AZA is a Houston-based trial boutique. AZA’s 45-plus lawyers are in a jury trial roughly once a month. They specialize in complex civil litigation and intellectual property cases. The firm represents large corporations, many in the energy and tech sectors. The firm lawyers’ courtroom experience, knowledge of what will matter to a jury or judge, and command of trial technology permit them to be efficiently trial ready. Although many of AZA’s cases involve high-stakes litigation for multinational companies, the firm lawyers also excel at representing individuals and mid-sized businesses with serious legal issues. And AZA handles corporate internal investigations and government investigations. AZA’s full name is Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C.
Husch Blackwell’s clients demand the highest level of legal services, customized to fit their specific needs. Electronic discovery, a common practice in every case, can steer the logistics of discovery in your case from start to finish, establishing a transparent and trustworthy process for the case team and the client. To deliver these services efficiently and effectively, Husch Blackwell has teams of lawyers working together to deliver comprehensive solutions to their clients through the use of eDiscovery.
Husch Blackwell eDiscovery Solutions (HBES) consists of experienced litigators who have specialized knowledge in legal and technical aspects of eDiscovery. HBES also creates and implements standardized approaches to eDiscovery that are consistent, repeatable and defensible.
Ryan Hackney is a commercial litigator who has represented energy, healthcare, and technology companies in a variety of disputes. A graduate of Harvard University and the University of Texas School of Law, Mr. Hackney clerked for U.S. District Judge Sim Lake of the Southern District of Texas. Mr. Hackney was selected for the 2017 Texas Rising Stars list, which honors the best young up and coming lawyers in the state. Before choosing a career in law, Mr. Hackney worked as a management consultant and writer. He served as business development manager for an Internet startup, and was a management consultant in the areas of healthcare, telecommunications and e-commerce for Boston Consulting Group.
A leading advisor to companies and high-wealth individuals, Samantha represents clients in complex commercial litigation, including securities and insurance controversies; white collar investigations; and fiduciary litigation.
As a member of the Husch Blackwell Electronic Discovery Solutions (HBES), Samantha is on the front line of crafting effective eDiscovery solutions for firm clients to survive costly litigation. Samantha is continually training on the latest rules and technologies that impact her data compliance and eDiscovery practices. Her strategies take advantage of these changing rules which puts her ahead of the competition and offers incredible support for her clients.