Thought Leadership / News
February 13, 2023 
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Gray Reed Announces New Practice Group Structure To Enhance Client Service and Attorney Development
Texas law firm Gray Reed today announced that it has completed an internal restructuring to better and more efficiently serve a diverse range of clients. Going forward under the new, streamlined system, Gray Reed has two main departments – Controversies and Transactions – with 15 practice groups underneath. 
Gray Reed was previously organized into 27 practice groups under eight separate legal departments.
“We expect the new structure will lead to more and better support for our development as individual attorneys and legal professionals,” Gray Reed Managing Partner Kyle Sanders said. “But more importantly, it will allow us to become even more client focused, collaborative, innovative and efficient by improving our practice models and embracing a new measure of discipline in the way we work together, ultimately strengthening our brand of delivering exceptional legal services.”
The new practice groups and practice group leaders are: 
Controversies Department Chair – Jim Ormiston
• Bankruptcy Practice Group – Jason Brookner
• Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group – Mitch Ackal
• Civil Litigation Practice Group – J.J. Hardig
• Construction Practice Group – Joe Virene
• Family Law Practice Group – Amy Allen
• Government Investigations and Compliance Practice Group – Chris Davis
• Insurance Law Practice Group – Darin Brooks
• Labor & Employment Practice Group – Ruth Ann Daniels
Transactions Department Chair – Darrell Armer
• Banking Practice Group – Anna Virene
• Corporate / M&A Practice Group – Brock Niezgoda
• Energy Practice Group – Philip Jordan
• Healthcare Practice Group – Darrell Armer
• Real Estate Practice Group – Michael Gillman
• Tax Practice Group – Dan Kroll
• Trusts & Estates Practice Group – Glen Eichelberger
About Gray Reed
A full-service Texas law firm with offices in Dallas, Houston, and Waco, Gray Reed provides legal services to companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 as well as high-net-worth individuals. Gray Reed attorneys assist clients with a myriad of legal issues including commercial litigation, corporate transactions, oil and gas, tax planning and litigation, real estate, construction, healthcare, trusts and estates, employment law, family law, intellectual property and bankruptcy. For more information, visit