Polsinelli Dallas Growth on a Roll with Addition of New Attorneys and Move to Uptown’s Frost Tower

Fresh off its move to Frost Tower, the Dallas office of Polsinelli makes way for five more attorneys, adding to the firm’s significant growth as it continues to expand its client service capabilities. The firm now occupies six floors of Frost Tower spanning 77,000 square feet of space in the building and has reached 41 attorneys in Dallas.

The five most recent additions include shareholder Allen J. Dickey and attorneys William B. Farnsworth and John Turnage, who focus on real estate finance matters. Shareholder David E. Olesky and Laurie Pierce, of counsel, will provide strategic guidance to health care professionals with complex health care litigation needs.

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Husch Blackwell Adds Two National Trial Attorneys in Dallas

Husch Blackwell welcomes two partners to its Dallas office who are experts in product liability, toxic tort, mass tort and catastrophic injury litigation: Michael John Ramirez and James A. Lowery. Ramirez and Lowery both recently joined the firm’s Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation industry team.

Over the past 20 years, Ramirez’s reputation has been built as a relentless advocate for his clients.
His unique experience ranges from serving as a prosecutor, in-house counsel and as a civil trial attorney.
As a prosecutor, Ramirez successfully prosecuted many criminal cases. As in-house counsel, he obtained cost-effective resolution of insurance coverage and professional liability disputes. He also spoke nationally on ethics and legal malpractice.

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High-profile Corporate Lawyer And Texas State Representative Jason Villalba Joins Gardere In Dallas

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP welcomes prominent attorney and Texas State Representative Jason Villalba as a corporate partner in the Firm’s Dallas office.

Mr. Villalba, who joins Gardere from Haynes and Boone LLP, brings over a decade of experience representing clients in a wide array of corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures of public, private and middle-market companies; venture capital and private equity financing transactions; and transactions involving emerging growth and technology companies. In addition, Mr. Villalba has experience representing clients in public and private securities offerings under the Securities Act of 1933, as well as public company corporate compliance under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

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Jon Hyland and Thomas Haskins Join Barnes & Thornburg’s Dallas Office

Barnes & Thornburg LLP announced today that Jon B. Hyland and Thomas Haskins have joined the firm as partners in the Intellectual Property and Litigation departments, respectively. They are the most recent additions to Barnes & Thornburg’s Dallas office, joining prominent litigator Mark Bayer, who launched the office in early June.

Resident in the Dallas office are Bayer, who is the office managing partner; Hyland, who was a shareholder at Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr P.C.; and Haskins, who will be reunited with former Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP colleague Bayer.

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Munsch Hardt Grows Corporate & Securities Section with Addition of W. Phillip Whitcomb

Texas-based Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. (Munsch Hardt) recently strengthened its Corporate & Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions practices with the addition of W. Phillip Whitcomb as a Shareholder in its Dallas office. Whitcomb brings to the firm more than 30 years of experience in advising and representing senior management of public and private companies on sophisticated corporate legal issues.

“We are thrilled to have Phil on board. Given his vast experience, Phil adds a great deal of strength to Munsch Hardt’s corporate section,” said Phil C. Appenzeller, Jr., CEO of Munsch Hardt. “Having worked in this market for quite some time, he understands what clients need and has the experience and judgment to get exceptional results. We are excited to welcome him to the firm.”

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McDermott Doubles Down on New Dallas Office

International law firm McDermott Will & Emery today announced a decisive expansion of its Dallas office as two new teams of leading M&A and technology and outsourcing lawyers joined the Firm.

The two new teams, which may comprise up to 15 lawyers, arrive from the Dallas office of another AmLaw 50 law firm. With these additions, the number of lawyers in McDermott’s Dallas office more than doubles as the Firm moves to take advantage of new strategic opportunities in this important and growing market. The two new groups, taken together, add a technology focus to McDermott’s transactional practice that complements its existing strengths in adjoining practices such as Intellectual Property (IP) and Health.

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Ogletree Deakins Welcomes Shareholders to Firm’s Dallas, Minneapolis Offices

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, welcomes Andy Tanick and Adam Dougherty to the firm as shareholders. Both join Ogletree Deakins from FordHarrison LLP and are resident in the firm’s Minneapolis and Dallas offices, respectively. Since January, 13 shareholders have joined Ogletree Deakins across the firm’s network of 47 offices.

“We continue to be the beneficiary of talented lawyers who are attracted to our model, which is known for client service, value, and depth of experience,” said Kim Ebert, Ogletree Deakins’ managing shareholder. “Both Andy and Adam are highly-regarded for these attributes and will assimilate well with the local and national culture of Ogletree Deakins.”

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Renowned Trial Attorney Rob Hoffman Joins Andrews Kurth in Dallas

Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce that accomplished courtroom attorney Robert “Rob” Hoffman has joined the firm as a partner in Dallas.

A trial lawyer for more than three decades, Mr. Hoffman has handled a wide array of complex, high exposure, commercial litigation matters nationwide. His successful track record helped him earn recognition as one of the top 15 “Business Defenders” in North Texas as selected by the editors of the Dallas Business Journal. He joins Andrews Kurth from Dallas’ Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP.

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