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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’
 
Six Godwin Lewis Attorneys Earn Spots Among 2015 Best Lawyers in America
August 27, 2014
DALLAS – Six attorneys from the Texas trial and appellate law firm Godwin Lewis PC are being recognized in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, one of the leading guides to the nation’s top legal
 
Austin’s Weisbart Springer Hayes Adds New Attorney Nicole LeFave
August 27, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas law firm Weisbart Springer Hayes, LLP, is announcing the addition of attorney Nicole LeFave, who joins the firm with a unique understanding of the federal practice from behind the bench based
 
Parker County Child Care Center Faces Civil Lawsuit for Restraining Children With Duct Tape
August 26, 2014
DALLAS – A Parker County day care center exposed for restraining young children with duct tape during nap time is now facing a lawsuit filed by Texas’ Rasansky Law Firm on behalf of the family of a child who was
 
Munck Wilson’s Audrey Mross Says Wise Would-Be Employers Won’t Ask For W2 Forms
August 26, 2014
While it is legal for companies to ask job candidates for a copy of their past W2 forms prior to making an employment offer, it may not be the best idea, says attorney Audrey Mross who heads the Labor and Employment group at
 
Gardere’s Peter Vogel Explores Autocomplete Legalities With eCommerce Times
August 25, 2014
Gardere Wynne Sewell’s Peter Vogel writes about the potential legal quagmire facing Google over one of its most seemingly benign features in the eCommerce Times column “Google Autocomplete’s Brushes With
 
Dallas Attorney Jessica Dunne Says Robin Williams’ Sound Estate Helps Family
August 25, 2014
The death of comedian and actor Robin Williams shocked and saddened the world. However, it seems he had prepared a sound estate plan. “Aside from losing a loved one, his survivors might have faced a nightmare of legal
 
Mortgage Contracting Services Names Bart R. Vincent as CFO in Plano
August 25, 2014
PLANO, Texas – Mortgage Contracting Services (MCS), a nationwide provider of property preservation, inspections and REO property maintenance to the financial services industry, has named Bart R. Vincent as the
 
Dallas’ Dick Sayles, Mark Werbner Named Among Best Lawyers in America
August 22, 2014
DALLAS – Accomplished trial attorneys Richard “Dick” Sayles and Mark Werbner of Dallas’ Sayles Werbner are being recognized for their courtroom expertise in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in
 
Acclaimed Trial Lawyer John Kim Delivers Advice on Trial Practice at Harvard Law School
August 22, 2014
HOUSTON – Trial lawyer John Kim, founder of Houston’s The Kim Law Firm, recently joined some of the country’s top trial attorneys at Harvard Law School to share their collective knowledge about best trial
 
Dallas Attorney Mark Werbner Representing Terror Victims Against Arab Bank
August 22, 2014
The long-awaited federal trial against Arab Bank has begun in a New York courtroom where terrorism victims are attempting to hold the bank responsible for its alleged role in providing material support to the terrorist group
 
Androvett NewsWire: August 21, 2014: Arab Bank Trial | Robin Williams Estate | Offshore Bond Rules
August 21, 2014
Werbner Representing Victims Against Arab Bank The long-awaited federal trial against Arab Bank has begun in a New York courtroom where terrorism victims are attempting to hold the bank responsible for its alleged role in
 
AZA Client Elite Air Freight Wins Trial Without Presenting Evidence
August 21, 2014
HOUSTON – A state district court judge dramatically ended an ongoing jury trial last week by tossing out a lawsuit filed by a “turnaround specialist” who claimed he was due a success fee that would have
 
The Lanier Law Firm Attorneys in Houston, New York Listed Among Nation’s Best
August 20, 2014
HOUSTON and NEW YORK – The Lanier Law Firm founder Mark Lanier and firm attorney Richard “Rick” Meadow once again are being recognized as two of the country’s top lawyers in the annual listing of The
 
Five Gruber Hurst Attorneys Recognized Among The Best Lawyers in America
August 19, 2014
DALLAS – Five attorneys from the Dallas law firm Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP have earned recognition in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the preeminent listing of the nation’s top
 
Dallas Insurance Attorney Don Martinson Earns 2015 Best Lawyers Recognition
August 19, 2014
DALLAS – The Dallas law firm Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, P.C., is pleased to announce that noted insurance attorney Don Martinson has earned recognition in The Best Lawyers in America for 2015. One
 
Three Firm Attorneys Recognized Among The Best Lawyers in America
August 18, 2014
AUSTIN– Three attorneys from the Austin law firm Weisbart Springer Hayes have earned recognition in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the preeminent listing of the nation’s top attorneys. The
 
Texas Trial Lawyer Charla Aldous Listed in 2015 Best Lawyers in America
August 18, 2014
DALLAS – Prominent Texas trial lawyer Charla Aldous is ranked as one of the nation’s top attorneys in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for her outstanding representation of clients in personal
 
Law360 Discusses ‘Meaningful’ Sanctions During Litigation With Gardere’s Jay Munisteri
August 18, 2014
Litigants are getting creative in their approach to imposing meaningful sanctions on wealthy companies as financial penalties are rarely seen as a deterrent. Law360 talked to attorneys, including Gardere’s Jay
 
Dallas Insurance Coverage Lawyer Amy Stewart Named Among Nation’s Best
August 18, 2014
DALLAS – Attorney Amy Elizabeth Stewart of Dallas’ Amy Stewart Law has earned selection to the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America based on her successful work for clients in insurance law cases. This is
 
Eight Lawyers from AZA Named Among Nation’s Best for Commercial, Patent Litigation
August 18, 2014
HOUSTON – Eight lawyers from the acclaimed Houston litigation boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, are being recognized in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America based on
 
Houston Attorney Glenn Legge Discusses Lack of Cyber-Attack Insurance in Energy Sector
August 15, 2014
The threat of computer hackers from Russia and China as well as non-governmental “hacktivists” looms large over energy companies these days. Such an attack could lead to damages ranging from environmental
 
Attorney David Walsh Says ‘Docs v. Glocks’ Law Faces Further Challenges
August 14, 2014
A federal appeals court decision upholding a Florida law that stops doctors from asking patients about gun ownership likely will face further court scrutiny, says health care appellate lawyer David M. Walsh IV.
 
Shackelford’s Rakhee V. Patel Explores ‘What’s Next in Energy Future Holdings’ Bankruptcy’
August 13, 2014
The announcement that Energy Future Holdings Corp.’s original pre-arranged bankruptcy plan had been scrapped signaled the start of inquiries of what the next steps would be. Shackelford, Melton, McKinley & Norton
 
Dallas Attorney-Mediator John DeGroote Discusses GM’s Ignition-Switch Battle
August 12, 2014
Auto manufacturing powerhouse General Motors is seeking protection from scores of plaintiffs and potential plaintiffs who claim they were injured or suffered economic losses based on the ignition-switch defect that has led
 
Cybercrime Continues to Grow Gardere’s Peter Vogel Tells Law Technology News
August 12, 2014
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP partner Peter Vogel’s recent blog post on the continued increase in cybercrime piqued the interest of Law Technology News which took a look at the issue in “Cybercrime is Worse Than
 
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
 
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 Partner Else Manzanares Selected to the 40th Class of Leadership Dallas
August 11, 2014
DALLAS – Elsa Manzanares, partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, has been chosen by the Dallas Regional Chamber® to join the 40th Class of Leadership Dallas, the region’s premier leadership development
 
Houston Data Security Attorney Mark Thibodeaux Offers Advice on Protecting Against Remote Access Hackers
August 8, 2014
A government report last week warned businesses about the risks of allowing employees and others to log into their computer systems remotely. If hackers discover a company has remote access software, then they can use
 
Androvett NewsWire: August 7, 2014: Remote Access Risks | Fast Food Security | Tackling Inversions
August 7, 2014
Protecting Against Remote Access Hackers A government report last week warned businesses about the risks of allowing employees and others to log into their computer systems remotely. If hackers discover a company has remote
 
AZA Client Wins Dismissal in Multimillion-Dollar Breach of Contract Lawsuit
August 6, 2014
HOUSTON – An investment banker represented by the Houston litigation boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, recently won the dismissal of a multimillion-dollar breach of contract and
 
New Dallas Litigation Boutique Gardner Haas PLLC Profiled
August 5, 2014
The announcement of the opening of Gardner Haas PLLC, a Dallas-based boutique commercial litigation firm with a national scope, piqued the interest of the legal media, with the new firm and its founders Michael Gardner and
 
Houston’s Lanier Law Firm Announces New Role for Top Attorney
August 5, 2014
HOUSTON – The Lanier Law Firm, one of the nation’s leading trial law firms, is pleased to announce the promotion of Eugene R. Egdorf to Managing Attorney, Commercial Litigation, for the Houston office. His
 
AZA Partner Todd Mensing Elected to American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
August 4, 2014
HOUSTON – Houston attorney Todd Mensing, a partner in Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has been elected to the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an elite group of the
 
Michael Gardner of Gardner Haas Discusses Strategy for Controlling Big-Ticket Litigation Costs
August 1, 2014
Businesses looking to rein in expenses on big-ticket litigation should look at four primary factors when considering outside counsel: efficient communication, how effectively their lawyers manage e-discovery, the law
 
Texas Lawbook Explores How Gardere Wynne Sewell Solidified Its Mexico Presence
July 31, 2014
One of the first U.S. law firms to take advantage of changes in Mexican foreign investment law, Gardere Wynne Sewell opened its Mexico City office in 1992 as a civil partnership with Arena y Asociados. Earlier this month the
 
Widow of Houston Area Volunteer Firefighter Who Died in Training Exercise Sues Trainers
July 31, 2014
BEAUMONT, Texas – The widow of a Houston area volunteer firefighter has filed a wrongful death and gross negligence lawsuit in Beaumont state court against several firefighter training groups and individuals for
 
Munck Wilson Mandala’s Bill Munck Discusses Growth of North Texas Tech Sector in Dallas Business Journal
July 30, 2014
Bill Munck, Munck Wilson Mandala Managing Partner and Chairman of the firm’s Intellectual Property Section, tells Dallas Business legal writer Bill Hethcock that the secret of North Texas’ quality technical
 
Texas Jury Awards $27 Million Verdict against McDonald’s Following Teens’ Deaths
July 30, 2014
BRYAN, Texas – A Texas jury today awarded a $27 million verdict against fast food giant McDonald’s after finding that lax security at one of the chain’s restaurants contributed to the deaths of two Texas
 
Gardere’s Jessica Glatzer Mason Discusses Pregnancy Discrimination With Houston Chronicle
July 30, 2014
Earlier this month the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued guidelines designed to help employers understand what constitutes workplace discrimination against pregnant employees. The guidance, the first
 
AZA’s Joe Ahmad Looks at Issues for Relocating Execs Posed by Non-Competes
July 30, 2014
The recent influx of California companies to Texas means that executives who are relocating to the Lone Star State may be asked to enter into a covenant not to compete. Such agreements are generally unenforceable in
 
Dallas Trucking Defense Attorney Bill Chamblee Looks At Proposed Changes to Hours of Service Regulations
July 28, 2014
Smartphones and tablets likely will play a key role in helping trucking companies and truckers track their miles in the near future, says Dallas trucking defense lawyer Bill Chamblee. “Realizing that more than 60
 
Gardere Wynne Sewell’s Peter Vogel Addresses Constitutionality of Facebook Search Warrants
July 28, 2014
Looking for evidence of disability fraud, the Manhattan district attorney served Facebook with nearly 400 search warrants as part of a long-term investigation. Despite its strenuous objections, Facebook ultimately complied,
 
Gardere Strengthens Presence in Mexico, Names Robert Arena Executive Partner
July 28, 2014
MEXICO CITY – On July 1, 2014, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, which has historically operated in Mexico through a joint venture arrangement with its longtime joint venture partner, Arena y Asociados S.C., entered into an
 
Standly Hamilton Attorneys Represent Families of Students Killed in McDonald’s Incident
July 25, 2014
Jurors in Bryan, Texas, are being asked to decide whether fast food giant McDonald’s should be held liable for the 2012 deaths of two students from nearby Blinn College. Denton James Ward, 18, of Flower Mound was
 
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan Attorney Juan Garcia Named President of Hispanic Bar Association of Houston
July 24, 2014
HOUSTON – Attorney Juan C. Garcia, a partner and commercial litigator in the Houston office of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, is the new president of the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston, an organization
 
Law360 Profiles Gardere’s Quan Vu in its Dealmakers Series
July 24, 2014
Having represented lenders, issuers, borrowers, sponsors, purchasers, and public and private companies in transactions totaling approximately $20 billion, Hoang “Quan” Vu of Gardere Wynne Sewell’s Houston
 
Androvett NewsWire: July 24, 2014: McDonald’s Deaths | Trucking E-Logs | Leveraged Lending
July 24, 2014
McDonald’s Faces Trial Over Students’ Deaths Jurors in Bryan, Texas, this week are being asked to decide whether fast food giant McDonald’s should be held liable for the 2012 deaths of two students from
 
Gardere’s Michael Abbott Looks at Impact of the Defeat of the Defense of Marriage Act With HR Executive
July 21, 2014
Just over a year since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act, the number of companies offering benefits to same-sex couples is growing. As companies begin expanding these benefits, they
 
Mike Hilgers of Gober Hilgers Discusses With Law360 How Small Firms Can Compete for Cases
July 19, 2014
While potential clients may be somewhat hesitant to turn a large case over to a small firm, being able to identify and then pursue the types of cases that best fit your firm are essential keys to landing increasingly
 
Gardere Wynne Sewell’s Catherine Webking Discusses AEP Branding Ruling With Law360
July 18, 2014
Saying their use would constitute joint marketing and promotion between the companies, a Texas appellate court has ruled that the American Electric Power Company’s unit of AEP Retail Energy cannot use the AEP name and
 
Article Lauds AZA’s Elizabeth Pannill Fletcher for Superb Opening Statement
July 18, 2014
HOUSTON – Attorney Elizabeth Pannill Fletcher of Houston’s Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, delivered an opening statement to a jury in May that a respected Houston judge says is
 
Alice Corp. Ruling Might Spur Patent Suits While Stemming Advances, Cautions Adam Sanderson of Reese Gordon Maketos
July 18, 2014
A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling likely will trigger more patent litigation and could discourage innovations in software, says software litigation attorney Adam Sanderson. “In Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, the
 
Litigator Kent Sullivan Says Texas Businesses Could Be Affected by Records Ruling
July 17, 2014
The way Texas businesses manage their records may be affected by a recent Texas Supreme Court decision. The ruling reversed a $1 million jury verdict won by a former professional football player who hurt his back when he
 
E-Discovery Savings Can Come at a Cost, Cautions Mike Hilgers of Gober Hilgers
July 16, 2014
The past several years have seen a dramatic increase in the volume of electronic communication data involved in complex litigation, as well as higher costs for processing, reviewing and producing discovery documents.
 
MCS Names Stephen C. Porter as General Counsel
July 15, 2014
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 company’s general counsel.
 
Dallas Attorney Mark Shank Suggests Non-Competes are Factoring into Tech Relocation Decisions
July 14, 2014
The exodus of high-tech companies from states such as California is contributing to triple-digit increases in North Texas’ job growth. But one underpublicized incentive for the relocations may be the stronger
 
New East Texas Emergency Care Heliport Will Serve Anderson County, Surrounding Communities
July 11, 2014
FAA-approved facilities to benefit residents through emergency transport capabilities BRADFORD, Texas – Emergency responders in Anderson County and the surrounding region soon will have access to new heliports that
 
Dallas Attorney Holt Foster Looks at Twitch’s Legal Concerns
July 11, 2014
It may be the fastest-growing video platform on the planet, but legal questions about its operations are being raised just as rapidly. Although its estimated 45 million monthly users absorb more bandwidth than Facebook,
 
New MCS General Counsel Profiled in Texas Lawbook
July 11, 2014
Mortgage Contracting Services’ new General Counsel, Stephen Porter, was profiled recently in Texas Lawbook. In the article, “Stephen Porter Settling in as New GC at Mortgage Contracting Services”
 
Family Law Attorney Jeff Anderson Discusses Debt and Divorce
July 11, 2014
The difficult process of divorce shouldn’t be compounded by ongoing disputes over the division of assets and debts. In the CreditCards.com story “Debt and Divorce: 5 Steps to Make a Clean Credit Split”
 
Vacant Property Security Promotes Tony Pocorobba to Vice President
July 11, 2014
CHICAGO, July 10, 2014 – Vacant Property Security, LLC (VPS), a trusted leader in securing both residential and commercial properties, has named Tony Pocorobba vice president in the company’s Bristol,
 
Androvett NewsWire: July 10, 2014: Twitch Growth | Software Protection | Efficient E-Discovery
July 10, 2014
Twitch’s Growth Raising Legal Questions It may be the fastest-growing video platform on the planet, but legal questions about its operations are being raised just as rapidly. Although its estimated 45 million monthly
 
Dallas Business Journal Features Chamblee Ryan’s Bill Chamblee in Q&A
July 10, 2014
Dallas Business Journal legal reporter Bill Hethcock spent some quality time recently at trial lawyer Bill Chamblee’s property in Roanoke, discussing a broad range of topics, including Mr. Chamblee’s growing
 
Federal Appeals Court Upholds Judgment for CITGO in Employee Race Discrimination Lawsuit
July 8, 2014
HOUSTON – The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has upheld a summary judgment in favor of CITGO Petroleum Corp. in a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by an employee who was fired for unprofessional
 
Longview’s Ward & Smith Adds Noted Family Law Attorney Brett F. Miller
July 8, 2014
LONGVIEW, Texas – Longview, Texas-based law firm Ward & Smith is pleased to announce the addition of distinguished attorney Brett F. Miller to lead the firm’s new family law practice and handle civil
 
Gardere’s Peter Vogel Discusses Role of Special Master to Law360
July 8, 2014
Knowing the details of the appointment order will help attorneys asked to serve as a Special Master, an expert appointed by a judge to oversee specific issues in litigation, Gardere Wynne Sewell partner Peter Vogel told
 
Law360 Features Gardere Wynne Sewell’s Alfredo Ramos
July 8, 2014
International energy attorney Alfredo Ramos has joined Gardere Wynne Sewell and will work in the firm’s Houston and Mexico City offices, focusing on oil and gas work. Law360 takes a look at what the addition of this
 
Gardere Welcomes International Oil & Gas Attorney Alfredo Ramos in Houston
July 7, 2014
HOUSTON - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Alfredo Ramos as a partner in the Firm’s Houston office. Mr. Ramos joins the Corporate Practice Group, where he will focus on handling oil &
 
Dallas Insurance Coverage Boutique Amy Stewart Law Adds Experienced Litigator Tarron Gartner-Ilai
July 7, 2014
DALLAS – The Dallas-based insurance coverage law firm Amy Stewart Law is pleased to announce the addition of Tarron Gartner-Ilai as a principal in the firm. With more than 25 years of experience in insurance coverage
 
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