Greenberg Traurig Expands Austin Office, Adds Kendyl Hanks

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Greenberg Traurig Expands Austin Office, Adds Kendyl Hanks

The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP welcomes Kendyl Hanks to the Austin office as a shareholder in the Litigation Practice.

“Kendyl’s extensive experience as an appellate lawyer and trial counsel will broaden the resources available to our clients not only in Texas, but firm-wide. Her experience in and out of federal and state courtrooms will allow Greenberg Traurig to counsel clients on a wide range of issues,” said Darrell Windham, co-managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig's Austin office.

After starting her Texas law practice in 2001, Hanks was twice listed as a “Rising Star” in the practice of appellate law in Texas, and was named as one of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40” by D Magazine. In late 2005, Hanks moved to New York, where she cultivated a national trial and appeals practice, and was twice recognized again as a litigation “Rising Star” in the New York metro area by SuperLawyers. In late 2012, Hanks was recognized by SuperLawyers as one of the Top Women Lawyers in the New York Metro Area.

Hanks plans to continue serving her clients’ litigation needs in Texas, New York, and other jurisdictions. “After seven years in New York, I’m thrilled that Greenberg Traurig has given me the opportunity to return to my Texas roots,” said Hanks of her return to Austin. “For me it’s the best of both worlds. Greenberg’s robust international platform and collaborative, client-centered philosophy fortifies my Texas and national appellate and trial practice by making top-notch lawyer talent and firm resources available to my clients not only in Texas and New York, but internationally. And it is my great fortune to be able to provide these services while being based in Austin.”

Hanks has represented clients in trial and on appeal in a wide variety of cases involving complex business and commercial disputes, business tort claims and defenses, bankruptcy adversary and confirmation proceedings, proportionate and contributory fault, real estate disputes, governmental immunity, tax law, fraud, fiduciary duty, alter ego and fraudulent transfer claims, constitutional law, jurisdictional issues, tribal sovereignty, and other complex or untested issues of law. She has made substantial contributions to the legal profession through service to the bar and pro bono clients. Hanks was elected to serve as one of the youngest members of the American Bar Association (ABA) Board of Governors and House of Delegates for the 2009-2012 term. She is also active in the ABA Section of Business Law, in which she co-chairs an appellate subcommittee. Hanks is a frequent author and speaker around the country on issues related to tort and fiduciary duty issues, litigation practice in the trial and appellate courts, developments in the United States Supreme Court, diversity in the legal profession, and associate development.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP – Texas
Greenberg Traurig has more than 100 attorneys in Texas, serving clients from offices in Austin,
Dallas and Houston.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 35 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal's 2012 NLJ 250. For additional information, please visit

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