Our clients range from household brand names with significant market share to
innovative upstarts blazing exciting new digital trails. The common denominator
is their need for wide-ranging expertise across disciplines: M&A, joint ventures
and other corporate transactions; dispute avoidance and resolution; patent and
IP litigation, prosecution and counseling; privacy and data security;
public/private offerings; antitrust/competition; government relations and public
affairs; labor and employment; executive compensation and employee benefits;
private equity; international trade; real estate; securities; tax; restructuring
and insolvency; private wealth services; insurance recovery; and more.
Across these disciplines, our TMT attorneys pride themselves on collaborating
with one another and our clients to shape business-minded solutions that are
creative and practical. We assist companies with everything from traditional IT
outsourcing to developing bulletproof patent portfolios to counseling
entrepreneurs on the tax implications of business formation to working with
regulators to avoid potentially ruinous entanglements.
That is not, however, the whole story. Today, every business is a digital
business. Given that reality, two things set McGuireWoods’ TMT team apart: our
industry-centric approach to serving clients and our full-service public affairs
team, McGuireWoods Consulting.
No industry we focus on — automotive, banking and finance, education, energy,
food and beverage, healthcare, insurance, life
sciences, media and entertainment, retail, real estate,
security and alarm services, sports, transportation — is untouched by the tech
revolution. To give just one example, banking is morphing under the influence of
fintech-driven innovations transforming traditional business models at a
McGuireWoods also has extensive experience representing
security and alarm services companies and those doing business with them.
Our attorneys regularly advise commercial banks and alternative lenders, private
equity funds, commercial security and safety providers, burglar and fire alarm
services companies and monitoring companies in connection with financings,
corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity
transactions and public and private offerings, data privacy, tax, licensing,
restructuring, litigation, employment and contract needs.
Our ability to help clients “see around corners” by bringing knowledge from
one sector to bear on other sectors facing similar risks and opportunities is
invaluable. In addition, our consulting affiliate, celebrating its 20th
successful year, fields an emerging technologies team with unmatched government
and commercial experience in unmanned aerial vehicles (drones),
self-driving/connected cars and other cutting-edge technologies.
The consulting team is a perennial in the top 20 of The National Law
Journal’s ranking of 1,900 government relations firms in Washington, D.C. The
group is unique for its mix of state-based government relations and D.C.-based
federal government relations. In addition, TMT and other clients reap the
benefits from our team’s infrastructure and economic development,
strategic/crisis communications and grassroots mobilization services. We know
what’s on the legislative/regulatory horizon, and we have the connections and
experience to influence and shape important policies, which is invaluable to our
McGuireWoods offers clients another important advantage: We are one of a
dwindling number of firms with a significant in-house e-discovery team. Our
litigation clients deserve the very best, which we believe should include one of
the most important and costly aspects of litigation. And managing e-discovery
requires that we stay on top of emerging technologies, including artificial
intelligence, that tend to enter the legal market through the discovery door. We
have found this is a tremendous asset for our TMT clients.