DLA Piper announced today that C. Michael Moore and Matthew Nickel have joined the firm's Litigation practice as partners in the Dallas office.
Moore brings broad experience in unfair trade practices, state attorney general litigation, governmental fraud and qui tam litigation, consumer class actions, business torts, commercial transactions and product liability. Nickel focuses on complex litigation with an emphasis on product liability and pharmaceutical litigation.
They join from Dentons' Dallas office, where Moore was managing partner and both were members of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice, in addition to Nickel being a member of the Life Sciences and Healthcare industry sector team.
"Mike and Matt are gifted trial lawyers with a proven track record of success in high-stakes cases for major multinational clients," said Loren Brown, co-chair of the firm's US and global Litigation practices. "They will immediately enhance our trial bench both in Texas and nationally, and we are pleased to welcome them to the firm."
"Mike and Matt are both highly-regarded and exceptionally qualified litigators whose addition further strengthens our presence in Dallas and Texas generally," said John Gilluly, managing partner of the firm's Texas offices. "Their broad litigation and dispute experience in life sciences and other sectors will serve our clients' needs across our global platform."
Moore received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and his B.A. from the Centenary College of Louisiana. Nickel received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.
The arrival of Moore and Nickel marks the latest step forward in the continued growth of DLA Piper in Dallas, which has also included the recent addition of Employment partners Marc Katz and Isabel Crosby, Litigation partner Rob Hoffman and Corporate partner Steven Bartz.