Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the election of six attorneys to its partnership. The new partners in each city are:
- Austin – Emilio Nicolas
- Dallas – Pete Hyndman
- Houston – Jamila Brinson, Luke Gilman, and William Stowe
- San Antonio – George Hinchey
Jamila Brinson is a labor and employment and litigation attorney who partners with clients to prevent and resolve employee and litigation disputes. She is a zealous advocate for her clients; from labor and employment disputes to commercial disputes to media, trademark and copyright litigation, Jamila listens to her clients and creates legal strategies to obtain the best possible result. She is also certified by the State Bar of Texas as a Guardian Ad Litem and volunteers through Houston Volunteer Lawyers on behalf of parents seeking guardianship of an incapacitated adult child. Prior to obtaining her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center, Jamila served two years as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer.
Trial and appellate attorney Luke J. Gilman focuses his practice on litigation and arbitration with an emphasis on technology and media-related disputes and internal investigations. Luke has developed particular areas of expertise in First Amendment and defamation litigation, international and domestic arbitration, and technology-related disputes and investigations, in addition to a general commercial and contract litigation practice. Luke received his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center, where he was selected to the Order of the Barristers, received a Distinguished Service Award from the faculty, and served on the Houston Law Review. Prior to law school, Luke worked for eight years working in the field of information technology. He is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and serves on the Board of the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston (HisBA).
George E. Hinchey’s practice focuses on real estate, with his experience revolving around acquiring and disposing of office buildings and commercial retail centers, developing commercial retail centers, and representing landlords leasing and ground leasing to commercial tenants. George has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Rising Star and by S.A. Scene as a Best Lawyer, which made him one of the youngest real estate lawyers in San Antonio to receive that recognition. He is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a Las Casas Foundation Board Member and Director.
Pete Hyndman is a transactional attorney whose practice areas include corporate and securities and mergers and acquisitions. Pete advises clients on the strategic and legal implications of internal entity governance and structuring, significant business transactions and contracts, and legal compliance. His knowledge and client base span industries such as energy, healthcare, and technology. Pete received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and served as an editor at the Texas Review of Entertainment and Sports Law.
Emilio B. Nicolas is an experienced content and information attorney. His practice includes entertainment, media, technology, and intellectual property litigation and transactional work, with a particular emphasis on copyright, trademark, and privacy law. When Emilio is not advocating for his clients and their intellectual property and business rights in court, he is representing and counseling his clients on their intellectual property and media rights management, clearance, and licensing matters, their entertainment and media industry transactions, and their internet privacy and compliance matters. He has been named a Rising Star by Thomson Reuters. He is also a Trustee of the Copyright Society of the USA, a subcommittee co-chair for the ABA Intellectual Property Litigation Committee, and a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.
Trial lawyer William Stowe concentrates on commercial litigation matters involving complex contract disputes, business torts, government procurement, and healthcare litigation. William represents clients in a wide array of business disputes and has extensive experience representing clients in matters involving government contracts, having defended or prosecuted bid protest actions in nearly a dozen states and at the federal level. He also has far-reaching experience with, and knowledge of, federal and state open records laws. He is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, a member of the Houston Bar Association’s Law and Media Committee, and a member of the Bar Association for the Fifth Federal Circuit. William has been admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit as well as the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas. William is also an Eagle Scout.
Founded more than 130 years ago, Jackson Walker has played a vital role in the growth and development of Texas business. Today, with more than 350 attorneys across seven Texas offices, our attorneys represent Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, major financial institutions, insurance companies, and a wide range of public companies and private businesses around the globe. While Jackson Walker proudly calls Texas home, our attorneys are licensed throughout the U.S. and have experience in developed and emerging markets worldwide. The Firm is ranked nationally in 27 practice areas in the U.S. News’ “Best Law Firms” rankings, has 12 Chambers USA-ranked practices, and was recognized in the BTI Client Service A-Team list in 2017.