The Best Lawyers In America’ Recognizes 34 Gardere Attorneys

DALLAS/HOUSTON/AUSTIN – LAWFUEL – Law Firm Newswire – A total of 34 partners from the Dallas, Houston and Austin offices of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP have been recognized among 2008’s “Best Lawyers in America.”

Published by Woodward/White Inc., “The Best Lawyers in America” is widely regarded as the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession in the United States. Representing nearly 80 specialties of law in all 50 states and Washington, DC, the Best Lawyers list is compiled through a survey in which thousands of the top lawyers in the U.S. confidentially evaluate their professional peers. More 2 million detailed evaluations are reviewed in making selections.

The following Gardere partners were named among “The Best Lawyers in America” for 2008:

From the Dallas office: Val J. Albright, Tax Law; Mark W. Bayer, Antitrust Law; Cynthia J. Bishop, Environmental Law; Suzan E. Fenner, Employee Benefits Law; Curtis L. Frisbie Jr., Commercial Litigation; Kenneth R. Glaser, Intellectual Property Law; Lawrence E. Glasgow, Corporate Law; Lawrence B. Goldstein, Corporate Law; Douglas A. Harrison, Family Law; Joe B. Harrison, Commercial Litigation; Jack W. Hawkins, Trusts and Estates; Cym H. Lowell, Tax Law; Stephen A. McCartin, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law; Dan L. Nicewander, Banking Law; Keith V. Novick, Trusts and Estates; Holland N. O’Neil, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law; Alan J. Perkins, Corporate Law; Frances E. Phillips, Environmental Law; Richard M. Roberson, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law; Deirdre B. Ruckman, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law; Robert Sarfatis, Corporate Law; Larry Schoenbrun, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities Law; Richard A. Tulli, Corporate Law; and Peter S. Vogel, Communications Law, Information Technology Law.

From the Houston office: Geoffrey H. Bracken, Oil & Gas Law; Allen B. Craig III, Corporate Law, Tax Law; Richard O. Faulk, Environmental Law; Thomas A. Hagemann, White-Collar Criminal Defense; Mark R. Martin, Tax Law; William E. Matthews, Legal Malpractice Law; John R. Pearson, Maritime Law; Lawrence J. Pirtle, Trusts and Estates; and Frank Putman, Corporate Law.

From the Austin office: Mark Vane, Government Relations Law.

Two Gardere attorneys, Jack Hawkins and Larry Schoenbrun, have been included in the Best Lawyers listing for 20 or more years. Cym Lowell, Dan Nicewander, Frances Phillips, William Matthews and Lawrence Pirtle each have been recognized for at least 10 years. Nine others were first-time honorees.

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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