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Archived News Releases

Gardere Welcomes Partner Arcie Jordan to the Firm’s Austin Office
September 9, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to welcome Arcie I. Jordan as a corporate partner in the Firm’s Austin office. Ms. Jordan joins Gardere from Jackson Walker LLP and brings more than 20 years’
 
Security at Center Stage in McDonald’s Verdict According to Standly Hamilton Attorneys
August 11, 2014
The $27 million verdict handed down recently in Brazos County against fast-food giant McDonald’s is spotlighting the importance of customer safety for businesses that rely on late-night revenue. Jurors found
 
Gardere Wynne Sewell’s Carrie Hoffman Discusses Young v. UPS with Law360
July 1, 2014
With the U.S. Supreme Court agreeing to review Young v. United Parcel Service, a company’s obligations under the Pregnancy Discrimination act might finally be clarified. Carrie Hoffman of Gardere Wynne Sewell was among
 
Mortgage Contracting Services Names Stephen C. Porter as General Counsel
July 1, 2014
PLANO, Texas – Mortgage Contracting Services, a nationwide provider of property preservation, inspections and REO property maintenance to the financial services industry, has named Stephen C. Porter as the
 
Martin Siegel & Chad Ruback Quoted on Hobby Lobby Case
July 1, 2014
Houston Chronicle columnist Chris Tomlinson didn’t realize that a for-profit corporation could impose its religious values by deciding which federally required benefits employees receive until the high court Hobby
 
Forum on Law, Culture & Society Moving to NYU School of Law
July 1, 2014
NEW YORK – The Forum on Law, Culture & Society – which for nine years has hosted lively conversations with such luminaries as President Bill Clinton, film director Oliver Stone, and Supreme Court Justice
 
Three From McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing Named Among San Antonio’s Best Family Law Attorneys
June 27, 2014
SAN ANTONIO – For the fourth time, all three attorneys from the San Antonio office of the Family Law boutique McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., have earned selection to S.A. Scene
 
ContentGuard Featured Among App Developers Flocking to N. Texas
June 25, 2014
The Dallas Morning News interviews ContentGuard Chief Product Officer Scott Richardson for a story discussing the boom in app development jobs in North Texas. ContentGuard’s move to Plano represents just one corporate
 
Munck Wilson Mandala Congratulates Friends and Clients Recognized as Finalists, Winners of 2014 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
June 25, 2014
DALLAS – The Dallas-based technology law firm Munck Wilson Mandala is proud to congratulate our friends and clients recognized as finalists and winners of the 2014 EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards for the Southwest
 
Family Law Attorney Richard Orsinger Receives Texas Bar Foundation Honor
June 25, 2014
Attorney Richard R. Orsinger has been selected to receive the Texas Bar Foundation’s 2014 Dan Rugeley Price Memorial Award. Orsinger, a name partner in the Family Law boutique McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson &
 
Apache Corp. Sues Eagle Ford Oil Field Services Firms for Fraud
June 24, 2014
SAN ANTONIO – The Houston-based oil and gas company Apache Corp. has filed a lawsuit in Bexar County alleging massive fraud by a group of oil field service companies operating in the Eagle Ford Shale and Permian
 
Gardere’s Scott Deatherage Discusses Supreme Court Ruling on Greenhouse Gases with Law360
June 24, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA limited the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources under the Clean Air
 
Houston Attorney Joseph Marrs Says More Understanding of Advance Directives Needed
June 23, 2014
Family issues and the courtroom turmoil surrounding the final days of the late “American Top 40” king Casey Kasem highlight the need for better understanding of an advance directive in a will package, says
 
Gardere Wynne Sewell Featured Among Law360’s Texas Powerhouse Firms
June 20, 2014
For its inaugural list of Texas Powerhouse law firms Law360 selected 13 firms, including Gardere Wynne Sewell, as the leading firms in Texas. Gardere was honored for “building on its historical strengths in energy and
 
Dallas Attorney William Munck Says Trademark Cancellation Puts Redskins on Defense
June 20, 2014
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled decades-old federal trademark registrations for the Washington Redskins team name, saying that the term “redskin” is disparaging to a substantial group of Native
 
Androvett NewsWire: June 19, 2014: Redskin Trademark | Kasem Lessons | Medical Data Breaches
June 19, 2014
Redskins on Defense After Trademark Canceled The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled decades-old federal trademark registrations for the Washington Redskins team name this week, saying that the term
 
Groundbreaking Set For Gardere’s Future Home at McKinney & Olive
June 19, 2014
DALLAS – On June 19, 2014, Crescent Real Estate Holdings LLC broke ground on the long-awaited $225 million tower at McKinney & Olive, with Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP set to be the anchor tenant upon completion in the
 
Gardere’s Holly O’Neil Discusses Firm’s Excitement Over New Office Space with Dallas Business Journal
June 19, 2014
Crescent Real Estate Holdings LLC official broke ground on June 19 for one of Dallas’ most anticipated new commercial projects, a 20-story, 530-quare-foot office and retail tower at McKinney and Olive. The Dallas
 
Houston’s AZA Named Texas Powerhouse Law Firm by National Legal Publication
June 17, 2014
HOUSTON – Houston law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is one of only 13 in the state named a Texas Powerhouse by the legal news service Law360. “AZA now claims 31 of the
 
Dallas Appellate Attorney Rey Rodriguez of Hankinson LLP Named to 2014 D Magazine Best Lawyers Listing
June 13, 2014
DALLAS – Attorney Rey Rodriguez, a partner in the Dallas civil appellate boutique Hankinson LLP, has been selected to the D Magazine 2014 list of The Best Lawyers in Dallas, marking his fourth consecutive selection
 
Houston FCPA Attorney Tom Fox Says a Few Simple Questions Reveal Compliance
June 12, 2014
Complying with laws barring overseas bribery can seem complicated. But Tom Fox of Houston’s Tom Fox Law, who has advised companies for years on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, says it boils down to some simple
 
Law360 Profiles Gardere’s Kim Yelkin in Female Powerbrokers Series
June 11, 2014
The executive partner of Gardere Wynne Sewell’s Austin office and chairwoman of the firm’s government affairs and insurance regulatory practice groups, Kim Yelkin was profiled as part of Law360’s Female
 
Skiermont Puckett LLP Named Among World’s Top Patent Litigation Firms
June 10, 2014
DALLAS – Skiermont Puckett LLP, and founding partners Paul J. Skiermont and Donald Puckett, have been named to the 2014 Intellectual Asset Managers Patent 1000, a list of the world’s leading patent practitioners.
 
Texas Collegiate Baseball League Wins $2.9 Million Judgment in Antitrust Trial
June 10, 2014
FORT WORTH – A Tarrant County judge has issued a judgment of $2.9 million against a team owner in the Texas Collegiate Baseball League for taking part in an unlawful league boycott that violated antitrust laws and
 
Peter Vogel of Gardere Wynne Sewell Examines the Right to be Forgotten for eCommerce Times
June 10, 2014
Landmark rulings in Europe regarding personal privacy and the “right to be forgotten” on the Internet may forever alter the conventional wisdom of “once on the Internet, always on the Internet,”
 
Family Law Attorney Jeff Anderson Cautions Enforcing Divorce Court Orders Can Be Tricky
June 10, 2014
Once a divorce is final, ex-spouses often have to deal with the sticky business of making sure they each comply with court orders regarding custody, child support, property division and other elements included in the divorce
 
Gardere’s Leslie Ritchie Robnett Suggest Texas is Headed to Subsurface Lease Market in FuelFix Commentary
June 10, 2014
With recent court cases suggesting an evolution in the Texas energy market, the Houston Chronicle’s FuelFix industry blog turned to Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP’s Leslie Ritchie Robnett to explore the regulatory
 
Gardere Women’s Council Hosts ‘The Legacy of Watergate’ at the George W. Bush Institute in Dallas
June 9, 2014
DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Women’s Council recently hosted “The Legacy of Watergate: Ethics of Representing an Entity Under the Current Model Rules,” a two-hour CLE program featuring former
 
Gardere Environmental Attorney Scott Deatherage Says There are No Easy Answers on Limiting Carbon Emissions
June 6, 2014
The release of the Environmental Protection Agency’s long-awaited proposal for limiting carbon emissions from power plants leaves Texas “between a rock and a hard place,” says environmental attorney Scott
 
Family Law Attorney Amber Liddell Alwais Discusses Protracted Divorce Case with the Houston Chronicle
June 6, 2014
Amid claims that her petition for divorce from Houston hand surgeon Michael Brown was improperly stalled by her attorneys’ failure to settle the case, Rachel Brown filed suit seeking the forfeiture of all the
 
AZA Spotlighted in News Story “‘Two Greeks and a Sheik’: AZA is Exhibit A for Litigation Boutiques”
June 6, 2014
HOUSTON – The story of the 20-year-old Houston commercial litigation boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing, or AZA, is told in a recent article from The Texas Lawbook highlighting the law
 
Androvett NewsWire: June 5, 2014: Emission Limits | Accounting Fraud | Drones on Hold
June 5, 2014
No Easy Answers on Limiting Carbon Emissions The release of the Environmental Protection Agency’s long-awaited proposal for limiting carbon emissions from power plants leaves Texas “between a rock and a hard
 
AZA Profiled As Top Litigation Boutique
June 5, 2014
The story of the 20-year-old Houston commercial litigation boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing, or AZA, is told in a Texas Lawbook online story highlighting the rise of the trial law firm. In the
 
Jeff Thompson Named Vice President of Operations, Dan Hoeh Named Assistant Vice President of Operations for Mortgage Contracting Services’ Growing Facility in Ruston, Louisiana
June 4, 2014
PLANO, Texas – Mortgage Contracting Services (MCS), a nationwide provider of property preservation, inspections and REO property maintenance for the financial services industry, has named Jeff Thompson as the new vice
 
Environmental Attorney Scott Deatherage Discusses Proposed Carbon Regulations with Law360
June 4, 2014
The recent release of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rules regulating carbon emissions from power plants drew immediate criticism from many Texas lawmakers. Law360 talked to some of Texas’ leading
 
DOJ Gets More Leeway in Foreign Bribery Probes
June 3, 2014
A federal appeals court ruling last week supports U.S. prosecutors’ definition of a “foreign official” when it comes to overseas bribery cases. “The finding by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
 
Houston Law Firm Legge Farrow Honored in Texas’ Best Litigation Departments of 2014
June 3, 2014
HOUSTON – The Houston civil litigation firm Legge, Farrow, Kimmitt, McGrath & Brown L.L.P. is being honored for having the 2014 Texas Litigation Department of the Year in the small firm category by the publishers
 
Kim Law Firm Wins Court Judgment Worth $20 Million for Houston’s Cathlind Energy in Oil and Gas Lease Dispute
June 2, 2014
MIDLAND, Texas – Houston lawyer John Kim has won a multimillion-dollar jury verdict for Houston-based oil exploration company Cathlind Energy Ltd. in a hotly contested dispute with Midland-based Great Western Drilling
 
Arrests Can Solve Adverse Land Possession
June 2, 2014
Media reports of hundreds of cases where individuals have claimed ownership of empty or abandoned properties in North Texas could be solved with simple arrests by police, says Dallas trial lawyer Charles “Trey”
 
Attorneys Rusty Hardin, Philip Hilder Quoted in Texas Tribune
May 29, 2014
From the Texas Tribune: The new law went into effect this year, nearly three years after Morton was released from prison. After Morton was freed in 2011, a court found that the prosecutor in his case intentionally withheld
 
State Overreached On Property Acquisition
May 29, 2014
Earlier this month, a Harris County judge ruled that the Texas Department of Transportation not only overreached, but also acted prematurely in condemning businesses along Loop 610 in Houston. While the state reportedly
 
Houston Law Firm Arnold & Itkin Claims Top Texas Aviation Verdict for 2013
May 28, 2014
HOUSTON – The nearly $1.7 million verdict won by Houston civil litigation firm Arnold & Itkin LLP for an offshore worker who was injured in a helicopter accident is being recognized as the top aviation verdict in
 
Dallas Family Law Attorney Michael D. Wysocki Earns Distinguished Young Alumnus Award from UT Tyler
May 28, 2014
DALLAS – Attorney Michael D. Wysocki, a partner in the Family Law boutique McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., recently received the Distinguished Young Alumnus award from the University of Texas
 
Houston’s Hicks Thomas Earns One of Texas’ Top Verdicts for 2013
May 28, 2014
HOUSTON – A $4.2 million verdict won by Houston’s Hicks Thomas LLP for a woman whose husband died because of a medical misdiagnosis is one of last year’s top 25 verdicts in Texas and the state’s
 
Stopping Smartphone Theft
May 28, 2014
“Apple picking” is slang for one of the nation’s most lucrative crimes: the theft of a cellphone. An estimated 3.1 million mobile devices were stolen last year in the U.S. and federal statistics suggest
 
Houston Law Firm AZA Earns Top Commercial Litigation Rankings from Chambers USA
May 27, 2014
HOUSTON – The Houston-based law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, and three firm partners are top-rated in commercial litigation in the just-released 2014 edition of Chambers USA:
 
Protecting Workers’ Rights to be Unhappy
May 27, 2014
The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that employers may not create policies broadly forbidding behavior such as “negativity” or “gossip.” The NLRB concluded that a hospital violated federal
 
Rey Rodriguez Joins Hankinson LLP
May 26, 2014
Dallas attorney O. Rey Rodriguez has joined the Dallas-based appellate boutique Hankinson LLP as a partner. He represents clients in appellate courts throughout Texas and nationally, and has successfully argued before the
 
Chambers USA Rankings Feature 25 Gardere Attorneys and 11 Practice Areas
May 23, 2014
AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON – Once again, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is recognized among the best law firms in the nation by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, earning national recognition for its work
 
Did NFL Encourage Prescription Drug Abuse?
May 23, 2014
More than 500 former professional football players have joined a lawsuit charging that the NFL pressured them to take painkillers and sleep medication without prescriptions to speed up injured players’ return to the
 
Androvett NewsWire: May 22, 2014: OK to be ‘Unhappy’ | Kill Switches | TxDOT Condemnations
May 22, 2014
Protecting Workers’ Rights to be Unhappy The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that employers may not create policies broadly forbidding behavior such as “negativity” or “gossip.” The
 
Craig Florence of Gardere Wynne Sewell Talks to Law360 About Litigation Trends
May 21, 2014
Dallas juries have ruled in favor of businesses in a number of multimillion-dollar verdicts so far in 2014. In looking at this trend, Law360 talked with some of Texas’ top litigators, including Craig Florence of
 
MCS CEO Caroline Reaves Announces Louisiana Service Center Expansion
May 20, 2014
Mortgage Contracting Services, a nationwide provider of property preservation services for the financial services industry, is doubling the size of its Ruston, La., business process outsourcing center. The expansion will
 
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan Attorneys Matt Gatewood, Carter Williams Unveil Safety Litigation Blog
May 19, 2014
Fracking and toxic torts. Worker injuries and insurance claims. Pipeline explosions and shareholder suits. Those are just some of the judicial and regulatory issues tackled in the new blog, safetylitigation.com, recently
 
Family Law Attorney Richard Orsinger Earns Top Honor for Continuing Legal Education Article
May 19, 2014
DALLAS – Attorney Richard R. Orsinger, named partner in the Family Law boutique McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., recently received the 2013 Franklin Jones Best Continuing Legal Education Article
 
Family Law Attorney Amber Liddell Alwais Predicts Bishop’s Divorce Could Be Same-Sex Marriage Inroad
May 16, 2014
For proponents of gay marriage, the impending divorce of V. Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopalian bishop, could be viewed as another advance in the fight to legalize same-sex unions, says attorney Amber Liddell
 
Plano-based ContentGuard Chief Product Officer Scott Richardson says Avoiding ‘Big Data’ Problems Up to Individuals
May 15, 2014
A recent report from the Obama administration calls for broader legal protections for email and other digital content, as well as greater limits on how businesses and law enforcement agencies can access and use that
 
AZA Completes Sixth Trial of 2014 with Take-Nothing Win
May 14, 2014
HOUSTON – A Harris County jury has issued a take-nothing verdict for a Houston businesswoman who was sued over proceeds from allegedly fraudulent commercial property sales. The court victory marks the sixth trial
 
Thompson & Knight Attorney Gabriel Ruiz Examines Mexico’s Energy Reforms
May 14, 2014
Big investments are expected to come quickly following the Mexican government’s announcement last week of new market-friendly proposals to open up the nation’s energy industry. Implementation of the sweeping
 
Dallas Appellate Attorney Rey Rodriguez Joins Hankinson LLP
May 14, 2014
DALLAS – Experienced appellate attorney O. Rey Rodriguez has joined the Dallas-based appellate boutique Hankinson LLP. Mr. Rodriguez joins Hankinson LLP from the international firm Norton Rose Fulbright. His decision
 
Dallas Attorney William Munck says Comedian Taking Patent Troll Lawsuit Standing Up
May 13, 2014
Popular comedian and top-rated iTunes podcaster Adam Carolla is going on the offensive to defend himself in a suit filed against him in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas by so-called patent troll
 
Chris Hamilton of Standly Hamilton Named Among Best Lawyers in Dallas
May 13, 2014
DALLAS – Trial lawyer Chris Hamilton of Dallas’ Standly Hamilton, LLP, has earned selection to D Magazine’s 2014 listing of The Best Lawyers in Dallas based on his work in business litigation for
 
Thompson & Knight Attorneys Hosting Brazilian Energy Seminar
May 12, 2014
The Brazilian oil and gas sector is “open again” for foreign investment. “In just the past few years, the Brazilian state-controlled company, Petrobras, discovered the largest oil fields found in a
 
Gardere Helps FGE Secure EPA Greenhouse Gas Permit for $1.2 Billion Clean Natural Gas Power Plant
May 12, 2014
DALLAS – On April 29, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final greenhouse gas emission permit to FGE Texas LLC for the construction of two natural gas-fired combined-cycle electric generation
 
Androvett NewsWire: May 8, 2014: Serious Patent Fight | Big Data Threats | Safety Litigation
May 8, 2014
Comedian Takes Patent Troll Lawsuit Standing Up Popular comedian and top-rated iTunes podcaster Adam Carolla is going on the offensive to defend himself in a suit filed against him in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
 
Peter Vogel of Gardere Wynne Sewell Examines IoT Security for eCommerce Times
May 6, 2014
The IoT – the Internet of Things – has been discussed for decades and with the growth of the Internet, many new technologies have been included in it, complicating management of security, writes Gardere Wynne
 
Gardere Wynne Sewell Attorney Peter Vogel Writes on Cybersecurity for the Texas Bar Journal
May 1, 2014
Attorneys, as well as anyone else who uses a computer or cellphone for digital communication are at risk of cyberattacks. In his commentary “Attack Plan,” written for the Texas Bar Journal, Peter Vogel of Gardere
 
AZA’s John Zavitsanos Provides Deposition Advice in National Publication
May 1, 2014
HOUSTON – Noted litigator John Zavitsanos, co-founder of Houston law firm Ahmad Zavitsanos Anaipakos Alavi & Mensing PC, or AZA, says attorneys are mistaken when they urge a corporate client to hedge everything
 
David Warden of Houston’s AZA says Wells Fargo Fraud Suit Won’t Be Dismissed
April 30, 2014
A lawsuit filed by European bank LBBW Luxemburg S.A. over an alleged fraud scheme involving $1.5 billion in subprime mortgage-backed securities recently cleared a significant hurdle when a New York federal judge denied the
 
OpenForum Talks With Employment Attorney Carrie Hoffman About ADA Guidelines
April 30, 2014
Questions about how to respond to an employee’s request for unpaid leave related to medical treatment are among the many aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act that continue to perplex HR departments across the
 
Bankruptcy Attorney Sid Scheinberg of Godwin Lewis Talks With Law360 About Energy Future’s Future
April 29, 2014
Despite the massive scope of Energy Future Holdings Inc.’s bankruptcy filing, the prospect for the company to exit Chapter 11 within nine months is possible. However even with a prepackaged bankruptcy in place,
 
Houston Attorney Jason Itkin says Overseas Rig Accident Suit to be Tried in Texas
April 29, 2014
The Texas Supreme Court has rejected Houston-based Diamond Offshore Drilling’s third attempt to dismiss a suit filed by an injured worker who was hurt on one of its rigs. The ruling means the case can go forward in
 
Dallas Attorneys Clayton Bailey, Alex Brauer say Boutique Firms Can Help Lower Legal Spending
April 28, 2014
American businesses are spending more on legal fees every year. But boutique law firms such as Dallas’ Bailey Brauer PLLC frequently offer the same high quality legal skills as much larger firms at much more
 
San Antonio Family Law Attorney Amber Liddell Alwais says Gay Marriage Supporters Have Reason to Hope
April 25, 2014
The steady spate of rulings by federal judges around the country recognizing the validity of same-sex marriages is a “light at the end of the tunnel” for same-sex couples, says Amber Liddell Alwais, a partner in
 
Dallas Attorney Micah Prude says Background Check Lawsuits on Rise
April 24, 2014
The number of lawsuits involving the use of background checks of current and potential employees continues to rise, in part because of increased scrutiny and enforcement by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
 
Houston FCPA Attorney Tom Fox says Seeking DOJ Advice Can Help Avoid Prosecution
April 23, 2014
There’s a little-used but smart step a company can take when internal concerns arise over a possible violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Ask the Justice Department for its opinion early on and you might
 
Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine Wins Federal Copyright, Trademark Battle in Houston
April 22, 2014
HOUSTON – A Houston area federal judge has ruled in favor of the publishers of Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine after finding that the magazine’s nameplate does not violate the copyright on a logo used by a
 
Dallas Attorney Rich Phillips says Guidance Needed When Identifying Anonymous Online Commenters
April 22, 2014
Anonymous comments are a continuing source of controversy for websites and news organizations. Now a federal appellate court has ordered The Times-Picayune newspaper in New Orleans to produce information about two
 
Aviation Attorney David Norton says FAA Needs Better Solution to Drone Issue
April 21, 2014
As a pilot, attorney David Norton of Shackelford, Melton, McKinley & Norton, LLP can understand the need to make sure drone aircraft do not present a safety hazard to airplanes. But as someone who has seen the Federal
 
Houston Attorney Daniel Johnson says Oil Shipped by Rail Raises Liability, Safety Issues
April 18, 2014
The U.S. shale boom has produced more oil than existing pipelines can carry. So trains are rushing to carry crude to refineries, which brings its own set of challenges. Safety shortcomings can become horrific disasters such
 
Androvett NewsWire: April 17, 2014: Oil Shipping Liability | Drones Grounded | Same-Sex Marriage
April 17, 2014
Oil by Rail Raises Liability, Safety Issues The U.S. shale boom has produced more oil than existing pipelines can carry. So trains are rushing to carry crude to refineries, which brings its own set of challenges. Safety
 
Gardere Wynne Sewell’s Peter Vogel Looks at the Future of the Internet
April 17, 2014
Chair of the Internet, eCommerce & Technology Team at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, attorney Peter Vogel has seen the seismic change in technology since receiving a Masters in computer science and working as a mainframe
 
Dallas Attorneys Nancy Duessel, Amy Lott Join Carrington Coleman’s Growing Corporate Practice
April 15, 2014
Dallas-based Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP, is proud to announce the additions of veteran business, corporate and transactions attorneys Nancy F. Duessel and Amy E. Lott, who are joining the firm’s
 
Energy Boom Supporting Chinese Investment says Dallas Attorney Debra Villarreal
April 14, 2014
Joint-venture investments in U.S. energy holdings by Chinese state-owned and private enterprises continue to grow. This trend is motivated in large part by the need for Chinese entities to understand the management
 
Todd Murray of Gardere Wynne Sewell Quoted in Amarillo Globe-News Article
April 11, 2014
When two stockholders sought a federal court order to stop the proposed $21.4 million sale of Hastings Entertainment to a New Jersey licensing and merchandising executive, the Amarillo Globe-News talked with Gardere Wynne
 
Houston Attorney Gene Egdorf says Millions Affected by GM Ignition Switch Recalls
April 11, 2014
The number of vehicles recalled by General Motors over faulty ignition switches has grown by nearly 1 million with the recent announcement of additional model years containing a dangerous defect that causes airbags to
 
Higher Speed Limits Mean Greater Consequences says Fort Worth Personal Injurty Attorney Steven Laird
April 10, 2014
The state’s move to increase speed limits on some highways in and around Dallas and Fort Worth could bring more accidents and more fatal crashes, says Fort Worth personal injury attorney Steven C. Laird, founder of the
 
General Motors Ignition Switch Cited in Houston Car Crash Lawsuit
April 9, 2014
Woman’s legs amputated after single-car crash involving now-recalled Pontiac Solstice HOUSTON – A Texas woman who suffered critical injuries in a terrifying car accident last December has filed a state district
 
NY Judge Upholds Fraud Claims Against Wells Fargo, Fortis in $1.5 Billion Subprime Mortgage-Backed Securities Case
April 9, 2014
NEW YORK – A lawsuit filed by European bank LBBW Luxemburg S.A. over an alleged $1.5 billion subprime mortgage-backed securities fraud scheme cleared a significant hurdle last week when a federal judge denied the
 
Dallas Family Law Attorney Jeff Anderson says Conscious Uncoupling Can Create Common Ground
April 9, 2014
The concept of “conscious uncoupling” immediately became something of a punchline when Gwyneth Paltrow used it to describe the end of her marriage to Chris Martin. Although it could be a ploy to buy time to
 
Dallas Civil Trial Lawyer says Criminal Victims Often Find Civil Justice
April 8, 2014
Two recent cases that gained national attention due to what some considered poor criminal court outcomes may be destined for a turnaround in civil court, says Dallas civil trial lawyer Charla Aldous of the Aldous Law Firm.
 
NY Family Wins $9 Billion in Trial Over Cancer Linked to Diabetes Drug Actos
April 8, 2014
Takeda Pharmaceutical, Eli Lilly found liable for man’s bladder cancer LAFAYETTE, La. – A Louisiana jury has awarded $9 billion to a New York man and his wife following a trial over the man’s claims that
 
Austin Political Legal Consultant Chris Gober says Right to Political Contributions is Protected
April 7, 2014
While many Americans advocate limiting the amount of money being infused into the political process, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission is a reminder that the
 
Androvett NewsWire: April 4, 2014: Political Contributions | Civil Justice | Increased Speed Limits
April 4, 2014
Right to Political Contributions is Protected While many Americans advocate limiting the amount of money being infused into the political process, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election
 
Gardere Names Five New Partners in Dallas, Houston
April 4, 2014
DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that Firm Attorneys Scott D. Ellis, Jason R. Fulmer, Jessica Glatzer Mason, Audrey Momanaee and James C. Scott have been admitted as partners effective
 
Gardere Wynne Sewell Announces Plans to Move Uptown
April 3, 2014
After 25 years at Thanksgiving Tower, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP has announced plans to move its downtown offices to Crescent Real Estate’s planned 20-story office development at McKinney Avenue and Olive Street.
 
Thompson & Knight Attorney Ira Herman noted in New York Law Journal article
Circuit Certifies Questions on Lease Value in Bankruptcy
April 1, 2014
New York Law Journal: A 78-year-old woman's attempt to stay in her rent-stabilized apartment may depend on whether New York's highest court finds the value of her lease can be exempt from bankruptcy. The U.S. Court of
 
Houston International Trade Lawyer Jamie Joiner Earns Second Consecutive Client Choice Award
March 31, 2014
HOUSTON – International trade lawyer Jamie Joiner has earned the Client Choice award for Trade & Customs Counsel in Texas for the second year in a row, winning praise from clients for her business savvy and deep
 
WhiteRock Lake Conservancy Co-Chair Mike Androvett says Celebration! White Rock Honors Urban Oasis
March 31, 2014
The WhiteRock Lake Conservancy in cooperation with the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department will host Celebration! White Rock from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, at historic Winfrey Point. The one-night race
 
Shackelford Melton & McKinley Attorney John Shackelford quoted in Dallas Business Journal article
Perry calls for discussion of Tesla sales in Texas
March 28, 2014
Dallas Business Journal: All of a sudden, Gov. Rick Perry wants to debate the law that prohibits Tesla Motors from selling its electric cars directly to consumers. "I think it's time for Texans to have a very open