Bring Your Best

Bring your best, and we’ll bring out the best in you.

At McGuireWoods, collegiality is a value, not a mandate. We like working together — in the office, on deals, in the courtroom and in the community. We respect our colleagues, and we value their company and contributions.

We know this is rare, so we don’t take it for granted. It is the foundation of our culture and drives our success.

We are serious about the business of law and about client service.

Yes, we have metrics and targets to meet. And as a team of committed, diverse and creative individuals, we achieve them by delivering the very best for our clients. We bring our best every day, and we strive to bring out the best in each other.

Bring Your Talent

“One of the reasons I’ve worked at the same firm for my entire 25-year-plus career is because I have the blessing of working with colleagues who I not only respect as lawyers, but who I respect as human beings. This makes me happy to get up and come to work everyday.”

Amy B. Manning

We provide clients with the best solutions and service. To do that, we attract the most talented people — high-performing lawyers, professionals and staff — and provide them many opportunities to grow, contribute and succeed.

People come here to do great work. As a member of our team, you have the resources and training to perform challenging work early on — rare opportunities not offered at most other firms.

You also have a chance to approach law from a business perspective. Our industry-centric teams assure we view the world through our clients’ eyes resulting in a mix of legal talent and business acumen that sets us apart.

Bring Your World View

Perspective is key. That’s why we’ve made diversity and inclusion a core value. They are not just words for us. We are proud of the achievements we have made to be more diverse and more inclusive, but we know there is still more to do and we are dedicated to doing it.

Our clients benefit from the different life experiences and backgrounds of our teams. We have seven networks that support the success of our diverse and women lawyers and serve as a community to network and grow as professionals and as individuals.

We make meaningful investments in the future of diverse legal talent. We promote inclusion in legal education and leadership roles in the profession through programs such as McGuireWoods/NAPABA Law Foundation Internships and Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Scholars, to name a few. We also contribute substantially – time, talent and funding – to people and organizations that foster diversity and inclusion in our profession and our communities.

Bring Your Commitment

We are committed to our clients and our communities. Our commitment to help clients includes those without adequate means for high-level representation. Our focus on pro bono work and other service to the communities where we live and work provides us with the chance to give back and gain valuable experience while fostering camaraderie with colleagues and clients. And lawyers’ pro bono work counts toward hours targets.

bring your ambitions
Kali Yallourakis

“McGuireWoods invests in its associates to set them up to succeed. The lessons I learned through the Women’s Leadership Development Forum helped me work on matters that interest me, confidently advocate for my development, and balance work and personal life better.”

Kali M. Yallourakis

McGuireWoods’ collaborative culture is a differentiator that plays a vital role defining who we are and keeping us strong. We focus on the quality of life and the health and well-being of our people. And we believe balance makes our work lives better. That’s why we invest in professional development tools and offer the flexibility you need to succeed.

Lawyers and business professionals have access to a trove of resources, training and mentoring to develop their careers, including bespoke initiatives to develop leadership and practice skills and learn through continuous feedback.

The firm is equally dedicated to empowering minds and nurturing wellness. Our programs help balance the needs of work, family and personal responsibilities.

Bring Your Ideas

We strive to attract high-performing individuals who are good at what they do and are good people. We know you can choose to come — and to go. That’s why we work so hard to bring out the best in you.

We do not take our edge in client service lightly. The bar gets higher every day. Clients want more value; competitors push the envelope. That’s why we believe the work we do and our focus on innovation puts us ahead of our peers. It’s embedded in our DNA.

Everyone contributes, everyone’s ideas are valued. Through our “Innovation at Work” program, we seek out, celebrate and reward ideas for improving our firm and setting the service standard other firms follow.

We don’t rest on our achievements. That means our best keeps getting better. And others have taken note. Financial Times consistently recognizes McGuireWoods as one of the most innovative law firms in North America in its prestigious annual report. That’s a reflection of our collective best.

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