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Positions currently available are listed below by office location. Please submit your resume, law school transcript, and cover letter by clicking "Apply Online," or as otherwise noted in the posting.

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Updated: 12/7/2017

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Atlanta

CONTACT:
Tamara Fairhurst for more information.
Class Action/ Mass Tort Litigation Associate
The Atlanta office of McGuireWoods seeks an associate with 3+ years class action/ mass tort litigation experience. Please submit cover letter, resume, law school transcript and writing sample. Disclaimer: Search firms with a current preferred agreement in place with McGuireWoods LLP may submit resumes directly to Recruiting Manager. All other unsolicited submissions by search firms will be deemed not accepted.
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Corporate Partner/Group
The Atlanta office of McGuireWoods seeks a partner or group (at least two partners) with experience in general corporate, M&A and securities. Partner candidates must have portable business. Georgia Bar required. Disclaimer: Search firms with a current preferred agreement in place with McGuireWoods LLP may submit resumes directly to Recruiting Manager. All other unsolicited submissions by search firms will be deemed not accepted.
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Real Estate Senior Associate or Counsel
The Atlanta office of McGuireWoods seeks a senior associate or counsel for the Real Estate Department. Qualified candidates will have 5 – 8 years of experience. The ideal candidate must have deal expertise in commercial acquisitions (including title and survey review) and dispositions, leasing, real estate debt, equity and/or capital markets transactions. Top academic credentials, drafting and communication skills required. This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic, fast paced, national real estate practice group working on a wide range of sophisticated commercial real estate transactions. Please submit cover letter, resume and law school transcript. Disclaimer: Search firms with a current preferred agreement in place with McGuireWoods may submit resumes directly to Recruiting Manager. All other unsolicited submissions by search firms will be deemed not accepted.
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Baltimore

CONTACT:
Jane Dunton for more information.
Business & Securities Litigation Associate
The Baltimore office of McGuireWoods seeks an associate for the Business & Securities Litigation Department. Qualified candidates will have 1 - 3 years of general litigation experience including experience as a federal judicial clerk and/or Maryland appellate court clerk. Candidates must be admitted in Maryland and have law firm commercial litigation experience. Excellent academic credentials and writing skills are also required. Please submit cover letter, resume and law school transcript.  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
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Complex Commercial Litigation Staff Attorney
The Baltimore office of McGuireWoods seeks a full time, permanent Staff Attorney for the Complex Commercial Litigation Department. Qualified candidates will have 3+ years of experience in Commercial Litigation for a position involving mortgage-related disputes and general litigation. Maryland bar is required. Candidate must have strong academic credentials, excellent writing and interpersonal skills, be well-organized (responsible for handling a large volume of cases), and have good negotiation skills. Please submit cover letter, resume and law school transcript. 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.
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Charlotte

CONTACT:
Tamara Fairhurst for more information.
Complex Commercial Litigation Staff Attorney
The Charlotte office of McGuireWoods seeks a full time, permanent Staff Attorney for the Complex Commercial Litigation Department. Qualified candidates will have 3+ years of experience in commercial litigation, preferably involving mortgage-related disputes. North Carolina bar is required. Candidate must have strong academic credentials, excellent writing and interpersonal skills, be well-organized (responsible for handling a large volume of cases), and have good negotiation skills. Please submit cover letter, resume and law school transcript. 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.
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Debt Finance Associate
The Charlotte office of McGuireWoods seeks a 3rd - 5th year associate to join the Debt Finance department. Preferred candidates will have syndicated finance experience and project finance experience a plus but not required, as well as excellent academic credentials and solid law firm work experience. Please submit cover letter, resume, law school transcript and writing sample. Disclaimer: Search firms with a current preferred agreement in place with McGuireWoods LLP may submit resumes directly to Recruiting Manager. All other unsolicited submissions by search firms will be deemed not accepted.
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Chicago

CONTACT:
Haley Lelah for more information.
Complex Commercial or Securities Litigation Partner or Group
The Chicago office of McGuireWoods seeks a complex commercial or securities litigation partner or group. The ideal candidate will be a courtroom litigator (or group) with experience in complex commercial or securities litigation matters, primarily in federal court. Individual candidates must have portable business of at least $2 million. Disclaimer: Search firms with a current preferred agreement in place with McGuireWoods LLP may submit resumes directly to the Recruiting Manager. All other unsolicited submissions by search firms will not be accepted.
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Healthcare Private Equity Associate
The Chicago office of McGuireWoods seeks a Healthcare Private Equity Associate. Qualified candidates will have 4 – 6 years of general corporate experience with a strong background in mergers and acquisitions, finance and private equity. Prior employment in a sophisticated law firm environment is favored. Previous healthcare private equity experience is considered helpful but not required. Candidates should also possess the ability to interact with and advise business people and lead deal teams and transactions from inception through closing. Please submit cover letter, resume and law school transcript. Disclaimer: Search firms with a current preferred agreement in place with McGuireWoods LLP may submit resumes directly to the Recruiting Manager. All other unsolicited submissions by search firms will be deemed not accepted.
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Project Finance Counsel/Partner
The Chicago office of McGuireWoods seeks a counsel/junior partner with 10 to 15 years of experience in the project finance sector, with an emphasis on the power sector (including renewable energy). Experience should include managing and running project finance and/or tax equity financings, drafting credit agreements, depositary agreements, third party consents and related ancillary financing documents, as well as experience is drafting, evaluating and negotiating project contracts such as power purchase agreements, balance of plant agreements, turbine supply agreements, solar equipment supply agreements, operating and maintenance agreements, energy management agreements and other project contracts customarily associated with wind, solar and other power developments. Please submit cover letter, resume, law school transcript and writing sample. Disclaimer: Search firms with a current preferred agreement in place with McGuireWoods LLP may submit resumes directly to the Recruiting Manager. All other unsolicited submissions by search firms will be deemed not accepted.
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Dallas

CONTACT:
Tamara Fairhurst for more information.
Healthcare Associate
The Dallas office of McGuireWoods seeks an associate for the Healthcare Department. Qualified candidates will have 2 – 7 years of corporate, regulatory, and/or managed care experience for healthcare companies and/or healthcare payors. Prior employment in a sophisticated law firm environment and transactional healthcare experience in particular is favored. Excellent academic credentials and solid writing skills are required. Please submit cover letter, resume and law school transcript. Disclaimer: Search firms with a current preferred agreement in place with McGuireWoods LLP may submit resumes directly to Recruiting Manager. All other unsolicited submissions by search firms will be deemed not accepted.
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IP Litigation Associate
The Dallas office of McGuireWoods seeks an associate for the IP Litigation Department. Qualified candidates will have 1 – 6 years patent litigation experience. Candidate must have Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering degree. Excellent academic credentials required. Please submit cover letter, resume and law school transcript. Disclaimer: Search firms with a current preferred agreement in place with McGuireWoods LLP may submit resumes directly to Recruiting Manager. All other unsolicited submissions by search firms will be deemed not accepted.
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Houston

CONTACT:
Tamara Fairhurst for more information.
Business & Securities Litigation Associate
The Houston office of McGuireWoods seeks a 3rd – 5th year associate for the Business & Securities Litigation department. Qualified candidates will have litigation experience or experience as a federal judicial clerk. Excellent academic credentials required. Please submit cover letter, resume and law school transcript. 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.
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Corporate Partner/Group
The Houston office of McGuireWoods seeks a partner or group (at least two partners) with experience in general corporate, M&A and securities. Partner candidates must have portable business. Opportunity to be a part of a new and growing office. Please submit cover letter, resume and law school transcript. Disclaimer: Search firms with a current preferred agreement in place with McGuireWoods LLP may submit resumes directly to Recruiting Manager. All other unsolicited submissions by search firms will be deemed not accepted.
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IP Litigation Associate
The Houston office of McGuireWoods seeks an associate for the IP Litigation Department. Qualified candidates will have 1 – 6 years patent litigation experience. Candidate must have Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering degree. Excellent academic credentials required. Please submit cover letter, resume and law school transcript. Disclaimer: Search firms with a current preferred agreement in place with McGuireWoods LLP may submit resumes directly to Recruiting Manager. All other unsolicited submissions by search firms will be deemed not accepted.
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Mergers & Acquisitions, Energy & Private Equity Transactions Associate
The Houston office of McGuireWoods seeks a junior associate to join its Energy Transactional practice. Qualified candidates will have 3 - 4 years (2012 or 2013 law graduates) of law firm construction and commercial contracting experience, preferably with project finance or oil & gas exposure. Candidates should possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with client business and legal teams. Preference will be given to candidates admitted to practice in Texas. Please submit cover letter, resume and law school transcript. Disclaimer: Search firms with a current preferred agreement in place with McGuireWoods LLP may submit resumes directly to Recruiting Manager. All other unsolicited submissions by search firms will be deemed not accepted.
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Mergers & Acquisitions, Energy & Private Equity Transactions Associate
The Houston office of McGuireWoods seeks a junior associate to join its Energy Transactional practice. Qualified candidates will have 3 - 4 years (2012 or 2013 law graduates) of law firm mergers & acquisitions and capital markets experience in the energy sector, preferably with project finance or oil & gas exposure. Candidates should possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with client business and legal teams. Candidates must be admitted to practice in Texas. Please submit cover letter, resume and law school transcript. Disclaimer: Search firms with a current preferred agreement in place with McGuireWoods LLP may submit resumes directly to Recruiting Manager. All other unsolicited submissions by search firms will be deemed not accepted.
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Los Angeles - Century City

CONTACT:
Tamara Fairhurst for more information.
Labor and Employment Associate
The Century City office of McGuireWoods seeks an associate with 2 - 5 years of experience for the Labor and Employment Department. The ideal candidate must have:
  • Demonstrated top-notch legal research, analysis and writing abilities, including fluent working knowledge and understanding of California and federal court procedural and evidence rules;
  • Experience working on defense of wage and hour class actions or collective actions (such as discovery, witness interviews and class certification) with partner and/or senior attorney oversight;
  • Experience working on defense of single-plaintiff employment cases with partner and/or senior attorney oversight;
  • Experience taking and defending depositions;
  • Experience presenting oral arguments at state and federal trial court hearings;
  • Administrative hearing experience (such as before the California Labor Commissioner);
  • Appellate experience preferred but not required;
  • Strong academic background;
  • California bar is required.
Please submit cover letter, resume, law school transcript and performance evaluations from most recent employer. Disclaimer: Search firms with current preferred agreement in place with McGuireWoods LLP may submit resumes directly to Recruiting Manager. All other unsolicited submissions will be deemed not accepted.

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Los Angeles - Downtown

CONTACT:
Tamara Fairhurst for more information.
Complex Commercial Litigation Associate
The Los Angeles Downtown office of McGuireWoods seeks an associate with 2 - 4 years experience for the Complex Commercial Litigation Department. California bar is required. Must have strong academic credentials, excellent writing and interpersonal skills. Please submit cover letter, resume, and law school transcript. Disclaimer: Search firms with a current preferred agreement in place with McGuireWoods LLP may submit resumes directly to Recruiting Manager. All other unsolicited submissions by search firms will be deemed not accepted.
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New York

CONTACT:
Haley Lelah for more information.
Securities Associate
The New York office of McGuireWoods seeks an associate for the Securities department. Qualified candidates will have 3 – 5 years of experience in corporate and securities work. Qualified candidates must have excellent academic credentials and solid law firm work experience. Please submit cover letter, resume and law school transcript. Disclaimer: Search firms with a current preferred agreement in place with McGuireWoods LLP may submit resumes directly to the Recruiting Manager. All other unsolicited submissions by search firms will be deemed not accepted.
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Pittsburgh

CONTACT:
Haley Lelah for more information.
Complex Commercial Litigation Staff Attorney
The Pittsburgh office of McGuireWoods seeks a full time, permanent Staff Attorney for the Complex Commercial Litigation Department. Qualified candidates will have 3+ years of experience in commercial litigation, preferably involving mortgage-related disputes. Pennsylvania bar is required. (Ohio bar as well would be ideal.) Candidate must have strong academic credentials, excellent writing and interpersonal skills, be well-organized (responsible for handling a large volume of cases), and have good negotiation skills. Please submit cover letter, resume and law school transcript. 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.
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Product & Consumer Litigation Attorney
The Pittsburgh office of McGuireWoods seeks an Attorney for its Product and Consumer Litigation Department. Qualified candidates will have at least 3 – 7 years of experience. The ideal candidate should be an experienced litigator who has large commercial firm experience, including hearings, oral arguments and depositions. Tort experience is considered a plus. Admission to the Pennsylvania Bar is required. Please submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, and law school transcript. 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.
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Raleigh

CONTACT:
Tamara Fairhurst for more information.
IP Litigation Associate
The Raleigh office of McGuireWoods seeks an associate for the IP Litigation Department. Qualified candidates will have 1 – 6 years patent litigation experience. Candidate must have Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering degree. Excellent academic credentials required. Please submit cover letter, resume and law school transcript. Disclaimer: Search firms with a current preferred agreement in place with McGuireWoods LLP may submit resumes directly to Recruiting Manager. All other unsolicited submissions by search firms will be deemed not accepted.
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Product & Consumer Litigation Associate
The Raleigh office of McGuireWoods seeks an associate with 1-3 years of litigation experience to join an active trial practice in its Products, Environmental & Mass Tort Litigation department. The desire to develop into a lead trial lawyer as well as excellent academic credentials and demonstrated top-notch legal research, analysis and writing skills are required. Candidates with large law firm experience, and current or former judicial clerks are preferred. Candidates must be a member of the North Carolina bar, eligible to waive in, or must be scheduled to take next available exam. Please submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, and law school transcript. 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.
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Richmond

CONTACT:
Tamara Fairhurst for more information.
IP Litigation Associate
The Richmond office of McGuireWoods seeks an associate for the IP Litigation Department. Qualified candidates will have 1 – 6 years patent litigation experience. Candidate must have Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering degree. Excellent academic credentials required. Please submit cover letter, resume and law school transcript. Disclaimer: Search firms with a current preferred agreement in place with McGuireWoods LLP may submit resumes directly to Recruiting Manager. All other unsolicited submissions by search firms will be deemed not accepted.
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San Francisco

CONTACT:
Jane Dunton for more information.
Complex Commercial Litigation Staff Attorney
The San Francisco office of McGuireWoods seeks a full time, permanent Staff Attorney for the Complex Commercial Litigation Department. Qualified candidates will have 3+ years of experience in Commercial Litigation for a position involving mortgage-related disputes and general litigation. California bar is required. Candidate must have strong academic credentials, excellent writing and interpersonal skills, be well-organized (responsible for handling a large volume of cases), and have good negotiation skills. Please submit cover letter, resume and law school transcript. 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.
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Financial Services Litigation Associate

The San Francisco office of McGuireWoods seeks an associate to join the Financial Services Litigation Department. Qualified candidates will have 2 – 4 years of litigation experience with strong writing and research skills.    Judicial clerkship  experience and/or experience in consumer financial services litigation is considered a plus.   Candidates must be admitted in California. Excellent academic credentials and references are also required. Please submit cover letter, resume and law school transcript.  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

 



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IP Litigation Associate
The San Francisco office of McGuireWoods seeks an associate for the IP Litigation Department. Qualified candidates will have 1 – 6 years patent litigation experience. Candidate must have Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering degree. Excellent academic credentials required. Please submit cover letter, resume and law school transcript.  Disclaimer: Search firms with a current preferred agreement in place with McGuireWoods LLP may submit resumes directly to the Recruiting Manager. All other unsolicited submissions by search firms will be deemed not accepted.
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Labor and Employment Associate
The San Francisco office of McGuireWoods seeks an associate with 3+ years’ experience for the Labor and Employment Department. The ideal candidate must have:
  • Demonstrated top-notch legal research, analysis and writing abilities, including fluent working knowledge and understanding of California and federal court procedural and evidence rules;
  • Experience working on defense of wage and hour class actions or collective actions (such as discovery, witness interviews and class certification) with partner and/or senior attorney oversight;
  • Experience working on defense of single-plaintiff employment cases with partner and/or senior attorney oversight;
  • Experience taking and defending depositions;
  • Experience presenting oral arguments at state and federal trial court hearings;
  • Administrative hearing experience (such as before the California Labor Commissioner);
  • Appellate experience preferred but not required;
  • Strong academic background.
Please submit cover letter, resume and law school transcript. 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.

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Tysons

CONTACT:
Jane Dunton for more information.
Corporate Partner/Group
The Tysons office of McGuireWoods seeks a partner or group (at least two partners) with experience in general corporate, M&A, and securities. Partner candidates must have portable business. Virginia Bar required. Disclaimer: Search firms with a current preferred agreement in place with McGuireWoods LLP may submit resumes directly to Recruiting Manager. All other unsolicited submissions by search firms will be deemed not accepted. 
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Labor & Employment Partner
The Tysons Corner office of McGuireWoods seeks a partner for the Labor & Employment Department. Candidates must have traditional employment litigation experience and a portable book of business. Virginia bar license is required. This is an excellent opportunity to join a thriving practice with a real opportunity for growth. Disclaimer: Search firms with a current preferred agreement in place with McGuireWoods may submit resumes directly to Recruiting Manager. All other unsolicited search firm submissions will be deemed not accepted. Please contact Jane Dunton for further information.
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Real Estate Transactions Partner or Group
The Tysons Corner office of McGuireWoods seeks a partner or group for the Real Estate & Land Use Department.  Candidates must have transactional real estate experience and a portable book of business. The ideal candidate must have deal expertise in commercial acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, real estate debt, real estate lending and development transactions.  Virginia bar license is required. This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic, fast paced, national real estate practice group working on a wide range of sophisticated commercial real estate transactions.  Search firms with a current preferred agreement in place with McGuireWoods may submit resumes directly to Recruiting Manager. All other unsolicited submissions will be deemed not accepted.
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Washington

CONTACT:
Jane Dunton for more information.
Energy Associate
The Washington DC office of McGuireWoods seeks an experienced energy associate for the Regulatory & Compliance Department. Qualified candidates will have 2 - 5 years of experience handling energy regulatory matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Prior employment in a law firm environment or government setting is preferred. Excellent academic credentials and solid writing skills are required. Please submit cover letter, resume and law school transcript. Disclaimer: At this time, McGuireWoods will not accept applications submitted through search firms for this position. All qualified candidates must submit their own applications for consideration.
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Healthcare Senior Associate, Counsel or Partner
The Washington DC office of McGuireWoods seeks a senior associate, counsel or partner level candidate for the Healthcare department. Qualified candidates will have at least three years of solid, extensive FDA and/or pharmacy experience (either exclusively regulatory advisory or transactional with regulatory knowledge). Prior employment in a sophisticated law firm environment is preferred. Excellent academic credentials and solid writing skills are required. Please submit cover letter, resume and law school transcript. Disclaimer: Search firms with a current preferred agreement in place with McGuireWoods LLP may submit resumes directly to the Recruiting Manager. All other unsolicited submissions by search firms will be deemed not accepted.
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