Six Fish & Richardson Attorneys from Dallas Honored in Texas Rising Stars Listing

Fish & Richardson is proud to announce that six attorneys in the firm’s Dallas office have been named to the 2011 Texas Rising Stars list.

Online PR News – 23-March-2011 – – DALLAS – Fish & Richardson is proud to announce that six attorneys in the firm’s Dallas office have been named to the 2011 Texas Rising Stars list.

The Fish & Richardson attorneys listed among the state’s top up-and-comers are Principals Natalie Arbaugh, Carl E. Bruce, Kelly Hine, Neil McNabnay, Thomas H. Reger II, and Associate Scott C. Thomas.

The Rising Stars list is based on nominations made by attorneys appearing on the well-known Texas Super Lawyers list, and recognizes those attorneys age 40 or younger and those who have been in practice fewer than 10 years. This year's list appears in the April issue of Texas Monthly magazine, as well as Texas Rising Stars, a publication from Thomson Reuters’ legal division.

“We’ve always known that these lawyers are rising stars at Fish & Richardson,” says Tom Melsheimer, managing principal and founder of Fish & Richardson’s Dallas office. “It’s nice that the selection committee at Texas Rising Stars agrees.”

Ms. Arbaugh represents clients in state and federal courts throughout the country, including handling trials, arbitrations, appeals, and complex multi-party actions. Her practice encompasses a wide range of commercial litigation, including all forms of contract and commercial tort disputes, as well as employment claims.

Mr. Bruce practices in all areas of intellectual property law with particular emphasis on patents and intellectual property litigation, particularly patent litigation. Mr. Bruce's experience includes representing intellectual property owners in a wide range of IP matters, including patent, trademark, and trade secret litigation, and patent preparation and prosecution.

Mr. Hine’s practice emphasizes litigation involving trade secrets, commercial contracts, commercial torts, non-disclosure/non-competition agreements, trademarks, copyrights, antitrust, and appellate proceedings. He has litigated complex, multi-party actions throughout the United States on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.

Mr. McNabnay handles all aspects of intellectual property litigation and prosecution. Before joining Fish & Richardson, he served as a law clerk to the Hon. A. Joe Fish, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Mr. Reger practices intellectual property litigation, as well as patent prosecution, trademark disputes, opinion work, and other high-tech litigation, including matters involving data theft and software-related issues. His experience in the Lawyer on Loan program through the Dallas County District Attorney’s office included Mr. Reger selecting juries or serving as lead prosecutor in more than 15 jury trials.

Mr. Thomas handles business and commercial litigation as well as intellectual property and white-collar criminal defense cases. He previously served as a Summer Associate at Fish & Richardson, as a law clerk to the Hon. A. Joe Fish, and as a tax consulting senior associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Fish & Richardson is a leading global law firm with more than 350 attorneys and technology specialists practicing intellectual property strategy and counseling, intellectual property litigation, and business litigation. Fish does cutting-edge legal work for innovative clients who value their intellectual property. For over 130 years, Fish has been serving great innovators, helping protect countless ideas, nurturing discoveries, and facilitating the entry of new concepts to market. The firm has been ranked the number one patent litigation firm in the country for seven straight years (Corporate Counsel, 2003-2010), a top IP firm for America’s biggest companies (Corporate Counsel, September 2010), and an elite Tier 1 patent prosecution firm (Managing Intellectual Property, February 2010). Fish was honored as an IP Firm of the Year (Law360, January 2010), named a finalist for top IP Litigation Department of the Year (The American Lawyer, January 2010), and was named the number one firm in the US for PCT filings (Managing Intellectual Property, October 2010). The firm also handled two of the top ten most important IP cases of 2009 (Managing Intellectual Property, January 2010). For more information, visit

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