Norton Rose Fulbright announces new Dallas office leadership

United States Press release - Business September 2, 2020

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright today announced Michael A. Swartzendruber as Partner-in-Charge and Denise Webb Glass as Administrative Partner of its Dallas office. Jonathan Skidmore, who had served as Dallas' Partner-in-Charge since 2014, recently became the firm's Global Co-Head of Life Sciences and Healthcare.

Norton Rose Fulbright's Dallas lawyers offer extensive experience in public and private equity transactions, mergers & acquisitions, securities, litigation, healthcare, bankruptcy and intellectual property law for companies representing a wide array of industries. Dallas is the firm's third-largest US office and opened in 1981.

Jeff Cody, Norton Rose Fulbright's Dallas-based US Managing Partner, said:

"We are delighted to have Mike and Denise lead our Dallas office of more than 200 lawyers and administrative personnel. Like Jon, they are charismatic leaders who will foster the office's dynamic culture and promote exceptional client service."

Swartzendruber, who joined Norton Rose Fulbright in 1996, currently leads its litigation practice in Dallas. His litigation practice involves complex, high-stakes business disputes with a significant emphasis on securities, antitrust, and class action matters, including the successful representation of a number of the nation's largest theater companies.

Swartzendruber, who has been named a Client Service All-Star by BTI Consulting Group, said:

"Norton Rose Fulbright has been an integral part of the Dallas business community for nearly 40 years, and Denise and I look forward to working to grow the firm’s outstanding relationships here. We are dedicated to the firm’s continued success in North Texas."

Glass joined Norton Rose Fulbright in 1997 and leads the firm's diversity efforts as Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. As part of the firm's healthcare transactions team, she focuses on operational, business and related regulatory issues affecting the healthcare services industry.

Glass, who is recognized as a leading individual in Chambers USA: Texas for Healthcare, said:

"Mike and I are honored to be named to leadership positions at one of the largest law firms in the Metroplex. We combine for more than 50 years of experience, which we will use to develop Dallas' next generation of leaders."

Swartzendruber received his JD from the University of Texas School of Law and his BA from the University of Texas. Glass earned her JD from the University of Houston Law Center and her BA from the University of Texas.


Partner-in-Charge, Dallas
Office Administrative Partner, Dallas
Global Co-Head of Life Sciences and Healthcare
Managing Partner, United States