McGuireWoods Lawyers Selected for Law360 Editorial Advisory Boards

September 29, 2023

Ten McGuireWoods lawyers were selected to serve on Law360’s 2023 editorial advisory boards, reflecting their knowledge and experience as top legal and policy advisers in their practice areas. Board members counsel the legal newswire on trends and issues facing companies, investors, organizations, law firms and attorneys to help shape Law360’s future coverage of practice areas and industries.

Mark E. Anderson (trials board) leads McGuireWoods’ national trial team. His clients include commercial entities and healthcare practitioners and institutions. His work in high-profile matters has earned him inductions into the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Mike Andrews (Native American board) is a law firm partner and McGuireWoods Consulting senior vice president. He has 20 years of Indian law experience as a federal, state and tribal litigator and policy expert, and previously served as staff director and chief counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. He leads McGuireWoods Consulting’s policy work on matters impacting Native American tribes.

Candace Ali Blydenburgh (product liability board) is a trial attorney who represents corporate defendants in high-exposure, complex cases and coordinates their litigation in state and federal courts across the country. Her trial experience includes personal injury and product liability cases, toxic tort matters, breach of warranty and breach of contract actions.

Anna Horevay (project finance board) handles public finance transactions, serving clients as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, bank’s counsel, developer’s counsel and borrower’s counsel. She is a go-to attorney in the project finance space, particularly on high-profile transportation public-private partnerships.

Virginia Bondurant Price (personal injury and medical malpractice board) is a trial and appellate lawyer handling product liability, consumer class actions and commercial litigation. She advises clients on labeling and warnings for consumer products and helps clients implement litigation, discovery and litigation avoidance strategies.

Angelo M. Russo (competition board) handles criminal antitrust investigations and civil antitrust litigation, including competitor-on-competitor antitrust litigation. He represents clients before the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general. He has persuaded authorities to close investigations without taking enforcement action and secured nonprosecution agreements and leniency for clients.

Brian Schmalzbach (appellate board) co-chairs McGuireWoods’ appeals and issues group. He concentrates on appellate litigation and class action strategy. Before joining McGuireWoods, Brian served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and to 4th Circuit Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III.

Tom Spahn (legal ethics board) is a commercial litigator and McGuireWoods’ legal ethics counsel. He advises in-house counsel on ethics issues, including conflicts of interest and confidentiality. Spahn is a pioneer in researching, analyzing and reporting on legal ethics and privilege topics, and he has delivered more than 2,200 CLE programs around the world.

Gerald V. Thomas II (tax authority board) chairs McGuireWoods’ Tax & Employee Benefits Department. He focuses on complex transactional tax matters, including M&A, restructurings, reorganizations, private equity funds, joint ventures, real estate investment trusts, financing transactions, and corporate and partnership tax planning. He co-leads McGuireWoods’ Black Professionals in Private Equity & Finance initiative.

Angie Zimmern (access to justice board), the firm’s pro bono director, devises and executes the firm’s pro bono initiatives, recognized nationally for innovation and impact. She develops pro bono partnerships with corporations and nonprofits to support underserved populations local to the firm’s offices across the nation.