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MWM Partner Jenny Martinez Honored as a Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyer in America

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Munck Wilson Mandala’s Jenny Martinez photographed in Dallas, Texas on May 11, 2021. (Photo by/Gregg Ellman)

Munck Wilson Mandala’s co-chair of the complex litigation/dispute resolution practice Jenny Martinez is once again listed among the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America.  The 2022 publication highlights 500 lawyers who have demonstrated remarkable legal talent throughout the U.S.  Only 14 DFW attorneys were selected.  To see the list of honorees, click here.

Martinez is a trial attorney with a 23-year legal career representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of business disputes. She has worked for large, midsized, and small firms, and she rose to the rank of name partner and executive vice president at a boutique litigation firm in Dallas before joining MWM.

Known for taking on complex business disputes involving finance, real estate, employment, intellectual property, cyber security, and insurance, Martinez served as a key member of the defense team for Halliburton in connection with all civil litigation and investigations arising out of British Petroleum’s Macondo well (Deepwater Horizon) blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, the largest environmental lawsuit in the history of the United States.

At MWM, Martinez is a member of the firm’s executive committee, and she plays a critical role in helping the firm recruit and retain legal talent.  She understands the challenges of women lawyers having accomplished an impressive list of career milestones while raising four children.  Martinez has been instrumental in recruiting strong female and male laterals and she plays a pivotal role as a mentor and leader among the younger attorneys in litigation.

Frequently honored for her legal and business skills, Martinez was recognized nationally in 2021 by Corporate Counsel Magazine as a DEI Champion at the annual Women, Influence, and Power Awards.  She is regularly listed as a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters and a Best Lawyer in Dallas by D Magazine.  Martinez received her J.D. cum laude from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

Munck Wilson Mandala is a full-service, technology-focused law firm known for its powerful litigation teams that represent clients in patent, trade secret, trademark, and other intellectual property disputes as well as high stakes and complex commercial litigation.  Named a Texas Regional Powerhouse by Law360 in 2021 and a Litigation Department of the Year by Texas Lawyer in 2020, the firm has offices in Dallas, Austin, Houston, and Marshall, Texas, Los Angeles, California, and Miami, Florida. Munck Wilson Mandala represents clients from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies. Learn more about the firm at https://www.munckwilson.com.