Michael Reynold

Senior Vice President, MWC Advocacy

Richmond, VA

+1 804 775 1917

BIO

Clients trust Mike Reynold to help them navigate challenging government and public affairs matters. He is experienced in healthcare, pharmaceutical, energy, technology, transportation, education, and financial services issues. In addition to being a partner with McGuireWoods LLP, Mike is a senior vice president at McGuireWoods Consulting.

A seasoned operative, Mike integrates direct lobbying, grassroots advocacy campaigning, strategic communications, and digital media strategies to help clients win.

He regularly interfaces with legal and corporate executives, private equity investors, and portfolio companies to navigate policy decisions and avoid “death by politics.”

Mike helps lead the firm's multi-state national practice, working with clients across the country who interact with governors, attorneys general, state legislators, and regulators. Before joining the firm, he worked in the Virginia governor’s office, as a state director on a presidential campaign, and on Capitol Hill. 

Outside of work, Mike coaches his kids’ sports teams and competes in endurance races, having completed several marathons, an Ironman 70.3, and a 36-hour race in the Pacific Range mountains of Canada,  climbing the height of Mt. Everest. Mike raised money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man of the Year campaign by getting “pushed” out of an airplane at 11,300 feet by a 1st grader fighting leukemia. Yes, he is scared of heights.

EXPERIENCE

Representation of an energy company in efforts to create community grassroots support for a mining and milling operation in Virginia.

Representation of a healthcare trade association to build a coalition of business, community and patient advocacy leaders to advocate for federal public policy.

Representation of a company involved in a $2.1 billion transportation public private partnership by executing a grassroots and online advocacy program to raise community awareness about the project.

AFFILIATIONS

Member, Virginia Bar Association

Member, Republican National Lawyers Association

Covenant Woods Board of Directors, Board Secretary, March 2014- Present

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society- Virginia Chapter, Board of Directors, Vice Chair, 2016- 2018

Board of Conservation & Recreation, Virginia, 2013- 2017

Virginia Bar Association, Chair, Young Lawyers Division, Town Hall Committee, 2013- 2016

Director, Governor’s Commission on Government Reform & Restructuring, 2010-2011

ADMISSIONS

Virginia

SERVICE AREAS

Coalition Development

Executive and Legislative Affairs

Referenda Campaigns

Strategic Communications and Grassroots

Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility

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