McGuireWoods Authors Honored for Insights in JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards

March 5, 2024

McGuireWoods and its full-service public affairs arm, McGuireWoods Consulting, were recognized for thought leadership by JD Supra, a leading distributor of customized legal and business content, in its 2024 Readers’ Choice Awards.

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 2023. Readers include corporate executives and legal decision makers, journalists and other professionals who receive JD Supra’s curated content.

Chicago partner and private equity industry team co-leader Geoffrey Cockrell was recognized as a top M&A author, the fourth time JD Supra has honored him with a Readers’ Choice Award. Cockrell represents private equity sponsors, strategic purchasers and sellers across industries in mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions. He also hosts McGuireWoods’ “The Corner Series” podcast, discussing issues in middle-market healthcare private equity.

Stephanie Kennan, senior vice president with McGuireWoods Consulting in Washington, D.C., was named a top healthcare author for the fifth 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 healthcare policy issues. She hosts McGuireWoods Consulting’s “Complications:  Health Policy Unraveled” podcast.

Partner Stephen Murphy was named a top wealth management author. Based in Charlottesville, Virginia, Murphy advises individuals on estate plans and the transfer and management of real estate and closely held businesses. He also represents individual fiduciaries, banks and trust companies on the administration of trusts and estates. He hosts McGuireWoods’ “Legacy Planning, Once Removed” estate planning podcast.

JD Supra editors chose the topics covered in this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards for their timeliness and importance. Across all categories, 303 authors from over 70,000 who published on JD Supra’s platform in 2023 were selected for Readers’ Choice Awards.