Press Release

Munsch Hardt Shareholders Recognized as Frontrunners in 2014 Chambers USA

Jul 1, 2014

Munsch Hardt proudly announces three of its shareholders in the Dallas office have been specially recognized by Chambers & Partners (Chambers) in the 2014 Chambers USA publication. Shareholders Irina Plumlee, A. Michael Hainsfurther and Michael Huddleston were individually recognized as notable practitioners in the Immigration, Corporate & Securities and Litigation practice groups, respectively. Each year, the distinguished publisher releases a guide of the top ranked attorneys and practices in the country based, in part, on client and peer feedback.

“Having three shareholders individually recognized in this year’s Chambers USA is a high honor,” said Phil Appenzeller, CEO of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. “We are extremely proud of this year’s successes, and these individual recognitions demonstrate our commitment to providing innovative, results-driven services for our clients.”

Irina Plumlee is popular among clients seeking guidance in business and family immigration matters, with issues varying from complex immigrant petitions for aliens of extraordinary ability to Labor Certification and I-9 Compliance proceedings. As a shareholder in the firm’s Immigration practice, her corporate clients admire her for “anticipating problems before they happen.”

Michael Hainsfurther received accolades from clients who said he “really understands the intersection of transactions and securities law and is very skilled in that area." Hainsfurther has been ranked in Chambers’ corporate section consecutively since 2010 and regularly works with both public and private companies to address their corporate and securities needs. Additionally, he is noted for his accomplishments while representing the Conflicts Committee of Martin Midstream GP LLC, the General Partner of Martin Midstream Partners, for the Drop Down Transaction of Membership Interests in Redbird LLC.

For the past 10 consecutive years, Chambers USA has prominently ranked Michael Huddleston under “Band 1” in the Insurance – Texas section of its guide. Huddleston, who leads Munsch Hardt’s Insurance and Risk Management special industry group, represents clients in matters of commercial insurance, risk management and appeals. He was recognized as an industry frontrunner as a result of his expertise in representing policyholders in multiple contexts, ranging from D&O, aviation and property claims to reinsurance matters.

Chambers USA is published annually by Chambers & Partners to assess and rank the leading law firms and attorneys in the United States. All rankings are based on in-depth interviews with clients, colleagues, and the lawyers themselves, as well as relevant industry work conducted over the course of one calendar year.