Thought Leadership / News
January 31, 2017 
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Daryl Bailey Elected Chair of the Governing Board of Directors of Lexwork Americas

Gray Reed & McGraw Partner Daryl Bailey was announced as the 2017 chair of Lexwork Americas, an association of high-quality, mid-sized independent law firms. He previously served as vice chair and has been a member of the Lexwork Governing Board since 2014. 

As a trial lawyer, Bailey has successfully obtained favorable judgments for his clients through jury verdicts and bench trials. As a counselor, Bailey has been instrumental in assisting clients resolve their disputes through mediation-formal and informal. Bailey practices complex commercial, business litigation with an emphasis in real estate matters, including construction and employment litigation. He is particularly accomplished in disputes related to real estate and claims against title insurance companies and their insureds. Bailey’s appellate practice includes a case he argued before the Texas Supreme Court, which Texas Lawyer ranked as one of the top 50 cases that had a significant impact on Texas law. 

In addition, Gray Reed’s Director of Client Development Michael Blachly, who also serves on the Lexwork Governing Board, was appointed to serve as marketing chair. Blachly oversees Gray Reed’s firm-wide strategic marketing and business development initiatives. His areas of expertise include: Strategic planning, business development, marketing technology, project management, process improvement, talent management, knowledge management, campaign development, creative production, public relations and events.

Through Gray Reed’s involvement with Lexwork International, the firm is able to extend its services by working with other well-respected law firms to meet the unique needs of clients across the United States and around the globe.

This independent network of more than 40 firms offers clients and attorneys priority access to nearly 2,500 lawyers across the globe. Depending on a client’s needs, Gray Reed can either refer clients to one of these firms or draw upon their knowledge of the special legal requirements of the state, province or country where they are located. Every firm in the Lexwork International network maintains rigorous practice standards. In addition, each member firm is required to maintain appropriate professional indemnity insurance.

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