Our intellectual property litigation team represents plaintiffs and defendants in patent, trademark, trade dress and copyright infringement matters, as well as unfair competition, false advertising, breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation and antitrust matters, the FDA, counterfeiting and the Internet. Our litigation team is part of Alston & Bird`s national litigation network. His practice includes handling complex commercial disputes for national and international companies. The team participated in friendly competition with other companies and helped launch the first Partners 4 Hope campaign to raise money for the North Texas Food Bank. A plethora of investment opportunities have resulted in fairly healthy legal markets. Dallas and Houston are two of the largest markets in the country, with the Dallas/Fort Worth area home to more than 10,000 corporate headquarters, more than anywhere else in the United States. As a result, Texas companies have opened their doors to a flood of lateral entrants in recent years. A Haynes & Boone employee told us, “A lot has changed in the Houston market in recent years, many national and international companies have opened up here. We`ve seen people leave traditional Texas businesses to join them, so there have been more sales than usual. Since 2010, Latham & Watkins, Sidley Austin, Quinn Emanuel, Kirkland & Ellis, Arnold & Porter, K&L Gates, Reed Smith and Katten Muchin have opened offices in Houston. Longtime Texas companies are under increasing pressure to improve their game, as younger employees looking to start their careers now have a lot more choice as to where they want to go. Our finance lawyers represent lenders, borrowers, issuers, managers, private equity investors and underwriters dealing with commercial real estate loans and leveraged and investment-grade financing.
Our financial services and products team represents national and regional banks, insurance companies and investment companies in a variety of regulatory and transactional matters. Our corporate lawyers handle a range of corporate governance, finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and securities matters for domestic and foreign clients across all sectors. The firm`s leading REIT practice is represented in Dallas by national Chambers USA attorneys, who are involved in a variety of public and private real estate transactions. In 2019, Chambers USA`s national REIT rankings described the Winston REIT team as the “friendliest lawyers” and “the best in the legal industry.” Which companies in Texas offer the best associated experience? In this section, we only include companies that were willing to participate in our research and whose Texas offices are an integral part of their identity. The energy sector isn`t the only winning industry in Texas. Amanda Kelly, head of attorney recruitment at Haynes and Boone, points out, “A lot of people don`t realize that Texas is second only to New York in the number of Fortune 1,000 corporate headquarters. Our company serves 20% of the Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries, including energy, technology, aviation, transportation, and healthcare, so we`re diverse and keep busy. Right now, for example, real estate has done well and a lot of our work comes from outside Texas, especially on the intellectual property side. Karen Sargent of Southern Methodist University`s Office of Career Services adds, “I would say that intellectual property law was originally the rocket registry in East Texas – we now have a U.S.
Patent and Trademark Office opening in Dallas, and intellectual property is a high priority for our law school. Obviously, energy is important here, but it fluctuates with the economy. On the corporate side, we are a hub for some of the largest companies in the country, which involves a huge amount of M&A work. Law firms are now moving to the Dallas area for intellectual property and transactions, whereas they previously moved to Houston for energy. The firm`s entry into the Dallas market in 2017 with an “Olympic dream team” made up of partners from eight major U.S. law firms has been described in the press as a “seismic shift” in local jurisdictions. The office continues to grow, attracting some of the best legal talent in the country to meet the increased needs of the many technology, investment and healthcare companies that are increasingly setting up shop in Dallas. Dallas is now the ninth largest city in the United States and continues to grow. We like to think that Tex-Mex cuisine, barbecue and the country`s first frozen margarita only contribute to the city`s status as a hub for growth and innovation.
With strong North American roots founded in Chicago in 1853, Winston & Strawn serves companies across America – from Fortune 500 companies and financial institutions to small and medium-sized businesses. In the 1970s, our firm began to expand beyond Chicago and today has offices in Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Our established presence in North America enables our lawyers to effectively meet the legal needs of our clients. With recent openings in Dallas and Silicon Valley to serve clients in the areas of intellectual property, commercial litigation, corporate and financial matters, expanding our presence in New York to better support clients in their financial services needs, we have the experience to advance our clients` business objectives in the U.S. and abroad. Some of the members of CommunityFirm in Dallas have established a tradition of giving back to the community through a wide range of volunteer, volunteer and charitable activities. Arnold & PorterGibson DunnKatten MuchinSidley AustinWillkie Farr Our Texas-based real estate team, which includes two members of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, represents developers, public and private companies, and other entities in a variety of matters related to traditional and innovative real estate. The Corporate Law team represents clients in the areas of private equity, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, finance, restructuring and general corporate matters, including committee and board representation. Dallas` private equity practice spans a range of industries, including energy and real estate, and uses a variety of structural techniques.