Gardere Recognized by Chambers USA

14 June 2010 News

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP has been recognized among the top law firms in Texas, earning high rankings in Chambers USA's prestigious annual survey of the U.S. legal industry.

Gardere ranked among the nation's top business law firms for Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) matters, and among the top business firms in Texas in nine practice areas highlighted in the Chambers USA Guide: America's Leading Business Lawyers 2010 survey. The Firm has been recognized for its work on behalf of clients in Antitrust, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Construction, Corporate/M&A, Environment, Insurance, Labor & Employment, Real Estate and Tax matters.

Additionally, 24 of the Firm's lawyers, representing 14 practice areas, were recognized among the best attorneys in Texas in their respective fields, including:

Antitrust, Curtis L. Frisbie Jr., Dallas; Randy D. Gordon, Dallas

Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Stephen McCartin, Dallas; John P. Melko, Houston; Holland N. O'Neil, Dallas; Richard M. Roberson, Dallas; Deirdre B. Ruckman, Dallas

Construction, D. Steven Henry, Dallas

Corporate/M&A, Larry Schoenbrun, Dallas

Environment, Richard O. Faulk, Houston; Frances E. Phillips, Dallas

Immigration, Irina Plumlee, Dallas

Insurance, James Cooper, Houston; John R. Pearson, Houston

Insurance: Regulation, Kimberly A. Yelkin, Austin

Intellectual Property, Steven E. Ross, Dallas

Labor & Employment, Ronald Gaswirth, Dallas; Neil Martin, Houston

Real Estate, Kevin L. Kelley, Dallas; Clifford J. Risman, Dallas

Tax, Allen B. Craig III, Houston

Tax: Litigation, Val J. Albright, Dallas; Cym H. Lowell, Dallas

Technology: Corporate & Commercial, Peter S. Vogel, Dallas

In addition to the Texas rankings, three partners received national recognition for their practices. Marshall J. Doke Jr., a partner in the Dallas office, was recognized for his work in Government Contracts, Clifford J. Rismanwas recognized for his work in Leisure & Hospitality, and N.L. "Larry" Stevens III, a partner in the Houston office, was singled out for his transactional work in Energy: Oil & Gas.

Complete rankings appear in Chambers USA Guide: America's Leading Business Lawyers 2010 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 with thousands of clients, attorneys and third-party experts across the U.S.