McGuireWoods has hired Kirkland & Ellis partner Tanya L. Greene, as the latest addition to its complex commercial litigation department in its downtown Los Angeles office.
Greene is one of several recent McGuireWoods hires in the region. The firm brought on white collar partner Kevin Lally, a former prosecutor, in its downtown Los Angeles office last month, and hired labor and employment partner Remy Kessler for its Century City office over the summer.
The firm’s California team represents clients in regulatory and criminal investigations, class actions and financial services litigation, as well as labor and employment, environmental, and product liability matters.
“McGuireWoods has built one of the nation’s most respected litigation practices and is well known for excellence in complex, high-stakes matters,” Greene said, in a statement. “I look forward to helping the firm build on its strengths in California and nationwide.”
Greene has led business litigation for large corporations across several industries, including finance, technology, aerospace, and petroleum.
Her work has included defending securities and shareholder litigation, class actions, and multi-plaintiff toxic tort cases. She has represented major banks and private equity firms in cases involving securities fraud and insider trading allegations; public companies in hostile takeover bids, “poison pill” provisions, and shareholder proposals.
“My focus at McGuireWoods will be internal investigations, including white collar, for clients, and largely servicing financial institution clients,” Greene told Bloomberg Law.
Greene has made numerous rankings of top minority attorneys.
“Tanya has a stellar reputation for skillfully managing complex and sensitive litigation matters,” said Robert Muckenfuss, chair of the McGuireWoods complex commercial litigation department.
Greene joined Kirkland & Ellis in 2009. Aside from complex litigation, she worked on pro bono efforts there including a case that helped displaced tenants in Los Angeles ink a settlement for over $1 million with their former landlords.