Richard Grant, Robert Fox Named Private Equity ‘Leaders of Influence’

June 6, 2023

McGuireWoods partner Richard Grant and Robert Fox, the firm’s managing director of private equity, were named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Leaders of Influence: Private Equity Investors & Advisors.” The honorees were profiled in LABJ’s June 5, 2023, edition.

Grant represents private equity funds, family offices, institutional co-investors, independent sponsors and privately held companies. His experience spans industries, including healthcare, consumer, manufacturing, technology and renewable energy. Grant leads McGuireWoods’ independent sponsor networks in Los Angeles and San Francisco and is a key contributor to the firm’s annual Healthcare Private Equity and Finance Conference, one of the largest private equity events in the U.S. healthcare market.

Grant was managing partner of McGuireWoods’ Century City, California, office from 2009 to 2022. He is a member of the firm’s Board of Partners and serves on its Lateral Partner Integration Committee.

Fox guides external business development strategy, lead generation and client growth for McGuireWoods’ private equity team. He helps drive private equity initiatives, including the firm’s national independent sponsor and emerging manager programs. Fox has worked with law firms and M&A professionals for more than a decade to build business relationships and identify deal opportunities. He also was named to LABJ’s “Leader of Influence: Private Equity Investors & Advisors” list in 2022.

“We congratulate Richard and Robert on this well-deserved recognition,” said Tom Zahn, chair of McGuireWoods’ Corporate & Private Equity Department. “Their leadership and insight provide enormous benefits to clients and enhance our capabilities nationwide.”

McGuireWoods consistently ranks among the leading law firms for U.S. M&A deals, including private equity transactions, in league tables published by Bloomberg and Refinitiv. Its private equity capabilities have earned nationwide recognition from Chambers USA and The Legal 500. The firm also was a finalist in six deal categories for the 2022 M&A Advisor Awards, which recognized top corporate transactions and the firms involved in closing them.