Gardere Government Affairs Partners Named Among America’s Top Attorneys

Kimberly Yelkin and Marshall Doke honored by Chambers USA


Austin, Texas — Marshall Doke Jr., and Kimberly Yelkin, leaders of Gardere’s Government Affairs Practice are ranked among the best attorneys in the country by Chambers USA, a highly-respected international attorney ranking publication.

This is the third consecutive year Gardere has received national recognition for outstanding work in the field of Government law. Chambers calls Partner Marshall Doke a “legend of the profession” and “one of those rare attorneys with real spark, and with whom it’s always an absolute pleasure to work.” Doke has been named the “senior statesman” of the government contracts bar in 2008, 2007 and 2006.

Kimberly Yelkin, Executive Partner of the Austin office, was also named one of the best attorneys in Texas in the field of Insurance law. She has 30 years of experience in insurance and health care issues.

“We hold Chambers in high regard and are honored to be recognized by this prestigious publication,” says Yelkin.

Gardere’s Government Affairs Practice Group is recognized as one of the best and most experienced lobby and legal teams in Texas.

Published annually, London-based Chambers is widely accepted as the standard for legal distinction around the world. Chambers & Partners, the Chambers USA guide recognizes the top business law firms and leading individual attorneys in the United States. Selections for the merit-based listing are based upon interviews by more than 100 researchers with more than 4,500 private attorneys and in-house counsel across the U.S.

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, an AmLaw 200 firm, was founded in 1909 and is one of the Southwest’s largest full-service law firms. With offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston and Mexico City, Gardere provides legal services to private and public companies and individuals in areas of energy, litigation, corporate, government affairs, tax, environmental, labor and employment, intellectual property and financial services.