Joy defends manufacturers and energy producers. She focuses on public and private nuisance, environmental, climate change, toxic tort, and product liability claims. She serves as national counsel and lead lawyer for Fortune 500 Companies in state and federal courts throughout the country.
Joy joined McGuireWoods after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert F. Chapman on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She is the national chair of the firm’s Women Lawyers Network. She has also served on the firm’s Board of Partners and Associates Committee.
Joy was Princeton’s first All-American in women’s tennis and is a member of the school’s Silver Anniversary Team. A seven-time First-Team All-Ivy selection she is a four-time recipient of Princeton’s Most Valuable Player Award. She played several years on the WTA Professional Tour.
Burton et, al. v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Inc.—Reversal by the Seventh Circuit of jury verdict for brain injury claims brought under Wisconsin’s risk contribution doctrine
Bell v. WestRock-Defense of private nuisance class action brought in the Eastern District of Virginia for dust contamination
Meier et. al. v. Chesapeake Operating LLC-Dismissal of claims for increased insurance premiums arising from Oklahoma earthquakes
Sierra Club v. Chesapeake Operating LLC—Dismissal of statewide RCRA claims arising from wastewater disposal in Oklahoma
County of Santa Clara v. Atlantic Richfield Co.-- Defense verdict in California public nuisance action seeking state-wide abatement of lead paint
I. DuPont de Nemours v. Chemtura Corporation—Prosecution of contract claims arising from asset acquisition in Arkansas.
Godoy v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co—Dismissal of brain damage claims brought under Wisconsin’s risk contribution doctrine
State of Ohio v. Sherwin-Williams Company—Dismissal of public nuisance action seeking statewide abatement of lead paint brought by Ohio Attorney General.
Thomas v. Mallett-Defense verdict in brain damage claim brought under Wisconsin’s risk contribution doctrine
City of Toledo v. Sherwin-Williams Company—Dismissal of Ohio public nuisance action seeking statewide abatement of lead paint.
State of Rhode Island v. Lead Industries Association-- Successful defense of Rhode Island public nuisance claims seeking state-wide abatement of lead paint.
In Re: Lead Paint Litigation—Dismissal of New Jersey public nuisance action filed by twenty-six municipalities seeking abatement of lead paint
City of Chicago v. Am. Cyanamid Co.—Dismissal of Illinois public nuisance action seeking city-wide abatement of lead paint.
City of St. Louis v. Benjamin Moore & Co.—Dismissal of Missouri public nuisance action seeking city-wide abatement of lead paint.
Spring Branch Independent School District v. NL Industries, Inc.—Dismissal of Texas school-district claims seeking district-wide lead paint abatement
Phillips v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours--Dismissal of defense of claims brought in Alabama for brain damage
AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell
Selected for inclusion in “Legal 500 United States,” Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Actions – Automotive/Transport – Defense; Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action – Consumer Products - Defense; Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Actions – Toxic Tort – Defense, 2022
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Woodward/White, Inc., 2022
Named to "Legal Elite," Environmental Law, Virginia Business, 2016
Recipient, Virginia S. Mueller Outstanding Member Award, National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL), 2015
Recipient, DuPont Women Lawyers Network (DWLN) Outstanding Member Award, 2012
Member, Virginia Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Bar Association of the City of Richmond
Member, Defense Research Institute
Member, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
Member, National Association of Women Lawyers
McGuireWoods Attorneys Recognized in 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
August 19, 2021
McGuireWoods Named a ‘Best Law Firm for Women’ By Working Mother Magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers
July 26, 2016