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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Wendy C. McGraw

Wendy C. McGraw

Counsel

Expertise

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation and Toxic Torts
  • Business Litigation
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Virginia, U.S.A.

Profile

Wendy’s practice focuses on general litigation in state and federal court.

Wendy’s practice focuses on general litigation in state and federal court. It covers a wide range of issues, including intellectual property, commercial litigation, employment disputes, and products liability. Wendy’s practice also includes appellate litigation, and she has headed briefing efforts for several appeals.

Wendy is a member of the Eastern District of Virginia and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Relevant Experience

  • Obtained defense verdict on behalf of client in Title VII and FMLA jury trial in federal court.
  • Obtained dismissal of $5 million defamation and conspiracy case on demurrer.
  • Represented client in license dispute, and obtained summary judgment of multi-million dollar royalty claim.
  • Represented client in hotel franchising dispute, obtained summary judgment defeating $16 million claim and obtained $868,000 attorney fee award.
  • Represented client in state court intellectual property and business dispute, and obtained significant relief for client and $450,000 attorney fee award.
  • Represented a wide range of clients in patent infringement litigation.
  • Represented several clients in employment related disputes in both state and federal court
  • Represented several national franchisors in litigation with their franchisees, including actions to enforce post-termination covenants not to compete.
  • Represented several clients in trademark litigation.
  • Represented various clients in maritime and other personal injury litigation, including several high exposure and/or wrongful death claims.
  • Represented various clients in product defect claims, including claims in state courts across the country.
  • Represented various clients in asbestos and other toxic tort litigation.
  • Representation of numerous indigent clients in various claims, including Section 1983 litigation and medical malpractice.
  • Pro Bono: Volunteer Prosecutor, City of Chesapeake, including successful prosecution of a felony jury trial.
  • Pro Bono: Participate in various moot court competitions at local schools and/or through law school organizations.

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Education

BA, Virginia Commonwealth University, magna cum laude, 1991
Areas of Practice

Admiralty and Maritime Law | Business Litigation | Commercial Litigation | COVID-19 Litigation | Environmental Litigation and Toxic Torts | Intellectual Property | Labor and Employment | Litigation | Patent Litigation | Product and Mass Tort Litigation | Product Liability and Mass Tort Litigation | Rocket Docket Practice (US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia) | Trademarks | Unfair Competition and Employee Raiding

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Obtained defense verdict on behalf of client in Title VII and FMLA jury trial in federal court.
  • Obtained dismissal of $5 million defamation and conspiracy case on demurrer.
  • Represented client in license dispute, and obtained summary judgment of multi-million dollar royalty claim.
  • Represented client in hotel franchising dispute, and obtained summary judgment defeating $16 million claim and obtaining award of attorneys fees in the amount of $868,000.
  • Represented client in state court intellectual property and business dispute, and obtained significant relief for client and $450,000 attorney fee award.
  • Represented several clients in employment related disputes in both state and federal court
  • Represented several national franchisors in litigation with their franchisees, including actions to enforce post-termination covenants not to compete.
  • Represented several clients in trademark litigation.
  • Represented various clients in maritime and other personal injury litigation, including several high exposure and/or wrongful death claims.
  • Represented various clients in product defect claims, including claims in state courts across the country.
  • Represented various clients in asbestos and other toxic tort litigation.
  • Representation of numerous indigent clients in various claims, including Section 1983 litigation and medical malpractice.
  • Pro Bono: Volunteer Prosecutor, City of Chesapeake, including successful prosecution of a felony jury trial.
  • Pro Bono: Participate in various moot court competitions at local schools and/or through law school organizations.


Professional Associations

  • Member, Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Tyson Foods, Inc. Preferred Legal Services Provider

Professional Activities and Experience

  • Virginia Super Lawyer, Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine, 2011, 2012

Articles

  • What Litigators Must Know About Va.'s 'Rocket Docket', Law360
  • 2015 Eastern District of Virginia Intellectual Property Year in Review
  • 2018 Eastern District of Virginia Intellectual Property Year in Review
  • 2019 EDVa IP Year in Review
  • 2016 Eastern District of Virginia Intellectual Property Year in Review
  • 2017 Eastern District of Virginia Intellectual Property Year in Review

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