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Munck Wilson Mandala

United States 2024

General Information

Year founded: 1997
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Overview

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Munck Wilson Mandala's goals are to provide the highest-quality legal service, to be an integral part of each of our clients’ victories, and to recruit and retain the brightest, most tenacious legal talent. We develop sustained relationships with our clients, aimed at providing the best solution to their legal needs.

Our attorneys work together as a team, interact in a mutually respectful and supportive manner, and treat one another with respect, trust, and dignity. While we hold one another to the highest standards, we also bring enthusiasm, innovation, and commitment to advancing the welfare of our clients and our firm.

Faced with high-stakes legal challenges and a difficult economic environment, the world’s most sophisticated clients, both big and small, look to Munck Wilson Mandala to understand and deliver sound judgment on their business issues. We are recognized regularly as one of the nation’s leading technology-focused law firms. Blending experience and expertise, our attorneys have established a substantial track record of success in handling complex trials, transactions, and technology matters in courtrooms and boardrooms around the world. Many of our attorneys hold engineering degrees and have worked in high-tech/engineering roles.

Our attorneys have earned recognition among their peers in various listings, including Best Lawyers in America and BL Ones to Watch, Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, Lawdragon 500, D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas, Los Angeles Times Leaders of Influence and Top 100 Attorneys, IP Stars, World Trademark Review 1000, and IAM Patent 1000. We are tremendously proud of these recognitions.

In 2021, MWM was honored with a Top 20 Texas Verdict and a Top 100 National Verdict for AMS Sensors USA Inc. v. Renesas Electronics America, Inc., as reported by VerdictSearch and The National Law Journal. That same year, Law360 listed MWM as a Texas Regional Powerhouse, one of only five Texas law firms listed for that prestigious title. MWM is celebrating its 25th year in business in 2023, and the leaders, attorneys, and staff are looking forward to the next 25 years of business in Texas and nationally.

Rankings

Munck Wilson Mandala is metro ranked in 18 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Austin
Tier 1 for Copyright Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Intellectual Property
Tier 1 for Trademark Law
Tier 3 for Administrative / Regulatory Law
Dallas/Fort Worth
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation

Select Clients

  • Crane Co.
  • DFW Airport
  • Galderma Laboratories, LP
  • GE Capital Corporation
  • Honeywell
  • L3 Communications
  • Marlow Industries
  • Raytheon
  • Siemens Corporation
  • Texas A&M University

Highlighted Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
Venture Capital Law
Extremely knowlegeable in all areas of venture capital law.
Luis Cruz, CFO – Trinity Groves Restaurant Incubator Partners LP
Litigation - Labor and Employment
Extremely knowlegeable in all areas of litigation law.
Luis Cruz, CFO – Trinity Groves Restaurant Incubator Partners LP
Employment Law - Management
Extremely knowlegeable in all areas of employment law.
Luis Cruz, CFO – Trinity Groves Restaurant Incubator Partners LP
Copyright Law
Extremely knowlegeable in all areas of intellectual property.
Luis Cruz, CFO – Trinity Groves Restaurant Incubator Partners LP
Corporate Law
Randy Ray and Susan Hogan were instrumental in our process. The team is both strategic and detailed, as well as very experienced.
Collin Jones, President – Resi Media
Corporate Law
I have been very please with Randy Ray's support on our transactions.
Tra Willbanks, GC/Chief Compliance Officer – Anchor Partners
Corporate Law
Munck Wilson Mandala is always competent, knowledgeable and professional. They are always thorough in their research and analysis and give good advice and opinions.
Corporate Law
Munck Wilson Mandala has been integral in our firm's operations as we continue to grow. Their attention to our firm's issues and their commitment to assist us with various aspects of our business has exceeded my high expectations.
Andrew Offer, CEO – Scientific Health Development
Copyright Law
MWM team not only brought great insight into our copyright process, but managed the process in a very cost-effective, strategic way.
Mark Stanley, Vice President, Microsoft Gaming – Microsoft
Patent Law
Munck Wilson Mandala has been outstanding as it relates to intellectual property work for our company. I feel confident in relying on their opinions, and their attention to balancing strategy and utility versus cost is extremely helpful.
Patent Law
Munck Wilson Mandala is highly responsive, and its work is of very high quality at very cost-effective pricing. Munck Wilson Mandala is committed to diversity, and it is not just advertising talk. Munck Wilson Mandala has shown its commitment in its hiring and promotion actions.
Employment Law - Management
Munck Wilson Mandala has dedicated and knowledgeable attorneys that work hard for their clients.
Venture Capital Law
Munck Wilson Mandala has dedicated and knowledgeable attorneys that work hard for their clients.
Litigation - Labor and Employment
Munck Wilson Mandala has dedicated and knowledgeable attorneys that work hard for their clients.
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Our company has secured over 20 patents through the professional services of Munck Wilson Mandala. The patents have held up under challenge and our firm has received several patent infringement settlements through the services of the MWM legal team.
Michael Lehrman – iLife Technologies
Litigation - Patent
We have engaged Munk Wilson Mandala for over ten years and have found its services superlative in every respect. We endorse the professional skill of MWM without reservation.
Michael Lehrman – iLife Technologies
Copyright Law
I have had excellent experience with Munck Wilson Mandala in all areas of practice. We use them primarily for general corporate law matters and M&A.
Litigation - Intellectual Property
For over 20 years Munck Wilson has supplied exceptional counsel and assistance in the filing of six highly technical medical device patents for Sleep Methods', and over a dozen technical patents for innovations in micro-electronic accelerometers for Sleep Methods' parent iLife Solutions.
Michael Lehrman – iLife Technologies
Trademark Law
The trademark team at Munck Wilson Mandala is a pleasure to work with. Their service levels are exceptional, and they always have my company's best interest in mind. They provide alternative fee arrangements that guarantees certainty in legal expenditures and allows for predictable budgeting. In addition, they provide strategic guidance in the areas of trademark and patent prosecution. I would definitely recommend Munck Wilson Mandala.
Patent Law
I cannot speak highly enough of the Munck Wilson law firm in general in relation to patent litigation and support. As the long time General Counsel at Galderma, we had tremendous success and favorable outcomes in our Hatch-Waxman patent litigation as well as in other types patent disputes. They were always knowledgable, responsive and well versed on recent changes in patent litigation jurisprudence that I simply did not have time to closely follow.
Quintin Cassady, General Counsel – Modern Meadow
Technology Law
Munck Wilson Mandala is highly responsive, and its work is of very high quality at very cost-effective pricing. Munck Wilson Mandala is committed to diversity, and it is not just advertising talk. Munck Wilson Mandala has shown its commitment in its hiring and promotion actions.
Patent Law
We've successfully received multiple patents for our technology working with MWM, and also defended against baseless patent trolls.
Jimmie MacLean
Corporate Law
We've been with Munck Wilson Mandala since the company's inception. They have been an incredible partner through all phases of the journey from a small scrappy start up raising friends and family money, through VC funding, Royalty financing, minority PE, and majority PE transactions. Through it all, MWM has been one of our most trusted and reliable partners.
Jimmie MacLean
Copyright Law
Dedicated and Knowledgeable attorneys that work hard for their clients.
Luis Cruz, CFO – Trinity Groves Restaurant Incubator Partners LP
Trademark Law
I have used Munck Wilson Mandala exclusively for trademark work. Their work is always well done, and we always excellent response and personal attention. I wouldn't use anyone else!
Litigation - Patent
Munck Wilson Mandala provides excellent service for very reasonable fees.
Daniel Sibley
Litigation - Patent
Over 20 years Munck Wilson Mandala has successfully prosecuted several patent infringement actions on behalf of Sleep Methods parent iLife Solutions.
Michael Lehrman – iLife Technologies

Rankings

Metro Rankings

Austin
Tier 1 for Copyright Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Intellectual Property
Tier 1 for Trademark Law
Tier 3 for Administrative / Regulatory Law
Dallas/Fort Worth
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Copyright Law
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Insurance Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Intellectual Property
Tier 1 for Litigation - Patent
Tier 1 for Patent Law
Tier 1 for Venture Capital Law
Tier 2 for Corporate Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Construction
Tier 2 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 2 for Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Tier 2 for Sports Law
Tier 2 for Technology Law
Tier 3 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 3 for Trademark Law
Los Angeles
Tier 3 for Litigation - Intellectual Property
Tier 3 for Litigation - Real Estate

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Copyright Law
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Trademark Law

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Client Comments

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Awards

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  • Chambers USA Leading Lawyers
  • Chambers USA Leading Lawyers
  • Chambers USA Leading Lawyers
  • Chambers USA Leading Lawyers
  • Chambers USA Leading Lawyers
  • Chambers USA Leading Lawyers
  • D Magazine Best Lawyer in Dallas
  • D Magazine Best Lawyer in Dallas
  • D Magazine Best Lawyer in Dallas
  • D Magazine Best Lawyer in Dallas
  • Texas Rising Stars
  • Texas Rising Stars
  • Chambers USA Leading Lawyers
  • Chambers USA Leading Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers Corporate Council Edition
  • SuperLawyers Corporate Council Edition
  • Best Law Firms
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Law Dragon top 500
  • Texas Rising Stars
  • Texas Rising Stars
  • Chambers USA Leading Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • Best Law Firms
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • D Magazine Best Lawyer in Dallas
  • D Magazine Best Lawyer in Dallas
  • D Magazine Best Lawyer in Dallas
  • D Magazine Best Lawyer in Dallas
  • DBJ Top N. Texas Business Defenders
  • DBJ Top N. Texas Business Defenders
  • Texas Rising Stars
  • Texas Rising Stars
  • Texas Rising Stars
  • Texas Rising Stars
  • Texas Rising Stars
  • Texas Rising Stars

Main Location

Dallas, TX
600 Banner Place Tower
12770 Coit Road
Dallas, TX 75251
United States
972-628-3600 Call our Dallas, TX location at 972-628-3600 Get Directions Get directions to our Dallas, TX location

Office Locations

Los Angeles, CA
1925 Century Park East, Suite 2300
Los Angeles, CA 90067
United States
310-855-3311 Call our Los Angeles, CA location at 310-855-3311 Get Directions Get directions to our Los Angeles, CA location
Wilmette, IL
1335 Chestnut Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
United States
Call our Wilmette, IL location at Get Directions Get directions to our Wilmette, IL location
Austin, TX
North Austin Office
Northpoint Centre, Suite 270
6836 Austin Center Boulevard
Austin, TX 78731
United States
512-476-7900 Call our Austin, TX location at 512-476-7900 Get Directions Get directions to our Austin, TX location
Austin, TX
South Austin Office
807 Las Cimas Pkwy, Suite 300
Austin, TX 78746
United States
737-201-1600 Call our Austin, TX location at 737-201-1600 Get Directions Get directions to our Austin, TX location

Management and Personnel

managing partner
William A. Munck
chair corporate
Larry Mandala
partner/co-chair patent litigation
Mike Wilson

Contacts

public relations director
Shannon Tipton
business development manager
Katie Nussle
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