Hilgers Graben COVID-19 Announcement -- Contributing To Our Communities And Helping Our Clients
Read how the firm is reacting to the COVID-19 outbreak, contributing to our community and helping our clients.
With unprecedented speed, the coronavirus outbreak has swept across the globe and upended economic and social life around the United States. Around the country, people and companies are adjusting to the new conditions and trying to figure out how to best move forward in this uncertain environment.
Our hearts go out to communities around the country. We are thinking of our friends, clients, and neighbors during this time. We know that the uncertainty will end, and when it does we will all emerge stronger.
During this time of uncertainty we are encouraging our team and our communities to do good, and join the fight against the impact of COVID-19. The team at Hilgers Graben is working to help our local communities in this battle:
- Our firm is making a financial contribution to the Lincoln COVID-19 response fund;
- Our firm is making financial contributions to efforts in Dallas, Denver, and Lincoln to support impacted restaurants, small businesses, and their employees;
- We are encouraging our employees to follow CDC guidelines, to donate to local food pantries or other charities in their communities, to donate blood (which is in short-supply), to not horde, and, most importantly, to help their neighbors (especially the elderly who may need extra care and attention during the pandemic).
We also know that our clients are shifting their businesses and legal departments to working remotely. Many are adjusting to work-from-home operations, often transitioning hundreds if not thousands of employees to a cloud-based and virtually managed environment. At the same time, we know many are thinking about cash flow and the financial health of their companies. Budgets, projections, and needs are being re-written on the fly. We are thinking daily about the people, family, and businesses that are being impacted.
Our firm is looking to do its part to help our clients through this period of uncertainty. For the last nine years we have built and managed a workforce that has the capability to work from home or in a virtual environment. We understand the security, management, IT, and related issues that these remote scenarios raise because we have solved them for our own teams through years of experience, and in light of the coronavirus we are now working from home firm-wide without a hiccup. We also have refined our business processes and take advantage of geographic arbitrage, which have let us keep rates stable for five years and which, on average, have been 55% less than Big Law while offering the same quality of legal talent.
We have joined the fight in our community, and we are taking care of our team and clients at this time of uncertainty. We hope you all stay healthy and safe during these trying times and know that this crisis will pass but until it does that we will see the best all Americans can offer each other.
Hilgers Graben Announces Addition of Attorney Amie Long
Hilgers Graben PLLC is excited to announce the addition of Amie Long to its litigation team in Dallas.
Formerly Senior Counsel in the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington D.C., Amie graduated from Harvard Law.
“I am beyond excited to be joining the talented team at Hilgers Graben,” Amie said. “The opportunity to work on nation-wide complex litigation for a large variety of clients, without charging them big law rates, was very attractive to me. And when I observed the dynamic and positive culture at the firm that Mike, Andrew, and the rest of the partnership have created at Hilgers Graben, the combination was irresistible, especially for a working mother.”School. Prior to her work at the SEC, Amie was an associate with Clifford Chance LLP. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with Distinction from the University of Kansas.
“We’re incredibly fortunate to have someone of Amie’s experience and caliber joining our growing team,” said firm founder Mike Hilgers. “Her extensive litigation work at the SEC will blend in nicely with the rest of our highly-experienced team and offer our clients even more value for their dollar.”
As Senior Counsel in the Enforcement Division at the SEC, Amie conducted large-scale investigations into potential violations of federal securities laws by issuers across the country. In her work at the SEC, she was a trial team member of cases litigated in various federal jurisdictions, and she worked closely with officials in the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Offices and other federal government agencies in parallel proceedings.
Hilgers Graben PLLC Announces Addition Of Attorney Bart A. Starr
Hilgers Graben PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of Bart A. Starr to its litigation team in Denver.
Formerly a partner at the Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Winstead, and Polsinelli law firms, Bart graduated from The Washington University School of Law in St. Louis and served as the primary notes editor of the Washington University Law Review. He is admitted to the bars of Missouri, Texas, and Colorado. He is a registered Patent Attorney, a Registered Professional Engineer, and the former Chair of the Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Committee of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.
“I’m excited to be joining the innovative and dynamic team at Hilgers Graben, one of the fastest-growing law firms in the country,” Bart said. “The opportunity to provide clients with exceptional quality legal work, without charging them big law rates, was too good to pass up. The firm also is well known for its positive culture and highly-talented and credentialed attorneys, which made my decision to join this team a no-brainer.”
“We’re incredibly pleased and fortunate to have someone of Bart’s caliber join our team,” said firm founder Mike Hilgers. “His extensive experience working in high-stakes complex litigation will be a real asset for our clients. His experience with intellectual property litigation is almost unmatched and we are thrilled to have him with the firm.”
Bart received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, in addition to a B.S. degree in Physics from Nebraska Wesleyan University. Before becoming an attorney, Bart was an engineer for ten years in the oil. gas, water, and wastewater industries.