DALLAS - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Sarah M. Paxson as a partner in the Firm’s Dallas office. Ms. Paxson focuses her practice on patent infringement, trade secret and trademark litigation. In addition to providing litigation and litigation avoidance services, she counsels clients on licensing issues and proper development and management of intellectual property assets.

Since September, Gardere has added three experienced IP attorneys, including respected patent infringement litigator Paul V. Storm. Gardere’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice was recognized by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® in the 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms” rankings.

As a member of Gardere’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, Ms. Paxson will handle a wide range of IP matters. Experienced in complex civil litigation and arbitration, Ms. Paxson is adept in representing clients on both sides of the docket. Ms. Paxson has represented clients in a wide variety of industries from manufacturers and airlines to credit card processors and retailers with a constant emphasis on understanding and furthering the client’s business goals in addressing intellectual property disputes.

“We are pleased that Sarah has decided to come on board. She is an important addition to one of our premier practice areas,” says Gardere Managing Partner Steve Good. “With 33 lawyers with expertise in the highly sophisticated intellectual property practice area, we are able to serve every need of our clients in addressing these valuable and strategic business assets.”  

Ms. Paxson earned her law degree from the Washington University School of Law and her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Texas Christian University.

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, an Am Law 200 firm founded in 1909 and one of the Southwest’s largest full-service law firms, has offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston and Mexico City. Gardere provides legal services to private and public companies and individuals in areas of corporate, litigation, energy, tax, real estate, financial services, government affairs, hospitality, intellectual property, labor and employment, and environmental.