Dallas attorneys from Gardere included on the Rising Stars list and their practice areas are: William D. Dunn, Business Litigation; Barry M. Golden, Antitrust Litigation; Ryan Kaiser, Family Law; Brett D. Lamb, Construction Litigation; Eric Christopher Lugger, Construction Litigation; Ted Navitskas, Mergers & Acquisitions;
Firm attorneys from Houston who are honored on the Rising Stars list are: Scott D. Ellis, Business Litigation; Mark Horowitz, Tax; Jessica Glatzer Mason, Employment & Labor; Gregory T. Meeks, Business Litigation; Audrey Momanaee, Business Litigation; Peter Scaff, Business Litigation; Eunice S. Song, Mergers & Acquisitions;
Frederick W. Sultan IV earned selection to the list from the firm’s Austin office.
“Every one of these attorneys is top-notch, and we’re proud to see them recognized,”
The list of Rising Stars is based on recommendations from attorneys across the state who are asked to nominate the best attorneys age 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. They are instructed to nominate lawyers they have personally observed in action – whether as opposing counsel or co-counsel, or through other firsthand courtroom observation.
In addition to the general survey, the attorney-led research team reviews the credentials of potential candidates and assigns points based on a set of defined evaluation criteria. The point totals from the general survey and research process are then added to arrive at a final tally. The lawyers are ranked by point totals and those with the highest point totals are named to the Rising Stars list. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the list. To ensure a diverse and well-balanced list, the research staff considers factors such as firm size, practice area and geographic location.
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, an AmLaw 200 firm founded in 1909 and one of the Southwest’s largest full-service law firms, has offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston and Mexico City. Gardere provides legal services to private and public companies and individuals in areas of government affairs, energy, litigation, corporate, tax, environmental, labor and employment, intellectual property and financial services.