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Barry Chasnoff

Partner

Mr. Chasnoff has been a trial lawyer for more than 40 years, focusing on complex civil litigation. He has tried cases in more than 20 states involving claims for legal malpractice and bad-faith, as well as general commercial disputes. Relying upon his experience as worldwide General Counsel to Akin Gump, his practice includes counseling law firms on ethics and claims issues and defending them in malpractice claims.

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Manuel Mungia

Partner

Mr. Mungia advises domestic and foreign insurers in complex coverage matters and represents insurers in litigation arising out of directors and officers, management liability, professional liability, pollution liability, commercial general liability, and excess insurance coverage. Mr. Mungia also advises insurers in connection with claims against their insureds, defends lawyers accused of malpractice, and represents clients in a wide range of business disputes.

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Lauren A. Valkenaar

Partner

Ms. Valkenaar is an effective business litigator and has a track record of securing clients’ victories in cases with millions of dollars in dispute. She focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation concerning contractual provisions, breach of fiduciary duties and fraud for clients across many industries, including technology, cybersecurity, real estate, construction, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, financial institutions, and transportation.

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Matthew Pepping

Partner

Mr. Pepping represents clients in a wide range of matters, with an emphasis on business disputes and insurance coverage matters. Mr. Pepping advises domestic and foreign insurers in complex coverage matters and represents insurers in coverage litigation arising out of a wide range of policies. Mr. Pepping also represents individuals and entities in a wide-range of business disputes, such as lawsuits concerning contract rights, partnership duties, and various alleged torts.

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Blake Stribling

Partner

Mr. Stribling handles high-stakes disputes in courts and arbitrations throughout the country. His practice focuses on complex commercial conflicts, contract disputes, business divorces, fiduciary duty claims, and employment-related matters. He represents businesses of all sizes and has worked with clients in numerous industries, including energy, technology, development, healthcare, financial services, construction, insurance, real estate, and government contracting.

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Jean-Marie Crahan

Counsel

Jean-Marie Crahan is an accomplished commercial litigator with substantial experience in both state and federal courts with much of her work focused on motion practice and appeals.

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Dylan Fedderman

Counsel

Mr. Fedderman’s practice has focused on complex commercial litigation, primarily centered on business disputes. He has vigorously defended and pursued claims involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, misappropriation, tortious interference, and fraud for clients in various industries.

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Elizabeth Hartsell

Associate

Ms. Hartsell focuses her practice on complex civil litigation matters with an emphasis on business disputes, bankruptcy matters, insurance coverage, and professional liability. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Lee M. Jackwig, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Iowa.

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Adrianna Jimenez

Associate

Ms. Jimenez’s practice focuses on civil litigation matters with an emphasis on business disputes, insurance coverage, and professional liability.

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Jess Junek

Associate

Ms. Junek is a zealous advocate for clients involved in litigation. She brings enthusiasm to every litigation team and provides creative analysis in order to produce the best strategies to resolve clients’ disputes. Her practice focuses on representing insurers in coverage litigation and clients involved in complex commercial disputes in both state and federal courts.

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Adam Kiehne

Counsel

Mr. Kiehne’s practice focuses on complex litigation matters with an emphasis on business disputes, insurance coverage matters, and intercorporate liability and corporate structure issues.

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Jake Litzenberger

Associate

Mr. Litzenberger focuses his practice on complex civil litigation matters with an emphasis on business disputes, insurance coverage and professional liability.

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Greta McFarling

Counsel

Ms. McFarling’s practice focuses on civil litigation matters, with an emphasis on appeals, mandamus proceedings, and appellate litigation support. Greta has over thirteen years of appellate experience gained from her work as a staff attorney at the Fourth Court of Appeals. While at the Fourth Court of Appeals, Greta served as a briefing attorney for Chief Justice Alma L. López and as a staff attorney for Justice Phylis J. Speedlin and Justice Rebeca C. Martinez.

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Mary J. Myers

Senior Counsel

Ms. Myers has been a civil trial attorney for more than 30 years. She currently focuses her trial practice in the areas of contracts, commercial and personal injury litigation (1st and 3rd party), insurance coverage and regulatory issues, construction law, professional liability, corporate, trucking and commercial litigation, health, property and oil and gas law. Licensed to practice law in both the Texas state and federal courts, Ms. Myers is also a Registered Nurse and is specialty-certified in Critical Care with emphasis on neurosurgical nursing.

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C. Chris Nwabueze

Associate

Mr. Nwabueze’s practice focuses on civil litigation matters, with an emphasis on insurance coverage litigation and advice. Charles advises domestic and foreign insurers in complex coverage matters and represents insurers in litigation arising out of directors and officers, management liability, professional liability, pollution liability, commercial general liability, and excess insurance policies.

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Chad W. Schreiber

Counsel

Mr. Schreiber’s practice focuses on representing domestic and foreign insurers in civil litigation matters involving a broad spectrum of insurance policies, including commercial general liability, excess liability, pollution liability, professional liability, and directors and officers liability coverage.

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Megan Sturm

Associate

Megan is a commercial litigator with a variety of state and federal court experience representing clients in a wide range of complex litigation matters, including contract disputes, fiduciary litigation, real property matters, and internal and government investigations. 

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