Munck Wilson Mandala Partners Named Best Lawyers in America

Dallas, TX, Aug. 19, 2016 —– The Best Lawyers in America has again recognized Munck Wilson Mandala in its 2017 Best Lawyers publication with the selection of four partners for the newest edition.  A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor.

Each year, the Best Lawyers lists are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. If the votes for an attorney are positive enough for inclusion in Best Lawyers, that attorney must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain on the list for each edition. Lawyers are not permitted to pay any fee to participate in or be included on the lists.

The Munck Wilson Mandala attorneys named “Best Lawyers” for 2017 include managing partner William Munck, listed as a Best Lawyer in litigation-patent, litigation-intellectual property, trademark law, copyright law, venture capital law, and he is once again listed in sports law for his impressive efforts in battling coaching and organizational corruption in amateur athletics. As chairman of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group, Mr. Munck has built an impressive team of IP attorneys with decades of IP law experience, representing some of the most well-known technology leaders in the industry.

Michael McCabe is a well-known trial lawyer and co-chair of Munck Wilson’s Employment Litigation and Labor and Employment practice groups. He is again recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for his renowned work in labor law-management and litigation-labor and employment. Among his many notable achievements, Mr. McCabe secured the nation’s 16th largest jury verdict in 2015 – with $88 million awarded in damages – in a lawsuit involving trade secret misappropriation and patent infringement in the Eastern District of Texas. He also has successfully handled several cases on appeal and, in 2016, successfully argued a defamation case before the Texas Supreme Court to reverse a court of appeals opinion under the “fair report privilege” matter.

Randy Ray is a partner in the firm’s Transactions practice group and is listed as a Best Lawyer for his continued accomplishments in corporate law. He represents a wide variety of clients, including public and private companies, boards of directors, board committees, executive officers, underwriters, private equity firms, and investors. Mr. Ray represented Tyler Technologies, Inc., his client for nearly two decades, in the recent $670 million cash and stock merger acquisition of New World Systems Corporation.

Walt Herring is a partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice group and is recognized in Best Lawyers for his work in complex commercial litigation. For more than 30 years, he has concentrated his practice on complex commercial litigation matters for a wide variety of clients in both state and federal courts throughout the nation. Mr. Herring regularly serves as first-chair counsel in trials and arbitrations, and has considerable experience with other dispute resolution techniques. In 2016, Mr. Herring favorably resolved a significant class action and a securities fraud matter for one of the firm’s clients.

Munck Wilson Mandala is a technology-focused law firm with offices in Dallas and Marshall, Texas, with an emphasis on patent, trade secret, trademark and other intellectual property disputes. The firm offers full-service counsel in the areas of intellectual property litigation, complex commercial litigation, intellectual property portfolio development, corporate transactions and securities, and employment law. Munck Wilson Mandala represents clients from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies. Learn more about the firm at




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