Munck Wilson attorneys have distinguished themselves in numerous areas of practice, earning recognition in leading publications such as Law360, IP Stars, the National Law Journal, Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Texas Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, DCEO Magazine, Dallas Business Journal, and Los Angeles Business Journal. We are tremendously proud of these accomplishments and even more excited about our future.
The Dallas 500 – D CEO Magazine
William A. Munck has been honored among North Texas’s most influential leaders for five consecutive years. Michael McCabe was honored in 2022 and Tasha Schwikert was honored in 2021. The Dallas 500 is published annually by the editors of D CEO magazine.
2024 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”
Munck Wilson Mandala was ranked in 22 practice areas in the Dallas, Austin, and Los Angeles markets. In Dallas, MWM ranked as a Best Law Firm in commercial litigation, copyright law, corporate law, employment law/management, insurance law, labor law/management, litigation/construction, litigation/intellectual property, litigation/labor and employment, litigation/patent, mergers and acquisitions law, patent law, sports law, technology law, trademark law, and venture capital law. In Austin, MWM ranked as a Best Law Firm in administrative/ regulatory law, copyright law, litigation/IP, and trademark law. In Los Angeles, MWM ranked as a Best Law Firm in litigation/IP and litigation/real estate.
Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America and Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America
William A. Munck and Jenny Martinez have been honored as Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, one of the most highly respected guides in the nation, representing far less than 1% of the legal profession. William A. Munck has been selected as a Leading Litigator in America in intellectual property by Lawdragon in 2023 and 2024.
Top 100 Lawyers – Los Angeles Business Journal
Los Angeles Business Journal’s Top 100 Lawyers named Gary Hecker an honoree in 2022 and 2023 based on his outstanding work in intellectual property law and complex litigation in the Los Angeles region.
Top 20 Jury Verdicts, TopVerdict.com
The Munck Wilson Mandala litigation team was honored with a Top 20 Jury Verdict in Texas (2021) for AMS Sensors USA Inc. v. Renesas Electronics America, Inc.
Top 100 Verdicts, National Law Journal
Munck Wilson Mandala was ranked in 22 practice areas in the Dallas, Austin, and Los Angeles markets.
Texas Regional Powerhouse – Law360
Munck Wilson Mandala LLP attorneys leaned into the firm’s emphasis on teamwork to guide major transactions and secure litigation wins that earned it a spot as a 2021 Texas Powerhouse, including a $2.3 billion technology acquisition and $85.9 million trade secret trial verdict.
Leaders of Influence – Los Angeles Business Journal
Jenifer Wallis was selected as a Leader of Influence: Litigators and Trial Attorneys in 2022 and 2023. Jim Berry and Kate LaQuay were selected as Leaders of Influence: Labor and Employment Attorneys in 2022 and 2023.
IP Stars – Managing Intellectual Property
William Munck, Greg Howison, David Doyle, and Jake LaCombe are listed in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2023 edition of IP Stars USA as Patent Stars, and John Cain and Amanda Greenspon are listed as Trademark Stars. Greenspon is also listed as a Copyright Star for 2023. The firm has been listed as a recommended Patent Prosecution Firm consecutively since 2019 along with Munck and Howison. Doyle has been listed consecutively since 2020. Cain has been listed consecutively since 2014 and Greenspon and LaCombe have been listed since 2022. MIP’s research is based on a weighted system of peer review and client feedback, combined with a review of information submitted by firms and publicly available information.
IAM Patent 1000
Munck Wilson Mandala is listed as a recommended firm and William Munck, Neil Ferrari, Greg Howison, Mike Wilson, and David Doyle are listed as recommended practitioners by IAM Patent 1000. IAM Patent 1000 is commonly regarded as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise and leading expert witnesses in the US. IAM listings are the result of an exhaustive qualitative research process to identify outstanding firms and individuals across multiple jurisdictions.
2023 World Trademark Review 1000
John Cain, Melissa LaBauve, and Amanda Greenspon are recognized by the WTR (World Trademark Review) 1000 as recommended individuals and MWM is a recommended firm. The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark law and has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.
2023 Benchmark Litigation
Michael McCabe was selected as a Benchmark Litigation Labor & Employment Star in 2021-2022. Benchmark Litigation is considered the go-to resource for litigation rankings and analysis. Research is conducted through extensive interviews with litigators, dispute resolution specialists, and their clients to identify the leading litigators and firms.
Women, Influence, & Power in Law – Corporate Counsel
Jenny Martinez has been recognized as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion in the Law Firm category of the 2021 Women, Influence, and Power Awards. WIPL honors top women lawyers who have made a remarkable difference in the legal profession.
Top Latino Lawyers – Latino Leaders Magazine
Gaby Monahan is listed as a Top Latino Lawyer for 2023 and Josie Leinart is recognized as a Latino Lawyer to Keep on the Watch for 2023 by Latino Leaders Magazine.
Women of Influence: Los Angeles Business Journal
Jenifer Wallis and Kate LaQuay were selected as Women of Influence: Attorneys by Los Angeles Business Journal in 2022 and 2023.
Super Lawyers — Thomson Reuters
Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5% of the attorneys in the state are named to the list each year. Selection is based upon peer nominations, a blue-ribbon panel review, and independent research of candidates. Munck Wilson attorneys who have been recognized as Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters include Matthew S. Anderson (2003-2023), David M. Doyle (2015-2023), Steven Fleckman (2021-2023), Greg Howison (2011-2023), Shain Khoshbin (2007-2023), Lawrence B. Mandala (2009-2023), Jenny Martinez (2015-2023), Michael A. McCabe (2013-2023), Robert D. McCutcheon (2004-2005, 2008-2023), Mark W. Moran, (2011-2023), Audrey E. Mross (2010-2023), William A. Munck (2003-2023), Carolyn Raines (2023), Bill Raman (2003-2023), Randall G. Ray (2012-2023), David Rowe (2022-2023), Daniel E. Venglarik (2004-2023), and Michael C. Wilson (2009-2023). In Los Angeles, Eve Brackmann (2016-2023) has been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer.
Rising Stars – Thomson Reuters
Rising Stars are attorneys who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. Only 2.5% of Texas attorneys are chosen annually to be Rising Stars. Munck Wilson is privileged to have several “Rising Stars” recognized annually for their work in business litigation, intellectual property, employment and labor, mergers and acquisitions, and securities and corporate finance. Munck Wilson attorneys who have been recognized as Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters include David M. Arvesen (2021-2023), Aaron C. Dilbeck (2022 -2023); Elliott C. Riches (2023); Julie M. Christensen (2023); Tiffany A. Kahler (2023); Chase A. Cobern (2023); S. Wallace Dunwoody (2010-2019), Neil G. Ferrari (2018-2021), Keith D. Harden (2021-2023); William G. Howison (2022 – 2023); Marc S. Kaliser (2017-2021), Jacob L. LaCombe (2017-2023), Sarah J. Lopano (2016-2023), Lauren Mitchell (2018-2022), and Jordan Strauss (2019, 2021-2023). In Los Angeles, Jenifer Wallis (2021-2022) and Brent Lehman (2022-2023) have been recognized as Southern California Rising Stars.
Best Lawyers in America
The Best Lawyers in America©, is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor. The Munck Wilson attorneys who have been recognized in Best Lawyers in America© are William A. Munck (2006-2024) copyright law, IP litigation, patent litigation, patent law, sports law, and venture capital law; Larry Mandala (2021-2024) M&A; Eve Brackmann (2018-2024) real estate litigation; Wallace Dunwodoy (2024) commercial litigation; Steven A. Fleckman (2024) commercial litigation; Tony Handal (2022-2024) intellectual property; David G. Henry (2022-2024) patent litigation; Jared Hoggan (2020-2024) patent litigation; Greg Howison (2022-2024) IP litigation, patent law, technology and trademark law; Shain Khoshbin (2022-2024) commercial litigation; Robert Linkin (2022-2024) administrative/regulatory; Jenny Martinez (2022-2024) commercial litigation, Michael A. McCabe (2016-2024) commercial litigation, employment law-management, labor & employment litigation; Robert D. McMutcheon (2024) IP litigation; Lauren L. Mitchell (2024) labor and employment litigation; Mark W. Moran (2018-2024) construction litigation; Audrey Mross (2021-2024) employment law-management; Carolyn Raines (2014-2024) commercial litigation, Bill Raman (2009-2023) copyright law, IP litigation, and trademark law; Randall G. Ray (2016-2024) corporate law and M&A; Patrick Whitaker (2024) insurance law; Michael C. Wilson (2018-2024) commercial litigation, IP litigation and insurance law.
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch honors attorneys in private practice who have practiced 10 years or less and stand out from the crowd. The Munck Wilson attorneys who have been recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch are Chase Cobern (2021-2024) commercial litigation; Aaron Dilbeck (2023-2024) commercial litigation, energy law, securities litigation; Aaron Gottlieb (2023-2024) commercial litigation; Keith Harden (2021-2024) patent law; William G. Howison (2024) intellectual property law; Tiffany Kahler (2021-2024) commercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution; Sarah Lopano (2021-2024) commercial litigation; Nicole A. Paige (2024) commercial litigation; Tasha Schwikert (2021-2024) business organizations, construction law, entertainment & sports law; Jordan Strauss (2021-2024) commercial litigation; Tri Truong (2024) commercial litigation; Catherine Rifai (2024) intellectual property law; and Jocelyn Leinart (2024) entertainment & sports law.
Most Inspiring Companies – Dallas Business Journal
Munck Wilson Mandala was honored as one of Dallas Business Journal’s 2021 Most Inspiring Leaders company award winners. Among the highlights that won MWM recognition were zero layoffs during the pandemic, an impressive DEI initiative, and a positive vaccination policy.
William A. Munck, MWM’s managing partner, has been ranked as a leading individual attorney in his field (intellectual property) in Texas by Chambers & Partners Publishing from 2004-2023. Chambers USA observed that MWM is “especially well known for its expertise in IP disputes,” and clients describe William A. Munck as “extraordinarily smart.”