Experienced New York Litigator Joins McGuireWoods

NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2011  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- McGuireWoods LLP announced today that Laurent Wiesel has joined the firm as a partner. For the past decade, he has advised companies, financial institutions and individuals on a wide variety of complex litigation matters and investigations. Now at McGuireWoods, his practice will continue to be focused on commercial and corporate disputes, securities class actions, international arbitration, regulatory and criminal investigations, antitrust litigation and actions involving the interests of foreign sovereigns.

"McGuireWoods is committed to offering its clients a full range of legal services in New York," said the firm's vice chairman, Peter Covington. "Our clients have asked us to grow our capacity to do so well into the future, and hiring Laurent is a sure step in that direction."

"Laurent's experience in several high-profile cases and strong relationships with multiple institutions will further broaden our firm's litigation profile in New York," added Doug Ey, chairman of McGuireWoods' Financial Services Litigation Department. "We are delighted to have him on our team."

"I am gratified to be continuing my career alongside the talented lawyers who have made McGuireWoods into an established national powerhouse," said Wiesel. "I look forward to serving our clients and joining my colleagues in building the New York practice."

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Wiesel was a litigator with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York. He earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2001 after graduating from Colgate University in 1998, where he concentrated on international relations.

McGuireWoods LLP is a full-service law firm with approximately 900 lawyers in 19 offices worldwide. The firm's New York office is located at 1345 Avenue of the Americas. For more information, visit www.mcguirewoods.com.

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SOURCE McGuireWoods LLP



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