Law Firm Gardere Wynne Sewell Recognized by Chambers USA Among Leading Business Lawyers

DALLAS/HOUSTON/AUSTIN (LAWFUEL) – Gardere Wynne Sewell has been recognized among the top law firms in Texas, earning high rankings in seven practice areas in Chambers USA’s prestigious annual survey of the U.S. legal industry.

Gardere is ranked among Texas’ top business law firms in six of the practice areas highlighted in the Chambers USA Guide: America’s Leading Business Lawyers 2008 survey. The firm is recognized for its work on behalf of clients in Antitrust, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions, Insurance, Real Estate and Tax matters.

The firm is also named among the top in the nation for its Government Contracts practice. Marshall J. Doke Jr., a partner in the Dallas office, received national recognition for his work in the area of Government Contracts.

Additionally, 18 of the firm’s partners, representing 11 practice areas, were recognized as being among the best attorneys in Texas in their respective fields. They 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

Insurance – Kimberly 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

“We are very pleased not only with recognition that we have received as a firm, but also for the recognition our individual lawyers have earned,” says Gardere Managing Partner Steve Good. “We take pride in providing the best possible legal counsel in the areas that matter to our clients.”

Complete rankings appear in Chambers USA Guide: America’s Leading Business Lawyers 2008 and can be found online at

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.

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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