Gardere Partners Listed Among Top Business Lawyers by Chambers USA

DALLAS/HOUSTON/AUSTIN (Lawfuel) – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is being recognized for the fifth consecutive year among the top law firms in Texas in Chambers USA’s annual listing of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.” Additionally, 19 of the firm’s partners are recognized as being among the best in their individual fields.

Published annually by London-based Chambers & Partners, the Chambers USA guide recognizes the top business law firms and leading individual attorneys in the United States. The firms and attorneys are selected for the merit-based listing based upon interviews by more than 100 researchers with more than 4,500 private attorneys and in-house counsel across the U.S. The 2008 edition of the Chambers USA guide will be released in June.

“We are very proud of the 19 partners who were selected for this honor, but perhaps even more proud that the firm itself continues to earn the respect of our peers in a variety of practice areas,” says Gardere Managing Partner Steve Good.

Gardere is ranked among Texas’ top business law firms in the fields of Antitrust, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Insurance, Real Estate and Tax. The firm also earns national recognition in the field of Government: Government Contracts.

Additionally, a select number of attorneys from the firm’s Dallas, Houston and Austin offices earned individual recognition in their specific practice areas. Firm partners recognized among the top in their fields of expertise include:

Antitrust – Curtis L. Frisbie Jr., Dallas; Randy Gordon, Dallas

Bankruptcy/Restructuring – Deirdre Ruckman, Dallas; Holland O’Neil, Dallas; Richard Roberson, Dallas

Corporate/M&A – Larry Schoenbrun, Dallas

Environment – Frances Phillips, Dallas; Richard Faulk, Houston

Government: Government Contracts – Marshall Doke Jr., Dallas

Insurance – Kimberley Yelkin, Austin; James Cooper, Houston; John Pearson, Houston

Intellectual Property – Kenneth Glaser, Dallas

Labor & Employment – Neil Martin, Houston

Real Estate – Kevin Kelley, Dallas

Tax – Allen Craig III, Houston

Tax: Litigation – Cym Lowell, Dallas; Val Albright, Dallas

Technology: Corporate & Commercial – Frank Putman, Houston

Chambers & Partners is the publisher of Commercial Lawyer magazine, the United Kingdom’s leading monthly legal publication. The company also publishes several merit-based guides to leading lawyers.

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 energy, litigation, corporate, tax, environmental, labor and employment, intellectual property and financial services.

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