Two Munck Wilson Mandala gamechangers have made D CEO’s Dallas 500 list for 2021. Managing partner William A. Munck and corporate associate Tasha Schwikert have been recognized as influential leaders in North Texas and are featured in the recently published 2021 issue of Dallas 500.
Dallas 500 is a special edition of D CEO Magazine that celebrates dynamic and influential leaders in North Texas. Each year, the editors of D CEO base their selection on extensive contacts in local business circles and hundreds of interviews. Dallas 500 provides a personal, engaging look at the leaders who make the North Texas economy kick.
Munck is well known in business and legal circles as an innovative leader with a strong commitment to community and growth in North Texas. He is recognized as one of the leading intellectual property lawyers in Texas and built a six-attorney Dallas boutique into a 75+ lawyer firm ranked the largest patent law firm in North Texas.
In 2020, Munck has been one of the few law firm leaders who maintained full operations, having his entire workforce equipped for remote work two weeks prior to quarantine. Under his leadership, the firm sustained business operations during an extremely challenging economic downturn and resumed hiring by the end of the second quarter of 2020.
Schwikert is a former Olympic gymnast who became an advocate for institutional change within USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee. Her passion motivated her to attend law school in her late 20s and she now serves as co-chair of the special committee for over 500 Larry Nassar survivors. Schwikert and her sister Jordan are among those survivors.
Schwikert is an associate in MWM’s corporate and sports law practices. She supports clients in various corporate matters, technology transactions, and represents sports clients in contracts, disputes, and name, image, likeness matters. Being an elite athlete for 25 years gives her impressive knowledge of the sports industry and she has the experience of being both an Olympian and a collegiate athlete on the UCLA gymnastics team for four years on a full scholarship.
Both Munck and Schwikert are frequently honored and recognized by their peers. Munck was recently recognized as a Diversity and Inclusion Champion by Texas Lawyer and his firm won Litigation Department of the Year and Schwikert was recognized among the Dallas Business Journal’s prestigious 40 Under 40 and honored as Lawyer on the Rise by Texas Lawyer.
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 https://www.munckwilson.com.