DALLAS (August 24, 2015) – Holland & Knight is continuing the growth of its Dallas office with the addition of litigation Partners Mary Goodrich Nix and Jon G. Shepherd. They join the firm from Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr and Alston & Bird, respectively.
Ms. Nix counsels clients in the area of labor and employment law and has specific industry experience representing franchises, such as hotel, food service, real estate and hospitality companies. She has extensive courtroom experience and has litigated and arbitrated numerous cases throughout Texas and other parts of the country.
Mr. Shepherd focuses on antitrust and financial services litigation. In addition to numerous antitrust matters, he also has represented companies involved in class actions throughout the country, including securities litigation and deceptive and unfair trade practices claims. After law school, Mr. Shepherd served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Emilio M. Garza of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
"Mary and Jon are excellent attorneys who have the necessary skills and experience to help us build a premier litigation practice in Dallas," said John Hogan, the leader of Holland & Knight's Litigation Section. "Their enthusiasm and focus on client service will help the firm continue its growth momentum in Dallas and deliver more comprehensive services to our local clients."
"I am continually impressed with Holland & Knight's strong management and vision for the future," said Ms. Nix. "My clients will benefit from access to the firm's extensive network and capabilities across a wide variety of disciplines."
"I look forward to helping Holland & Knight build on its existing strengths in Dallas," said Mr. Shepherd. "The chance to belong to one of the largest and strongest litigation practices in the U.S. was an opportunity I couldn't pass up. I look forward to making new connections and having top-notch support on a national level for myself and my clients."
Ms. Nix is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is also recognized as leading attorney in her field by Super Lawyers, is rated a "Best Lawyer in Dallas" by D Magazine and is a former recipient of Dallas Business Journal's "40 Under 40" award. Mr. Shepherd has been recognized as a leading attorney in his area by Super Lawyers and as a "Best Lawyer in Dallas" by D Magazine.
Established in 2013, Holland & Knight's Dallas office now has 37 attorneys practicing predominantly in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, commercial litigation, real estate, energy, restructuring and bankruptcy, and labor and employment.
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