Munck Wilson Mandala’s litigation team is considered a formidable opponent in the courtroom, often rivaling Am Law 100 firms with significantly larger litigation teams. We have successfully prosecuted and defended cases in federal and state trial and appellate courts, before arbitration panels, and in administrative actions before federal and state agencies throughout the United States. Our “think outside the box” approach to legal analysis is designed to maximize the presentation of our client’s best and most persuasive case.

At Munck Wilson Mandala, we have built a strong team of skilled and aggressive trial lawyers. We bring sound business judgment to bear on your case and we tailor litigation strategies to the specific facts of your case.

At Munck Wilson Mandala, we have built a strong team of skilled and aggressive trial lawyers. We bring sound business judgment to bear on your case and we tailor litigation strategies to the specific facts of your case.

We represent companies in nearly every industry and have substantial expertise litigating a wide variety of sophisticated commercial disputes. Our litigation team has received the Texas Lawyer Hall of Fame Verdicts honor for two intellectual property cases: Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, Inc. v. Intersil Corp. and iLife Technologies Inc. v. Nintendo of America Inc.

In 2021, we received an $86 million jury verdict in AMS Sensors USA Inc. f/k/a. Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, Inc. v. Renasas Electronics America Inc. f/k/a Intersil Corporation, a trade secret and patent infringement damages trial in the Eastern District of Texas.

In 2020, our litigation team was named Litigation Department of the Year in the midsize/general litigation category by Texas Lawyer and our attorneys are recognized annually by The Best Lawyers in America©, Super Lawyers, IP Stars USA, Benchmark Litigation, and Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. Munck Wilson Mandala received Top Verdict listings from both Verdict Search and TopVerdict.com for trial work in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and in 2021, the firm was named a Texas Regional Powerhouse by Law360. Through tenacious research and strategy, we develop cases that stand against cross-examination and convince judges and juries to award decisions favorable to our clients.

“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.”

Law360, Aug. 5, 2021

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MWM’s Shain Khoshbin Presents The Art of Advocacy to the Mock Trial Team at Emmett J. Conrad Public High School (DISD)

On Jan. 21, 2022, MWM’s co-chair of high-stakes litigation Shain Khoshbin gave a presentation to the Mock Trial Team at DISD’s Emmett J. Conrad Public High School. His presentation was titled, The Art Of Advocacy: Top Ten Rules For Opening Statements And Closing Arguments. According to Shain, “The mock trial coach (Hudson Bennett) and students

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MWM’s William A. Munck and Michael McCabe Listed among the 2022 Dallas 500; The Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth

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 and recommendations in local business circles and hundreds of interviews.  Dallas 500 provides a personal, engaging look at the leaders who make the North

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9 Munck Wilson Mandala Lawyers Named to 2022 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

Lawyers recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing. Munck Wilson Mandala would like to congratulate the following lawyers

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Texas Appellate Court Addresses Free Speech in Context of Anti-SLAPP Statute

Opinion provides good case study on impact of recent amendments to Lone Star State anti-SLAPP statute by Shain Khoshbin A gusher of a dispute in East Texas has resulted in a new Texas Court of Appeals opinion that covers the field regarding the Texas Citizens Participation Act, Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Ann. §§

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Munck Wilson Mandala Elects Alison Battiste, Sarah Lopano, and Jordan Strauss 2021 Partners

“This is a defining moment in the legal careers of Alison, Sarah, and Jordan, and we are proud to call them MWM partners,” said Jenny Martinez, co-chair of the complex litigation/dispute resolution section.  “They excel as litigators and have impressed all of us this past year with their ability to adapt and bring value to

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Munck Wilson Mandala Welcomes Litigation Attorneys Aaron Gottlieb and Michael Rose

Gottlieb brings more than 10 years of legal experience in complex commercial litigation, bankruptcy litigation, consumer finance litigation, corporate governance, and commercial lease review.  He earned his J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, and his B.A. in government and business foundations from the University of Texas at Austin. Rose brings 17 years

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18 Munck Wilson Mandala Attorneys Named Texas Super Lawyers

The 2020 list of Texas Super Lawyers will be published in the October issue of Texas Monthly. The annual Texas Super Lawyers list honors Texas’ top lawyers based on surveys of more than 57,000 active attorneys across the state. The final list is estimated to be only five percent of Texas’ licensed attorneys. Several MWM partners

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Munck Wilson Mandala Named a 2020 Inc. Best Workplace; Only Full-Service Law Firm Recognized in the Nation

Collecting data from more than 3,000 submissions, Inc. singled out 395 finalists nationally for this year’s list.  Each nominated company took part in an employee survey on topics including trust, management effectiveness, perks, and confidence in the future.  Inc. gathered, analyzed, and audited the data. The strongest engagement scores came from companies that prioritize the

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Munck Wilson Mandala’s Michael McCabe and Jenny Martinez Named Co-Chairs of Award-Winning Litigation Section; Martinez Elected to Executive Committee

McCabe will continue his position as Co-Chair of MWM’s Employment and Labor Law Section, leading MWM’s employment litigation practice.  Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Labor and Employment Law, McCabe is a skilled trial lawyer known for breaking down the facts in complicated cases and connecting with juries. McCabe represents high

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13 Munck Wilson Mandala Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers in America©; 8 Recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

The MWM attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers in America© are managing partner William Munck, who has been recognized annually since 2011, chair of the litigation practice Jamil Alibhai, litigation partner Kelly Chen, IP partner Greg Howison, chair of the corporate law practice Larry Mandala, co-chair of the employment and labor practice Michael McCabe, chair of

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Munck Wilson Mandala Shortlisted for Several Honors in Upcoming Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: North America 2020

MWM is on the shortlist for Outstanding Firm for Furthering Diversity and Inclusion and Inclusive Firm of the Year.  MWM’s managing partner William A. Munck is shortlisted for Outstanding Contribution.  MWM partner Amanda Greenspon is shortlisted for Outstanding Ally Award and MWM associate Tasha Schwikert is shortlisted for Future Leader – Diversity and Inclusion. Munck

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Munck Wilson Mandala and Five Partners Honored in the 2020 IAM Patent 1000 Publication

Online and in its printed version, the IAM Patent 1000 is commonly regarded as one of the definitive ‘go-to’ resources 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

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Munck Wilson Mandala Honored as a 2020 Inc. Best Workplace

Collecting data from more than 3,000 submissions, Inc. singled out 395 finalists nationally for this year’s list.  Each nominated company took part in an employee survey on topics including trust, management effectiveness, perks, and confidence in the future.  Inc. gathered, analyzed, and audited the data. The strongest engagement scores came from companies that prioritize the

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Eight Munck Wilson Mandala Attorneys Honored as Best Lawyers in Dallas

Mandala, Ray and Kaliser are members of MWM’s corporate practice.  Mandala is a name partner and member of the executive committee and chairs MWM’s corporate practice. Ray and Kaliser are both partners in the corporate practice. Martinez is a senior partner in MWM’s complex litigation/dispute resolution practice. She is a trial attorney with a versatile

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Munck Wilson Mandala Welcomes Litigation Partner Robert Linkin

“Rob is a talented litigator with a great reputation,” said MWM’s managing partner William A. Munck.  “His unique practice complements our corporate and litigation practices, and his entrepreneurial spirit is a great fit for the Austin market.” Linkin is well known in the legal industry as an accomplished litigator and class action attorney with both

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Seven Munck Wilson Mandala Attorneys Selected as Texas Rising Stars

Seven Munck Wilson Mandala attorneys have been recognized as Texas Rising Stars for 2020.  The 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

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Munck Wilson Mandala Elects Chad Ray as new 2020 Partner

“Chad is a major team player and contributor to the success and excellent work accomplished by our litigation team.  He is exceptionally smart and works well in high demand environments, helping our clients in complex litigation cases.  We are pleased to see his commitment lead to this next phase of his legal career,” said William

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Munck Wilson Mandala Welcomes Litigation Associate Charles Zerner

Zerner received his J.D., summa cum laude, from Tulane University Law School, where he served as an article editor of the Tulane Law Review. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts with honors from Harvard University. While in law school, Zerner served as a judicial intern and presented an oral argument in the United States Court

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Texas Supreme Court Clarifies the Need for Separate Jury Questions

By Shain Khoshbin and Robin Bechtold | July 19, 2018 at 02:20 PM It seems simple enough. To fraudulently induce someone into a contract, there has to be an alleged contract. However, it is not that simple when preparing the jury charge for trial—especially if the plaintiff wants to recover benefit-of-the-bargain damages based on a fraudulent-inducement claim. That

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Munck Wilson Mandala Welcomes Corporate Attorney Susan Hogan

Munck Wilson Mandala has added Susan Hogan as senior counsel in the firm’s corporate practice group. Hogan brings a broad-based corporate background, with more than 20 years of experience advising clients on mergers and acquisitions and a wide range of other business transactions, as well as domestic and international corporate governance and general corporate and

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Litigation Department of the Year 2018: Munck Wilson Mandala

Finalist in the Midsize Firm Category In the mid-1990s, Bill Munck went on the hunt for the perfect place to set up a high-tech litigation firm. After visiting Silicon Valley, Washington, D.C., and New York, where most IP firms were concentrated at the time, he ended up rejecting both the East and West coasts and staked his

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Munck Wilson Mandala Welcomes New LA Partner Jenifer Wallis

“We were extremely impressed with Jenifer’s experience in intellectual property, complex litigation and entertainment,” said MWM’s managing partner William A. Munck.  “She is a perfect fit for the projected expansion of our firm in LA and she will complement the work of our managing partner Gary Hecker.” “I am looking forward to working with Jenifer,”

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18 Munck Wilson Mandala Partners Named Texas Super Lawyers

The 2019 list of Texas Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) will be published in the October issue of Texas Monthly. The annual Texas Super Lawyers list honors Texas’ top lawyers based on surveys of more than 57,000 active attorneys across the state. The final list is estimated to be only five percent of Texas’ licensed attorneys. The following

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Eight Munck Wilson Mandala Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America

The Best Lawyers in America© list is compiled annually through peer-review surveys among tens of thousands of leading lawyers. If the votes for an attorney are ample for inclusion in The 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

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Munck Wilson Mandala Welcomes Okon Hannagan Attorneys and Staff

“Melanie and Susan have impressive litigation experience and they embody our goal of attracting the best legal talent to represent our clients,” said managing partner William Munck.  “We are excited to have the entire OH team join us and know they will bring fresh perspectives and energy that will enhance our complex litigation and employment

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Five Munck Wilson Mandala Partners Honored as Best Lawyers in Dallas

Munck is the managing partner of MWM, a member of the executive committee, and he chairs the firm’s intellectual property practice.  He has led MWM since the late 90s and grown the firm from six lawyers to 70 lawyers with three offices in Texas—Dallas, Austin, Marshall, and a Los Angeles office.  Munck received his J.D.

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Munck Wilson Mandala Welcomes Litigation Attorney Alison Battiste

As a trial lawyer and legal adviser, Battiste represents both plaintiffs and defendants, applying her financial industry and corporate and securities industry knowledge to assist clients with matters related to federal and state banking laws, as well as securities-related investigations and contractual disputes. Battiste also worked as an adjunct professor at the University of North

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Seven Munck Wilson Mandala Attorneys Selected as Texas Rising Stars

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. Three of the recognized Rising Stars, Sarah Lopano, Lauren Mitchell and Jordan Strauss, will be included in the

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Munck Wilson Mandala Welcomes Trial Partner Jenny Martinez

“Jenny is a poised leader and an excellent lawyer.  Her experience blends well with the complex commercial litigation cases we already handle,” said Jamil Alibhai, chairman of the firm’s complex litigation department.  “In a competitive legal market, it is a coup to add someone like Jenny to our team.  Her experience and leadership adds to

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Munck Wilson Mandala Honored as a Litigation Department of the Year; Kelly Chen Honored as a Lawyer on the Rise in the 2018 Professional Excellence Awards

Ranked the third largest patent law firm in North Texas and the 10th largest in Austin, MWM is one of the most recognized litigation teams in Texas, representing clients in patent infringement, trade secret, employment, technology, securities, construction, and oil and gas disputes. The MWM litigation team is repeatedly recognized by a wide range of

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16 Munck Wilson Mandala Partners Named Texas Super Lawyers

The 2018 list of Texas Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) will be published in the October issue of Texas Monthly. The annual Texas Super Lawyers list honors Texas’ top lawyers based on surveys of more than 57,000 active attorneys across the state. The final list is estimated to be only five percent of Texas’ licensed attorneys. The following

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Six Munck Wilson Mandala Partners Named Best Lawyers in America

The Best Lawyers in America© list is compiled annually through peer-review surveys among tens of thousands of leading lawyers. If the votes for an attorney are ample for inclusion in The 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

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16 Munck Wilson Mandala Partners Named Texas Super Lawyers

Dallas, TX, Sep. 5, 2017 —–  16 partners from law firm Munck Wilson Mandala have been selected as Texas Super Lawyers for 2017.  Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Produced and managed by Thomson Reuters, the selection

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Six Munck Wilson Mandala Partners Named Best Lawyers in America

The Best Lawyers in America list is compiled annually by conducting peer-review surveys among tens of thousands of leading lawyers. If the votes for an attorney are ample 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

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Munck Wilson Mandala Welcomes IP and Litigation Attorney Wei Wei

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Wei worked as an engineer and business consultant, and he was a teacher and graduate advisor at the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas in Dallas. In addition to his law practice, Wei is an active partner in an investment consulting company focused

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Seven Munck Wilson Mandala Attorneys Selected as Texas Rising Stars

This year, two additional lists will be published: Top 100 Up-and-Coming Texas Rising Stars and Top 50 Up-and-Coming Women Texas Rising Stars.  Munck Wilson is proud to have three attorneys listed among the Top 100 Up-and-Coming Texas Rising Stars: Kelly Chen, Wallace Dunwoody and Jessica Spaniol.  Chen and Spaniol are also listed among the Top

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Munck Wilson Mandala Opens Austin Office with Three Partners

Rodriguez is a member of the firm’s intellectual property section, concentrating his practice in all areas of intellectual property with an emphasis on patent and trademark preparation and prosecution.  He has represented businesses in the construction, electronics, energy, retail, restaurant, telecommunications, pet-care, vehicle manufacturing, and defense industries. Rodriguez worked as a senior engineer with TXU

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23 Munck Wilson Mandala Lawyers Named to 2024 Best Lawyers List

Munck Wilson Mandala is pleased to announce that 23 lawyers have been included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic

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13 Munck Wilson Mandala Lawyers Named 2024 Ones to Watch List

Munck Wilson Mandala is pleased to announce that 13 lawyers have been included in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, a publication that recognizes up-and-coming attorneys for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice. The majority of the MWM attorneys featured on this year’s list have been named to the list annually

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Munck Wilson Mandala Ranked Among 2024 Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

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, trademark law, and venture capital law. In Austin, MWM ranked as a Best Law Firm® in

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Munck Wilson Mandala Welcomes Litigation Attorney Tracy Carson

Munck Wilson Mandala welcomes senior associate Tracy J. Carson to the firm’s award-winning litigation group. Carson joins MWM’s Dallas office, focusing his practice on complex commercial litigation. He previously worked as a senior associate at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in Plano, Texas. Carson represents clients in business torts, breach of contract and fraud cases,

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Munck Wilson Mandala Welcomes Principal Attorney Georgiana Nikias

Munck Wilson Mandala welcomes commercial litigation attorney Georgiana Nikias to the firm’s Los Angeles office. Nikias joins MWM as a principal attorney representing clients in copyright and trademark litigation, business litigation, commercial real estate litigation, employment law, products liability, and art law in both State and Federal Court. She also reviews and structures a broad

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