Managing Partner: C William McGee
Number of partners: 35
Number of other lawyers: 29
Banking, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights:
The firm represents banks, thrifts, and their holding companies in regulatory matters, commercial lending transactions, and problem asset workouts.
Business & Commercial Litigation:
GWB represents clients in arbitration and litigation involving business torts, contracts, corporate finance, securities, insurance, shareholder disputes, derivative actions, real estate and land use issues, trade secrets, and covenants not to compete within a variety of industries. Additionally, GWB has class action experience within several industries, including healthcare, commercial transportation, products liability, insurance and unfair trade practices, as well as electronic discovery matters.
Corporate & Business Matters:
GWB advises clients concerning the formation and operation of businesses, assists with contracts for all types of business transactions, and serves as outside general counsel and in a support role for in-house counsel. The firm also has extensive experience in franchising and distribution matters.
Design & Construction:
GWB’s Design and Construction Team represents a wide variety of clients who are involved in the construction process. The firm offers a broad array of legal services to developers and owners of commercial and industrial properties, to general and trade contractors, and to design professionals. The firm has represented local, national and international architectural and engineering firms, contractors, subcontractors, design/builders, bonding companies and suppliers in construction matters.
Drug & Medical Device:
GWB represents many well known domestic and foreign manufacturers and distributors of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biologics, foods, and cosmetics.
Healthcare & Benefits:
GWB represents healthcare providers including professionals and facilities, health plans, employers, and third-party administrators as well as insurers providing life, health and accidental death coverage. The firm has handled class actions, arbitrations, contract actions, reimbursement disputes, bad faith actions, actions relating to fiduciary responsibilities and actions involving administration of employee benefit plans. Additionally, the firm handles all stages of ERISA litigation and other benefits disputes.
GWB has extensive experience handling a variety of matters, including personal, commercial, excess and umbrella policies. The Insurance Coverage Team specializes in handling litigated first party claims and bad faith claims, as well as assisting in the investigation and handling of pre-suit claims involving property losses, fire and theft losses, arson and potentially fraudulent claims.
GWB has extensive experience in products liability matters, including post-accident investigation and in all aspects of litigation. Fortune 500 corporations retain the firm to defend product liability claims in federal and state courts in the Southeast. Professional Negligence: GWB defends malpractice actions on behalf of physicians, hospitals, accountants, attorneys, and numerous other professionals. Additionally, the firm has substantial experience representing long term care providers, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospice and continuing care retirement.
Tort & Personal Injury:
The Tort and Personal Injury Team defends insurers, self-insured corporations and third-party risk managers in both state and federal courts.
Toxic & Mass Torts:
The firm has extensive experience in handling toxic and mass tort cases involving exposure to substances such as benzene, silica, heavy metals, asbestos, PCBs, lead, latex, mold, chlorine, Chinese drywall, and many others.
Transportation Law & Litigation:
GWB has represented national railroads for more than four decades and has extensive experience defending crossing accidents, FELA claims, real estate and contract disputes, occupational claims and toxic tort claims. The firm also handles trucking accident investigations, emergency response to accident scenes, transportation contract issues and cargo and freight claims.
GWB defends employers, insurance carriers, and third party administrators in employment and workers’ compensation matters.
Representative clients include: Amsted Industries; Baxter Healthcare Corporation; Bayer Corporation; Beretta USA; Biomet, Inc.; Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina; Building Materials Corporation of America d/b/a GAF; Canal Insurance Company; Chartis; City of Greenville; CSX Transportation, Inc; DirecTV, Inc; Edens and Avant; Emeritus Corporation; First Citizens Bank; General Electric; Greenville Airport Commission; Home Depot; Laurel Baye Healthcare; Michelin North America, Inc.; Minnesota Lawyers Mutual; Nationstar Mortgage; Norfolk Southern Corporation; Nutricia USA, Inc; Palmetto Bank; Prime, Inc.; Schneider Electric; SunTrust Bank; Swift Transportation; Target; Teva Pharmaceuticals; Textron; UBS; Zurich North America, South State Bank.