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June 22, 2017 
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Gray Reed Attorney Receives Distinguished Counselor Award

The Texas State Bar’s Antitrust & Business Litigation Section honored Gray Reed Partner Jim Moseley with the Distinguished Counselor Award at the State Bar Convention on June 22, 2017.

The award is given to a current or former member of the section. Selection criteria are (1) service and contributions to the section, (2) demonstrated excellence in the fields of antitrust and/or business litigation, and (3) high standards of professionalism and ethics.

After a distinguished 18-year career serving on the Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals, former Justice Jim Moseley joined Gray Reed & McGraw where he heads the firm’s appellate practice.

As one of the 13 justices on the Fifth District Court of Appeals, his jurisdiction covered the Dallas area including Collin, Dallas, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman and Rockwall counties. He authored more than 1,500 opinions in all areas of civil and criminal law, and sat as a non-authoring justice in more than 3,000 additional cases. In 2003, Jim was commissioned to sit for a recused Supreme Court justice and authored the Supreme Court’s plurality opinion (St. Joseph’s Hospital v. Wolff, 94 S.W.3d 514 (2003)).

Prior to his service on the Dallas Court of Appeals, Jim practiced law in Dallas and Odessa for 14 years. He also served four years as Regional Director of the Federal Trade Commission during the Reagan Administration. There, he was responsible for enforcing federal antitrust and consumer laws in a five-state area. Jim is a former Chair of the State Bar of Texas' Antitrust & Business Litigation Section, and is an elected member of the American Law Institute.

About the Antitrust & Business Litigation Section

The Antitrust and Business Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas serves Texas lawyers whose practices focus on antitrust or complex business litigation. The section sponsors seminars on topics of interest to antitrust and business litigation practitioners as well as antitrust compliance and counseling practitioners. The section also has two publications. The first is a Monograph on the Texas antitrust laws, Antitrust and Related Statutes, which includes in-depth discussion of the Texas antitrust statutes, their legislative history, and judicial interpretations. The second is the Texas Business Litigation Journal, which provides analysis concerning complex business litigation topics such as business torts, class actions, Delaware fiduciary duty litigation, RICO actions, and securities actions, as well as antitrust.

About Gray Reed & McGraw

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