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Awards HALL OF FAMER: Shown, at right: J. Allen Smith with Sean Riley (at left), Chairman of the Board of Out of Home Advertising Association of America. Smith recently received the OOAAA’’s Hall of Fame Award.


J. Allen Smith of SettlePou in Dallas was recently presented with the Out of Home Advertising Association of America’s (“OAAA”) 2019 Hall of Fame Award. Founded in 1891, OAAA is the national trade association for the out of home advertising industry. OAAA established the Hall of Fame in 1991 to recognize individuals for their exceptional contributions to the industry. Allen is board-certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and also chairs SettlePou’s Commercial Litigation Division. He served as the firm’s president for 15 years.

New Partners

The Dallas office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig continues its strategic expansion with the addition of Daniel P. Elms as a shareholder in the firm’s Global Litigation Practice. Elms assists clients with business litigation and arbitration matters, including risk assessment, pre-trial litigation strategy and discovery, as well as trial and post-trial proceedings. He joins Greenberg Traurig from Bell Nunnally & Martin. Elms has substantial first-chair trial experience including jury, nonjury and injunction matters, as well as in AAA, ICC and FINRA arbitration proceedings. His focus extends to breach-of-contract claims and business torts, earn-out and deferred compensation claims, franchisee and distributor/dealer disputes, financial services and hedge fund litigation, and securities litigation, including broker-dealer and registered representative disputes. He is the Litigation News team editor for the American Bar Association and a former co-editor for the ABA’s Business Torts and Unfair Competition Journal. Elms received his J.D. from Rutgers Law School and a B.S. in political science from Texas Tech University.

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton is pleased to announce that Jarrett Reed has joined the firm’s Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental practice group as a partner in the firm’s Dallas office. Reed joins from Norton Rose Fulbright. Reed represents investors, developers, managers and brokers in a wide range of complex real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, financings, restructurings, leasing, development and partnership and joint ventures. His clients include institutional investors and developers throughout various real estate product types, including health care, senior housing, multifamily, hospitality, retail, industrial and office. Reed earned his J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and his B.S. from Texas A&M University.

Jonathan Erway


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