Gardere Welcomes Attorney Christina Wisdom to the Firm's Austin Office

Sep 03, 2013, 14:04 ET from Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Christina T. Wisdom as of counsel in the Government Affairs Practice Group in the Firm's Austin office. With more than 10 years of legislative and regulatory leadership, Ms. Wisdom will focus her practice on environmental and energy matters.

Ms. Wisdom joins the Firm from the Texas Chemical Council, where she has served as the vice president and general counsel since 2006. While at TCC, she represented more than 70 chemical companies before the Texas Legislature, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Railroad Commission of Texas, Public Utility Commission of Texas, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, among others. Ms. Wisdom also serves as an adjunct professor at The University of Texas School of Law, teaching Texas environmental and administrative law.

"We are very excited to have Christina joining our team," says Gardere Partner Kimberly A. Yelkin, chair of the Firm's Government Affairs Practice Group. "Simply put, she is top-notch.  Her environmental and energy expertise will add to our already stellar team of professionals in this area."

Ms. Wisdom has also been recognized on the Texas Rising Stars list in Texas Monthly magazine based on her work in the areas of environmental and government relations.

"I am thrilled to join the Firm," Ms. Wisdom says. "I look forward to working with the Gardere team to continue its excellent work in the environmental and energy arenas."

Gardere's Government Affairs Practice Group was recently named Texas' top law firm lobbying group by Texas Lawyer in its 2013 Lobbying Scorecard based on number of clients and reported revenue for the group's work during the 83rd Texas legislative session. Earlier this year, the group was named the second most powerful legal lobbying team by Capitol Inside in its 10th Annual Texas Lobby Power Rankings. In addition to the Firm's overall ranking, Partner Mark Vane was named to the "Hired Guns" list, which identifies the top lobbyists in the state. Capitol Inside described Mr. Vane as "the most highly visible lobbyist at the statehouse for [the] Gardere team."

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, an Am Law 200 firm founded in 1909 and one of the Southwest's largest full-service law firms, has offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston and Mexico City. Gardere provides legal services to private and public companies and individuals in areas of corporate, private equity, litigation, energy, tax, real estate, financial services, government affairs, hospitality, intellectual property, labor and employment, and environmental.

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