Gilbert E. Schill Jr. Counsel

Bud formerly led both the McGuireWoods litigation practice and the firm’s education practice team. He has appeared in the courts of more than a dozen states.

He has tried numerous cases in the areas of securities, antitrust, contract disputes, commercial torts, fiduciary duty, tenure, academic freedom, student conduct, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets, defamation, fraud, athletics, campus police issues, public finance, tax, health and commercial insurance coverage, Medicaid, university accreditation, art and museum law, construction, employment, asylum, spoliation of evidence and other types of disputes. He teaches higher education law at the Washington & Lee University School of Law.


Representation of colleges and universities in variety of matters, including athletics, tenure, academic freedom, admissions, employment law, governance, police and safety issues, student conduct, intellectual property, accreditation, museum law and other issues.

Representation of health insurers in coverage, tax, regulatory and commercial disputes.

Representation of businesses in insurance liability coverage disputes.

Representation of businesses in bet-the-company commercial disputes.

Representation of pro bono clients in variety of matters.

  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD, Board of Editors, Virginia Law Review, 1971
  • Lafayette College, BA, cum laude, 1968

Member, Virginia State Bar

Member, Virginia Bar Association

Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys

Member, American Health Lawyers Association

Member, Litigation Section, United States Law Firm Group

  • Speaker, "Risk/Crisis Management," 10th Annual Nonprofit Seminar: Regulatory and Legal Challenges Facing Nonprofits, September 25, October 9 & 16, 2012
  • Presenter, "Trends and Interesting Issues in Higher Education Law," Meeting of CFO's and HR Directors of Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia, May 28, 2008
  • Presenter, "Liability Issues Facing Non-Profits," McGuireWoods LLP Nonprofit Seminar, October 22, 2003
  • Presenter, "Communication with Experts, Discoverability, Ghostwriting, Spoliation," Virginia Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section, January 17, 2003
  • Presenter, "Experts on Experts," Richmond Bar Association CLE, December 7, 2000
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Virginia

Named "Lawyer of the Year," Richmond; Education Law, 2019; Bet-the-Company Litigation, 2022, The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc.

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Education Law, Health Care Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2009-2022

Named to "Virginia Super Lawyers," Schools and Education, Business Litigation, Health Care, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2007-2013

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