11 September 2017 at 09:15 BST

McGuire Woods chair steps down after 11 years

Richard Cullen, who currently represents Vice President Mike Pence in the Russian investigation, will remain at the firm.

Gino Santa Maria

Richard Cullen is to step down as chairman of McGuireWoods after 11 years as head of the law firm. His decision to retire as chairman follows the announcement earlier this year that Frank Atkinson will step down as chairman of McGuireWoods Consulting. Mr Cullen is nominating Jonathan Harmon as his successor at the partnership meeting in December. White collar defense lawyer Mr Cullen has spent 40 years at the firm as well as stints as US attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and as Virginia attorney general. Mr cullen is currently representing US Vice President Mike Pence in the Russian probe by special prosecutor Robert Mueller. Mr Cullen will continue his practice at the firm when he stands down. His other clients have included former FIFA President Sepp Blatter and BP America President Lamar McKay. McGuireWoods has 23 offices around the world, employing more than 2000 people. 


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