HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. surpassed other law firms, with 11 Fulbright lawyers recently selected for the 2007 Go-To Guide, a Texas Lawyer publication that recognizes top lawyers once every five years.
The Go-To Guide lists one Go-To Lawyer and four Top-Notch Lawyers in 29 practice areas. Texas Lawyer’s editorial staff conducts research and compiles the list, which includes lawyers in public and private practice.
Two Fulbright partners, Linda Addison and Hank Still, received the publication's top designation as "Go-To Lawyers." Addison was selected as the “Go-To Lawyer” for commercial litigation and Still as the “Go-To Lawyer” for corporate governance. Nine other Fulbright partners were named "Top-Notch Lawyers." Those selected will be honored at a luncheon today in Dallas.
“It is a distinctive honor for Fulbright to have 11 of our lawyers listed,” said Addison, a member of the global firm’s executive committee. “At Fulbright, we put our clients’ needs first and we work as a team to serve clients doing business in a constantly changing global economy. We are pleased to have so many of our lawyers recognized as leaders in their respective practice areas.”
Still is a well-known adviser to boards and their corporations. For many years, he has been a leader of Fulbright’s corporate practice, which has been singled out for excellence in a number of surveys and publications. Fulbright’s corporate practice recently was ranked among the “Best in Dealing with General Corporate Governance Issues” by Directors & Boards: 2007 Top Corporate Governance Law Firms. Additionally, for the sixth year in a row, Fulbright was chosen by Corporate Board Member as one of the top 20 corporate law firms in the nation.
The 2007 Go-To Lawyer honor for Still is the second time he has been recognized by Texas Lawyer. Still was designated a top-notch corporate lawyer in the inaugural Go-To Guide in 2002. Still is a noted speaker and writer on corporate, securities and M&A topics and has received many honors and recognitions as a leading corporate law practitioner, not only in Texas, but nationally and internationally.
“With so many fine corporate lawyers in Texas, it was indeed an honor to be singled out,” Still said. “The key to any lawyer’s success is the strength and depth of his or her team that collectively serves the firm’s corporate clients.”
Addison’s selection as the “Go-To Lawyer” for commercial litigation tops off an extensive list of honors she has received throughout her decades long career at Fulbright. Named by The National Law Journal as one of the "50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America," as well as one of the "100 Most Influential Lawyers in America," Addison has earned an impressive reputation as a skilled trial lawyer, legal strategist and negotiator. She first was named to the Go-To Guide in 2002, when she was selected as a Top-Notch Lawyer in civil litigation defense.
In this year’s Go-To Guide, Addison is described as possessing "a talent for keeping clients out of the courtroom, but is also masterful when a case comes to trial." A member of the international firm’s six-person executive committee, Addison has tried more than 50 cases to judgment as lead counsel and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
The Fulbright attorneys designated as Top-Notch Lawyers in their practice areas are:
Jerry Bell, Health Law – As head of Fulbright’s Health Law Business and Regulatory Department, Bell represents HMOs, PPOs, hospitals, medical schools and physician groups, among other entities. Bell is considered "one of the best health-care lawyers" in the Go-To Guide. He was honored as a Top-Notch Lawyer in the same category in 2002.
Patricia Finn Braddock, Environmental Law – Braddock focuses her practice on permitting and enforcement matters before federal and state regulatory agencies. She primarily handles air pollution control matters, but also tackles water and hazardous waste matters. Referred to as an attorney with "great experience" in the Go-To Guide, Braddock worked at Texas environmental regulatory agencies for nearly 15 years, including nine years as Senior Staff Attorney for the Texas Air Control Board. She co-heads the firm’s Global Climate Change practice.
Reagan Brown, Personal Injury-Defense – Brown handles trial and appellate litigation, complex commercial litigation, ERISA litigation, insurance, legal malpractice and product liability. Described by the Go-To Guide as an attorney with "wide-ranging experience," he has tried more than 85 cases and brought more than 50 jury cases to verdict.
Robert Chiaviello, Intellectual Property Law – Chiaviello focuses on patent litigation involving complex technology. He handles matters ranging from single patent cases to multiple complex patent cases. "His expertise in negotiations, litigation and business strategy are among the best in the business," according to the Go-To Guide.
Brian Greig, Labor and Employment Law – Greig has substantial experience representing management in labor and employment matters. He has considerable experience in trade secret, restrictive covenant and similar litigation involving efforts to protect employers’ assets and expertise possessed by departing employees. He has designed personnel systems, policies and handbooks, offered advice on reductions in force and other employment terminations and investigations of employee misconduct. The Go-To Guide describes Greig as a "bright fellow" and a "great lawyer" who "pleases clients."
Charles Hall, Tax Law – Hall has represented some of the country’s largest corporations in federal, state and local taxation matters. He is considered the senior statesman of Fulbright’s tax practice, which is includes a team of attorneys with extensive experience in all facets of tax controversy resolution, from audit to appeals to competent authority relief, including litigation. Hall joined Fulbright in 1957 and is described in the Go-To Guide as “winding down…now only working 10 hours a day, instead of 15.”
Layne Kruse, Antitrust Law – Co-chair of Fulbright’s Antitrust, Marketing and Trade Regulation Practice Group, Kruse focuses on antitrust and securities litigation, and international disputes. He has extensive experience handling class actions and responding to government investigations. Described by the Go-To Guide as “a very fine lawyer,” Kruse has represented clients in oil and gas production, the marketing of refined petroleum products, health care, insurance, publishing, consumer products, computers, rail transportation, and other industries.
Lou Strubeck, Bankruptcy Law – Considered the “cream of the crop,” by the Go-To Guide, Strubeck concentrates his work primarily on the representation of creditors in larger, complex reorganization bankruptcy matters. He has represented a wide spectrum of clients, including trustees, bankruptcy professionals, creditors' committees and publicly owned debtors, in bankruptcy cases across the country.
Randel Young, International Law – Young advises clients in the energy, natural resources and electric power industries. He focuses on U.S. and international project development/project finance transactions, U.S. and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and the representation of U.S. and multinational clients in overseas business activities, particularly in emerging markets. Young is noted in the Go-To Guide for his "good perspective" and for having an array of substantive experience internationally. He has advised on major projects throughout South and Central America and the Caribbean Basin and is currently involved in major projects in the Middle East, North Africa and the Indian Subcontinent.
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
Founded in 1919, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. is a leading full-service international law firm, with nearly 1,000 lawyers in 16 locations in Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Denver, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Munich, New York, Riyadh, San Antonio, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. Fulbright provides a full range of legal services to clients worldwide.
The 2007 BTI survey of FORTUNE 1000 general counsel chose Fulbright as "The BTI Client Service 30" A-Team and Corporate Board Member magazine named Fulbright among the top 20 corporate law firms in the U.S. in their survey of board members of public companies. For more information, please visit: www.fulbright.com.