DALLAS – LAWFUEL – Legal News, Legal Jobs Network – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP announces that Robert Swayze Jr. has joined the law firm as its Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Swayze, a 1976 graduate of Westminster College and a CPA, brings 24 years of accounting and financial experience to Gardere, including 16 years working in the legal industry. At Gardere, he will be responsible for overall financial and accounting management, including strategic planning, reporting, budgeting and financial analysis.
Mr. Swayze has served in leading financial positions at several AmLaw 100 firms. Most recently, he served as Director of Practice Management at Perkins Coie, LLP. He was CFO at Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich (now known as DLA Piper US LLP) and was Management Administrator and Controller at Baker & McKenzie.
“We are very pleased to welcome Robert to our firm,” says Gardere Managing Partner Steve Good. “We feel comfortable turning over these responsibilities to Robert. He is first and foremost a highly qualified professional, and his background working with law firms allows him to provide insight that is invaluable, while at the same time allowing him to step into this role without experiencing a significant learning curve.”
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 and Mexico City, 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.