The Washington, DC office of McGuireWoods seeks an Associate for the Business & Securities Litigation Department.
The McGuireWoods Business & Securities Litigation group is equipped to assist all manner of companies, including financial institutions, public companies and closely-held corporations, in all aspects of commercial litigation and dispute resolution. We have extensive experience:
• defending clients in high-stakes litigation such as banking and securities class actions, shareholder derivative suits and regulatory investigations;
• representing officers and directors as individual defendants; and
• advising clients regarding risk mitigation and compliance with state and federal laws.
We coordinate closely with our e-discovery team to efficiently manage the discovery burdens associated with complex litigation. When criminal proceedings run parallel to civil litigation, we work with the firm’s white-collar defense team to manage the client’s interests in a unified manner. While we stand ready to try cases in both federal and state courts, we also explore alternative resolution options when they will help clients achieve their objectives, reduce costs and administrative burdens, and offer creative solutions not typically available through the courts.
Qualified candidates will have 1 - 2 years of general litigation experience or experience as a district or circuit judicial clerk. Excellent academic credentials and writing skills required. DC bar is required. Experience with complex litigation is a plus. Background and/or interest in working on financial services regulatory issues also a plus.
Disclaimer: At this time, McGuireWoods will not be accepting applicants submitted through search firms or headhunters for this position. All qualified candidates must submit their own applications for consideration.
Internal Number: 1286
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McGuireWoods’ reputation is built one lawyer and one client at a time. We offer the opportunity to grow through an extensive range of legal practice areas and industries, and to work in locations around the world. Because we focus on aligning our services with client-specific objectives, we also seek lawyers with business experience. Perhaps the most attractive aspect of joining our firm is the opportunity to work with our lawyers and leaders, all of whom reflect the value McGuireWoods places on experience, talent and diversity. For nearly two centuries, McGuireWoods has expanded its presence and enhanced its capabilities to keep pace with our clients’ needs — both in the United States and in the global marketplace. Today we have more than 1,000 lawyers in 23 offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Brussels and elsewhere in Europe. We do business where our clients do business. We are strong in the traditional legal practices such as litigation and corporate law, but we are also leaders in rapidly expanding fields such as data privacy and security, the life sciences, private equity, and healthcare, among many others.