Dallas – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Michael W. Stockham has been elected President and Mackenzie S. Wallace has been elected Secretary of the Federal Bar Association (“FBA”) – Dallas Chapter. Both will serve one-year terms beginning today.
Stockham is a Partner in Thompson & Knight’s Trial Practice Group in the Firm’s Dallas office. His complex business litigation practice focuses on corporate and shareholder rights, director and officer litigation, securities litigation, class actions defense, merger litigation, partnership disputes, and representation before government agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission. He has also participated in internal investigations arising from Sarbanes-Oxley and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Recognized for his outstanding legal work, Stockham has been selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (2013) and Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (2009-2012).
Prior to being elected President, he served as 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 FBA. In addition to his involvement with the FBA, he is active in a number of civic and professional organizations. For example, Stockham is a member of the State Bar of Texas, American Bar Association, and the Texas Association of Defense Counsel. Also, he served as a member of the Central Regional Advisory Board for Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas from 2009 to 2011 and as a member of the Revenue Development Committee for March of Dimes’ March for Babies in 2008.
Wallace is an Associate in Thompson & Knight’s Trial Practice Group in the Firm’s Dallas office. Her practice focuses on federal and state trial actions involving securities, financial institutions, energy, aviation, and general business and commercial litigation. She also represents clients in corporate and shareholder rights, director and officer litigation, merger litigation, and white collar litigation. In addition to her involvement with the FBA, Wallace serves as the Co-Chair of the Ask-A-Lawyer Committee and a member of the Freedom Run Committee for Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. She is also an active member of the Dallas Bar Association, DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar, and the Women’s Energy Network.
The FBA represents the federal legal profession, and consists of more than 16,000 federal lawyers, including 1,200 federal judges, who work together to promote the sound administration of justice and integrity, quality, and independence of the judiciary. The FBA also provides opportunities for scholarship and for judges and lawyers to professionally and socially interact. For more information on the FBA, please visit http://www.fedbar.org/Chapters/Dallas-Chapter.aspx.