Our lawyers here practice in diverse areas, including antitrust, corporate, labor and employment, litigation, intellectual property, and government contracts. Our industry-focused teams understand the business and regulatory complexities in the aerospace and defense, automotive, health care, hospitality, telecom, and satellite technology sectors.

The facts about Northern Virginia

  • Our team includes more than 40 lawyers and 20 professionals.
  • We typically have 3-4 summer associates join us each year.
  • We’re ranked by Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A and Litigation: General Commercial.
  • Our lawyers regularly earn top rankings from Virginia Super Lawyers and the Virginia Business list of Legal Elite, among others.
  • The office is located in Tysons, headquarters to a number of Fortune 500 companies. Via the Silver Line metro, we’re only minutes away from downtown Washington, D.C. Tysons has been called a quintessential “edge city” and offers many amenities, including a variety of housing options, world-class shopping, and great restaurants.
  • We stay connected through office-wide celebrations, weekly lunches and happy hours, Citizenship activities, and informal gatherings in our common spaces.
Our areas of practice

  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Capital Markets
  • Commercial
  • Copyright
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Governance
  • Domain Names
  • Employment
  • Banking Transactional
  • Government Contracts
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investment Funds
  • Joint Ventures
  • Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Securities and Public Company Advisory
  • Trade Secrets and Confidential Know-how
  • Trademarks and Brands
Our professional services departments

  • Administrative Support
  • Information Technology
  • Knowledge Management and Legal Research
  • Marketing and Business Development
  • Office Services
  • Practice Support

Our pro bono work

We staff a monthly legal clinic in a local homeless shelter to provide legal intake, limited representation in a variety of matters, and referral services.

We assist low-income victims of domestic violence seeking civil protection orders at hearings before Northern Virginia juvenile and domestic relations district courts.

Our community outreach

A group of crafters in our office, dubbed the Fibre Squad, gets together twice a week to create items such as hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, socks, wraps, afghans, and throws for TERRIFIC, Inc. (Temporary Emergency Residential Resource Institute for Families In Crisis, Inc.).

Throughout the year, we hold a variety of community service events designed to give our people an opportunity to contribute to the betterment of our community. These activities demonstrate how our office can organize as a group to make the most impact. 

Partner Tim Lyden was recently named Executive Leader of the Year by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce for his outstanding contributions at the firm and exceptional leadership in the community.

Contact details

Summer Associates:

Lynn Herron
Associate Recruitment Operations Manager
[email protected]

Professional services:

Rebecca DeVore
Human Resources Manager, Business Services Recruiting
[email protected]

Legal Professionals

Suzanne Hudgens
Regional Lateral Associate Recruitment Manager, DC Region
[email protected]