Ghillaine Reid Joins McGuireWoods? Gov’t Investigations and White Collar Litigation Dept.

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Ghillaine ReidGhillaine A. Reid has joined McGuireWoods? Government Investigations and White Collar Litigation Department. Prior, she served as a branch chief in the enforcement division of the SEC?s New York regional office and an agency staff attorney for three years before that. In those roles, she investigated and litigated a wide range of securities enforcement matters.

She comes to McGuireWoods from the New York office of Schoeman Updike & Kaufman. Before that, she was a partner and director of business and commercial litigation department at Gibbons P.C.

In her new role, she will serve as a partner and co-head of the financial institutions industry team?s broker-dealer practice.

?Ghillaine is an important addition for us as we continue the strategic expansion of our capabilities for financial services clients, particularly in the areas of securities litigation and regulatory enforcement,? said Noreen Kelly, managing partner of McGuireWoods? New York office and chair of the financial institutions industry team. ?Ghillaine and Bill Goydan will be outstanding leaders of our growing broker-dealer practice.?

?McGuireWoods is known for its elite investigations practice and for its extensive capabilities to serve financial sector clients,? Reid said. ?I?m excited to be part of the firm?s growth in New York and look forward to collaborating with the exceptional litigators here and across the country.?

A 2010 Network Journal 40 Under Forty honoree, Reid earned an undergraduate degree and a J.D. from Boston University.