Austin College alumnus Jim Walker ’82 was highlighted in the August 2014 issue of Of Counsel: The Legal Practice and Management Report, which includes an article on how he “scores big in a headline –generating IP case, with a surprising twist.”
In the interview, Jim mentions his decision to attend Austin College because of the success of graduates applying to law school. He went on to SMU Law and worked for several Dallas law firms before he and a colleague launched their own firm, Walker Sewell in 2000. In 2013, he left that firm to join the Dallas office of New Jersey-based Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard.
“Jim is an amazing litigator, has a keen business acumen and a great vision,” colleague Michael Warner said in the article. “A lot of litigators I know play chess, and then there are less skilled litigators who play checkers. Jim plays chess; he thinks three, four, five moves ahead. I’ve watched him do that in many cases. He’s very good at seeing the big picture, figuring out the strategy, organizing the presentation of the case, and delivering that presentation in court.”
The article goes on: “Earlier this year Walker made all the right moves for his client, ISOL Technology Inc., a manufacturer of MRI systems based in South Korea, in an intellectual property case against a “dream team” of lawyers from the top-shelf law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.”
Congratulations, Mr. Walker!