Winstead Creates Government Enforcement And Regulated Industries Litigation Group

Thursday, November 1, 2007 - 00:00

Winstead PC, responding to stepped up efforts by government officials and regulatory agencies to enforce consumer protection statutes and industry regulations, has established a new practice group.The firm's new Government Enforcement and Regulated Industries Litigation Practice Group brings together skilled legal counsel who can lead the defense for businesses facing complex civil cases, whether in negotiation, before government agencies, or in the courtroom.

According to Linda Burgess, Austin shareholder and practice group chair: "More and more businesses find themselves subjected to government oversight. They have a strong need for the kind of legal services we can provide. Winstead has substantial experience in this area both as outside counsel and in-house counsel.

Winstead attorneys in the Government Enforcement and Regulated Industries Litigation practice, in addition to extensive courthouse experience, have handled matters before several regulatory agencies including the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas Department of Insurance, Texas Finance Commission, and the Texas Public Utility Commission.

Ms. Burgess has 21 years experience as an attorney. Her practice is focused on litigation in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels.

In a special open house for clients, friends and the judiciary, Winstead recently held a ceremony at the new Houston Office to honor the late Judge John L. Hill Jr., the first person in Texas to serve its citizens as secretary of state (1966-68), attorney general (1973-79) and chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas (1984-88). The main room of the conference center at Winstead's new Houston office in the JPMorgan Chase Tower building at 600 Travis Street was dedicated to Judge Hill.