Representation of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in a gluten discrimination case that generated national media attention. A Norfolk federal court granted summary judgment on the grounds that CWF was not required to modify its “no outside food” policy when a patron wanted to consume his own food inside the establishment. The court found that CWF provides adequate alternatives, including gluten-free meals, for customers with special dietary needs.
Representation of a large international bank headquartered in Canada in litigation related to the Enron scandal.
Defense of one of the world’s leading, international commodities trading and logistics companies in a suit which claimed our client breached a partnership agreement pertaining to supplying petroleum products. We moved to dismiss the action and it was granted by the court based on the ground of improper venue. This matter is currently on appeal.
Virginia Elec. & Power Co. v. Bransen Energy, Inc., 850 F.3d 645 (4th Cir. 2017). The Fourth Circuit granted McGuireWoods a complete appellate victory—affirming a combined judgment amount of approximately $23 million—in a contract dispute that involved a complex set of interrelated coal supply and services agreements related Dominion's order of 600,000 tons of a specific coal product, which the seller fulfilled with different products that were unusable for Dominion's intended purpose.
Asarco, LLC v. Noranda Mining, Inc., 844 F.3d 1201 (10th Cir. 2017). McGuireWoods obtained reversal of summary judgment in a case apportioning environmental liability under CERCLA. This major victory re-opened the door for Asarco to seek contribution in numerous other cases as well because it rejected judicial estoppel of such claims based on Asarco’s bankruptcy proceedings.
McGuireWoods’ Becky Diffen and Elizabeth Sieg Named Emerging Leaders by The M&A Advisor
June 12, 2019
Former Federal Prosecutor Andrew G. McBride Joins McGuireWoods as Washington Partner
May 20, 2019
Accomplished Litigator Stephen Foresta Joins McGuireWoods as New York Partner
May 9, 2019
McGuireWoods Earns Top Rankings in Chambers USA’s 2019 Leading Lawyers Guide
April 30, 2019
Data Preservation: Don't Treat Discovery Like It's 1999
April 22, 2019
One Decision – Two Bad Precedents for Virginia Claimants
April 10, 2019
Using Search Terms and TAR: Validation Is the Key to Success
September 26, 2018
ICSID Joins International Arbitration Community’s Efforts to Enhance Efficiency
August 23, 2018
New Law Brightens Forecast for International Arbitration in California
July 24, 2018