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Press Releases from Jackson Walker L.L.P. (38 total)

Amanda Bush Receives Dallas Regional Chamber Young Professional ATHENA Award

Jackson Walker partner Amanda Bush received the 2012 Dallas Regional Chamber Young Professional ATHENA Award on Oct. 25, 2012. She was presented with the award during the organization’s 17th Annual Women’s Business Conference. The award is given annually to one Dallas-area businesswoman who strives towards professional accomplishment, excels in her field, devotes time and energy to her community, and encourages others to succeed. Ms. Bush focuses her practice on complex commercial,

Susan F. Koch Joins Jackson Walker

Jackson Walker is pleased to welcome new attorney Susan Koch. Ms. Koch joins the Health Care group in the Houston office. Ms. Koch has more than 25 years’ experience working as in house counsel and outside counsel for hospitals, physicians, and other health care providers. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the American Bar Association. Ms. Koch received her B.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University and her

David Folsom Appointed to Federal Circuit Advisory Council

David Folsom, a partner at Jackson Walker and former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, was recently appointed to serve on the Advisory Council to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Effective Oct. 1, 2012, Judge Folsom will serve a three-year term as a member of the prestigious council, which was established to review, study, and make recommendations regarding the

Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 50 “Texas Super Lawyers”

Fifty Jackson Walker attorneys were selected as 2012 “Super Lawyers” by Thomson Reuters. The list will be published in the October issue of Texas Monthly magazine. Each year, only five percent of lawyers in Texas are named “Super Lawyers.” “Super Lawyers” are nominated by their peers and then reviewed by a research team that evaluates the nominees based on professional accomplishments, peer recognition, and community involvement. Congratulations to the following

Jackson Walker Congratulates Its Best Lawyers in America 2013

Seventy-two Jackson Walker attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become widely regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice

Jackson Walker Welcomes Daniel Nossa

Daniel Nossa joins the Energy practice and the Derivatives group in the Houston office at Jackson Walker. Mr. Nossa represents issuers, underwriters, and derivative counterparties on an array of derivative and structured finance products. He provides regulatory advice to derivative dealers and end users in the energy industry. Mr. Nossa advises numerous private and public companies in negotiating the transaction and credit support documentation related to credit, commodity, equity, and

Jackson Walker Ranked Among Top 5 Texas Firms for Diversity

Reflecting the firm’s ongoing commitment to diversity, Jackson Walker L.L.P. was tied for second among Texas firms in American Lawyer’s 2012 Diversity Scorecard, an annual survey of the percentage of minority attorneys and partners at the nation’s largest firms. “We are proud of the diversity we have achieved at the firm, and we are continually looking at ways to recruit, retain and advance our diverse workforce,” said Jackson Walker partner Bruce

Scott D. Cheskiewicz Joins Jackson Walker

Jackson Walker is pleased to welcome new partner Scott D. Cheskiewicz to the firm. Mr. Cheskiewicz joins the Corporate & Securities practice group focusing on Investment Funds in the Dallas and Austin offices. Mr. Cheskiewicz represents institutional investors (government pension plans, university endowments and fund of funds, etc.) with respect to investments in alternative assets, including hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, strategic and multi-asset class funds,

Marshall Miller Named to Washington and Lee University Board of Trustees

Jackson Walker L.L.P. partner Marshall Miller was recently named to the Board of Trustees of Washington and Lee University. Mr. Miller was sworn in during a ceremony at the university’s Lexington, Virginia, campus on May 4, 2012. Founded in 1749, Washington and Lee University is named for George Washington, whose endowment helped the school survive, and Robert E. Lee, whose leadership helped bring the university to prominence. The Board of


DALLAS -- Jackson Walker L.L.P. partners voted on May 29, 2012, to open a Texarkana office to be led by the Honorable David Folsom, former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The decision to open an office in Texarkana was a natural one for a firm so immersed in intellectual property and patent litigation matters in the Eastern District. Over the past five

Jeffrey R. Harder Joins Jackson Walker

Jackson Walker L.L.P. is pleased to welcome partner Jeffrey R. Harder to the firm. Mr. Harder joins the Corporate & Securities group in the Houston office. Mr. Harder has a unique blend of experience that includes having served as in-house and outside counsel at leading energy, technology, and biotech companies. His practice includes representing and advising clients in complex corporate matters, including IPOs, PIPEs, proxy contests, tender offers, going-private transactions,

Susan Halsey Receives Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council Founder’s Award

The Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council honored Jackson Walker partner Susan Halsey with its Founder's Award during its annual meeting on April 26, 2012. The award recognizes an individual who exemplifies the mission of The Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council, which is “to be a unified voice for the commercial real estate industry, influencing action and supporting change to accomplish long-term job growth and enhance the quality of

Amanda Bush Honored as One of Fort Worth's “40 Under 40”

Jackson Walker partner Amanda Bush has been named to the Fort Worth Business Press's prestigious "40 Under 40" list for 2012. Ms. Bush will be honored at the publication's annual awards dinner on May 23, 2012, in Fort Worth. The Fort Worth Business Press's "40 Under 40" recognizes executives, entrepreneurs, and leaders in a variety of industries who have demonstrated excellence in both professional achievement and community involvement. Ms. Bush

Jackson Walker Honored as a ‘Top 100 Law Firm in Diversity’

Jackson Walker L.L.P. was recently selected for inclusion in MultiCultural Law magazine’s 2012 “Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity” listing. The “Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity” list was created to recognize firms that advocate for multiculturalism. Annually, MultiCultural Law magazine distributes surveys to law firms across the nation and derives their diversity statistics to later create the highly competitive list. Jackson Walker was not only named to the

Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 2012 “Best Lawyers in Dallas”

Twelve Jackson Walker partners were selected for inclusion in D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Dallas” list. The publication will release in May 2012. D Magazine conducted a citywide search for the best in the legal profession, inviting qualified attorneys to nominate their peers based on reputation and legal excellence. The nominations were reviewed by the magazine’s editors alongside a panel of well-respected local lawyers to determine the final list. The

Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 19 “Rising Stars”

Nineteen Jackson Walker attorneys were selected as 2012 “Rising Stars” by Thomson Reuters. The award is based on a two-part system that determines the top 2.5 percent of the state’s up-and-coming lawyers. Lawyers are surveyed and asked to nominate the best attorneys that they have personally observed in action. When the results are in, Thomson Reuters conducts independent research of the nominees’ credentials. To ensure a diverse and well-balanced list,

Jackson Walker Named a “Go-To Law Firm” in Intellectual Property and Litigat …

Jackson Walker was recently recognized as a 2012 “Go-To Law Firm” for the Top 500 Companies in the categories of intellectual property and litigation by several Fortune 500 clients. The comprehensive list of all go-to law firms in these categories will be published in the 2012 Spring Editions of “Intellectual Property” (April) and “Litigation” (May), which will be featured in Corporate Counsel and The American Lawyer. American Lawyer Media (ALM)

Bill Cobb Returns to Jackson Walker

Jackson Walker is pleased to welcome back partner Bill Cobb. Mr. Cobb practices in the Litigation and Insurance groups in the Austin office. Mr. Cobb has more than 15 years of trial and appellate experience representing clients before state and federal courts and state regulatory agencies. Mr. Cobb has extensive practical knowledge of class action defense and complex insurance litigation. His practice also focuses on governmental litigation and litigation avoidance.

Jackson Walker Elects 11 New Partners

DALLAS – Jackson Walker L.L.P. announces the election of 11 attorneys to the firm’s partnership. From the Austin office, Susan D. Ayers, Marilyn M. Montano, and Joshua A. Romero were named partners. From the Dallas office, Sara K. Hollan, Kevin A. Jones, Mary Emma Karam, Nathan T. Smithson, and Shannon Zmud Teicher were named partners. From the Fort Worth office, Joel W. Heydenburk was named partner. From the Houston

Bob Latham Elected to International Rugby Board Executive Committee

Jackson Walker partner Bob Latham recently became the first American elected to the International Rugby Board Executive Committee in the organization’s 125-year history. It is a significant achievement for Mr. Latham, who joins an elite group of 10 who direct the activities of the International Rugby Board. Based in Dublin, the IRB is rugby’s international governing body. Mr. Latham’s election is also a milestone for American rugby, which gains an

Jackson Walker Named to BTI Client Service A-Team 2012 List

Jackson Walker has once again earned the title of “unparalleled leader in client service” on the BTI Client Service A-Team 2012 list. The distinction recognizes Jackson Walker as a top client service leader serving Fortune 1000 companies. The BTI Consulting Group’s A-Team 2012 list is the only law firm ranking based on direct, unprompted interviews with more than 240 corporate counsel. BTI surveys clients from a wide array of industries, where

Jay Strimel Joins Jackson Walker

Mr. Strimel represents a variety of multinational corporate clients on immigration matters, many in the oilfield services industry, as well as technology, shipping, and construction companies. He is well-versed in issues arising from federal government audits of employers’ workplace immigration compliance. Mr. Strimel has experience in organizing and performing I-9 and Public Access File audits and has developed training materials for client corporations on how to properly prepare and maintain

Jackson Walker Receives Corporate INTL 2011 Global Awards

DALLAS- Jackson Walker was recently honored in three different Corporate INTL 2011 Global Awards categories: “Clients’ Choice - Texas Energy Law Firm of the Year” “Clients’ Choice - Texas Real Estate Law Firm of the Year” “Texas Corporate Law Firm of the Year” Corporate INTL 2011 Global Awards are a mark of practice excellence for the world’s leading advisors and financiers in an array of countries across the world. To be chosen, a

Jackson Walker Wins Texas Supreme Court Victory for Client in Franchise Tax Case

AUSTIN -- On May 27, the Texas Supreme Court ruled in favor of TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company in its dispute with the Texas Comptroller’s Office over how the licensing of geophysical data should be categorized for Texas franchise tax purposes. TGS gathers and interprets seismic and geophysical data that is used by the oil and gas industry. In its decision, the court agreed with TGS that revenue from the licensing

Jackson Walker Welcomes John W. V. Schwartzenburg

HOUSTON – Jackson Walker is pleased to welcome partner John Walter Van Schwartzenburg to the firm. Mr. Schwartzenburg joins the Energy group in the Houston office. Mr. Schwartzenburg represents clients engaged in electrical power generation, natural gas pipeline, and other infrastructure businesses and related engineering, manufacturing and construction fields. He assists clients with respect to the acquisition of assets and companies, development of green field and brown field projects, turnkey engineering,

Jackson Walker Named a ‘Go-To Law Firm of the World’s Leading Companies’

DALLAS – Jackson Walker was once again selected for inclusion in Corporate Counsel magazine’s annual list of “The Go-To Law Firms of the World's Leading Companies.” The firm was chosen by in-house counsel of Fortune 500 companies as their “Go-To” law firm in the following categories: Litigation, Intellectual Property, Corporate Transactions/Mergers & Acquisitions, and Labor and Employment. To compile this list, Corporate Counsel first incorporates data collected on each company’s primary

Jackson Walker Successfully Defends Stewart Title in $55 Million Insurance Suit

DALLAS – After a 10-week trial, a Harris County jury entered a take-nothing verdict in favor of Jackson Walker client Stewart Title Guaranty de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. in a $55 million title insurance suit involving 16 properties in Tulum, Mexico. The April 29 decision was a significant victory for Stewart Title in a case involving complex factual and legal issues, including matters of Mexican law. Based on the evidence,

Jackson Walker Welcomes Jonathan Lass

AUSTIN – Jackson Walker is pleased to welcome Jonathan Lass to the firm. Mr. Lass joins the Intellectual Property group in the Austin office. Mr. Lass represents and counsels clients on matters involving corporate and intellectual property legal matters. With both general counsel and law firm experience, he provides strategic legal advisement, drafting, and negotiation with a practical and problem solving approach to achieving the goals of his clients. Mr. Lass

Jackson Walker Welcomes Aaron R. Allred

DALLAS – Jackson Walker is pleased to welcome partner Aaron R. Allred to the firm. Mr. Allred joins the Corporate & Securities Group in the Dallas office. Mr. Allred has extensive experience in representing public and private clients in merger and acquisition matters. He also regularly advises clients in venture capital, search fund, corporate governance, securities law and distressed acquisition and divestiture transactions. Mr. Allred is a member of the American

Jackson Walker Welcomes Will Montgomery

DALLAS – Jackson Walker is pleased to welcome partner Will Montgomery to the firm. Mr. Montgomery joins the Litigation group in the Dallas office. Mr. Montgomery focuses his practice on commercial litigation and arbitration. He has tried jury and non-jury cases in both state and federal courts, and has handled numerous appeals in the state and federal courts. Mr. Montgomery has arbitrated dozens of cases before SIFMA and AAA panels all

Albon Head Honored With 2010 Silver Anniversary Mustang Award

DALLAS – Albon Head, a partner in Jackson Walker’s Forth Worth office, was selected to receive Southern Methodist University’s 2010 Silver Anniversary Mustang Award. Mr. Head was honored on January 22 in Dallas, at SMU’s halftime of their men’s basketball game against Southern Mississippi. The award is the most prestigious award one can receive from SMU’s Lettermen Association. The chosen recipient must have graduated from SMU at least 25 years ago

Jackson Walker Named in ‘Best Law Firms’ Rankings

DALLAS – Jackson Walker has been selected for inclusion in the 2010 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings. The firm was ranked nationally in five different practice areas, and ranked by metropolitan city in various practice areas. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are decided by reputational survey responses combined with more than 3.1 million evaluations of individual lawyers in the firms in the

Jackson Walker Partners Selected for ‘Chambers’ Guide

DALLAS – Three Jackson Walker partners were selected for inclusion in the 2010 edition of the prestigious Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business guide. The Chambers guide identifies leading lawyers and law firms through interviews with thousands of lawyers across the U.S. and their clients. The criteria for selection in the guide include recommendations by clients, the attorney’s visibility in his or her area of law, and the volume,

Jackson Walker Partner Chip Babcock Named to “25 Greatest Texas Lawyers”

DALLAS – Jackson Walker partner Charles L. “Chip” Babcock was selected as one of Texas Lawyer’s “25 Greatest Texas Lawyers of the Past Quarter-Century” in a special 25th anniversary issue of the publication. The list honors practicing Texas attorneys who have made outstanding contributions within the 25 years that Texas Lawyer has been published. The profile on Mr. Babcock describes him as “a successful First Amendment lawyer who has racked

Jackson Walker Elects 5 New Partners

Jackson Walker L.L.P. announces the election of 5 attorneys to the firm’s partnership. From the Austin office Tara M. Allen, Chris B. Pepper and Elise F. Green were named partners. From the Fort Worth office Ginger M. Webber was promoted to partner as well as James E. McCutcheon from the San Antonio office. Tara M. Allen, Austin, is a partner in the Corporate & Securities practice group. Her practice includes mergers and

Jackson Walker Announces New Managing Partners

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce that Wade Cooper has been named Managing Partner of the firm. The firm is also pleased to announce that Matt Dow, David Moran and Susan Halsey have been named the new City Managing Partners in Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth, respectively. Mr. Cooper succeeds Mike Wilson, who has served as Managing Partner since 1992. The change is the culmination of three years of succession

Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 2010 BTI Client Service All Stars

DALLAS - Jackson Walker partners Carl Butzer and Jay Rutherford were recently chosen for the BTI Client Service All Stars 2010. BTI Client Service All Stars is an elite group of 165 attorneys recognized as delivering the absolute best in client service. Attorneys named to the list are nominated solely and exclusively by clients in BTI’s independent study. BTI conducts more than 250 individual interviews annually with corporate counsel at the

Jackson Walker Welcomes Two New Attorneys to the Houston Office

Jackson Walker welcomes new partners Amy Baird & Tré Fischer to the firm’s Houston office. Amy L. Baird represents clients in the energy industry. She does complex commercial and mass toxic tort litigation for those clients, along with regulatory, transactional and project acquisition work for clients in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi. In addition to energy litigation matters, Ms. Baird also handles general contract and complex commercial litigation

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