800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Phone: 804 7775 1313

Firm Profile
With strategically located offices around the world — four in Virginia — McGuireWoods LLP is involved in many aspects of civil practice. Using the resources and experiences of lawyers working from eight legal departments and more than 80 areas of practice, the firm serves public, private, government and nonprofit clients from many industries including automotive, energy resources, healthcare, technology and transportation. With Virginia roots that date back to 1834, McGuireWoods is dedicated to developing relationships that drive results.

Practice Areas
Antitrust & Trade Regulation
Appeals & Issues
Banking & Finance
Class Action
Commercial Litigation
Data Privacy & Security
Employee Benefits

Energy Law
Environmental, Products & Mass Tort Litigation
Financial Services Litigation
Government Contracts
Government Investigations & White Collar Litigation
Healthcare Law
Insurance Recovery

Intellectual Property
Labor & Employment
Private Wealth Services
Real Estate & Land Use
Restructuring & Insolvency
Technology & Outsourcing


November 2021: McGuireWoods (Virginia) announced Demetra Liggins has joined their Restructuring & Insolvency department as a partner, bringing more than two decades of experience in business finance and restructuring for public and private companies. Liggins works on in-court and out-of-court restructurings. Her clients include healthcare systems, oil and gas companies, retail corporations, financial institutions, partnerships and private equity funds. Michael S. Dingman, an accomplished litigator with more than three decades of experience advising clients in construction, real estate and energy matters, has also joined McGuireWoods as a partner in Virginia. Dingman has tried more than 40 cases in federal and state court and before arbitration tribunals; and has represented owners and developers, contractors and subcontractors in real estate and construction contract negotiations and in litigation.

June 2021: McGuireWoods (Virginia) Wrede Smith, a former U.S. Department of Justice antitrust lawyer who advises global companies in antitrust investigations and litigation, has joined McGuireWoods as a partner. Smith represents clients in government reviews of mergers and acquisitions, civil and criminal government investigations, civil antitrust litigation, and antitrust counseling.

March 2021: McGuireWoods (Virginia) partners Samuel L. Tarry and Davis M. Walsh called on Congress to ensure that the distribution chain for COVID-19 vaccines is shielded from the distraction of civil actions, in an article published by the healthcare news site STAT. “Whatever struggles and shortages the U.S. health care system endured throughout 2020, we can at least be thankful that the people fighting to save lives weren’t simultaneously fighting lawsuits,” the authors wrote in the article, published in STAT’s “First Opinions” section. “But these protections might not be guaranteed in the coming months.” Walsh and Tarry are also editors of “Infectious Disease Litigation: Science, Law & Procedure;” providing practical guidance for handling infectious disease litigation, for COVID-19 pandemic disputes to localized outbreaks that require specialized knowledge. Additionally, McGuireWoods is expanding its insurance recovery capabilities with the addition of Tony Tatum, Shelby Guilbert and Joe Englert, who join McGuireWoods as partners. Tatum litigates insurance and related complex commercial disputes on behalf of financial institutions and global companies, including clients in the healthcare, food and beverage, mining, energy, and infrastructure industries. In addition, his insurance recovery practice includes cross-border disputes and international arbitrations administered through the ICDR, LCIA and ICC. Guilbert represents businesses, financial institutions, manufacturers, energy companies, and healthcare providers in insurance recovery litigation, contract disputes, and cross-border litigation, and international arbitration. He has helped numerous Fortune 500 companies recover hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance coverage for catastrophic losses arising from data privacy incidents and works with companies and their boards to address risk management issues related to insurance policy renewals, mergers and acquisitions, and IPO transactions. Englert represents insurance policyholders in complex insurance recovery and indemnification litigation and arbitration matters and counsels them before disputes arise to help them obtain best-in-class terms and conditions for multiple lines of coverage. His clients include financial institutions, healthcare companies, energy and infrastructure companies, technology companies, restaurants, and hospitality and manufacturing companies.

December 2020: McGuireWoods (Virginia) announced that Elizabeth Hogan, former senior vice president of market regulation enforcement at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), has joined the firm’s nationally recognized Government Investigations & White Collar Litigation Department.

October 2020: McGuireWoods (Virginia) is pleased to announce that Jason Cowley, former co-chief of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force and former chief of the Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, has joined the firm’s Government Investigations & White Collar Litigation Department.

October 2019: Richard Davis has joined Virginia member firm McGuireWoods as its chief operating officer, bringing more than two decades of executive experience in global professional services firms. Mr. Davis will assume leadership responsibility for the firm’s operational departments and assist the senior management team in the development and pursuit of its strategic business priorities. He joins the firm from Navigant Consulting, where he led firmwide operational and strategic initiatives, including key account programs and the deployment of a new resource management system. He also chaired Navigant’s diversity and inclusion council. Mr. Davis received an M.B.A. with concentrations in finance and strategy from Columbia Business School.

May 2019: McGuireWoods Consulting, the government relations arm of Virginia member firm McGuireWoods has been retained by the Global Alliance for Cannabis Commerce, a startup marijuana trade organization, to lobby federal lawmakers on cannabis industry issues, ranging from taxation to health care. Lobbyists listed as working on the organization’s issues are Robert Wasinger, Randal Meyer, Frank Donatelli, Michael Drobac and Amanda Armistead. Global Alliance is not the firm’s first marijuana lobbying client. It has represented cannabis product manufacturer and distributor Surterra Holdings since 2017. McGuireWoods’ clients also include Altria, which purchased a $1.8 billion stake in cannabis company Cronos Group last year.

February 2019: Virginia member firm McGuireWoods’ total revenue jumped more than $100 million last year, and profits per partner leapt 33% despite a growing equity partnership. Revenues grew more than 14%, with gross annual revenue passing $817 million and revenue per lawyer climbing above $800,000. Profits per partner jumped to $1.36 million from $1.02 million, as the firm grew its equity partnership by more than7 % and reduced its nonequity ranks. While the firm reported four fewer total partners overall for 2018, it added 14 equity partners last year.The firm ranked 54th in last year’s Am Law 100 rankings, based on its 2017 revenues. It is just slightly more than a year into the tenure of its current leadership group, led by chairman Jon Harmon and managing partner Tracy Walker. Mr. Harmon is currently the only African American leader of an Am Law 100 firm.

July 2018: Kathryn Campbell and Sarah Rashid have joined Virginia member firm McGuireWoods as members of its healthcare litigation group. Previously, Ms. Campbell served as a judicial clerk for Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier of the Illinois Supreme Court, and Ms. Rashid as a member of an AmLaw 200 firm in St. Louis. The firm’s healthcare litigation group consists of 40 lawyers who handle healthcare-related disputes in all jurisdictions, including all aspects of healthcare litigation and enforcement, such as False Claims Act and qui tam actions, as well as government investigations, payor-provider payment disputes and internal investigations.

March 2018:  Virginia member firm McGuireWoods’ healthcare litigation group has announced its 2018 schedule of healthcare litigation and compliance webinars. Programs will discuss the outlook on healthcare litigation for 2018, identifying and mitigating data security risks in healthcare organizations, components of an effective compliance program, drafting and enforcing physician non-compete agreements, and much more. Each webinar in the series is broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. CT/10:00 a.m. PT and lasts one hour. Replays are available for those who cannot make the scheduled times. For a list of dates, and the topics to be covered in each program, please click here.

February 2018: Virginia member firm McGuireWoods will host a complimentary webinar at 1:00 p.m. EST Monday, February 26th, on anti-kickback and false claims issues in healthcare litigation. The webinar will feature McGuireWoods healthcare litigators Jeffrey Clark, David Pivnick and Brett Barnett, who will analyze key concepts from recent cases and provide insight on U.S. Department of Justice perspectives. Scott Becker, a partner in the firm, will moderate the discussion. To register, click here.

September 2017: Richard Cullen, managing partner of Virginia member firm McGuireWoods, has announced he will step down at the end of the year after 11 years at the helm. Mr. Cullen said he has been planning his succession for four years. He will remain at the firm after retiring from his leadership post. A former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and Virginia attorney general, Mr. Cullen has practiced white-collar criminal defense law throughout his chairmanship. He currently represents Vice President Pence in connection with probes into Trump campaign contacts with Russia. During Mr. Cullen’s tenure, McGuireWoods opened offices in seven cities, including in Texas, San Francisco and London, and its revenues nearly doubled to $682 million, according to The American Lawyer magazine. Over the same period, the firm’s Am Law revenue ranking climbed from 68th to 51st.

March 2017: Virginia member firm McGuireWoods‘ healthcare litigation group has announced its 2017 healthcare litigation and compliance webinar series. Programs will discuss the outlook for healthcare litigation in 2017, thoughts on identifying and mitigating data security risks in healthcare organizations, components of an effective compliance program, what to consider when drafting and enforcing physician non-compete agreements, and much more. You may attend as many as you like. Replays will be available for those who cannot make the scheduled times.