The Richmond office of A Law Firm with More than 1,000 Lawyers in 21 Offices Worldwide is seeking an Associate for their M&A and Energy Transactional Department.

Consistently honored for its global M&A capabilities and innovations that distinguish the firm as an industry leader, Mergers and Acquisitions magazine recently named A Law Firm with More than 1,000 Lawyers in 21 Offices Worldwide M&A Mid-Market “Law Firm of the Year.” ( The firm ranks among the top five for M&A in Bloomberg's and Thomson Reuters' benchmarking league tables (; Chambers USA ( recognized McGuireWoods for its nationwide M&A practice; and The Legal 500 praised the firm for its M&A and private equity deal work.

Such accolades reinforce McGuireWoods' straightforward approach to M&A: Our attorneys listen to clients to gain a thorough understanding of their objectives for the transaction. We then analyze the competitive and regulatory landscape within client-specific industries — factoring in the influence of current and emerging legislation, regulatory developments and the whole M&A market. Armed with this information, we work with our clients to develop a strategy designed to meet specific business goals, while minimizing disruption to ongoing operations.

A Law Firm with More than 1,000 Lawyers in 21 Offices Worldwide' M&A team represents buyers and sellers in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and other major transactions throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific Rim. The firm's lawyers handle transformative and strategically significant deals for public and private companies in every sector of the economy. Along with excellent benefits, A Law Firm with More than 1,000 Lawyers in 21 Offices Worldwide offers our attorneys a competitive salary with hours and merit bonus opportunities, billable hours credit for pro bono work, and a hybrid in office/remote option allowing flexibility and work-life balance.

Job Requirements:
  • Qualified candidates will have 3 - 7 years law firm experience in corporate transactions, with significant experience in M&A.
  • Ideal candidates will also have experience in the energy industry, including, power, renewable energy, oil and gas.
  • Familiarity with project finance, infrastructure development, construction contracts and/or tax equity transactions is helpful, but not required.
  • Candidates should possess strong interpersonal and oral communication skills and be able to interact with and advise legal and business teams from deal inception through closing.
  • Must have a strong academic record, excellent writing and drafting skills, including key transaction documents.
  • Licensed to practice in Virginia preferred but not required.