Texas Lawyer has just published its “Watch List,” which features M&R’s newly combined Cyber, Energy & Intellectual Property practice in both Dallas and Houston.
Incidents such as the May 2021 ransomware attack that paralyzed the Colonial Pipeline underscore the pressing need for specialized expertise in these emerging areas of litigation and regulation. So too does the Biden Administration’s classification of energy companies as critical infrastructure—this and the fact that strict compliance with NIST’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy standards has become mandatory, particularly when collaborating with the U.S. government. On top of that, safeguarding invaluable trade secrets has become a top priority for all energy companies.
With the growing integration of technology in the energy sector, the firm anticipates a surge in patent litigation across Texas. M&R attorneys in Dallas and Houston have a rich history handling this category of cases, along with energy and other civil and criminal IP matters. It is that breadth of experience that led Texas Lawyer to highlight M&R as a firm that belongs on everyone’s radar.