Honors & Awards

Munck Wilson attorneys have distinguished themselves in numerous areas of practice, earning recognition in leading publications such as Law360, Chambers USA, the National Law Journal, Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers Ones to Watch, Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, D Magazine, Dallas Business Journal, and Los Angeles Business Journal. We are tremendously proud of these accomplishments and even more excited about our future.

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

The Munck Wilson Mandala litigation team was honored with a Top 100 Verdict nationally (2021) for AMS Sensors USA Inc. v. Renesas Electronics America, Inc.

2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”

Munck Wilson Mandala was ranked in 20 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, 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 IP litigation.

The Dallas 500 – D CEO Magazine

William A. Munck has been honored among North Texas’s most influential leaders for four 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.

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. In its 2023 inaugural listing, Lawdragon selected William A. Munck as a Leading Litigator in America in intellectual property.

Top 100 Lawyers – Los Angeles Business Journal

Los Angeles Business Journal’s Top 100 Lawyers named Gary Hecker an honoree in 2022 based on his outstanding work in intellectual property law and complex litigation in the Los Angeles region.

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.

2022 Leaders of Influence – Los Angeles Business Journal

Jenifer Wallis and Yael Tobi were selected as Leaders of Influence: Litigators and Trial Attorneys in 2022. Jim Berry and Kate LaQuay were selected as Leaders of Influence: Labor and Employment Attorneys in 2022.

2022 IP Stars – Managing Intellectual Property

William Munck, Greg Howison David Doyle, and Jake LaCombe are listed in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2022 edition of IP Stars USA as Patent Stars. Amanda Greenspon and John Cain are listed as Trademark Stars.  The firm is listed as a 2022 Patent Prosecution  Firm (South). 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.

2022 IAM Patent 1000

Munck Wilson Mandala is listed as a recommended firm and William Munck, 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 and Melissa LaBauve are recognized by the WTR (World Trademark Review) 1000 as recommended individuals (2022-2023). 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

Richard de Bodo was selected as a Litigation Star in 2023 and 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.

Women of Influence: Los Angeles Business Journal

Jenifer Wallis and Yael Tobi were selected as Women of Influence: Attorneys by Los Angeles Business Journal in 2022.

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 (2003-2022), David M. Doyle (2015-2022), Steven Fleckman (2021-2022), Greg Howison (2011-2022), Shain Khoshbin (2007-2022), Amy LaValle (2022), Lawrence B. Mandala (2009-2022), Jenny Martinez (2015-2022), Michael A. McCabe (2013-2022), Robert D. McCutcheon (2004-2005, 2008-2022), Mark W. Moran, (2011-2022), Audrey E. Mross (2010-2022), William A. Munck (2003-2022), Carolyn Raines (2022), Bill Raman (2003-2022), Randall G. Ray (2012-2022), Michael G. Rodriguez (2015-2022), David Rowe (2022), Eric Tautfest (2022), Daniel E. Venglarik (2004-2022), and Michael C. Wilson (2009-2022). In Los Angeles, Richard de Bodo has been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer (2005-2022).

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 (2021-2022), Aaron Dilbeck (2022); S. Wallace Dunwoody (2010-2019), Neil Ferrari (2018-2021), Keith D. Harden (2021-2022); William Howison (2022); Marc S. Kaliser (2017-2021), Jacob L. LaCombe (2017-2022), Sarah J. Lopano (2016-2022), Lauren Mitchell (2018-2022),  and Jordan Strauss (2019, 2021-2022). In Los Angeles, Jenifer Wallis has been recognized as a Southern California Rising Star (2021-2022).

Best Lawyers in America – Woodward/White, Inc.

The Best Lawyers in America© published by WoodwardWhite, Inc., 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 (2006-2023) copyright law, IP litigation, patent litigation, patent law, sports law, and venture capital law; David G. Henry (2023) patent litigation; Jared Hoggan (2020-2023) patent litigation; Greg Howison (2022-2023) IP litigation, patent law, technology and trademark law; Shain Khoshbin (2022-2023) commercial litigation, Amy LaValle (2021-2023) IP litigation, patent law; Robert Linkin (2022-2023) administrative/regulatory; Larry Mandala (2021-2023) M&A; Jenny Martinez (2022-2023) commercial litigation, Michael A. McCabe (2016-2023) commercial litigation, employment law-management, labor & employment litigation; Mark W. Moran (2018-2023) construction litigation; Audrey Mross (2021-2023) employment law-management; Carolyn Raines (2014-2023), Bill Raman (2009-2023) copyright law, IP litigation, and trademark law; Randall G. Ray (2016-2023) corporate law and M&A; Eric Tautfest (2018-2023) IP litigation; Michael C. Wilson (2018-2023) commercial litigation, IP litigation and insurance law; Charles Zerner (2019-2023) commercial litigation; and Gary Hecker (2021-2023) IP litigation.

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch – Woodward/White, Inc.

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 (2021-2023) commercial litigation; Aaron Dilbeck (2023) commercial litigation, securities litigation; Aaron Gottlieb (2023) commercial litigation; Keith Harden (2021-2023) patent law; Tiffany Kahler (2021-2023) commercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution; Sarah Lopano (2021-2023) commercial litigation; Tasha Schwikert (2021-2023) business organizations, construction law, entertainment & sports law: and Jordan Strauss (2021-2023) commercial litigation.

Inc. Best Workplaces

Munck Wilson Mandala was one of the highest-scoring businesses with standout employee engagement and the only full-service law firm to be honored as an Inc. Best Workplaces in 2021. Out of thousands of applicants, Inc. singled out just under 300 companies. MWM was also selected in 2018.

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.

Top Women Attorneys – Los Angeles Business Journal

Jenifer Wallis is among the 2020 Top Women Attorneys, identified by their peers as leaders in their respective practice areas. Jenifer is an IP litigation and entertainment law partner of the MWM LA office.

Chambers USA

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 2004-2022. Chambers USA observed that MWM is “especially well known for its expertise in IP disputes,” and clients describe William A. Munck as “extraordinarily smart.”