RICHMOND, VA — LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – McGuireWoods LLP ann…

RICHMOND, VA — LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – McGuireWoods LLP announced today that Bernard L. McNamee, Chief Deputy Attorney General of Virginia, will join the law firm’s Richmond, Va., office as a partner. McNamee will focus his practice on representing utility and energy clients before the Virginia State Corporation Commission.

“Bernie is well respected by both policy makers and business leaders for his ability to find result-driven solutions to issues,” said Stephen H. Watts II, a McGuireWoods partner who serves as co-leader of the firm’s energy and utilities practice. “We are very excited that he decided to come to McGuireWoods and focus his legal practice on energy and utility clients.”

In addition to practicing regulatory law, McNamee also will serve clients of McGuireWoods and McGuireWoods Consulting on a wide range of legislative and government relations matters.

McNamee was appointed Chief Deputy Attorney General in March of this year by Attorney General Judith Williams Jagdmann, who was appointed to fill the remainder of Jerry Kilgore’s term when he stepped down to run for Governor. McNamee previously served as Chief Counsel to Kilgore, as Deputy Attorney General to Attorney General Randolph Beales, as Director of Policy for George Allen’s U.S. Senate campaign and as Deputy Counselor and Policy Advisor to Sen. Allen, when he was governor.

“Through his years of service, Bernie has earned the trust of many decision makers in Virginia, which will be helpful to McGuireWoods’ clients,” Watts said.

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