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Press Releases from Gardere Wynne Sewell (26 total)

Gardere Earns Highest Firm Score on Austin Law Firm Diversity Report Card

AUSTIN – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that the Firm has received the highest composite score of all reporting firms in the 2015 Law Firm Diversity Report Card, issued by the Austin Minority Bar Associations and the Travis County Women Lawyers Association. For the third consecutive year, the Firm also earned an “A” grade for its exceptional diversity recruitment, hiring and retention efforts. “Diversity in the workplace, generally,

Gardere Partner Michelle Schulz Named Co-Chair of Firm’s International Practic …

DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Michelle Schulz has been named co-chair of the Firm’s international practice, effective immediately. She will lead the group alongside co-chair and Partner Charles E. Meacham in Houston. Since joining Gardere in December 2013, Ms. Schulz has served as co-chair of the Firm’s international trade group and has been instrumental in its success. She will continue in that role in

Gardere Welcomes Litigator Sean Whyte to Dallas Office

DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to welcome accomplished litigator Sean M. Whyte as a partner in the Firm’s Dallas office. He joins the Firm from Alston & Bird, where he has practiced since 2011. Mr. Whyte has a multifaceted litigation practice involving complex commercial litigation, consumer class actions and products liability. He has extensive trial experience before state and federal courts, with class-action experience that includes defending clients

Forty-Two Gardere Attorneys Named to 2014 Texas Super Lawyers List

AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that 42 of the Firm’s attorneys have been selected for the 2014 Texas Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than 5 percent of lawyers in Texas are chosen for this honor. “We congratulate the Firm’s attorneys who have been recognized by Super Lawyers,” says Gardere Chair Holland N. O’Neil. “These individuals are well-respected by their peers as well as our

Gardere, Arena y Asociados Recognized in 2014 Chambers Latin America Directory

MEXICO CITY - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that the Firm’s Mexico City office, Gardere, Arena y Asociados S.C., is recognized as one of the leading law firms in the Latin American market by Chambers Latin America 2014. The guide highlights four of the Firm’s practice areas: Competition/Antitrust, Insurance, Real Estate and Tax. According to the publication, Gardere is the “go-to firm” for tax representation, describing the

The Legal 500 Latin America Recognizes Gardere’s Mexico City Practice

MEXICO CITY - Gardere, Arena y Asociados S.C. has been recommended in six areas of practice by The Legal 500 Latin America in its 2013 directory. Noting the Firm’s cross-border reputation, the publication recognized the Mexico City office in the areas of competition and antitrust, corporate and mergers & acquisitions, real estate, tax and insurance matters. The Gardere Corporate team received recognition both in the areas of competition and antitrust, and

Texas Super Lawyers Recognizes 45 Gardere Attorneys

AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that 45 Firm attorneys representing 16 practice areas have been named to the 2013 Texas Super Lawyers list published by Thomson Reuters. The Texas Super Lawyers list appears in the October 2013 issue of Texas Monthly, as well as the standalone Texas Super Lawyers magazine. Selections are based on peer nominations solicited from more than 70,000 attorneys across the state. An

Texas Supreme Court Affirms $6M Verdict for Gardere Client Lennar Corp.

HOUSTON - The Supreme Court of Texas has ruled in favor of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP client Lennar Corp. in a closely watched insurance dispute by affirming an earlier judgment of more than $6 million for Lennar, effectively ending 12 years of related litigation. The case, Lennar Corp. v. Markel American Insurance Co., No. 11-0394, involved property damage to homes built with a synthetic stucco material known as EIFS that trapped

Gardere Partner Kimberly Yelkin to Receive Transformative Leadership Award

AUSTIN, Texas - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that the Firm’s Austin Office Executive Partner Kimberly A. Yelkin will be a co-recipient of the “Sharing the Power Award” as part of InsideCounsel magazine's 2nd Annual Transformative Leadership Awards West program. The prestigious award is presented jointly to a female general counsel and a female law firm partner who have collaborated to increase the economic empowerment of one or

Fifty-Six Gardere Attorneys Named to 2014 Best Lawyers Listing

AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that 56 of the Firm’s attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014, published by Woodward/White Inc., including four attorneys who have earned the designation of Lawyers of the Year. Gardere attorneys named Lawyers of the Year in Dallas include Partners Kenneth R. Glaser for his work in Patent Law and Larry L.

Gardere Ranked Among Top Firms in Capitol Inside Texas Lobby Power Rankings

AUSTIN, Texas – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is ranked among Texas’ elite law firm lobby teams in Capitol Inside’s 10th Annual Texas Lobby Power Rankings. The 2013 listing marks the second consecutive time that Gardere has been named as one of the two most powerful law firm lobby teams in the state by Austin-based Capitol Inside, the go-to website for Texas political and legislative news. Gardere has earned a place

Gardere Partner Celeste Yeager Discusses Hiring Compliance at National HR in Hos …

DALLAS – Employment and immigration lawyer Celeste R. Yeager, Vice Chair of the Hospitality Industry Team at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, is slated to discuss hiring compliance issues at the 7th Annual National HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo scheduled for March 11-13 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The annual conference is produced by Human Resource Executive magazine and LRP Publications in partnership with Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration,

Gardere Welcomes Skilled Environmental Partner Scott Deatherage in Dallas

DALLAS - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Scott D. Deatherage as a partner in the Firm’s Dallas office. Mr. Deatherage focuses his practice on environmental, energy and greenhouse gas regulatory matters. In addition to providing permitting, compliance and litigation services, he counsels clients — specifically those in the oil and gas, pipeline, mining and manufacturing industries — on a wide array of environmental issues

Dallas Jury Delivers Win for King Consolidated in Employment Dispute

DALLAS – A Dallas County jury on Sept. 5 unanimously delivered a take-nothing verdict in favor of Dallas based oil and gas company King Consolidated Inc. in a dispute over a former employee’s claim to a $250,000 bonus. The jury in Judge Martin Lowy’s 101st District Court ruled in favor of King Consolidated in Tim Register v. King Consolidated, No. 11-06355E. King Consolidated was represented by Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP partner

Gardere Partner Beverly Godbey Awarded Presidential Citation by State Bar of Tex …

DALLAS – Beverly B. Godbey, a partner in the Dallas office of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, has been awarded a State Bar of Texas Presidential Citation in recognition of the "wisdom, skill, and dedication" she demonstrated during her term as Chair of the State Bar of Texas' Board of Directors. Ms. Godbey, a prominent Dallas litigator, began her one-year term as Chair in June 2011, following a three-way race for the

Gardere Attorneys Earn ‘Best Lawyers in Dallas’ Honors

DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is proud to announce that nine Firm attorneys have been named to D Magazine’s list of “The Best Lawyers in Dallas,” which will be published in the magazine’s May 2012 edition. The Gardere attorneys and the practice areas for which they were honored are: • Steven S. Camp, Banking & Finance • Beverly B. Godbey, Insurance Law • Rob Hoffman, Business Litigation • Rick Jordan, Corporate Securities/Capital Markets • Kevin

Gardere Litigation Chair Richard Faulk to Discuss Scientific Evidence at George …

HOUSTON – Richard O. Faulk, Chair of the Litigation Department of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, will be a featured luncheon speaker on “Perspectives on Daubert” during the three-day Judicial Symposium on Scientific Evidence in the Courts hosted by the George Mason University School of Law at the Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel in Fairfax, Va. In addition to his April 24 luncheon speech, Mr. Faulk will moderate panel discussions

Gardere Partner James Cooper Named 2012 Recipient of Jim D. Bowmer Professionali …

HOUSTON – The College of the State Bar of Texas has chosen James Cooper, Co-Chair of the Policyholder Specialty Practice Group at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, as the 2012 recipient of the Jim D. Bowmer Professionalism Award. Mr. Cooper will be recognized at the Annual Banquet for the Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court scheduled for Tuesday, May 8, in Houston, Texas. The award has been presented annually since 1994

Gardere Earns National Honors in Best Law Firms Survey

AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, one of the highest regarded full-service law firms in the Southwest, has earned recognition for a plethora of practices in the 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms” rankings compiled by the U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®. The national first-tier rankings will be featured in U.S. News & World Report’s Money issue, on newsstands Nov. 15, 2011; the national and metropolitan first-tier rankings are featured

Texas’ Lead Condemnation Attorney, Kristina Silcocks, Joins Gardere

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas’ lead condemnation attorney, Kristina Silcocks, has joined Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP’s Austin office. The addition of Ms. Silcocks further strengthens Gardere’s condemnation team. She is also an integral addition to Gardere’s Government Affairs group and Government Litigation team. She will practice in the areas of Condemnation/Eminent Domain, Attorneys General and Government Contracts, among others. “Kristina’s experience at the Attorney General’s office will be a tremendous asset

Gardere Gearheads Cycling Team Hits The Road

DALLAS – Nearly 150 Gardere Wynne Sewell attorneys, clients, friends and family members will bike a scenic 164-mile trek from Frisco to Fort Worth as part of the Bike MS: Sam's Club Ride on April 30-May 1, 2011. This marks the seventh year the Gardere Gearheads team has participated in the two-day ride, and the team has raised more than $57,500 so far for this year for multiple sclerosis research

Gardere’s Lowenberg Appointed to Dallas County Trail and Preserve Program Boar …

DALLAS - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is proud to announce that Partner and General Counsel Michael Lowenberg has been appointed by the Commissioners Court to serve on the Dallas County Trail and Preserve Program Board. The board recommends, promotes and facilitates the acquisition of land to serve the open space needs of the people of Dallas County. Recognizing that the Dallas area’s rapid urbanization was also significantly reducing the area’s supply

Gardere Awards McCleary Scholarship to SMU’s Tamara Bennett

DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is proud to announce that Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law student Tamara M. Bennett has been awarded the Donald C. McCleary Gardere Leadership Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to a second-year SMU law student who has demonstrated leadership qualities consistent with the values embraced by Mr. McCleary, a former Gardere managing partner. Mr. McCleary, who passed away in 1996, served as Gardere's

Gardere Partner Peter Vogel Helps Establish American College of e-Neutrals

DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that firm partner Peter S. Vogel has co-founded the American College of e-Neutrals with Allison O. Skinner, Of Counsel at Sirote & Permutt, PC, in Birmingham, Ala. The American College of e-Neutrals (ACESIN) is providing judges and attorneys with a free directory of qualified "e-Neutrals" – third-party referees who resolve disputes involving electronically stored information (ESI). The need for a complete

Gardere Announces New Chief Marketing Officer

DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that Shawn L. Adams has joined the Texas-based law firm as its Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. Adams will oversee Gardere’s marketing and business development efforts, working with team members in managing the daily operations of the marketing support function, as well as participate in the strategic business development and strategic revenue initiatives of the firm. “We are pleased that Shawn has decided

Gardere’s Faulk Joins Searle Civil Justice Institute Board of Overseers

HOUSTON - Richard O. Faulk, chair of the Litigation Department at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP has been selected to serve as a member of the Board of Overseers of the Searle Civil Justice Institute at George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. In addition to Mr. Faulk, the Board includes distinguished federal and state appellate judges, general counsel from major corporations, and other leading partners from national law firms.

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