Dallas – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Michael W. Stockham has been elected to serve a two-year term on the Board of Directors for the Dallas Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). A Certified Fraud Examiner himself, Mr. Stockham is one of more than 50,000 members of the ACFE, the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education.
A Partner in Thompson & Knight’s Trial Practice Group, Mr. Stockham focuses his practice on helping companies and individuals navigate the complex world of litigation and government regulation and enforcement, both in and out of the boardroom and courtroom. He provides counsel in such areas as corporate governance, corporate compliance, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder rights, securities fraud, class actions, merger litigation, partnership and corporate disputes, qui tam litigation defense, and white collar defense for companies and individual executives.
Recognized for his legal work, Mr. Stockham has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® (2018) by Woodward/White Inc., Texas Super Lawyers® (2013-2017) and Texas Rising Stars® (2009-2012) both by Thomson Reuters, and Best Lawyers in Dallas (2015-2017) by D Magazine. He also frequently speaks and authors publications on various business litigation topics.
In addition to his involvement with the ACFE, Mr. Stockham currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Dallas Children’s Theater. He also served as President (2014-2015), the Young Lawyers Division Coordinator (2009-2010), Membership Chair (2010-2011), Secretary (2011-2012), Vice President (2012-2013), and President-Elect (2013-2014) of the Federal Bar Association – Dallas. He is a member of the American, New York, Texas, and Dallas Bar Associations; a member of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel; a Life Fellow of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation; and a Fellow of The College of the State Bar of Texas. Also, he served in leadership roles for Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas, March of Dimes’ March for Babies, and the Writers’ League of Texas.
Based in Austin, Texas, the ACFE was founded in 1988 by preeminent fraud expert and author, Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA. Dr. Wells’ insight as an accountant-turned-FBI agent led to the formation of a common body of knowledge known today as fraud examination. AFCE’s mission is to reduce the incidence of fraud and white-collar crime and to assist the Membership in fraud detection and deterrence. To learn more, visit https://www.acfe.com/.