Jackson Walker congratulates Dallas partners Chris Bankler and Brad Nitschke on their inclusion in D Magazine’s 2020 “Best Lawyers Under 40” list recognizing outstanding young attorneys in the North Texas area. Attorneys on the “Best Lawyers Under 40” list are nominated by peers who have witnessed their work firsthand and are selected for recognition by a panel of attorneys of varying ages and levels of experience.
Chris Bankler counsels clients through the process of complex business litigation, including general business disputes, fraud claims, breach of fiduciary duty cases, and breach of contract claims. An experienced litigator, Chris has served as litigation counsel in more than 100 cases in state and federal courts, as well as FINRA and AAA arbitrations. Chris has been named to D Magazine’s “Best Lawyer in Dallas” 2019 list and has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers since 2018.
Outside of his practice, Chris volunteers his time with the North Texas Food Bank, the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Corporate Recruiting Task Force, the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth, and the Dallas Museum of Art. In 2019, he was accepted into the Leadership Arts Institute.
Brad Nitschke is a partner in Jackson Walker’s Trial and Investigations & White Collar Defense practices. In addition to representing business and health care clients in litigation from demand through trial, Brad has particular experience in investigations and crisis response involving allegations of sexual misconduct, financial impropriety, and health care fraud and abuse. Brad’s extensive experience in these areas also equips him to work with proactive clients who want to identify areas of potential exposure and develop policies and practices to help minimize future risk before a problem arises. Since 2014, Brad has been recognized among Thomson Reuters as a “Texas Rising Star.”
In addition to serving on Jackson Walker’s Diversity Committee, Brad volunteers his time as a member of the Board of Directors of Forefront Living, a nonprofit and faith-based senior living, home health care, and hospice provider, and the City of Dallas Housing Finance Corporation, which finances affordable housing in Dallas. He is a past board member of the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce and the Dallas Domestic Violence Legal Help Center. Brad is also a life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, a fellow of the Dallas Bar Foundation, and a member of the American Health Lawyers Association’s Litigation and Fraud and Abuse Practice Groups and the National LGBT Bar Association.