D&I Events & News


Firm Sponsors Virginia Bench-Bar Dinner Celebrating Diversity on the Bench (October 20, 2022)

McGuireWoods Hosts Just the Beginning’s Summer Legal Institute (July 26, 2022)

Leaders in Color Webcast (May 18, 2022)

Women’s History Month: Staking a Claim for Women in IP Law (March 28, 2022)

McGuireWoods Sponsors Corporate Counsel Women of Color Career Strategies Conference (October 12, 2021)

Leaders in Color Webcast (September 8, 2021)

Annual AABE Charity Golf Tournament (August 18, 2021)

Leaders in Color: One-Year Anniversary (July 15, 2021)

McGuireWoods’ Ava Lias-Booker Continues Mentoring Future Lawyers (June 4, 2021)

Meet the General Counsel: Sponsored by McGuireWoods’ Lawyer Networks (May 11, 2021)

Virginia Business Spotlights McGuireWoods’ ‘Standout’ Diversity & Inclusion Efforts (March 5, 2021)

Ava Lias-Booker Inspires Next Generation of Lawyers (March 5, 2021)

Leaders in Color Webcast (February 24, 2021)

Leaders in Color Webcast (January 28, 2021)

VUU’s 43rd Annual MLK Jr. Community Leaders Celebration (January 22, 2021)

Leaders in Color Webcast (November 12, 2020)

McGuireWoods Supports Corporate Counsel Women of Color Conference (October 22, 2020)

Leaders in Color Webcast (September 29, 2020)

Hispanic Heritage Month Webinar Series (September 18 & October 9, 2020)

Firm Sponsors Raleigh Chamber’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity Conference 2020 (September 4, 2020)

Leaders From McGuireWoods, Duke Energy, Ford and PBI Hold Forum on Racial Justice (August 3, 2020)

McGuireWoods’ Veterans Lawyer Network Holds Virtual Clinic (July 22, 2020)

Partnering for Progress: D&I Discussed at Groundbreaking Event (June 12, 2020)

McGuireWoods, MWC Attend HAVEN Act Commemoration Reception at U.S. Capitol (February 26, 2020)

Ava Lias-Booker a Panelist at Baker Tilly’s ‘Diversity Well Beyond the Theory’ Event (January 21, 2020)

McGuireWoods Sponsors National Veterans Legal Services Banquet (December 10, 2019)

McGuireWoods Sponsors Wake Forest Black Law Students Association Lunch (December 10, 2019)

McGuireWoods Sponsors 2019 NAPABA Convention (December 2, 2019)

McGuireWoods’ Atlanta Office Hosts Third Diverse Professionals Networking Reception (November 21, 2019)

McGuireWoods Partners With NVLSP for Virginia Beach Military Pro Bono Clinic (November 18, 2019)

Firm Sponsors Black Women Lawyers of Northern California Napa Valley Event (November 13, 2019)

McGuireWoods and Panasonic Participate in Veterans Legal Clinic (November 11, 2019)

McGuireWoods Sponsors Fifth Annual Veterans’ Legal Career Fair (November 11, 2019)

Chicago Office Hosts Chinese American Bar Association Installation Ceremony (October 29, 2019)

McGuireWoods Sponsors and Attends Corporate Counsel Women of Color (October 4, 2019)

McGuireWoods Sponsors CEO Talent Summit, Partner John Thompson Speaks on D&I Panel (October 2, 2019)

McGuireWoods Plays Significant Role in First African Landing Commemorative Weekend (September 6, 2019)

McGuireWoods’ LGBTQ Lawyers Network Hosts Legal Clinic at Charlotte Pride Festival (August 22, 2019)

McGuireWoods Sponsors Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair (August 21, 2019)

McGuireWoods Sponsors Raleigh’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity Conference (August 20, 2019)

McGuireWoods Sponsors 2019 NC Association of Black Lawyers Conference (August 2, 2019)

McGuireWoods Attends NAWL Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon (July 30, 2019)

Firm Hosts Participants of ABA Judicial Intern Opportunity Program at D.C. United’s Pride Night (July 19, 2019)

Partner Ava Lias-Booker Speaks on Panel at Verizon’s 4th Annual Legal Diversity & Inclusion Summit (July 17, 2019)

McGuireWoods’ Pittsburgh Office Co-Hosts Stonewall Anniversary Panel Discussion (July 17, 2019)

McGuireWoods Sponsors Ally Award Reception Honoring Diversity & Inclusion (July 16, 2019)

McGuireWoods Sponsors Women, Diversity & Change Summit (June 14, 2019)

McGuireWoods’ Exelon and McGuireWoods Co-Host LCLD Fellows Event (June 14, 2019)

McGuireWoods Co-Sponsors Women in Finance Brunch in New York (June 10, 2019)

McGuireWoods Sponsors 4th Annual Executive Women of Color Summit (May 24, 2019)

McGuireWoods Participates in Lunch With a Lawyer Mentoring Program (May 23, 2019)

McGuireWoods Sponsors Equality Virginia Commonwealth Dinner (April 19, 2019)

McGuireWoods Partners With Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund Name Change Project (April 12, 2019)

McGuireWoods Sponsors SMU Women in Law Spring Tea (April 5, 2019)

McGuireWoods' Angie Zimmern Speaks on Duke Women Law Students Association Panel (February 27, 2019)

McGuireWoods Leads ‘Lunch and Learn’ at Mid-Atlantic BLSA Regional Convention (February 7, 2019)

McGuireWoods CLDC Alums Attend Welcome Reception (February 6, 2019)

Gagan Gupta and Rakesh Gopalan Speak on Duke Law APALSA Panel (February 4, 2019)

McGuireWoods Attends Vanderbilt Law BLSA Student and Alumni Banquet (February 2, 2019)

Associate Jocelyn Mitnaul Mallette Co-Hosts N.C. Governor’s Veterans Day Open House (November 11, 2018)


Richmond-Times Dispatch Names Jacquelyn Stone to Inaugural ‘Women Who Drive Richmond’ List (February 6, 2023)

McGuireWoods Achieves Mansfield 5.0 Certification Plus Status (October 20, 2022)

Firm Sponsors Virginia Bench-Bar Dinner Celebrating Diversity on the Bench (October 20, 2022)

McGuireWoods’ Lisa Atty Honored Among L.A. Business First’s ‘Women of Influence’ (September 28, 2022)

McGuireWoods Named National Veterans Legal Services Program’s Pro Bono Partner of the Year (September 26, 2022)

McGuireWoods Announces New D&I Committee and Lawyer Network Leaders (September 26, 2022)

Drew Austria Selected for NAPABA Prospective Partners Program (September 23, 2022)

McGuireWoods’ Demetra Liggins to Receive Women, Influence & Power in Law Award )September 2, 2022)

Anne Curtis Saunders Named Rising Star by Virginia Women in Public Finance (August 11, 2022)

National Bar Association Honors Brandi Howard at 40 Under 40 Awards Gala (August 9, 2022)

Attorneys Honored for Excellence by The National Black Lawyers (July 25, 2022)

UVA Student Justin Ngo Receives McGuireWoods Scholarship (June 6, 2022)

McGuireWoods’ Brandi Howard Named to National Bar Association’s “40 Under 40” List (May 31, 2022)

McGuireWoods Study Proposes Reforms to Address Virginia’s Legacy of Segregated Housing (May 23, 2022)

Jasmine Gardner Named an Influential Black Lawyer in Charlotte by Pride Magazine (May 17, 2022)

Imaad Elected to Pipeline to Practice Foundation Board (May 4, 2022)

Five McGuireWoods Partners Named Finalists for Euromoney’s Women in Business Law Awards (May 3, 2022)

McGuireWoods Named Finalist in Five Categories in Chambers Diversity Awards (May 2, 2022)

McGuireWoods’ Lisa Atty Honored as ‘Woman of Influence’ by Los Angeles Business Journal April 21, 2022

Erin Ashwell Named to Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s Influential Women of Law for 2022 April 5, 2022

Firm Supports Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys Conference April 1, 2022

McGuireWoods’ Demetra Liggins Receives ‘Premier Women in the Law’ Recognition (March 29, 2022)

Tanisha Reed Named to National Association of Women Lawyers Rising List (March 15, 2022)

McGuireWoods Receives Maryland Carey Law BLSA Diversity Award (March 4, 2022)

McGuireWoods Partners Named to Savoy Magazine’s ‘Most Influential Black Lawyers’ List (March 4, 2022)

Luis Benavides Named to HNBA Top Lawyers Under 40 List (March 3, 2022)

Savoy Features Kilpatrick, Thomas in Article on Black Professionals in PE & Finance (February 21, 2022)

Firm Selects Madrid as LCLD Fellow, Harris and Mack as LCLD Pathfinders (February 2, 2022)

Tanya Greene, Yoojin Lee Honored on LABJ’s Minority Leaders of Influence List (January 31, 2022)

Law Clerk Rambert Tyree Receives UVA Law’s Gregory H. Swanson Award (January 28, 2022)

William Boddy Appointed Chair of LGBTQ+ Lawyers Network (November 23, 2021)

McGuireWoods Named an LCLD Top Performer, Wins Compass Award (November 1, 2021)

McGuireWoods Amy Manning Named to GCR’s 2021 Top Women in Antitrust List (October 19, 2021)

Michael Podberesky Appointed Chair of McGuireWoods’ Veteran Lawyers Network (September 29, 2021)

McGuireWoods Partner Tanya Greene Honored Among Los Angeles ‘Women of Influence’ (September 22, 2021)

Gardner and Mallette Honored for Excellence by The National Black Lawyers (September 15, 2021)

McGuireWoods Attains Mansfield Certification Plus Status (September 14, 2021)

Joanne Katsantonis, Amber Walsh to Receive Women, Influence & Power in Law Awards (September 1, 2021)

McGuireWoods Celebrates Anniversary of Leaders in Color Series With Civil Rights Champions (July 21, 2021)

Diane Flannery Named to Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s Influential Women of Law for 2021 (July 21, 2021)

Firm Commits to New Mansfield 5.0 Diversity Goals (July 6, 2021)

UVA Student Toni Ajala Receives McGuireWoods Scholarship (July 6, 2021)

Madrid Selected for Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy (July 6, 2021)

McGuireWoods Partner Christina Egan Honored in Top 50 Women in the Law Awards (July 2, 2021)

McGuireWoods Wins Veterans Program of the Year Honor in Chambers Diversity Awards (June 18, 2021)

McGuireWoods’ Ava Lias-Booker Continues Mentoring Future Lawyers (June 4, 2021)

McGuireWoods Named Finalist in Five Categories in Chambers Diversity Awards (April 29, 2021)

McGuireWoods Named Finalist in Five Categories in Chambers Diversity Awards (April 28, 2021)

The Charlotte Observer Publishes Brad Kutrow’s Op-Ed on Judge James McMillan (April 22, 2021)

Howard and Howell Recognized By The National Black Lawyers (April 13, 2021)

Gopalan Honored With N.C. Lawyers Weekly Award (April 12, 2021)

Virginia Business Spotlights McGuireWoods’ ‘Standout’ Diversity & Inclusion Efforts (April 5, 2021)

Jackie Stone Wins Phoebe P. Hall Mentorship Award From MRWBA (March 29, 2021)

“The Tale of the Tee” Wins National Nonfiction Book Award (March 24, 2021)

Reuters Q&A With Kilpatrick, Thomas Features Black Professionals in PE & Finance (March 10, 2021)

McGuireWoods Releases Paper on Zoning and Segregation in Virginia (February 4, 2021)

McGuireWoods Launches Initiative to Advance Black Private Equity & Finance Professionals (January 21, 2021)

Partner Jackie Stone Wins Am Law ‘Best Mentor’ Award (Jan. 15, 2021)

Duquesne Lawyer Magazine Profiles McGuireWoods’ Bryan Brantley (Jan. 13, 2021)

Kate Hardey, Angie Zimmern Named ‘Leaders in the Law’ by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly (December 7, 2020)

McGuireWoods Welcomes Applications for 1L LCLD Scholars Program (December 2, 2020)

McGuireWoods Holds Eighth Women’s Leadership Development Forum (November 3, 2020)

ALM Honors McGuireWoods’ Ava Lias-Booker With Women, Influence & Power in Law Award (October 28, 2020)

Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities Honors Jacquelyn Stone With Richmond Humanitarian Award (October 27, 2020)

Diane Flannery Named Product Liability Attorney of the Year By Legal Media Group (October 9, 2020)

McGuireWoods Honored for Veterans Initiatives in Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards (September 25, 2020)

Bank of America Honors McGuireWoods With Law Firm Diversity & Inclusion Award (September 24, 2020)

Law360 Features Jonathan Harmon in Law Firm Leaders ‘Diversity Snapshot’ (September 16, 2020)

Crain’s Chicago Business Honors McGuireWoods’ Christina Egan on Notable Women in Law List (September 15, 2020)

McGuireWoods Achieves Mansfield Certification Plus Status (September 15, 2020)

Jocelyn Mitnaul Mallette Earns Leader in Diversity Honor from Triangle Business Journal (September 2, 2020)

McGuireWoods a Finalist in Five Categories in Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards (August 28, 2020)

McGuireWoods’ Jonathan Blank Co-Authors “The Tale of the Tee” (August 21, 2020)

Black Enterprise Publishes Jon Harmon’s Column on Responding to Hate (August 4, 2020)

Firm Presents 2020 Scholarship to UVA Engineering Student Interested in J.D. (July 27, 2020)

Jon Harmon Discusses Leadership During Radio Interview (June 24, 2020)

Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Honors McGuireWoods’ Michael Herring for Distinguished Service (June 19, 2020)

McGuireWoods’ Jocelyn Mitnaul Mallette Named One of National Bar Association’s 40 Under 40 Best Advocates (June 18, 2020)

“Don’t Hate”: Jon Harmon Shares Powerful Lesson in The Wall Street Journal (June 15, 2020)

McGuireWoods’ Response to Racial Injustice: A Message From Chairman Jon Harmon (June 4, 2020)

Baltimore Business Journal Honors McGuireWoods’ Ava Lias-Booker With Leader in Diversity Award (June 5, 2020)

Minority Corporate Counsel Association Honors Bryan Brantley as 2020 Rainmaker (June 1, 2020)

McGuireWoods’ Elizabeth Redpath Named to National LGBT Bar’s Best 40 Lawyers Under 40 (May 11, 2020)

Bethany Lukitsch Named One of Los Angeles Business Journal’s Top Women Attorneys (April 27, 2020)

McGuireWoods’ Jocelyn Mitnaul Mallette Wins a Triangle Business Journal Women in Business Award (April 24, 2020)

Path to Leadership (April 20, 2020)

Raleigh Partners to Serve as City Co-Leads for LCLD Mentoring Program (April 17, 2020)

The Daily Record Honors McGuireWoods’ Alan Cason as a 2020 Influential Marylander (March 12, 2020)

Brandi Howard Selected for D.C. Bar’s 2020 John Payton Leadership Academy (March 9, 2020)

Pittsburgh Business Times Honors Penny Zacharias as a 2020 Woman of Influence (February 18, 2020)

Va. Law Foundation Inducts Candace Blydenburgh Into 2020 Fellows Class (February 5, 2020)

McGuireWoods’ Jackie Stone Among Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s Influential Women of Law (January 29, 2020)

McGuireWoods’ Elizabeth Redpath a Finalist for BEQ Pride 40 LGBTQ Leaders Under 40 List (January 8, 2020)

Jackie Stone Featured in December Edition of Discover Richmond Magazine (December 24, 2019)

McGuireWoods’ Noreen Kelly Honored in Crain’s New York Business Notable Women in Law Report (December 23, 2019)

McGuireWoods Announces Scholarship for UVA Engineering Student Interested in J.D. (December 18, 2019)

Rick Holzheimer Named President of Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Virginia (December 18, 2019)

Jocelyn Mitnaul Mallette Honored With North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Diversity Award (December 3, 2019)

McGuireWoods Attorneys Honored for Excellence by The National Black Lawyers (December 3, 2019)

L.A. Business Journal Honors McGuireWoods In Inaugural ‘Best Law Firms of Los Angeles’ Issue (December 2, 2019)

McGuireWoods Partner Melissa Martinez Named to Baltimore Business Journal’s ‘40 Under 40’ (November 19, 2019)

McGuireWoods Elects 12 Lawyers for Partnership (November 14, 2019)

Chicago Committee Honors McGuireWoods for Advancing Diversity and Inclusion (November 4, 2019)

McGuireWoods’ Sabrina Beldner Honored Among Los Angeles ‘Women of Influence’ (October 21, 2019)

McGuireWoods, MWC Instrumental in New Law That Protects Veterans in Bankruptcies (August 26, 2019)

Ava Lias-Booker Named to Savoy's Most Influential Women in Corporate America List (August 12, 2019)

Acclaimed Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Herring Joins McGuireWoods as Partner (July 8, 2019)

McGuireWoods a Finalist in Four Categories in Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards USA (June 13, 2019)

McGuireWoods’ Becky Diffen and Elizabeth Sieg Named Emerging Leaders by The M&A Advisor (June 12, 2019)

McGuireWoods Sponsors 4th Annual Executive Women of Color Summit (May 24, 2019)

Jasmine Gardner to Represent McGuireWoods at Community Building Initiative’s Leaders Under 40 (May 23, 2019)

Partner Melissa Martinez Traces Path From Philippines to McGuireWoods for Law360 (April 9, 2019)

Kenneth Neighbors Brings Deep P3 Experience to McGuireWoods' Public Finance Practice (March 25, 2019)

Minority Corporate Counsel Association Honors Raj Natarajan as 2019 Rainmaker (March 15, 2019)

McGuireWoods Lawyer Pays Tribute to First Female African-American N.C. Chief Justice (March 14, 2019)

McGuireWoods, McGuireWoods Consulting Drive Bill to Protect Veterans in Bankruptcies (March 11, 2019)

Leading the Way: Support of LCLD over the past decade is essential to McGuireWoods’ D&I commitment (March 7, 2019)

Renamed Virginia Courthouse Has Ties to McGuireWoods (February 17, 2019)

McGuireWoods Selects Gina LeBlanc, Yoojin Lee for Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinder Program (February 18, 2019)

Two McGuireWoods Lawyers Named ‘Most Influential Minority Attorneys’ in Los Angeles (February 8, 2019)

McGuireWoods’ Holly Buckley Named to ‘Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A’ List (January 17, 2019)

National Legal Media Cover Addition of Top Life Sciences IP Litigators in McGuireWoods’ NY Office (January 15, 2019)

Maryland Super Lawyers Features Ava Lias-Booker as Baltimore Trailblazer (December 17, 2018)

Jon Harmon Discusses Firm’s Veterans Initiatives in Diversity & The Bar (November 2, 2018)

ALM Honors Jackie Stone With Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award (August 17, 2018)

Hackett Discusses Advancement of Women, Diverse Lawyers in American Banker (August 10, 2018)

Texas Diversity Council Honors McGuireWoods’ Melissa Hensley With Top Women Lawyers Award (August 7, 2018)

New York Law Journal Names McGuireWoods’ Noreen Kelly a 2018 Distinguished Leader (June 22, 2018)

Corporate Counsel Business Journal Features Healthcare Chair Amber Walsh (April 25, 2018) 

Minority Corporate Counsel Association Honors McGuireWoods’ Joanne Katsantonis as 2018 Rainmaker (March 19, 2018)

African-American Managing Partners Network Honors McGuireWoods Partner Ava Lias-Booker (August 3, 2017)


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