McGuireWoods Associate Katie Lehnen to Join Capital One

April 24, 2024

McGuireWoods Richmond associate Katherine Lehnen will join Capital One in May 2024 as a “Flexpert” attorney in the legal department’s rotational program. In her new position, she will have the opportunity to rotate through several practice areas such as litigation, transactions, regulatory advisory, cyber and technology, and fintech. The Flexpert position provides a unique opportunity to apply and expand upon her financial services litigation experience. Her last day at McGuireWoods is April 30.

Lehnen, who joined McGuireWoods’ Financial Services & Securities Enforcement Department in 2020, focuses on financial services and commercial litigation. Prior to joining McGuireWoods, she served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney Jr. of the Eastern District of Virginia.

Lehnen earned her J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law, where she graduated summa cum laude. During law school, she was a John Marshall Scholar, served as the articles and comments editor for the University of Richmond Law Review, and was honored as a member of the Walter Scott McNeill Law Society. 

“I chose McGuireWoods as a second-year law student, spent a summer here and returned without hesitation after three years of clerking,” Lehnen said. “I never questioned that this firm was where I wanted to be, and I’m grateful for how much the people here have contributed to my personal and professional development. I have worked on many Capital One matters at the firm, so I’m looking forward to continuing that partnership from the Capital One side.”

Charlotte partner Robert Muckenfuss, chair of the firm’s Financial Services & Securities Enforcement Department, said: “Katie is a top-notch associate who excels at everything she works on at the firm. In addition to working tirelessly for firm clients, she is committed to pro bono and mentoring junior associates. We will miss her but are confident she will continue her success at Capital One. We wish her all the best and look forward to having her as a client.”