Chambers USA 2016 Recognizes 23 Gardere Attorneys and 9 Practice Areas

27 May 2016 News

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is proud to announce that the Firm has once again maintained strong standings in the annual Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, with nine practice groups and 23 individual attorneys recognized among the best in Texas and the nation. 

“We are thankful to our clients and peers for providing Chambers USA with the positive input that helped us achieve our recognition,” says Gardere Chair Holland N. O’Neil. “The Firm’s inclusion in these prestigious rankings is a testament to our attorneys’ hard work and the level of service we are committed to delivering our clients.”

The Firm’s Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) and Leisure & Hospitality practices once again received national recognition in the publication. In addition, Partner Joyce Mazero, co-chair of the Firm’s global supply network, received the prestigious Band 1 national ranking in Franchising for the ninth consecutive year. She is lauded by her clients for her business acumen, with one stating in the publication that “she has a practical business focus in what she does and I've seen that proven over and over.”

The following Gardere attorneys also received individual national Chambers recognition:

Marshall J. Doke Jr. – Government: Government Contracts
Douglas K. Eyberg – Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
Leonard H. (Len) MacPhee – Franchising
Cynthia Brotman (Cindy) Nelson – Leisure & Hospitality
Clifford J. Risman – Leisure & Hospitality
N. L. (Larry) Stevens III – Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)

In the publication, Gardere clients stated that the Firm provides “excellent, totally dedicated client service. It's as good as it gets,” and noted, “Their level of knowledge and experience is high and that enables them to give practical and focused advice.”

The following Firm practices were recognized among the best in Texas: Antitrust, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A, Environment, Insurance, Labor & Employment and Real Estate.

Additionally, these Gardere attorneys received individual Chambers recognition for their work in Texas:

Val J. Albright – Tax: Litigation
Chris Converse – Corporate/M&A
Craig B. Florence –  Litigation: General Commercial
Ronald M. Gaswirth – Labor & Employment
Randy D. Gordon –  Antitrust
Kevin L. Kelley – Real Estate
Stephen A. McCartin –  Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Andres S. Medrano –  Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity)
John P. Melko – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Holland N. O’Neil – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Alan J. Perkins – Corporate/M&A
Frances E. Phillips –  Environment
Clifford J. Risman –  Real Estate
Deirdre B. Ruckman – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Rachel Powitzky Steely – Labor & Employment
Peter S. Vogel – Technology: Corporate & Commercial
Kimberly A. Yelkin –  Insurance Regulation

With more than 20 years of experience and 140 full-time researchers, Chambers and Partners is respected worldwide for its thorough guides to the legal profession. Chambers uses phone interviews with thousands of attorneys and clients to identify lawyers and law firms that demonstrate qualities most valued by clients, such as legal ability, professional conduct, client service, diligence and commitment.


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