Akerman Grows Dallas Office with Team of Bankruptcy Partners John Mitchell, David Parham

Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, today announced the continued expansion of its Dallas office with partners John Mitchell and David Parham. They join Akerman’s Bankruptcy & Reorganization Practice Group from Baker & McKenzie with nearly four decades of combined experience in complex bankruptcies, corporate restructurings, and bankruptcy-related litigation across the United States. They build upon Akerman’s core strengths in the mergers and acquisitions, financial services and real estate sectors, and broaden the firm’s significant experiences in the retail, restaurant, transportation and energy sectors.

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Ogletree Deakins Adds Renowned Employment Litigator to Dallas Office

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, continues to build its ranks in Texas with the addition of renowned labor and employment litigator Gary Eisenstat, who joins the firm’s Dallas office as a shareholder. Eisenstat comes to Ogletree Deakins from Figari & Davenport, where he practiced for nearly three decades and represented management in all aspects of employment law.

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Frost Brown Todd Gains Ground in Dallas

Frost Brown Todd (FBT) is pleased to announce the addition of five Members to its growing team of Dallas attorneys. An Am Law 200 firm with close to 500 attorneys across its footprint, FBT arrived in Texas earlier this year and moved into The Crescent this summer as a strategic initiative to complement the firm’s existing capabilities and serve local clients. Daniel Novakov, formerly with Greenberg Traurig, leads the team as Member-in-Charge, along with Edward (Eddy) Moore, also a long-time Dallas attorney.

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Jeffrey Peterson Makes a Unique Addition to McGuireWoods’ Healthcare Team in Dallas

A recent Law360 article covers the arrival of new partner Jeffrey Peterson to McGuireWoods’ Dallas office, where he will join the firm’s healthcare team. The September 8 article, titled “McGuireWoods Grabs Ex-Tenet M&A Counsel For Texas Office,” details Peterson’s career as mergers and acquisitions counsel, and also includes his impressions on his new firm.

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Holland & Knight Builds Litigation Practice in Dallas

Holland & Knight is continuing the growth of its Dallas office with the addition of litigation Partners Mary Goodrich Nix and Jon G. Shepherd. They join the firm from Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr and Alston & Bird respectively.

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K&L Gates Enhances Government Enforcement Practice with Dallas Partner Addition

The Dallas office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Brandon McCarthy as a partner in the government enforcement practice. McCarthy arrives at K&L Gates from the United States Attorney’s Office in Dallas, where he was an Assistant United States Attorney for nearly eight years, most recently in the fraud/white-collar crime section.

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