“I am every bit as thrilled to be an associate at Hiersche Hayward as to have passed the bar (exam),” Ostapko says.
A 2012 magna cum laude graduate of Southern Methodist University School of Law, Ostapko says he joined Hiersche Hayward as a law clerk in August. Ostapko says he co-founded the Labor and Employment Law Student Association at the law school.
Ostapko says that while in law school, he had an externship with U.S. District Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn of the Northern District of Texas in Dallas and also assisted SMU law professor Ellen Pryor in drafting Chapter 10 of the Restatement of the Law Third Torts.
A member of Hiersche Hayward’s Corporate and Business Transactions Practice Group, Ostapko says his practice focuses on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, estate planning and commercial paper.
-- Mary Alice Robbins
Robbins is an Austin-based freelance writer and a former Texas Lawyer senior reporter.