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Greenberg Traurig Continues to Expand in Texas, Adds 3 Attorneys in Austin and 1 in Dallas

AUSTIN, TX – Jan. 17, 2017 – Continuing its strategic growth in Texas, global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has added Shareholders C. Mark Stratton and Craig A. Duewall as well as Associate Erik M. Weber to the Austin office’s Litigation Practice. The trio focuses on energy and commercial litigation matters and joined the firm from Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, LLP. Additionally, Suchismita Pahi has joined the firm’s Dallas office as an associate in the Cybersecurity, Privacy and Crisis Management Practice.

“This group will play an essential role in our office as we continue to expand our work for clients on a wide range of litigation matters,” said Barry Senterfitt, operating shareholder for the Austin office. “Mark, Craig, and Erik will be truly valuable counselors to our clients, particularly those in the energy space. I am delighted to welcome them to the Austin office.”

“As privacy and data security-related concerns become more of a focus for our clients across various industries, we look forward to expanding our Dallas office capabilities in this area,” noted Joseph F. Coniglio, Dallas office managing shareholder. “Suchi will work closely with Lori S. Nugent and build upon her successes managing data breaches and privacy matters for clients in Texas and across the globe.”

Stratton is a trial attorney with broad experience in the areas of oil and gas, transportation, securities, construction, products liability, professional liability, and personal injury. He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has tried more than 50 cases to verdict in both state and federal courts. He has tried cases in some of the most challenging jurisdictions in Texas. He has argued cases before the Supreme Court of Texas, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the 1st, 3rd, 9th, and 14th Courts of Appeals in Texas. Stratton also provides transactional advice to his oil and gas clients. His trial work in this area gives him a unique perspective when advising oil and gas clients on transactional issues.

Duewall focuses his practice on representing clients in cases involving oil and gas, securities fraud, construction, real estate, business and partnership disputes, and insurance coverage. He represents clients before Texas state district courts, Texas state appellate courts, federal district courts, federal appellate courts, arbitration tribunals, and certain administrative agencies.

Weber focuses his practice in energy and complex, commercial litigation. He is also represents clients in state and federal court, mediation, and arbitration.

Pahi focuses her practice on data privacy and security law. Pahi guides clients through data security incident evaluation and with regulatory compliance requests. She has collaborated with clients to resolve numerous data security incidents, ranging from phishing and ransomware to data theft and fraud. 

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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 second largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2016, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.