Former BNSF Railway General Counsel Joins T&K as Trial Partner

Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Charles W. Shewmake has joined the Firm as a Partner in the Trial Practice Group. Prior to joining Thompson & Knight, Mr. Shewmake served for more than eight years as Vice President and General Counsel for BNSF Railway Corporation (“BNSF”).

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Greenberg Traurig Continues to Expand in Texas; Adds Three to Dallas Office

Sean McKenna has joined the Dallas office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as a shareholder in the Health & FDA Business Practice. McKenna, who is a former Assistant United States Attorney, has extensive experience in health care civil, criminal, and regulatory matters, investigations, enforcement actions, and litigation matters. This addition comes shortly after the recent hires of Corporate & Securities Associate Joshua Merrill and Tax Associate Josh Prywes, whose experience will further expand the office’s transactional offerings.

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Vinson & Elkins Adds Top Litigation Team to Global IP Practice

Vinson & Elkins continues to enhance its global Intellectual Property practice with the addition of five highly regarded partners in Austin and Dallas who have a broad range of patent, copyright, trademark, trade secrets and complex commercial litigation experience. The new partners arrive on the heels of the hiring of two IP partners on the West Coast and the recent opening of the firm’s Taipei office.

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