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See 2017: Review Your Insurance Coverage and Make It Work...

2017: Review Your Insurance Coverage and Make It Work for You

By Erika L. Bright, Partner/Head of Insurance Coverage Practice erika.bright@wickphillips.com 214.740.4050 As 2017 begins, decision makers should take two key steps to protect your company through insurance:...
See The U.S. Supreme Court Has Spoken on 401(k) Liability...

The U.S. Supreme Court Has Spoken on 401(k) Liability – Are You Covered?

Now more than ever, fiduciary-related exposures and fiduciary liability coverage should be top of mind for companies administering 401(k) plans. This month, the U.S....
See Executive People on the Move — Andrew M. Gould...

Executive People on the Move — Andrew M. Gould — Dallas Business Journal

Partner - Labor and Employment at Wick Phillips Andrew M. Gould, partner with Wick Phillips, a full-service business law firm with offices in Dallas, Fort...
See Executive People on the Move — Bryan J. Wick...

Executive People on the Move — Bryan J. Wick — Dallas Business Journal

Bryan J. Wick, founding partner of Wick Phillips, a full-service business law firm with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin, Texas, has been...
See Wick Phillips Lands Ex-McKool Smith Litigation, IP Whiz —...

Wick Phillips Lands Ex-McKool Smith Litigation, IP Whiz — LAW 360

Law360, New York (March 6, 2013, 1:22 PM ET) -- Texas law firm Wick Phillips has landed a commercial litigation and intellectual property wizard...
See FOX 19 – Wick Phillips Defeats Chesapeake Energy in...

FOX 19 – Wick Phillips Defeats Chesapeake Energy in Case on Behalf of Royalty Owners

Wick Phillips, a full-service business law firm with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin, Texas, took on Chesapeake Energy, the nation's second largest...
See Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine — Super Lawyers®

Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine — Super Lawyers®

SUPER LAWYERS / TEXAS 2012 BY PRACTICE AREA DALLAS/FT. WORTH REGION
See No good reason for Employer to Ask for Candidate’s...

No good reason for Employer to Ask for Candidate’s Password— HR Compliance Ideas & Trends

In 2009, two employers ventured into what was otherwise unchartered territory by requesting Facebook passwords from job seekers. It is only recently, however, that...
See How to Locate Lucrative International Work— Commercial Law World

How to Locate Lucrative International Work— Commercial Law World

We spoke with four attorneys who handle bankruptcy and collections work about how to find clients in other countries; how they track down local...
See The Law of the Lawyer— J.Sean Lemoine

The Law of the Lawyer— J.Sean Lemoine

The non-compete litigation between industry giants Oracle and Hewlett Packard, which concluded in late 2010, brought to light the many possible implications of hiring...
See Preserve Fee Recovery, Structure Non—Compete Agreements with Care— J.Sean...

Preserve Fee Recovery, Structure Non—Compete Agreements with Care— J.Sean Lemoine

The non-compete litigation between industry giants Oracle and Hewlett-Packard, which concluded in late 2010, brought to light the many possible implications of hiring a...
See Employment Alerts— Gould —No Documentation = No Options? Not...

Employment Alerts— Gould —No Documentation = No Options? Not True

A manager wants to fire an employee because she is surly and uncooperative with her coworkers. The problem? No written documentation of the issue....
See DBA Headnotes— Gould —February 2012

DBA Headnotes— Gould —February 2012

In June 2011, the Texas Supreme Court published its latest decision about post-employment non-competition agreements. The decision, Marsh USA Inc. v. Cook, No. 09-0558,...
See Talent Management Magazine— Gould —January 2012

Talent Management Magazine— Gould —January 2012

Americans are either way overworked and overstressed, or bored and not working at all, according to the Daniel Bowling, senior lecturing fellow at the...
See Update on the Deepwater Horizon Multidistrict Litigation—November 2011

Update on the Deepwater Horizon Multidistrict Litigation—November 2011

It was 19 months ago that the blowout of the British Petroleum Macondo well below Transocean’s Deepwater Horizon drilling platform triggered what has been...
See VerdictSearch Allianz v. Northland—November 2011

VerdictSearch Allianz v. Northland—November 2011

In December 2004, plaintiff Allianz Life Insurance Co. issued promissory notes to Northland Investment Co. to finance the purchase of four apartment complexes in...
See Risk Management Magazine—Gould— October 2011

Risk Management Magazine—Gould— October 2011

In retrospect, Tony Hayward's time at the top was short. The former BP CEO, whose now infamous comments regarding the BP oil spill in...
See Paid Leave:Sound Business Practice and a Legal Right? —Gould—...

Paid Leave:Sound Business Practice and a Legal Right? —Gould— September 2011

Generally speaking, a U.S. employer, no matter its size, is not legally required to pay its employees for time off from work (many may...
See The Majority Rules: Vulnerability of Minority Owners in Limited...

The Majority Rules: Vulnerability of Minority Owners in Limited Partnerships — September 2011

Minority shareholder oppression has long been recognized as a cause of action in Texas, routinely applied to close corporations and limited liability companies (“LLCs”)....
See Dallas Business Journal Recognizes Bryan Wick as one of...

Dallas Business Journal Recognizes Bryan Wick as one of its Top 40 Business Leaders under 40

On April 26th, Core24 hosted an executive breakfast featuring four top business leaders who have used corporate culture to drive growth, improve customer service,...
See Bryan J. Wick: 40 Under Forty Awards Honoree

Bryan J. Wick: 40 Under Forty Awards Honoree

Being a litigator was Bryan Wick’s goal since high school. He can’t really remember why, but it was a foregone conclusion. After earning a law...
See EMPLOYEE HANDBOOKS: A Must for All Employers —Gould

EMPLOYEE HANDBOOKS: A Must for All Employers —Gould

When faced with a human resources policy question at your agency, can you say "See the handbook"?
See Landmark USSC Decision AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion et...

Landmark USSC Decision AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion et ux.—May 2011

On April 27, 2011, exactly one year to the date that Stolt-Nielsen S.A. v. AnimalFeeds Int’l Corp., 130 S. Ct. 1758 (2010) was decided,...
See Local Law Firms Plan Growth Post-Recession —Wick— Dallas Business...

Local Law Firms Plan Growth Post-Recession —Wick— Dallas Business Journal

After years of cutbacks through the recession, North Texas law firms are reporting increased hiring plans for partners, associates, summer interns and support staff.
See Contracts Law 101 for Chief Administrative Officers—Lemoine

Contracts Law 101 for Chief Administrative Officers—Lemoine

J. Sean Lemoine, Partner – Commercial and Bankruptcy Litigation Wick Phillips Gould & Martin, LLP • Complex Commercial Litigation • Bankruptcy-Related Litigation • Pre-Litigation and Corporate Counseling • Alternate...
See On the Move —Callister— Dallas Bar Association

On the Move —Callister— Dallas Bar Association

On The Move Marilea W. Lewis, former Judge of the 330 District Court, has opened the new office of Marilea W. Lewis, P.C., 4120 Main Street, Suite 200,...
See Going Public by Accident — Mahanay — CFO Magazine

Going Public by Accident — Mahanay — CFO Magazine

Facebook has long been associated with a blurring of the line between private and public. How many people, after all, have joined the social-networking...
See Wick Phillips Adds H&B Energy, Contracts Atty — Drez...

Wick Phillips Adds H&B Energy, Contracts Atty — Drez — Law360

Law360, New York (February 17, 2011) -- Wick Phillips Gould & Martin LLP is bolstering its new Fort Worth, Texas, office with partner David Drez,...
See David Drez Joins Wick Phillips — Drez — LexisNexis...

David Drez Joins Wick Phillips — Drez — LexisNexis Litigation Resource

Wick Phillips Gould & Martin LLP, a full-service business law firm, has announced that David J. Drez III has joined the firm as a...
See Fannie, Freddie Shareholders Remain in Limbo — Mahanay —...

Fannie, Freddie Shareholders Remain in Limbo — Mahanay — The Street

WASHINGTON (TheStreet) -- Holders of common stock of Fannie Mae(FNMA) and Freddie Mac(FMCC) are in an unenviable position, but even though the government hasn't...
See The Top Nine Ingredients For A Successful Website —...

The Top Nine Ingredients For A Successful Website — Wick — Legal Management

Commercial litigation firm Wick Phillips Gould & Martin’s website was about six years old when the firm decided it was time for a redesign. Partner...
See Texas Rangers Play Ball in Bankruptcy Arena — Part...

Texas Rangers Play Ball in Bankruptcy Arena — Part II — American Bankruptcy Institute Journal

Part I discussed the early innings of the Rangers bankruptcy case. Another article appeared in the September 2010 issue of the Journal on the...
See Full Disclosure? Bankruptcy Rule 2019 and Unofficial Creditor Groups...

Full Disclosure? Bankruptcy Rule 2019 and Unofficial Creditor Groups — Westlaw Journal Bankruptcy

Jonathan Covin of Wick Phillips Gould & Martin discusses recent developments regarding whether Bankruptcy Rule 2019, which requires official committees and other entities to...
See But I Never Signed a Noncompete — Corporate Compliance...

But I Never Signed a Noncompete — Corporate Compliance Insights

The lawsuit filed by Hewlett Packard Co. against its now former CEO to prevent him from joining its chief rival Oracle Corp. is not...
See 11th Circ.’s Cappuccitti Ruling Could Undermine CAFA — Law360

11th Circ.’s Cappuccitti Ruling Could Undermine CAFA — Law360

(Sept. 30, 2010) The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit's recent ruling in Cappuccitti v. DirectTV Inc., which held that Class Action...

Wick Phillips Expands Litigation Practice — Lawyers.com

Wick Phillips Gould & Martin, LLP, a full-service business law firm, announces the hire of Seema Tendolkar, as an associate in the firm's litigation...
See The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Multidistrict Litigation —...

The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Multidistrict Litigation — Westlaw Journal

Attorneys Brant C. Martin and Jodie A. Slater of Wicks Phillips Gould & Martin discuss the pretrial consolidation of litigation stemming from the Deepwater...
See Oil Exec’s Assets Frozen in $17M Fraud Suit —...

Oil Exec’s Assets Frozen in $17M Fraud Suit — Law360

Law360, New York (September 09, 2010) -- A federal judge has frozen the assets of a Texas oilman accused of pocketing over $1 million...
See The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 — Dallas Bar...

The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 — Dallas Bar Association Headnotes

On January 1, 2009, comprehensive legislation amending the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) took effect. Believing that courts had strayed from the...
See Newsmakers — Fort Worth Office — Texas Lawyer

Newsmakers — Fort Worth Office — Texas Lawyer

Wick Phillips has opened a new office at Two City Place, 100 Throckmorton St., Suite 550, Fort Worth 76102; telephone (817) 332-7788; fax (817)...
See Arbitration Agreements: Choose Words Carefully — Dallas Business Journal

Arbitration Agreements: Choose Words Carefully — Dallas Business Journal

Because arbitration is typically less expensive and quicker than traditional litigation, arbitration provisions have become a standard part of most commercial and employment contracts..
See Rangers Play Ball in Bankruptcy Arena — American Bankruptcy...

Rangers Play Ball in Bankruptcy Arena — American Bankruptcy Institute Journal

On May 24th, 2010, Texas Rangers Baseball Partners (Rangers Partners) filed a chapter 11 petition in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District...
See How to Gain An Edge When Bringing a Daubert...

How to Gain An Edge When Bringing a Daubert Motion – Law360

Law360, New York (July 23, 2010) -- Bringing a Daubert challenge is one of the biggest sticks a defense attorney can wield in high-stakes...
See Wick Phillips – Core24

Wick Phillips – Core24

There's no question that Bryan Wick's numerous accolades - which include being named a "Best Lawyer in Dallas" for two years by D Magazine...
See No Such Thing as a Risk-Free Termination

No Such Thing as a Risk-Free Termination

A client and I recently discussed the merits of offering a group of laid-off employees additional compensation in the form of "severance compensation." This...
See Strategies for Surviving the Recession

Strategies for Surviving the Recession

While reducing your labor force may seem to be a simple method for cutting costs in the current economy, most companies realize that this...
See ‘I Plead The Fifth!’ — Employee Rights in Connection...

‘I Plead The Fifth!’ — Employee Rights in Connection with Company Investigations

The U.S. Constitution is a wonderful document, brilliantly crafted, able to stand the test of time. Among the many rights and protections it affords...
See Changes to the ADA and Their Impact on Employers...

Changes to the ADA and Their Impact on Employers and Employees

In 1990, Congress passed the Americans With Disabilities Act (the "ADA"), and various new protections for employees with qualifying disabilities became the law in...
See Political Expression In The Workplace

Political Expression In The Workplace

We are now less than six months from another presidential election. As much news coverage as it is generating already, rest assured, the dialogue...
See Minimize the Legal Risks of Leaves of Absence

Minimize the Legal Risks of Leaves of Absence

What techniques can you follow to better prepare and protect your company when presented with employee leave requests and attendance issues?
See Leave of Absence — the Family Medical Leave Act

Leave of Absence — the Family Medical Leave Act

The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued proposed new regulations to the groundbreaking federal legislation-the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA)-that, if and...
See Overtime Rules Under the FLSA

Overtime Rules Under the FLSA

The Fair Labor Standards Act (the "Act") is a complex set of rules and regulations that govern overtime for most businesses in the country....
See Complying With Tightened Undocumented Worker Legislation

Complying With Tightened Undocumented Worker Legislation

The numbers are staggering. In 1960, there were fewer than one million undocumented immigrants, but most experts now estimate that there are at least...
See Withdrawing a Job Offer Before Employment Begins

Withdrawing a Job Offer Before Employment Begins

A recent Texas Supreme Court case (Hernandez v. UPS Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.) ruled that an employer that changed its mind and withdrew a...
See Welcome News for Those Accused of Pay Discrimination

Welcome News for Those Accused of Pay Discrimination

Lilly Ledbetter worked for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. for 19 years. She retired in 1998, and soon thereafter, Ledbetter got an anonymous...
See Follow This Checklist Before Firing Employees

Follow This Checklist Before Firing Employees

Here's a news flash, people occasionally engage in behavior at work that is unprofessional, unproductive, malicious, or even worse. While there are certainly examples...
See Document, Document, Document: Three Keys to Effective Personnel Management

Document, Document, Document: Three Keys to Effective Personnel Management

Your supervisor reports that an employee isn't working out and should be discharged from employment. Upon further questioning, you learn the person is frequently...
See Employee Handbooks: A Must for All Companies

Employee Handbooks: A Must for All Companies

As a labor and employment attorney at the law firm of Wick Phillips, LLP in Dallas, TX it is my intention with this and...