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Vincent J. Miraglia



Broad legal background with 20 years experience in legal operations management, corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, litigation, labor and employment law, and technology law for a Fortune 200 corporation and AMLAW 100 law firms.  A persuasive individual possessing strong leadership skills, negotiating skills, oral and written communications skills, as well as significant litigation and corporate law experience.  A history of successfully reducing legal expenses through the use of alternative fee arrangements, early case assessments and technology.  Demonstrated experience in managing diverse employees in the development and execution of projects in areas such as due diligence, litigation management, electronic discovery, early case assessment and knowledge management.

Work experience


Chief Counsel


Memphis, Tennessee

  • Provide legal support for Mergers & Acquisitions, Treasury, Investor Relations, Corporate Accounting and Executive Compensation;
  • Special Project:  Provide legal support to EMEA Corporate Team in Brussels, Belgium;
  • Manage team of 11 handling most aspects of litigation for the company, including commercial disputes, personal injury, property damage, antitrust, employment, and various other types of cases;
  • Lead continuous improvement project surrounding the handling Company's litigation internally in an efficient and cost effective manner;
  • Manage a docket of employment, commercial and ERISA lawsuits from filing through trial;
  • Lead a team managing the company's electronic discovery processes.

Senior Counsel - Information Technology

  • Draft and negotiate national and international hardware and software licensing and maintenance agreements;
  • Strategic counseling on legal risk management of intellectual capital assets and technology acquisitions and due diligence in mergers and acquisitions;
  • Advise clients regarding technology transfers, outsourcing agreements and other IT issues; 
  • Serve as counsel to IP's EDGE (Supply Chain) and Records Management group;
  • Serve as counsel to International Paper's xpedx division for leasing issues.

Senior Counsel - Litigation

  • Litigated numerous cases for IP in various areas, including employment, anti-trust, environmental and labor; successfully managed and resolved wage and hour class action suits brought against IP;
  • Lead IP's Electronic Discovery Team involving members of the litigation, IT and records management departments; coordinate E-Discovery projects with outside vendors and in-house resources;
  • Manage the development and implementation of Electronic Discovery protocols related to the preservation, collection, review, analysis and production of electronically stored information;
  • Manage internal and external teams reviewing, analyzing and producing electronic discovery.


Associate, Labor & Employment Litigation


Washington, DC     2001-2004;   Atlanta, GA     1995-1999

  • Represented clients in individual and class action federal and state employment litigation under Title VII of the Civil Right Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Pay Act, and corresponding state statutes.
  • Advised management clients on compliance with the NLRA and other labor laws. Represented management in union campaigns, union avoidance, unfair labor practice proceedings, arbitrations and collective bargaining negotiations. Advised clients regarding strikes (including pre-strike planning and post-strike issues), "reserve gates, dual shop, corporate campaigns and boycotts.
  • Began in McCullough Sherrill's Washington office in 1995 and moved to its Atlanta office in 1998; McCullogh Sherrill's labor and employment group joined McGuireWoods in 1998.  Rejoined McGuireWoods' Washington, DC office in 2001.

Associate, Labor & Employment Litigation


Boston, MA     1999-2001

  • Litigated employment cases brought under Title VII, ADA, ADEA in State & Federal courts and agencies.
  • Counseled employers regarding rights and responsibilities under federal and state labor laws regarding collective bargaining agreements and union organizing campaigns.



Bachelor of Arts, cum laude


Major: Government / Political Science  Minor:  Russian Studies

  • Chairman - Council of Presidents
  • President - Political Science Association
  • President - Junior / Sophomore Classes


Patented Software: Method of Early Case Assessment in Lawsuits  (Patent No.: US 7,974,850)

In conjunction with Bridgeway Software, developed a tool which provides counsel with a data collection mechanism to guide them through various steps in the litigation process and directs counsel and/or legal assistants to determine what information is required. The tool provides a “Discovery Generator” that is available to capture counsel's potential discovery requests, which are linked to existing document and form production tools for facilitated production of discovery. The tool informs the user of the percentage of progress of the required information that has been entered. The tool provides an analytical framework that captures the judgment of seasoned practitioners to provide a comprehensive analysis of the legal, factual, and business aspects of the lawsuit. Patent awarded July 2011.


  • Georgia

  •  4th Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Middle District of Georgia

  • Tennessee

  • 6th Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Northern District of Georgia

  • District of Columbia

  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

  • D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals


University of Memphis Law School

Adjunct Professor - Discovery

2011 - present

Memphis Urban Debate League

Board Member

2010 - present