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McGuireWoods Adds Ex-Virginia Chief Deputy AG Ashwell as Partner

March 16, 2022, 3:04 PM

Erin Ashwell has joined McGuireWoods as a partner in the government investigations and white collar litigation department in Richmond, Va., the law firm announced Wednesday.

Ashwell, who began her career as a trial lawyer in the tax division of the U.S. Department of Justice, set legal strategy for over 500 employees from 2020 to 2022 as Virginia’s chief deputy attorney general, according to McGuireWoods.

She influenced consumer protection initiatives such as the bipartisan, multistate action against opioid manufacturers, and she also coordinated legal strategy and advice for Virginia’s Covid-19 response, McGuireWoods said.

Among her private practice work, Ashwell won reversal ...