Dallas, Texas, April 30, 2018 – D Magazine has named Michael Bailey, Erika Bright, David Drez, Andrew Gould, Jerry Harris and Amy LaValle to its 2018 “Best Lawyers in Dallas” list.

Michael, recognized in banking and finance, represents borrowers and lenders for a variety of financing structures, including asset-based loans, first-lien/second-lien financings, real estate loans, cash-flow based loans, acquisition financings, private offerings, loan workouts, swaps and other derivative transactions and structured financings.

Erika, recognized in insurance law, represents policyholders in trials and arbitrations against insurance carriers and advises clients on all insurance-related topics, including how to minimize risk, draft indemnity agreements and obtain optimum insurance coverage. She also has a strong track record of success in representing clients in complex business disputes, commercial litigation and construction matters.

David, recognized in litigation, is Wick Phillips’ managing partner and represents clients in Texas and across the United States in a broad range of commercial disputes through all phases of litigation at the trial and appellate levels in industries including energy, oil and gas, real estate, transportation and construction.

Andrew, recognized in labor and employment, leads the labor and employment practice and provides counsel to clients in federal wage and lawsuit claims, federal and state employment discrimination claims, wrongful discharge claims, and unfair labor practice claims. His experience spans a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, manufacturers, aviation, professional services and pharmaceuticals.

Jerry, recognized in intellectual property, covers all aspects of IP and patent law, including invalidity opinions, non-infringement opinions, freedom to operate opinions, domestic and foreign patent preparation and prosecution, and client counseling related to patent issues.

Amy, recognized in intellectual property, represents clients on both sides of patent issues involving a wide range of technologies, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, computer hardware and software, and telecommunication devices and networks, in district court cases and proceedings before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

D Magazine annually recognizes outstanding lawyers in North Texas. Attorneys on the list “are peer-nominated on the basis that they offer unparalleled counsel in one of 34 categories.” www.dmagazine.com

About Wick Phillips

Wick Phillips is a full-service business law firm serving clients across Texas and the United States. Founded in 2004, the firm has grown to more than 65 attorneys, specializing in all areas of business law—complex commercial litigation and appeals, corporate transactions, labor and employment, real estate, intellectual property, bankruptcy, insurance coverage, tax, and securities—with offices in Austin, Collin County, Dallas and Fort Worth.

Wick Phillips was recognized as one of the largest firms in North Texas by the Dallas Business Journal’s “The List” in 2017 and was included in the 2018 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” Read our Year in Review.

For more information, visit www.wickphillips.com.


Chad Cole
Marketing Manager

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