DALLAS, TX—Munck Wilson Mandala’s award-winning litigation section was honored by Texas Lawyer this past week as the Litigation Department of the Year in the general litigation/midsize firm category. William A. Munck, MWM’s managing partner, was honored as a Diversity & Inclusion Champion, and Tasha Schwikert, a corporate and sports law associate, was honored as a lawyer On the Rise.
These awards were announced during the virtual Texas Legal Awards presented by Texas Lawyer, an American Lawyer Media publication focused on news and insights in the legal industry in Texas.
In the category of Diversity & Inclusion Champion, Munck was nominated for MWM’s involvement in two women’s empowerment events that were held in North Texas. The events focused on panel discussions and keynotes about societal issues that affect women and minorities.
In the category of On the Rise, MWM’s Tasha Schwikert was nominated for her advocacy work. As a former Olympic gymnast, Schwikert became an advocate for institutional change within USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee. Her passion motivated her to attend law school in her late 20s and she now serves as co-chair of the special committee for over 500 Larry Nassar survivors. Schwikert and her sister Jordan are among those survivors.