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Heather Welch Arbogast

Partner
Mcguirewoods LLP

arbogast-heather-welchJoining McGuireWoods LLP in 2011 as an associate, Heather Welch Arbogast was promoted to partner in 2019. Her practice focuses mainly on general business including consumer protection, agency, employment, corporations and antitrust issues. A University of Maryland, College Park and University of Baltimore School of Law graduate, Welch Arbogast served as an intern in 2007 for then U.S. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., D-Del.

Her most significant professional accomplishment thus far is serving as an advisor to one of the nation’s first large-scale offshore wind farms. The project will create thousands of construction jobs and long-term careers, power hundreds of thousands of homes and result in a net decrease in energy costs for ratepayers.

“I take immense pride in this project not only because of the skill that it required but also because of the positive impact it will have for many years over the life of the project,” Welch Arbogast said.

With a commitment to the community, she has served on the Pratt Contemporaries board of directors since 2014 including terms as secretary and governance chair. In addition to personally engaging in pro bono work, Welch Arbogast is the Baltimore pro bono partner coordinating initiatives and matters for her firm. She was also a member of the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Leadership Class of 2019.

“I take immense pride in this project not only because of the skill that it required but also because of the positive impact it will have for many years over the life of the project,” Welch Arbogast said.

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's 2021 Leadership in Law awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.