National firm FisherBroyles recently expanded its presence in Texas.
Kelly C. Rittenberry, the firm’s Texas managing partner, says it has launched new offices in Austin and Houston, with two new partners in each office. The firm also has added a partner in the Dallas office, which opened in 2008, she says.
FisherBroyles holds down costs, Davidow says, by not having associates or a large staff.
Davidow, a 2000 graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, says that before joining FisherBroyles, she spent 12 years in the appellate and litigation sections at Vinson & Elkins. She says she has expertise in procedure and jurisdiction and tends to do a lot of consulting with other attorneys on litigation matters.
Charles B. “Chuck” Meyer (pictured) also is a new partner in Houston. Meyer says he has had a varied background, including serving as chief legal officer and corporate secretary at Research In Motion Limited, now BlackBerry, and lead executive for the company’s European subsidiary. He says he also has big firm experience as an associate in Jones Day in Ohio. He joined FisherBroyles after working as a solo practitioner in Lumberton and The Woodlands.
Meyer says he received his J.D. in 1989 from American University Washington College of Law and a bachelor of civil law from University of Oxford, Faculty of Law, in 2005. He says that before becoming a lawyer he was a patent examiner and now is a licensed patent attorney.
His practice involves corporate, business, commercial and intellectual property law.
Meyer says that as a former general counsel, he knows the importance of reining in legal costs. “It is exciting to be a part of something that practices law in a distinctive way while benefitting general counsel by providing quality legal services at reasonable billable rates,” he says.
Dabeau says she focuses her practice on technology, especially in the area of health care. She also handles transactions involving the purchase, sale, development, licensing and use of technology and related business agreements.
Austin partner Sherry L. Kinlaw (pictured), a 1995 graduate of the UT law school, says she came to FisherBroyles from her role as vice president of business and legal affairs for THQ, a software and video gaming company. She says she also previously served as senior vice president and counsel at Financial Industries Corp. an insurance and real estate holding company.
FisherBroyles’ new partner in the Dallas office is David Olson (pictured), a former general counsel for American Multiline Corp.
— Mary Alice Robbins
Robbins is an Austin-based freelance writer and a former Texas Lawyer senior reporter.