10.23.2013 James V. Meath named to 2013 “Leaders in the Law” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly
Williams Mullen is pleased to announce that James V. Meath, a leading Labor and Employment attorney and chairman of the board of directors of Williams Mullen, has been named to the 2013 class of Leaders in the Law by Virginia Lawyers Weekly.
A Partner in Williams Mullen’s Labor and Employment practice, Mr. Meath has been hailed by agencies and publications like Chambers USA, Virginia Business magazine, and The Best Lawyers in America.  In his law practice, Mr. Meath regularly advises international companies who are seeking advice on acquiring businesses, relocating their existing business and/or doing business in the United States.  He has advised local and state governments interested in opening resident offices in foreign countries.  Recently, he has focused on Asian companies and inbound investment into the United States primarily in the manufacturing sector.
In addition to maintaining his law practice, Mr. Meath has been active in the community.  He serves on the Governance Committee and Board of Trustees for the Valentine Richmond History Center and the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business Board of Trustees.  In addition, Mr. Meath served as chairman of the board of governors of the Virginia Bar Association in 2003 and was the 115th president of the Virginia Bar Association in 2005.  In October 2013, he became President of the Virginia Law Foundation, an organization that provides funding to programs like the Rule of Law Project, the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program, and Lawyers Helping Lawyers.  
Now in its eighth year, the “Leaders in the Law” program recognizes the lawyers across the commonwealth who are setting the standard for other lawyers in Virginia. “Leaders” are recognized for changing the law, serving the community, changing practice or improving Virginia’s justice system, among other accomplishments.  The full list of 2013 honorees is available here.