This week, nine Munck Wilson Mandala attorneys were recognized as Texas Rising Stars for 2021, by Thomson Reuters.  The attorneys honored were MWM partners Neil Ferrari, Marc Kaliser, Jacob (Jake) LaCombe, Sarah Lopano, and Jordan Strauss; associates David Arvesen, Keith Harden, and Nichole Plagens; and principal attorney Lauren Mitchell.

Arvesen, Harden, and Plagens are newly honored this year as Texas Rising Stars and Lopano was recognized among the prestigious Up and Coming 50: 2021 Women in Texas Rising Stars.  The MWM attorneys were selected in the categories of intellectual property, business/corporate law, business litigation, employment litigation, and intellectual property litigation.

Published by Thomson Reuters, the Texas Rising Stars listing recognizes the top young lawyers in the state based on a multiphase process that includes nominations, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.  MWM is extremely proud of this honor and congratulates our nine Texas Rising Stars.

The following list details our MWM attorneys who have been selected as 2021 Texas Rising Stars:

  • David Arvesen – Intellectual Property
  • Neil Ferrari – Intellectual Property
  • Keith Harden – Intellectual Property
  • Marc Kaliser – Business/Corporate
  • Jacob LaCombe – Intellectual Property
  • Sarah Lopano – Business Litigation (Up and Coming 50: 2021 Women Texas Rising Stars)
  • Lauren Mitchell – Employment Litigation: Defense
  • Nichole Plagens – Employment Litigation: Defense
  • Jordan Strauss – Intellectual Property Litigation

Munck Wilson Mandala is a technology-focused law firm with offices in Dallas, Austin and Marshall, Texas, and Los Angeles, California.  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