DALLAS – Oct. 2, 2019 –Bill Stark and Steven V. Walkowiak, shareholders in the Dallas office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, were recognized as 2019 Texas Trailblazers by Texas Lawyer for launching one of the first video game and esports practices at a major U.S. law firm.
Stark and Walkowiak created Greenberg Traurig’s Video Games & Esports Practice after witnessing how underserved the competitive video gaming industry was within the traditional legal market. Today, the practice has grown to include an international group devoted to the rapidly converging worlds of video games, esports (competitive video gaming), virtual and augmented reality, entertainment, mobile media, music, and social networking.
Greenberg Traurig remains one of the few law firms with this integrated expertise.
“There is no question Steve and Bill are true trailblazers,” said Mary-Olga Lovett, Senior Vice President of Greenberg Traurig and the Co-Regional Operating Shareholder of the firm’s Texas offices. “Thanks to their foresight, Greenberg Traurig is uniquely positioned to represent clients in this new sector—which is changing at literally light speed—in a strategic, comprehensive manner that is unmatched by any other firm.”
Each year, Texas Lawyer honors legal professionals who have made significant marks on a practice, policy, or technological advancement. The full list of 2019 Texas Trailblazers will be featured in the October/November 2019 issue of Texas Lawyer. For more information about this award or to view a digital copy of the magazine, (subscription required) visit: https://www.law.com/texaslawyer/issue-gallery/.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP – Texas: Texas is important to Greenberg Traurig and part of its history. With more than 125 Texas lawyers in Austin, Dallas, and Houston, Greenberg Traurig has deep roots in the Texas business, legal, and governmental communities. Greenberg Traurig Texas works with clients to address their interdisciplinary legal needs across the state utilizing the firm’s global platform. The Texas attorneys are experienced in industries key to the state’s future, including: aviation, chemicals, construction, education, energy and natural resources, financial institutions, health care, hedge funds, hospitality, infrastructure, insurance, media, medical devices, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, real estate, retail, sports, technology and software, telecommunications, transportation, and video games and esports.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2100 attorneys in 41 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.