Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC is pleased to announce that 19 of its lawyers have joined Haynes and Boone, LLP. The lawyers will continue their practice from Smith Pachter McWhorter’s current location in Tysons, establishing a Northern Virginia office of Haynes Boone.

Haynes Boone is an international corporate law firm, with about 650 lawyers and offices spanning Texas, New York, California, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Virginia, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai. Haynes Boone was featured in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2022 “A-Team” report, which identifies the law firms that in-house counsel commend for providing superior client service. The firm also is recognized as a leader in DEI initiatives. It achieved Mansfield Rule 5.0 certification in October 2022 after completing a rigorous 12-month collaboration with Diversity Lab.

“We are thrilled to join the attorneys of Haynes Boone,” said Smith Pachter McWhorter Managing Member Kathryn Griffin. “We view this as a positive step for our clients. The firms’ complementary practices and shared culture enhance our ability to support our clients in a wider range of geographic areas and specialties while retaining the concentrated capabilities developed by the lawyers of Smith Pachter McWhorter.”   

Also joining Haynes Boone are SPM Members Edmund Amorosi, Todd Garland, Jennifer Mahar, Zachary Prince, Daniel Rounds, Jonathan Shaffer and Brian Vella; Counsel Richard Johnson, Stephen Knight, Val McWhorter, John Pachter, Daniel Ramish and Greg Smith; and Associates Jacob Bollinger, Lea Dickinson, Aaron Kor, Michael Maroulis, and Roxanne Reinhardt.

“We are delighted to join forces with such a preeminent group of lawyers who share our culture and strategic vision,” said Haynes Boone Managing Partner Taylor Wilson. “The collective experience of our firms’ attorneys advances Haynes Boone’s ability to continue providing exceptional service to our clients and making meaningful contributions to their businesses.”

About Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC

Founded more than 35 years ago, Smith Pachter McWhorter is a preeminent boutique firm focusing on counseling and litigation in the areas of government contracts, construction, and white-collar law. The firm represents many of the largest government contractors, construction contractors, and engineering and design firms, along with mid-sized and smaller companies. In Chambers USA 2022 (Chambers and Partners), Smith Pachter McWhorter ranked among the nation’s top firms in Government Contracts and among the leading firms in Virginia in Construction.