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Thompson Coburn Continues Growth With the Addition of Two Partners and a Texas State Senator as Counsel in Dallas

July 17, 2023

Continuing its growth trajectory, Thompson Coburn LLP added two new partners and a Texas state senator as counsel to its Dallas office this week.

Nathan Johnson joins the firm as counsel in the Business Litigation and Bankruptcy groups. He currently serves as a Texas state senator, representing nearly a million residents and thousands of businesses throughout seven cities in Dallas County. Recognized as a leading voice on the Texas power grid, healthcare, government efficiency and youth development, Johnson led major reforms to the Texas energy market, improvement in healthcare delivery and access, regulatory reforms and modernization of laws in construction and banking.

Also joining Thompson Coburn are the following partners:

  • Tom Reddin focuses on employment law and litigation and has an innate ability to anticipate and manage a multitude of risks for clients. With his practice covering the full spectrum of litigation services, Reddin has been recognized nationally and regionally as a leading labor and employment practitioner, including in Best Lawyers in America in Litigation — Labor & Employment (2015-2023). He was previously a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright.
  • Andrew McKeon is a trial attorney who represents clients in general business matters that include fiduciary relationships, partnership disputes, breach of contract, trademarks, trade secrets, business competition torts and real estate. He brings experience representing clients at trial, in arbitration and on appeal. McKeon was previously a partner at Munck Wilson Mandala.

“The first half of 2023 has been a period of stellar growth, and we have enhanced the firm’s ability to service clients with top-tier legal talent,” said Thompson Coburn Chair Roman Wuller. “In July alone, we’ve added five new lawyers as we continue to bolster our team with strategic lateral hires who are a great cultural fit for the firm.”

The trio adds depth to Thompson Coburn’s Dallas office, which opened in March 2020 with four founding partners and is now over 25 attorneys strong with recognition throughout the region.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Tom, Andrew and Nathan to the Dallas team, as they bring a wealth of experience and knowledge that will immediately benefit our clients,” said Nicole Williams, managing partner of the firm’s Dallas office. “Nathan is well known across the state for his productive leadership in the Texas Senate on business issues and for improving people’s lives. Andrew has impressive experience in commercial litigation and a deep understanding of clients’ business needs. And Tom is a well-respected litigator with a proven track record of success in representing clients in complex labor and employment matters. I’m confident each will play an integral role in our continued success here in Dallas.”

On joining the firm, Johnson said, “Thomson Coburn has a long history of representing clients in their most challenging and sensitive cases, and the firm’s commitment to expansion in the thriving Texas market was a huge draw for me. Having previously worked at Thompson & Knight with Nicole and the Dallas office’s founding partners, I know they’re superb lawyers, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to bring my experience as a state senator and a commercial litigator to the powerful mix of talent and expertise here. I look forward to working with Tom, Andrew and the entire team to continue building on the firm’s success.”

The additions of Johnson, McKeon and Reddin are the latest in a series of lateral hires for Thompson Coburn that includes seven additional new partners: corporate and securities partner Michael Rosenblum; labor and employment partners Genevieve LeFevour, Carlos Ortiz and Art Silbergeld; tax partner Nick Kappas; and real estate litigator Tina Bird. In early July, the firm also brought on Emily Berttucci as chief legal recruiting officer to enhance the firm’s strategic growth initiatives.