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McGuireWoods’ Preston Hurrell joins Bank of America

Preston Hurrell, a McGuireWoods debt finance counsel in Charlotte, joined Bank of America on July 19, 2021, as assistant general counsel. In this role, he drafts and negotiates complex commercial contracts, addresses regulatory issues, and coordinates outside counsel, among other responsibilities.

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Restructuring lawyer Demetra Liggins joins McGuireWoods as partner in houston

Demetra Liggins joins McGuireWoods’ Restructuring & Insolvency Department as a partner in Houston, bringing more than two decades of experience in business finance and restructuring for public and private companies.

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McGuireWoods’ James Holt joins American Petroleum Institute

James Holt, a McGuireWoods complex commercial litigation associate in Tysons, will join American Petroleum Institute on July 6, 2021, as senior counsel working in litigation and compliance with API’s global industry services section. His last day at the firm was June 23.

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Deal lawyer Jeffrey Shah joins McGuireWoods’ global private equity team in New York

McGuireWoods continues the strategic expansion of its highly ranked private equity industry team with the arrival of partner Jeffrey Shah, who brings more than a decade of experience in domestic and cross-border deals to the firm’s New York office.

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Patrick Dover, counsel with McGuireWoods, will join Patriot Rail Co. as assistant legal counsel

Patrick Dover, counsel in McGuireWoods’ Complex Commercial Litigation Department in Jacksonville, will join Patriot Rail Co. LLC on May 3, 2021, as assistant legal counsel. His last day at McGuireWoods is April 30.

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Former U.S. department of education deputy GC and UVA in-house counsel Farnaz Thompson joins McGuireWoods

Farnaz F. Thompson, who served as deputy general counsel in the U.S. Department of Education and as in-house counsel at the University of Virginia, joins McGuireWoods’ Labor & Employment Department as a partner in Washington, D.C.

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Brian Hager joins McGuireWoods’ M&A group in Richmond

McGuireWoods continues the strategic expansion of its nationally recognized M&A practice with the arrival of partner Brian L. Hager, who brings nearly 17 years of corporate deal experience to the firm’s Richmond, Virginia office.

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