Austin, August 6, 2007 – LAWFUEL – The Lawyer Newswire…

Austin, August 6, 2007 – LAWFUEL – The Lawyer Newswire – Mary F. Keller has joined Texas law firm Winstead PC as a shareholder in the Business and Transactions Department – Corporate and Securities Practice Group. Keller will work in Winstead’s Austin Office supporting Winstead’s Insurance Industry Practice Group. Her practice will focus on insurance regulation and regulatory litigation.

“Mary is an excellent addition to the Austin Office given our recent growth in both corporate and insurance practice areas,” says Alex Gonzales, managing shareholder of Winstead’s Austin Office. “Her experience with the Texas Department of Insurance and as a Chief Deputy for litigation at the Texas Attorney General’s Office give her exceptional insight into legal matters and regulations affecting insurance and finance companies.”

Keller is a former Senior Associate Commissioner of Insurance at the Texas Department of Insurance, and a former Texas First Assistant Attorney General. While at the Attorney General’s office, Keller was the lead counsel in several landmark cases involving Constitutional issues. She was named the national outstanding assistant attorney general by the National Association of Attorneys General in 1992 and she has been retained as an insurance expert in several multi-million dollar lawsuits.

Keller is admitted to practice in California and Connecticut as well as Texas. She took the Connecticut Bar Exam during a four-year term on the faculty at Yale Law School. Prior to joining Winstead, Keller was a name partner in York, Keller & Fields. She also practiced at Baker Botts for two years. Keller received her J.D. from the University of California Los Angeles School of Law.

Winstead is among the largest business law firms in Texas. Winstead attorneys and consultants serve as the trusted advisors to mid-market and large businesses, providing a core range of legal services that are critical to their operation and success. From its well-known reputation in real estate and financial services to its corporate and high-stakes litigation practice, Winstead has the power to perform for your business. Winstead has offices in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and The Woodlands, Texas; and Washington, D.C. For detailed information about Winstead, visit

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