Attorney, Member of the Firm
Len McGill is an experienced business lawyer and adviser, with over thirty years’ experience providing practical legal and strategic advice to public and private companies in a variety of industries. Prior to joining Outside GC, he served as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer to several large public companies--Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc., a leading manufacturer of recreational vehicles and manufactured housing; Ameron International Corp, a global producer of steel and concrete water transmission lines and fiberglass pipe for transporting oil, chemicals and corrosive fluids; and Steel Partners Holdings LP, a global diversified holding company owning or controlling multiple businesses in various industries, including diversified industrial products, banking, oilfield services and sports-related industries. At each company, Len managed all legal matters, including corporate governance, regulatory compliance, litigation supervision, securities filings and disclosure issues, capital raising, and all mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity.
Previously, Len was Of Counsel at the international law firm of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher where he had a broad transactional practice, including managing financings and mergers & acquisitions for a wide range of clients. For a period of years, too, he was a partner in a small Orange County, California firm specializing in assisting emerging growth and late-stage private and early-stage public companies with their legal needs and strategies for growth.
In addition to his extensive legal background, he is also an angel investor and is active in counseling startups and emerging growth companies. Serving as in-house counsel as well as outside counsel to a range of businesses over the years, and bringing his experience as an active angel investor, Len brings a practical risk-based business approach to his legal representation.
Len has a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University, an LL.B. (Hons.) from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and a Master’s in Management from the Drucker School of Management in Claremont, California. He is a member of the Bars in California, Virginia and the District of Columbia. A native of Scotland, he lived and practiced in Southern California for over twenty years, and now lives in Northern Virginia where his wife operates an expanding dairy goat business at their family farm. Between them, they have five adult children. When he has free time, Len enjoys running and hiking.