Forty-three lawyers from the Austin, Dallas and Houston offices of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, one of the Southwest's largest full-service law firms, were honored in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Published by Woodward/White, Inc., Best Lawyers is widely regarded as the most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Selections are based on a rigorous evaluation process in which thousands of the country's top lawyers confidentially rate their professional peers. For the new U.S. edition, 3.9 million votes were cast on the legal abilities of other lawyers by attorneys in the same and related specialties.
Mark Vane of Gardere's Austin office was honored for his work in Government Relations.
This year's honorees in the Firm's Dallas office include: Val J. Albright, Litigation & Controversy-Tax and Tax Law; Mark W. Bayer, Litigation-Antitrust; Michael J. Donohue, Litigation & Controversy-Tax and Tax Law; Curtis L. Frisbie, Jr., Commercial Litigation and Litigation-Antitrust; Jeffrey M. Gaba, Environmental Law; Kenneth R. Glaser, Litigation-Intellectual Property and Patent Law; Lawrence E. Glasgow, Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Lawrence B. Goldstein, Corporate Law; Stephen D. Good, Tax Law; Joe B. Harrison, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Antitrust, Litigation-Construction, Litigation-Securities, and Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants; Jack W. Hawkins, Trusts and Estates; Marcus Helt, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Cym H. Lowell, Tax Law; Stephen A. McCartin, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation-Bankruptcy; Cindy Nelson, Real Estate Law; Holland N. O'Neil, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation-Bankruptcy; Keith V. Novick, Trusts and Estates; Alan J. Perkins, Corporate Law; Frances E. Phillips, Environmental Law and Litigation-Environmental; Richard M. Roberson, Litigation-Bankruptcy; Deirdre B. Ruckman, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation-Bankruptcy; Robert Sarfatis, Corporate Law; Larry L. Schoenbrun, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, and Securities/Capital Markets Law; Richard A. Tulli, Corporate Law; and Peter S. Vogel, Communications Law and Information Technology Law.
This year's honorees in the Firm's Houston office include: Michael A. Abbott, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Geoffrey H. Bracken, Oil & Gas Law; Robert W. Bramlette, Real Estate Law; Michael P. Cash, Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation; Allen B. Craig III, Corporate Law and Tax Law; Richard O. Faulk, Litigation-Environmental; Thomas A. Hagemann, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Litigation-Antitrust and Litigation-Securities; Mark R. Martin, Litigation & Controversy-Tax; Neil Martin, Employment Law-Management; William E. Matthews, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants and Litigation-Securities; John P. Melko, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation-Bankruptcy; John R. Pearson, Admiralty & Maritime Law; Chris P. Perque, Technology Law; Lawrence J. Pirtle, Trusts and Estates; Frank M. Putman, Corporate Law; and N. L. Stevens III, Corporate Law.