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Greenberg Traurig Expands Dallas Litigation Practice with 3 from DLA Piper

DALLAS – April 5, 2016 – Karl G. Dial and Casey L. Moore have joined global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s 600-member Litigation Practice as shareholders in the Dallas office. Dial, who is also a CPA, focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, while Moore has extensive experience in commercial and financial services litigation matters. Samuel G. Davison will join the group as an associate. The trio joins from DLA Piper where Dial previously served as the Dallas office Managing Partner. The addition of Dial and Moore completes a transition of five attorneys from DLA Piper and includes Manuel Rajunov‡ and Dania Duncan‡, who joined Greenberg Traurig in early March.

"At the heart of our multi-year strategy is the delivery of a world-class level of service and quality in the core areas we focus on, as well as extraordinary value through our uniquely large and deep, unified geographic and practice platform, which combines local roots with global reach and a meritocracy based on values of respect, trust, empowerment, flexibility, merit, and collaboration, along with deep industry relationships," said Richard A. Rosenbaum, Greenberg Traurig's Executive Chair.

Since July 2015, Greenberg Traurig has added approximately 75 shareholders and elevated 30 attorneys to shareholder status, adding strength in areas as diverse as private equity, M&A, white collar defense and investigations, cybersecurity, complex litigation, and real estate, among others. The firm said it is growing for all of the right reasons: addressing client needs.

"We continue our commitment to being a truly Texas firm even as we build out our global practices in such areas as real estate, M&A, private equity, various litigation areas, technology, media & entertainment, cybersecurity, white collar, investigations, and so on. We have been carefully building in Texas for almost 15 years,” said Rosenbaum.

“Dallas was our first office, soon followed by Houston and then Austin, and we now operate with over 120 lawyers in the state. These recent shareholder hires in Dallas, now including a great lawyer and leader like Karl Dial to join our other recent hires such as Casey Moore, Sam Davison, Manuel Rajunov, and Dania Duncan, are great examples of our growing top-tier presence in Texas, are so important to our overall strategy."

“Greenberg Traurig is fully committed to strategic growth in Texas as part of our focus on enhanced services to our clients locally and around the globe,” said Joseph F. Coniglio, Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Dallas office. “Adding Karl, Casey, and Sam to our highly-regarded Litigation Practice will further strengthen our dispute resolution offerings, broaden our trial practice capabilities, and allow us to better serve clients in a variety of industries. Moreover, Karl’s demonstrated leadership, breadth of skills, and record of success in the courtroom will continue to enhance the reputation Greenberg Traurig has built in the Dallas market. We are pleased to welcome them to the team.”

“As part of our dedication to client service, Greenberg Traurig continues to grow purposefully in areas that will serve the needs of our international clients,” said Bradford D. Kaufman, Global Chairman of the firm's Professional Development and Integration and Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Securities Litigation Group. “Adding Karl Dial, Casey Moore, and Sam Davison along with other recent securities litigation hires, including: Hal Shaftel, Robert Frenchman, Daniel Tyukody, Bruce Lewitas,  Gregory Simon, Donald Davidson, Terri Mazur, Pete Michaels, Daniel Rabinovitz, David Ward , John Wells , Cliff Anderson,  David Lisi, Jeff Palmer, Peter Rush, and Todd Pentecost are consistent with that commitment. We look forward to combining Karl and Casey’s exceptional skills with those of the attorneys in our national Securities Litigation Practice.”

Dial has over 30 years of extensive experience litigating throughout the United States and has tried more than 40 complex civil cases. He has handled numerous bet-the-company matters and class action lawsuits. Dial uses his CPA training to gain an advantage in courtroom matters and has been board certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for over 25 years.

Moore focuses her securities litigation practice on representation of broker-dealers and brokers in securities claims as well as representing directors and officers in class actions and derivative shareholder proceedings. She has represented national and international clients engaged in diverse industries including securities, financial services, oil and gas, health care, and insurance. Moore also has extensive experience litigating in federal and state court and before arbitration panels, including FINRA and AAA, and has tried over 40 cases.

Davison is a trial lawyer who focuses his national and international practice on resolving complex business disputes through litigation, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution.

Rajunov‡ focuses his practice on tax consulting and transactional advice to foreign investors doing business in Mexico, as well as advising Mexican investors on their investments overseas. Based on more than 20 years of experience, Rajunov’s practice has a distinct emphasis on real estate, corporate and securities, as well mergers and acquisitions matters. Additionally, Rajunov focuses on the real estate development, finance, private wealth, manufacturing and distribution, retail, technology, gaming, hospitality, and housing sectors and industries.

Duncan‡ focuses her practice on commercial, industrial, and residential real estate matters, including development and acquisitions, structured finance, and corporate matters. Duncan has significant experience representing international and U.S. companies in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including leases (retail, office, industrial, warehouse, and ground leases), purchase and sale agreements, development agreements, construction contracts, management agreements, condominiums, and related due diligence matters involving title reports, zoning, and survey analysis; representation of developers and equity investors in partnership and joint venture agreements; and representation of borrowers and lenders in construction financing secured by real estate. 

Just a few of the many additional recent high-profile Greenberg Traurig hires include former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani joined as Global Chair of the firm’s Cybersecurity, Privacy and Crisis Management Practice and Senior Advisor to Rosenbaum; Marc L. Mukasey, who serves as Global Co-Chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense Practice; highly respected litigators Louis M. Solomon, Shaftel, Colin Underwood, and Michael S. Lazaroff (Solomon joined as Global Co-Head of the International Litigation Practice); Private Equity shareholders Christopher R. Machera, Adam S. Tope, and Todd E. Bowen, as well as Of Counsel Christopher P. McHugh; and Victoria Reggie Kennedy, who rejoined the firm as senior counsel, is based in the Washington, D.C. and Boston offices.

‡  Registered Foreign Legal Consultant in Texas; Admitted to the practice of law in Mexico.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.