Lawfuel – The Law Newswire – RICHMOND, Va. – McGuireWoods LLP has been…

Lawfuel – The Law Newswire – RICHMOND, Va. – McGuireWoods LLP has been recognized as a leading law firm in intellectual property, trade secrets and information technology by The Legal 500 in its first-ever United States edition. A number of McGuireWoods’ lawyers are cited in the publication, Volume II: Intellectual Property, Media, Technology, and Telecoms, for their work in these areas.

The Legal 500 has been publishing a leading client guide to lawyers in the United Kingdom and in eight other countries for more than 20 years. The publication’s editors and writers spent years researching law firms and individual lawyers in the United States, interviewing clients, including major corporations, and lawyers in cities across America before publishing its first-ever U.S. edition.

McGuireWoods is described in The Legal 500 as having “the unique ability to ‘speak the language of technology’ in the words of one client” in regard to contemporary trade secret issues. The publication goes on to say that “Clients are particularly impressed with the client training workshops conducted by the firm….” With respect to the litigation side of technology, The Legal 500 states that “…recent successes are impressive. A string of high profile cases have been smoothly negotiated to a settlement on the client’s terms….”

The Legal 500 describes McGuireWoods approach to its trade secrets practice as “interdisciplinary and holistic, and is treated as an issue that is dealt with in almost every aspect of the full-service firm’s work. As a result, McGuireWoods prides itself on having a deep and versatile bench.”

McGuireWoods’ technology and business practice “boasts a particular strength, being home to technology experts, partners Scott L. Glickson and Stephen Gold,” according to the publication. The Technology & Business Department co-chairs, based in Chicago, are cited as “highly recommended by clients.” Chicago Partners Stuart Smith and Kenneth Dort are noted to be “first-rate litigators.”

Noted as specializing in non-contentious intellectual property is Richmond-based Janet P. Peyton, whom the publication states is commended by clients for her “keenness for detail, impressive depth of knowledge and business acumen.’ Also in Richmond, Mary Dalton Baril is cited as having “gained a strong reputation for trade secrets practice.”

On the litigation side, also in Richmond, are partners Brian C. Riopelle and Robert M. Tyler, who are cited as having “well-established reputations as ‘extremely knowledgeable, tenacious litigators.’”

McGuireWoods LLP is a full-service law firm with approximately 750 lawyers in 15 offices in the United States, Europe and Central Asia providing legal counsel to clients around the world. The firm’s Richmond office is located at 901 East Cary Street. For more information, visit

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