Richard Cullen To Step Down As McGuireWoods Chairman But Continue Law Practice


By Michael Martz, Richmond Times-Dispatch

The end of this year will close an era, but not a career, for Richard Cullen.

Cullen, 69, will step down as chairman of McGuireWoods after 11 years as head of Virginia’s biggest law firm, but he has no intention of walking away from the practice of law.

“I think the time is right for the firm to have new, younger leadership,” he said in an interview at McGuireWoods’ headquarters in Gateway Plaza, which it added to the downtown Richmond skyline two years ago.

“I’m just not going to be the boss,” he added. “I’ll just be one of the guys, which will be fun — I was one of the guys for 30 years.”


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