Betsy is a litigator who helps clients solve business disputes, including contract and business tort matters. She also handles employment litigation, class action suits, and white collar litigation. Betsy practices in courts throughout the country, with a particular focus on state and federal courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Betsy has an active pro bono practice centered on civil litigation on behalf of human trafficking survivors. Most recently, she served as lead counsel on a team that won an unprecedented $8 million civil judgment in an anti-trafficking suit against a nationwide cult headquartered in Kansas.
Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Betsy was a law clerk for Judge Claude M. Hilton of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. While pursuing her law degree at The George Washington University Law School, Betsy was the Notes Editor of the Federal Communications Law Journal and a member of the Moot Court Board, Mock Trial Board and Alternative Dispute Resolution Board.
Betsy is active in her community. She sits on the Board of Directors for Theological Horizons at the University of Virginia and is a Douglass Fellow Mentor with the Human Trafficking Institute. She also serves as a member of the Young Lawyers Committee for the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia.
Recipient, McGuireWoods Pro Bono Award, 2019
Recipient, McGuireWoods Excellence Award, 2018
Named to "Washington, D.C. Rising Stars," Business Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2018, 2019
Recipient, Amara Legal Center’s Award for Pro Bono Firm of the Year, 2017-2018
Financial Times’ North America Innovative Lawyers Report, commendation in Rule of Law and Access to Justice category, 2017, 2018
Best Oral Advocate, National Religious Freedom Moot Court Competition, 2013
Presidential Merit Scholar, The George Washington University Law School, 2010-2013
The National Law Journal’s ‘Pro Bono Hot List’ Lauds McGuireWoods for Aiding Clients in Need
May 17, 2019
Financial Times Names McGuireWoods Most Innovative Firm for Business of Law
December 12, 2018
BridgeTower Media Recaps McGuireWoods’ Pro Bono Efforts for Human Trafficking Survivor
November 29, 2018
Triumph Over Traffickers
November 20, 2018