AUSTIN – LAWFUEL – Law, legal, attorney, law firm newsGardere Wynne Sewell LLP, one of the Southwest’s largest full-service law firms, announces its professional affiliation with former Texas Secretary of State, Commissioner of Insurance and legislator Elton Bomer. Bomer will assist Gardere by providing lobbying services to its clients and will office at Gardere’s Congress Avenue location beginning November 1, 2004.
An established and respected governmental consultant and lobbyist, Bomer was appointed Texas Secretary of State by then-Governor George W. Bush in 1999. He had previously been appointed by Bush to serve as Texas Commissioner of Insurance from 1995-99. Bomer also served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1981-85 and 1991-95. Most recently he has focused on lobbying efforts before the Texas Legislature for clients in the insurance, health care and technology industries.
“My best value is in assisting clients with developing a strategy for solving legislative, regulatory and administrative issues,” said Bomer. “I have spent a career in and around government, seeing what makes it work. Through the years I’ve worked with many people and law firms, and I’ve always held the people at Gardere in the highest regard.”
Bomer’s credibility and experience made the affiliation attractive to the firm, says Gardere Managing Partner Steve Good. “Elton has an unrivaled understanding of how to add real value to clients through the legislative process. He is a consummate professional with unwavering integrity,” Good said. “We are very excited about what we can achieve through our joint efforts,” said Kim Yelkin, a partner in the Gardere Austin office. “He has developed strong relationships and is highly regarded in Texas and nationally.”
Gardere provides business, government and legislative counsel to a national clientele.
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, an AmLaw 200 firm, was founded in 1909 and is one of the Southwest’s largest full-service law firms. With offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Mexico City and Washington, D.C., Gardere provides legal services to private and public companies and individuals in areas of litigation, corporate, tax, environmental, labor and employment, intellectual property and financial services.