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  • Hilgers Graben Announces Addition of Attorney Amie Long

    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.

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  • Hilgers Graben PLLC Announces Addition Of Attorney Bart A. Starr

    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.

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  • Hilgers Graben Announces Addition of Attorney Cynthia Schmidt

    Hilgers Graben Announces Addition of Attorney Cynthia Schmidt

    Hilgers Graben PLLC is excited to announce the addition of Cynthia Schmidt to its Dallas-based litigation team.

    Formerly an associate with Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher LLP, Cynthia graduated from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law magna cum laude and is admitted to the bars of Texas, Northern District of Texas, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

    “I am thrilled to be joining such a dynamic team at Hilgers Graben,” Cynthia said. “The chance to provide clients exceptional quality work, without charging them big law rates, was very attractive to me. And when I observed the positive culture at the firm that Mike, Andrew, and the rest of the partnership have created in such a short time, the decision was virtually a no-brainer.”

    “We’re incredibly excited to have Cynthia on our team,” said firm founder Mike Hilgers. “Her extensive experience representing working in high-stakes complex litigation will be a real asset for our clients. We are thrilled to have her class action litigation expertise and federal court experience on our team.”

    Cynthia received her undergraduate degree in theology and political science from the University of Notre Dame, where she was elected president of her class and vice president of the university’s student body.

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