chicago
North Carolina – Christian Brose, Eric Burk, Rebecca Chaffin, Raj Natarajan and W. Kent Walker of Charlotte; Anne Croteau of Raleigh
Pennsylvania – Peter Butcher and Penny Zacharias of Pittsburgh
Illinois – Aaron McCollough of Chicago
North Carolina – Trey Rayburn of Charlotte
Pennsylvania – Mark Freedlander of Pittsburgh
Texas – Demetra Liggins of Houston
Virginia – Sarah Boehm, Douglas Foley, Dion Hayes and John Maddock of Richmond
Nationwide – Allison Wood of Washington
Virginia – Michael Dingman of Tysons
Maryland – Heather Welch Arbogast, Brian Kelly and Cecil E. Martin III of Baltimore
New York – Jeffrey L. Rothschild of New York
North Carolina: Charlotte & Surrounds – Chris Scheurer and David B. Whelpley Jr. of Charlotte
Southern Virginia – Brian Hager, Joanne Katsantonis and Michael Woodard of Richmond
Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Pennsylvania – David Hornyak and Benjamin Hantz of Pittsburgh
Energy & Natural Resources
North Carolina – James Jeffries of Charlotte; Kristin Athens (associate to watch), Brett Breitschwerdt, Mary Lynne Grigg and Andrea Kells of Raleigh
Pennsylvania – Anthony Carna and Gregory Krock of Pittsburgh
District of Columbia – Aaron Flynn, Makram Jaber and Allison Wood of Washington
Georgia – Adam Sowatzka of Atlanta
North Carolina – David Franchina of Charlotte; W. Dixon Snukals (associate to watch) of Raleigh
Financial Services Regulation: Broker Dealer (Compliance)
Nationwide – John Ayanian of Washington
Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets
Texas – Yasser Madriz of Houston
Labor & Employment
Illinois – Michael Phillips and Joel Spitz of Chicago
Maryland – Elena Marcuss of Baltimore
North Carolina – Brian Barger, Paul Navarro and Meredith Pinson of Charlotte
Texas – Meghaan Madriz of Houston
Virginia – Dana Rust of Richmond and David Greenspan of Tysons
Litigation: Medical Malpractice Defense
North Carolina – Mark Anderson of Raleigh
Georgia – Cheryl Haas of Atlanta
Projects: Power & Renewables: Transactional
Nationwide – Michael Woodard of Richmond
Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy
Nationwide – Timothy P. Callahan of Chicago
Georgia – Gerald Thomas of Atlanta
Transportation: Aviation Finance
Nationwide – Deepak Reddy of New York