Abigail G. Urquhart Associate

Abigail focuses her practice on complex business litigation, white collar criminal defense, government, regulatory, and multijurisdictional investigation matters. Abigail’s litigation practice covers a range of areas including matters involving fraud, healthcare fraud, unfair competition, regulatory enforcement, and other high stakes litigation and investigations.

Abigail is a member of the firm’s Government Investigations & White Collar Litigation Department, which was recognized by Law360 as a Practice Group of the Year. She has particular experience in representing companies and financial institutions in multi-jurisdictional disputes, including disputes related to Switzerland, U.K., Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan. She is also focused on the regulatory and criminal investigations related to cryptocurrency.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Abigail served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She has practiced in both New York and California and is a member of both bars.

Abigail has an active pro bono practice and has successfully represented several young domestic violence victims in Family Court. In law school, Abigail received the Student Leadership Award for her work with Mentoring Youth Legal Education.


Represented Swiss bank in multijurisdictional criminal and civil law suits in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore. Successfully overturned arbitration award in Hong Kong.

Represented hospital in civil and criminal investigations by DOJ related to Stark and anti-kickback.

Represented multi-level marketing company in internal investigations.

Represented brokerage firm in multibillion dollar accounting malpractice action.

Represented mutual fund in SEC investigation concerning capital gains.

Represented Fortune 500 Company in nationwide civil litigation and criminal investigations involving thousands of lawsuits related to alleged unlawful dispensing and distribution of pharmaceuticals.

  • California
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • Fordham University School of Law, JD, Writer, Journal of Corporate and Financial Law, 2014
  • Washington and Lee University, BA, 2011

Recipient, Student Leadership Award for work with Mentoring Youth Legal Education, Fordham University School of Law, 2014

Recipient, The Young Scholarship: "Best Senior Thesis," Washington & Lee University, 2011

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