“Always deliver more than expected.”
A Message from our Managing Member
As we look ahead in 2023, we at McGlinchey are taking time to reflect on the previous year. Below, you will see a snapshot of what the firm and its people were up to in 2022.
One clear theme that arises is growth. We broadened our capabilities to serve the Cannabis and Maritime industries, opened two new offices (in Seattle and Providence), and hired 71 new employees. We have continued our emphasis on firm culture by investing in wellness, inclusion, and Fun for members of the McGlinchey Family. We reorganized our internal structure to position the firm for the future, named new leaders, and were recognized in categories such as “Best Places to Work” and “Top Firms for Diversity for Women,” to name a few of our 2022 accolades.
I am excited about McGlinchey’s momentum in the new year, and I hope you will join me in reviewing some highlights along the path that led us here.
Ever moving #McGlincheyForward,
#McGlincheyForward is focused on effecting positive change by continuing our growth strategy, strengthening our inclusive culture, empowering employees, and surpassing clients’ expectations with exceptional service.
The firm has made a serious investment into diversity, equity, and inclusion improvements both here at McGlinchey and in the broader legal community. We are pleased to see recognition in categories such as “Best Places to Work” and “Top Firms for Diversity for Women,” to name a few, in recognition of these efforts.
McGlinchey Named Among Vault’s 2023 Best Law Firms for Women
McGlinchey Stafford is pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked on Vault’s 2023 Best Law Firms for Women list. The mid-size firm is accompanied on the list by several AmLaw 100 and 200 firms.
McGlinchey Relaunches LGBTQ+ Resource Group as Part of Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
McGlinchey is proud to announce that the firm is relaunching McGlinchey PRIDE, a network for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally attorneys. The group’s mission is to create a home where McGlinchey’s LGBTQ+ attorneys and allies feel welcomed, affirmed, valued, and empowered.
McGlinchey Receives Top Honors in Legal Diversity for Third Time
McGlinchey is pleased to announce it has been recognized with the 2022 Top Performer and Compass Award designations by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). These distinctions illustrate McGlinchey’s commitment to LCLD’s mission of creating a truly diverse legal profession.
McGlinchey Stafford Welcomes 10 Summer Associates, Three LCLD Scholars
McGlinchey is pleased to welcome ten summer associates from nine law schools who will work in six offices alongside our attorneys nationwide.
McGlinchey Named a Best Place to Work in New Orleans
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that it has been named among the “Best Places to Work” by New Orleans CityBusiness for the second year in a row.
Podcast: On Juneteenth: A Discussion with McGlinchey’s African American Affinity Group
Juneteenth is the oldest commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Members of McGlinchey’s African American Affinity Group recorded a panel discussion on the novel “On Juneteenth” by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed.
New Office Leadership and Promotions
The firm is pleased to name new office-level management for two of its offices in 2022.
In January, we welcomed Matt Manning as the new Managing Attorney in our Houston Office, and in July, Zelma Murray Frederick was named the Managing Attorney in Baton Rouge.
Today, the firm is proud to report that 50% of Office Managing Members across our 17 offices and 40% of our executive Policy Committee are diverse.
We’re also pleased to congratulate our newly named Of Counsel attorneys,
Brad Barback (Baton Rouge), Kerry Cummings (Fort Lauderdale), Kasey Davis (Houston), and Stefanie Deka (Cleveland).
McGlinchey opened two new offices in 2022, allowing us to better serve our clients across the country.
Did you know?
McGlinchey’s 140 attorneys are based in 17 offices across 12 states and Washington, DC. In addition, we have attorneys licensed in 32 U.S. states, districts, and territories. View our footprint.
The attorneys in our Seattle office represent clients in cannabis law providing regulatory and operational guidance, corporate finance and investing advice, and dispute resolution across the country.
Along with our office in Boston, attorneys in our Providence office represent clients in all areas of litigation and commercial law, working closely with attorneys from McGlinchey’s offices across the country to provide clients with a full range of comprehensive legal counsel.
We’ve broadened our capabilities to serve the Cannabis and Maritime industries with strategic hires in those areas.
Nationally-recognized cannabis attorney Heidi Urness has joined the firm as a Member. Heidi focuses her practice on representing participants from the broad range of the cannabis industry spanning hemp, CBD, and THC-related businesses, including business owners and operators, investors, banks and financial institutions, insurers, and industry and trade organizations.
Admiralty and maritime Members Marcelle Mouledoux and Kevin Frey and Associate Morgan Kelley joined the firm’s Enterprise Litigation and Investigations practice group in New Orleans. Their specialized knowledge in admiralty and maritime law will bolster our transportation law practice nationwide, and particularly here in the gulf south.
We’ve welcomed 32 lawyers to 14 of our 17 offices!
We are pleased to have hired 12 Members, 3 Of Counsel, and 17 Associates in our Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Boston, Cleveland, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Irvine, Jackson, Jacksonville, New Orleans, New York City, Seattle, and Washington, DC offices.
We have earned a reputation with our clients for providing high-quality legal services, confirmed by our inclusion in some of the top directories of the legal industry.
Our attorneys and business professionals are respected authorities in their practice areas, as evidenced by their numerous civic and industry awards, leadership positions, and board appointments.
We work hard to stay on the cutting edge of industry developments and changes affecting our clients’ businesses.
Our top 8 most-read pieces of 2022 appearing on JD Supra focused on decentralized finance, virtual currency, and cryptocurrency (as covered in our Deep Dive into DeFi); updates in the world of mortgage foreclosures as COVID-19 moratorium draw to an end; and developments in the world of cannabis law, from decriminalization and bankruptcy issues to trademark protections.
Thank you for joining us on this journey.
We are grateful for the continued support and trust of our clients, colleagues, and friends, and look forward to continuing to move #McGlincheyForward in 2023.