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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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Criminal Defense Attorney Barry Sorrels quoted in CBSDFW.com news article
Thousands Summoned To Courthouse In Kaufman Co. Death Penalty Case
March 28, 2014
CBSDFW.com: KAUFMAN COUNTY (CBS 11 NEWS) - It looked like a crowd entering a football or baseball game. Instead, the people who lined up at the Rockwall County courthouse Friday are among the three thousand residents
 
Commentary Authored by Gardere Attorney Jess Frey published in Oil & Gas Journal
For Better or Worse, JOBS Act Relaxes Some Securities Laws
March 28, 2014
Oil & Gas Monitor: By Jess C. Frey | Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Small oil and gas businesses are faced with the same challenges as their larger counterparts. For example, all oil and gas companies need viable sources of
 
Marcos Ronquillo says He's Honored to Be Named to Latino Center Board
March 28, 2014
Dallas attorney Marcos G. Ronquillo has been named to the national board of directors for the Smithsonian Latino Center. Ronquillo is the managing partner of the Dallas office and chair of the international practice at
 
Thompson & Knight Attorney David Cias noted in Dallas Business Journal article
People on the move
March 27, 2014
Dallas Business Journal: .... David Cias Date added: March 27, 2014 Submission Type: New Hire Current employer: Thompson & Knight LLP Current title/position: Attorney Industry: Legal Services
 
Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank Attorney Shonn Brown quoted in Law360 news article
Female Powerbrokers Q&A: Gruber Hurst's Shonn Brown
March 27, 2014
Law360: New York (March 27, 2014, 1:47 PM ET) -- A. Shonn Brown is a partner in the Dallas firm of Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP. She has represented business clients in a wide range of litigation matters, including
 
Former Federal Judge T. John Ward Honored with Texas Tech University's Distinguished Alumni Award for 2014
March 27, 2014
LONGVIEW, Texas – Former U.S. District Judge and noted attorney T. John Ward of Longview's Ward & Smith is being honored by Texas Tech University with the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award. Judge Ward earned a
 
AZA Lawyer Steven Mitby says Verdict Gives 11 Million Reasons Not To Talk Smack
March 27, 2014
A Harris County jury awarded $11.4 million to Houston technology company Function One Consulting Group L.L.C. last week after competitor Accudata Systems Inc. contacted Function One's then-largest customer with false
 
Chamblee Ryan Kershaw Anderson Attorney Peyton Inge interviewed on Road Dog Trucking News discussing Department of Labor Policy affecting trucking firms
March 26, 2014
Chamblee Ryan Kershaw Anderson Attorney Peyton Inge interviewed on Road Dog Trucking News discussing federal labor policies affecting owner/operators of commercial trucking firms. Click on Peyton Inge's image below or here
 
Dallas Trial Lawyer Mark Werbner quoted in Dallas Business Journal article
Look for Malaysia Airlines families to turn to the courts
March 26, 2014
Dallas Business Journal: Dallas attorney Mark Werbner says to expect relatives of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 passengers to start filing lawsuits any day now after the government's conclusion that the flight crashed into
 
Hicks Thomas Attorney Stephen Loftin quoted in Houston Press article
Hilton Pool Electrocution Death Case Reaches Settlement
March 26, 2014
Houston Press: A part of the lawsuit over a Houston man's electrocution death at the Westchase Hilton last August has been settled. The family of Raul Hernandez is still struggling to cope in the wake of his death last
 
Thompson & Knight Attorney Stephen Stein quoted in Mainstreet.com article
While Identity Theft Plagues Credit, Retailers Delay Costly But Secure Chip-and-Pin Cards
March 26, 2014
Mainstreet: NEW YORK (MainStreet) — While car and home buyers underestimate the impact of identity fraud on securing a good interest rate, demand is growing for U.S. retailers, banks and credit card companies to
 
Allyson Gault Awarded Donald C. McCleary Gardere Leadership Scholarship
March 26, 2014
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP 214.999.3000 phone 214.999.4667 fax gardere.com Contact: Ashley McNew 214.999.4718 amcnew@gardere.com DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP presented the 2014 Donald C. McCleary Gardere
 
Divorce Lawyer Jeff Anderson says Smokey Robinson May Have to Share Copyrights
March 26, 2014
Music legend Smokey Robinson's former wife may be in line for half the future profits from his Motown catalog under the terms of a divorce that took place nearly 30 years ago. Mr. Robinson recently filed suit under the
 
Dallas Attorney John Shackelford quoted in Dallas Business Journal article
Why Texas auto dealers will fight tooth and nail against Tesla
March 25, 2014
Dallas Business Journal: Texas automobile dealerships will not give up the fight for strong franchise dealer laws, even for a small automaker such as Tesla, said John Shackelford, a Dallas attorney who represents area car
 
Forshey Prostok Adds Trial Lawyer Steve Aldous as Partner in Dallas
March 25, 2014
DALLAS – The complex bankruptcy law firm Forshey Prostok is expanding its Dallas office with the addition of longtime trial attorney Steve Aldous, who brings more than 25 years of civil litigation experience. Mr.
 
Longview's Ward & Smith Home to Two of Texas' Top Young Lawyers
March 25, 2014
LONGVIEW, Texas – The publishers of Texas Rising Stars once again are recognizing the expertise of two lawyers on the deep roster of legal talent at the Texas law firm Ward & Smith. Longview attorneys Claire
 
Fort Worth Personal Injury Attorney Steven Laird says Texas' Energy Boom Engulfs Enforcement Efforts
March 25, 2014
Texas' rosy employment picture has been sullied by reports that workers in Texas' energy patch have been dying in alarming numbers, says Fort Worth personal injury attorney Steven C. Laird, founder of the Law Offices of
 
Legge Farrow Kimmitt McGrath & Brown Attorney Michael Wray quoted in Law360 news article
25 Years Later, Exxon Valdez's Legacy Looms Large For BP
March 24, 2014
Law360: New York (March 24, 2014, 8:09 PM ET) -- Twenty-five years ago Monday, the Exxon Valdez tanker ran aground in Alaska, spurring swift and comprehensive federal oil spill legislation. But as it turned out, it will be
 
Texas Landowners Win $2.1 Million Judgment Against Pipeline Company Over Lower Property Value
March 24, 2014
CLEBURNE, Texas – North Texas family members have won a $2.1 million verdict against a pipeline company after their parcel of land lost value because an easement was taken for a gas line. This marks the third time
 
Four Lawyers from Dallas' Sayles Werbner Honored on Texas Rising Stars List
March 24, 2014
DALLAS – Four attorneys from Dallas' Sayles Werbner are among the top young lawyers in Texas honored on the 2014 Texas Rising Stars list. They are being recognized for their work in business litigation. Joel Israel,
 
Texas-Based ContentGuard Names Keith Hayes Mobile Product Manager
March 24, 2014
PLANO, Texas (PR Newswire) March 24, 2014 – ContentGuard, a Texas-based pioneer of digital rights management technologies, is pleased to announce that Keith Hayes has been named the company’s mobile product
 
Shackelford Melton & McKinley Attorney John Shackelford says Tesla Pushing for Dealership Sales Model Change
March 24, 2014
New Jersey is the latest state to bar electric vehicle maker Tesla from direct sales to consumers. The upstart car company is now telling Texas and other states vying to secure a $5 billion next-generation battery factory
 
Sutherland Asbill and Brennan Attorney David Baay quoted in Houston Chronicle article
Deported Kazakhstan missionary seeks U.S. asylum for himself and family
March 23, 2014
Houston Chronicle: Viktor Lim, a somber man with haunted eyes, considers himself a servant of God. Authorities in Kazakhstan, the former Soviet republic in which the Baptist missionary preached the gospel of Christ, view
 
Law Firm Gardere Wynne Sewell noted in Law360 news article
Law360 Reveals 400 Largest US Law Firms
March 23, 2014
Law360: New York (March 23, 2014, 9:45 PM ET) -- Law360 is pleased to announce the Law360 400, our inaugural ranking of the 400 largest law firms in the U.S. .... The firms on the Law360 400 all benefit from the
 
Law Firm Thompson & Knight noted in Law360 news article
Law360 Reveals 400 Largest US Law Firms
March 23, 2014
Law360: New York (March 23, 2014, 9:45 PM ET) -- Law360 is pleased to announce the Law360 400, our inaugural ranking of the 400 largest law firms in the U.S. .... The firms on the Law360 400 all benefit from the
 
Oil & Gas Worker Personal Injury Lawyer Steve Laird interviewed on KLIF Radio discussing Oil & Gas worker safety.
March 21, 2014
Oil & Gas Worker Personal Injury Lawyer Steve Laird interviewed on KLIF Radio discussing Oil & Gas worker safety. Click on Steve Laird's image below or here to listen to the Radio segment about Oil & Gas Worker
 
Houston Attorney John Zavitsanos Shares Punitive Damages Insights in April Webinar
March 21, 2014
HOUSTON – Accomplished Houston attorney John Zavitsanos, a founding partner of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, will be providing his insights on punitive damages in commercial litigation
 
Dallas Attorney Mark Werbner says Malaysia Airlines Families May Turn to Courts on Loved One's Behalf
March 21, 2014
Lawsuits are being threatened by the relatives of passengers on the still-missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370. The plane's March 8 disappearance has confounded international investigators while many of the 239 passengers'
 
Androvett NewsWire: March 20, 2014: Malaysia Airlines | Tesla Sales Model | Smokey's Royalties
March 20, 2014
Malaysia Airlines Families May Turn to Courts Lawsuits are being threatened by the relatives of passengers on the still-missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370. The plane's March 8 disappearance has confounded international
 
Tax Directors Handbook Names Gardere, Arena y Asociados S.C. Leading Tax Law Firm in Mexico
March 20, 2014
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP 214.999.3000 phone 214.999.4667 fax gardere.com Contact: Dorothy L. Seals 214.999.4019 dseals@gardere.com MEXICO CITY – For the second year in a row, Gardere Wynne Sewell's Mexico City
 
AZA Attorney Sean Gorman Featured in Oil and Gas Investor Article on Rise of U.S. Shale Production
March 20, 2014
HOUSTON – The U.S. shale oil and gas production boom has boosted demand for the legal expertise needed to handle regulatory issues, property and mineral rights disputes, and other related matters, Sean Gorman, a
 
Gardere Attorney Clifford Risman quoted in Law360 news article
New Hotel Brands Face IP Woes Amid Fight For Market Share
March 19, 2014
Law360: New York (March 19, 2014, 8:48 PM ET) -- Hotel companies have been generating a slew of new brands in an attempt to shoulder into new markets, but experts say the fledgling flags will have to clear a number of
 
Family Law Attorney Richard Orsinger to Receive Dan Rugeley Price Memorial Award
March 19, 2014
DALLAS – Respected Family Law attorney Richard R. Orsinger, name partner in the boutique firm of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., has been selected to receive the Texas Bar Foundation's
 
Fort Worth Personal Injury Attorney Brian Butcher quoted in The Dallas Morning News article
Worker settles Super Bowl ice suit for undisclosed amount
March 18, 2014
Antitrust lawsuits jump in Texas The Dallas Morning News: A Super Bowl XLV worker seriously injured by falling ice and snow has settled for an undisclosed amount with the National Football League, Dallas Cowboys and Super
 
Thompson & Knight Attorneys Bryan Neal and Stephen Fink Noted in Law360 news article
EEOC Can't Flip Ruling Over Too-Broad Inspection In ADA Suit
March 18, 2014
Law360: New York (March 18, 2014, 7:52 PM ET) -- A Kansas federal judge rejected a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission challenge Thursday to a ruling that said a bid to inspect a BNSF Railway Co. facility was too
 
Dallas' Carrington Coleman Expands Corporate Practice with Addition of Attorney Bret Madole
March 18, 2014
DALLAS – Dallas-based Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP, is expanding its corporate practice with the addition of corporate and transactional attorney Bret Madole as leader of the firm's corporate
 
Legal Media Consultant Mary Flood is Androvett's Own 'Fixer' and Her TV Counterpart
March 18, 2014
Houston television viewers who are fans of the ABC program, "Scandal," learned last week that the city is home to a real-world "Olivia Pope," albeit one who self-deprecatingly claims to lack the stunning wardrobe of the
 
Thompson & Knight Attorney Rose Romero quoted in The Dallas Morning News article
Sally Beauty says it was hacked
March 17, 2014
The Dallas Morning News: Denton-based Sally Beauty Holdings said Monday that its data breach investigation has discovered evidence that customer records were stolen and removed from its system. The number of files
 
Gardere Wynne Sewell Attorney Evan Stone noted in Dallas Business Journal article
People on the Move
March 17, 2014
Dallas Business Journal: .... Evan Stone Date added: March 17, 2014 Submission Type: New HireCurrent employer: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Current title/position: Corporate Partner Industry: Legal Services
 
Thompson & Knight Attorney Tony Campiti quoted in The Fiscal Times article
The Risks of Your March Madness Office Pool
March 17, 2014
The Fiscal Times: An estimated 50 million people reportedly took part in March Madness office pools last year, and the number should be about the same this time around. And those people may be breaking the law. Trying to
 
Gardere Wynne Sewell Attorney George Lee noted in Dallas Business Journal article
People on the Move
March 17, 2014
Dallas Business Journal: .... George Lee Date added: March 17, 2014 Submission Type: New Hire Current employer: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Current title/position:Corporate Partner Industry: Legal Services
 
The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson's Chip Brooker Selected to 2014 Texas Rising Stars List
March 17, 2014
DALLAS – The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson is proud to announce that firm attorney Chip Brooker again has been selected to the Texas Rising Stars list of the state's top young attorneys based on nominations from his
 
Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith Firm Founder Clyde Siebman says Stephanie Barnes is an Invaluable Asset
March 17, 2014
The attorneys at Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith, LLP, have been successfully representing clients in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas and courtrooms throughout the nation for
 
Munck Wilson Mandala Jamil Alibhai noted in Texas Rising Stars Magazine Publishers Note
From The Publisher
March 15, 2014
Texas Rising Stars Magazine: "How do you do it?" That's a question we get asked often. "How do you choose who to feature in the magazine and on the cover? Particularly on the cover." It's not easy. There are so many good
 
Gardere Attorney Charles Meacham quoted in Global Finance Magazine article
Regional Report: Latin America
March 15, 2014
Global Finance Magazine: Do open-door trade policies provide greater long-term benefits? Or is protectionism worth the costs? Brazil and Mexico have taken completely different routes when it comes to foreign trade. And the
 
Dallas Lawyer Charles "Trey" Branham quoted in Law360 news article
McDonald's Wage Class Actions Will Be Hard Sell In Court
March 14, 2014
Law360: New York (March 14, 2014, 7:55 PM ET) -- The filing of seven lawsuits accusing McDonald's Corp. of stiffing employees on earned wages and other labor-law violations is sending a new warning signal to companies that
 
Commentary Authored by Chamblee Ryan Kershaw Anderson Attorney Kimberly Bocell published in DMagazine's Healthcare Daily
You’re Facing the Texas Medical Board. Now What?
March 14, 2014
DMagazine Healthcare Daily: By Kimberly Bocell, a former registered nurse, is a shareholder at Dallas' Chamblee, Ryan, Kershaw & Anderson, where she represents healthcare providers in all facets of health law. The
 
Houston Jury Awards Tech Company $11.4 Million Over Competitor's False Accusations to Government Agencies, Customers
March 14, 2014
HOUSTON – A Harris County jury has awarded $11.4 million to Houston technology company Function One Consulting Group L.L.C. after a competitor made false accusations of tax violations to Function One's then-largest
 
Dallas Family Lawyer Jeff Anderson says Gay Marriage Debate Headed to Supreme Court
March 14, 2014
The recent decision by U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia declaring Texas' ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional is symptomatic of a nationwide attitude change on gay marriage, says Jeff Anderson, a partner in the Dallas
 
AZA Houston Commercial Litigation Attorney Steven Mitby quoted in The Texas Lawbook article
AZA Prevails in $11 Million Jury Verdict
March 13, 2014
The Texas Lawbook: (March 13) – A Harris County jury awarded Houston-based Function One Consulting Group LLC $11.4 million Thursday for damages it suffered when a competitor made false accusations about Function One
 
AZA Attorney Steven Mitby quoted in Law360 article
Tech Co. Wins $11.4M For False Claims It Dodged Payroll Tax
March 13, 2014
Law360: Houston (March 13, 2014, 8:40 PM ET) -- A Texas jury awarded $11.4 million to an information technology consulting company that lost a contract with BG Group PLC after a competitor allegedly made false reports to
 
Gardere Wynne Sewell Attorney Deirdre Ruckman noted in Dallas Business Journal article
People on the Move
March 13, 2014
Dallas Business Journal: .... Deirdre Ruckman Date added: March 13, 2014 Submission Type: Professional Recognition Current employer: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Current title/position: Partner Industry: Legal Services
 
Thompson & Knight Attorney Chris Smith says Prairie Chicken Conservation Controversy Was Prompted by Federal and State Agencies
March 13, 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will announce by March 31 whether it plans to list the lesser prairie chicken as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act. That designation would bring restrictions on land use and
 
Law Firm Thompson & Knight noted in New York Law Journal article
Personal Notes on Lawyers
March 12, 2014
New York Law Journal: .... Thompson & Knight has elected to partner Gabrielle Farina,a member of the firm's trial practice. Law Firm Thompson & Knight in New York Law Journal article ....
 
The Lanier Law Firm Attorneys Earn Multiple Professional Honors
March 12, 2014
HOUSTON/LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK – Eight lawyers from The Lanier Law Firm have been recognized by their peers and Thomson Reuters' legal division among the top attorneys in their respective states. In Houston, Alex J.
 
Three from McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing Among Top Young Lawyers in Texas
March 12, 2014
DALLAS – Three attorneys from the Dallas and San Antonio offices of the Family Law boutique McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., have been selected to the 2014 Texas Rising Stars listing of the
 
Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney John Teakell says Dashcam Videos Serve as Great Equalizers
March 12, 2014
The recently publicized dashcam video of a traffic stop in Electra, Texas, illustrates the growing importance that video and audio surveillance play in law enforcement, says criminal defense attorney John R. Teakell of
 
Dallas Law Firm Gardere Wynne Sewell Noted in The Dallas Morning News article
Searching for a top 401(k) plan? Look at these companies
March 11, 2014
The Dallas Morning News: The top 25 companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with the best 401(k) plans share common characteristics: High account balances. The average account balance is $174,561. High participation rates
 
Law Firm Thompson & Knight Noted in Houston Business Journal article
Six Houston firms to launch Middle Market Institute for midsize businesses
March 11, 2014
Houston Business Journal: Six Houston professional services firms are collaborating to create the Middle Market Institute, an invitation-only curriculum to help midsized businesses plan strategic growth, manage risk and
 
Munck Wilson Mandala Trademark Attorney Amanda Greenspon interviewed on KLIF Radio discussing trademark infringement
March 11, 2014
Munck Wilson Mandala Trademark Attorney Amanda Greenspon interviewed on KLIF Radio discussing trademark infringement. Click on Amanda Greenspon's image below or here to listen to the Radio segment about trademark
 
Gardere Attorney Stephen Moll quoted in Law360 article
Lloyd's Must Cover ATM Co.'s $16M Theft, Texas Court Says
March 11, 2014
Law360: Los Angeles (March 11, 2014, 3:25 PM ET) -- A Texas appeals court on Tuesday rejected Lloyd's of London's objections to a Cardtronics Inc. suit over insurance coverage for a $16 million theft, ruling that
 
Dallas Law Firm Thompson & Knight Noted in The Dallas Morning News article
Searching for a top 401(k) plan? Look at these companies
March 11, 2014
The Dallas Morning News: The top 25 companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with the best 401(k) plans share common characteristics: High account balances. The average account balance is $174,561. High participation rates
 
Eleven Godwin Lewis PC Attorneys Selected to 2014 Texas Rising Stars List
March 11, 2014
DALLAS – Eleven attorneys from the Dallas and Houston offices of the respected trial and appellate law firm Godwin Lewis PC have been named to the 2014 Texas Rising Stars listing, which recognizes the top young lawyers
 
Houston Lawyer Jason Itkin says Tougher Safety Stance Needed in Oil Patch
March 11, 2014
Worker hazards in the booming Texas oil patch continue to get attention. An investigation by the Houston Chronicle found that 40 percent of the nation's 663 oil field-related deaths occurred in Texas during a recent
 
Article Authored by Gardere Technology Attorney Peter Vogel in E-CommerceTimes
The Increasing Business Risk of Cloud Cyberattacks
March 10, 2014
E-Commerce Times: By Peter S. Vogel a partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell, where he is Chair of the Internet, eCommerce & Technology Team. Peter tries lawsuits and negotiations contract dealing with IT and the Internet.
 
Thompson & Knight Attorney Ira Herman quoted in MarketWatch.com news article
Mt. Gox files for Chapter 15 bankruptcy in the U.S.
March 10, 2014
MarketWatch.com: Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox on Sunday filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy in the U.S., more than a week after it filed for bankruptcy in Japan and disclosed that it had lost about 750,000 of its
 
Houston Lawyers Denise Kim, Heather Potts Selected Among State's Top Young Attorneys
March 10, 2014
HOUSTON – Civil trial attorney and former prosecutor Denise H. Kim and commercial litigator Heather R. Potts, both of the The Kim Law Firm in Houston, have earned selection to the 2014 Texas Rising Stars list of the
 
Gardere's Deirdre Ruckman Named American College Of Bankruptcy Fellow
March 10, 2014
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP 214.999.3000 phone 214.999.4667 fax gardere.com Contact: Dorothy Seals 214.999.4019 dseals@gardere.com DALLAS - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Bankruptcy and Business Reorganization Partner Deirdre
 
Three Attorneys from Austin’s Weisbart Springer Hayes Earn Texas Rising Stars Recognition
March 10, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas – Attorneys Sara Janes, Tim Cleveland and Kevin Terrazas of the Austin-based boutique litigation firm Weisbart Springer Hayes have been named to the 2014 Texas Rising Stars list of the state’s top
 
AZA Attorney Featured in National News Coverage of 'Meritless' Appeal to Texas Supreme Court
March 10, 2014
HOUSTON – Following her successful defense of a client in a 2011 non-compete case, AZA attorney Elizabeth Pannill Fletcher characterized the plaintiff's petition for review by the Texas Supreme Court as "meritless" in