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MCGUIREWOODS LLP: McGuireWoods Adds Julie Letwat to Nationally Renowned Healthcare Practice in Chicago

By Press release submission | Apr 15, 2019

Julie Letwat has joined McGuireWoods in its Chicago office, adding more than two decades of regulatory and policy experience in the healthcare and life sciences industries to the firm’s nationally recognized healthcare practice.

MCGUIREWOODS LLP: Thomas DeSplinter Joins McGuireWoods’ M&A, Private Equity Groups as Chicago Partner

By Press release submission | Apr 8, 2019

Thomas J. DeSplinter, whose practice focuses largely on transactions involving major companies and private equity firms, particularly within the energy industry, has joined McGuireWoods as a partner in Chicago.

MCGUIREWOODS LLP: McGuireWoods’ Matthew Rash Appointed Apple Hospitality REIT General Counsel

By Press release submission | Feb 5, 2019

McGuireWoods partner Matthew Rash will join firm client Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (NYSE: APLE) in March as senior vice president and general counsel.

MCGUIREWOODS LLP: McGuireWoods Ranks Among Top Five Law Firms for U.S. M&A Deals in 2018

By Press release submission | Jan 24, 2019

McGuireWoods strengthened its position as a go-to law firm for U.S. and global M&A transactions, earning top five rankings for U.S. deal count and top 10 rankings for global deals in year-end league tables published by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters.

MCGUIREWOODS: McGuireWoods’ Holly Buckley Named to ‘Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A’ List

By Press release submission | Jan 22, 2019

McGuireWoods Chicago partner Holly Buckley is among 36 women honored nationally on Mergers & Acquisitions “2019 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A” list recognizing top dealmakers whose work and leadership shape the market.

MCGUIRREWOODS LLP: Courtney Shytle, Top Automotive Trial Lawyer, Joins McGuireWoods’ Product Liability Practice

By Press release submission | Dec 20, 2018

Courtney C. Shytle has joined McGuireWoods as a partner in the firm’s national products, environmental and mass torts litigation practice, bringing more than two decades of experience representing leading automakers and consumer goods manufacturers in high-profile cases.

MCGUIRREWOODS LLP: Corporate Counsel Rate McGuireWoods Among Client Service Elite for 13th Time

By Press release submission | Dec 20, 2018

General counsel at large corporations rated McGuireWoods among the elite law firms for client service in BTI Consulting Group’s “Client Service A-Team” report, the 13th year the firm has ranked among the top 30 in the annual survey.

MCGUIRREWOODS LLP: McGuireWoods Elects 17 Lawyers for Partnership

By Press release submission | Nov 29, 2018

McGuireWoods LLP issued the following announcement on Nov. 15.McGuireWoods elected 17 new partners effective Jan. 1, 2019.

MCGUIRREWOODS LLP: McGuireWoods Partner Jon Finger Honored as M&A Trailblazer by The National Law Journal

By Press release submission | Nov 9, 2018

McGuireWoods partner Jon Finger was honored in The National Law Journal’s 2018 M&A and Antitrust Trailblazers issue for his pioneering role in the firm’s nationwide initiative to establish the pre-eminent practice for independent sponsor transactions and connect independent sponsors with capital partners for specific deals.

MCGUIRREWOODS LLP: 200 McGuireWoods Attorneys Recognized In 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

By Press release submission | Aug 24, 2018

Two hundred attorneys from McGuireWoods’ U.S. offices were selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 20 of whom were named Lawyers of the Year, an honor given to only one lawyer in each practice area per city.

Federal judge OKs female Cook County employees' lawsuits over harassment by inmates

By John Breslin | Jul 10, 2018

A federal judge ruled that various lawsuits claiming officials have failed to curb rampant abuse of female employees visiting Cook County Jail will remain largely intact, according to an opinion filed June 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

MCGUIRREWOODS LLP: McGuireWoods M&A Team Closes SPX Corporation’s $189 Million Acquisition of CUES

By Press release submission | Jun 22, 2018

McGuireWoods represented SPX Corporation, a supplier of highly engineered products and technologies, in its $189 million acquisition of CUES Inc., a leading manufacturer of pipeline inspection and rehabilitation equipment.

Elite Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine LLC, doctor accused of breach of contract

By Louie Torres | Dec 28, 2017

A hospital is suing Dr. C. Sekhar Sompalli and Elite Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine LLC for alleged breach of contract.

Judge: EEOC has turned over enough documents to Dollar General in hiring bias suit

By Dan Churney | Dec 15, 2017

A Chicago federal magistrate judge has largely rejected Dollar General's effort to squeeze more information from federal regulators in their efforts to defend against a discrimination suit against the discount retail chain, which alleges the company's job applicant screenings are geared to keep out blacks.

Debt collector on the hook for $70K in attorney fees for woman who they sued in the wrong county court

By Karen Kidd | Nov 3, 2017

A Chicago debt collection law firm that sued consumers based on a former interpretation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) will have to pay attorney fees and costs to a former debtor, a Chicago federal judge has declared.

Saint Anthony Hospital sues ratings agency Leapfrog, said knowingly used incorrect info to lower grade

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 3, 2017

Saint Anthony Hospital, which describes itself as serving poor and disadvantaged residents of Chicago’s south and west sides, has sued hospital ratings agency Leapfrog for defamation, saying the agency knowingly used incorrect information to chop the hospital’s letter grade rating for patient safety from an “A” to a “C.”

Federal judge says ERISA claim doesn't eclipse ex-VP's state wage law claims vs BMO Harris

By David Hutton | Aug 23, 2017

A federal judge has kicked a wage dispute class action between a retired bank executive and BMO Harris Bank back to Cook County court, saying the executive's claim he had been shorted retirement benefits as owed under federal law did not legally eclipse his state law claims that the bank had misclassified him as an independent contractor while he worked for BMO post-retirement.

Lawyer recommends employers work with experts after class-action suit against Kroger subsidiary over biometric data

By John Myers | Aug 13, 2017

As they face a growing number of class action lawsuits from workers accusing them of improperly collecting and storing their fingerprints and other biometric data, employers should not ignore the litigation threat arising from a growing number of state laws protecting biometric privacy.

MillerCoors claims software company failed to deliver on terms of contract

By Louie Torres | Apr 12, 2017

MillerCoors LLC is suing HCL Technologies Limited and HCL America Inc., an Indian corporation and its American entity, citing alleged breach of contract.

Judge: Dollar General can't stop EEOC action over alleged discriminatory job screening practices

By Jonathan Bilyk | Apr 12, 2017

Dollar General has suffered another setback in its attempt to beat back a long-running federal investigation into job screening practices allegedly set up to screen out African American applicants, as a Chicago federal judge ruled the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission didn’t overstep in initiating an enforcement action against the retailer, even after the federal agency pulled the plug on the required pre-enforcement settlement process.

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