21 Jun 2019

McGlinchey Stafford steps up to the plate in Boston

Firm adds four accomplished litigators in three states, opens Boston office.


McGlinchey Stafford has hired four attorneys from LeClair Ryan, including Patrick Voke, a seasoned trial lawyer with thirty years of experience in commercial, insurance, and financial services litigation matters, as well as Shanna Boughton, the co-chair of her former firm’s Consumer Financial Services Litigation team.

Initial NE presence

The two partners have opened the McGlinchey Stafford’s Boston office, joined by two colleagues who will work in McGlinchey Stafford’s New York City and Dallas offices. These hires established McGlinchey Stafford initial New England presence, with the new Boston office providing a “hub” to better serve its clients in the region’s financial, insurance, and commercial markets. The Boston office is the firm’s fifteenth nationwide, and the eighth new office to open in nine years, representing continued growth of service capabilities for corporate clients across the firm’s national platform and practice areas. McGlinchey Stafford’s Boston office represents clients in all areas of litigation and commercial practice, mirroring the firm’s capabilities in other offices. Members (partners) Shanna Boughton and Patrick Voke join the firm to serve clients on a regional and national basis from the Boston office. Mikelle Bliss will join the firm’s New York City office as of counsel and Helen Mosothoane will join the Dallas office as an associate. “We are thrilled that Patrick, Shanna, Mikelle, and Helen are joining our firm,” says Anthony Rollo, who chairs both McGlinchey Stafford’s Strategic Growth Committee and the firm’s eighty-attorney Consumer Financial Services Litigation practice group. “In one stroke, the addition of these highly-talented attorneys and a new Boston location strategically enhance our ability to deliver best-in-class, scalable solutions for client challenges in the financial services, insurance, and commercial spaces across our growing national platform.”

Stellar group

“This is a stellar group of lawyers we’ve known and worked with a long time, and who share our commitment to client service. We’re excited to bring them on as we grow the firm’s footprint all the way up the East Coast, complementing our considerable national presence,” says Rudy Aguilar, managing member of McGlinchey Stafford. “What made McGlinchey Stafford stand out among the firms we considered is their leading-edge regulatory and compliance practice for the consumer financial services industry, which complements the litigation services we offer,” says member Shanna Boughton. “We really felt that this was the right place to offer additional value to our existing clients, and to grow our work with other financial institutions across the firm’s tri-coastal footprint.” The new team members work closely with McGlinchey Stafford’s national practice group attorneys in other offices across its strategically-integrated nationwide platform to provide clients with a full range of comprehensive legal solutions.