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                                                                                                                                                                                                                             as well as individu Fortune 100 companies and
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             courts nationwide al entrepreneurs, in numerous federal executives,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             extensive prepara and in U.S. District Courts in Texas. district
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    tion and aggressi                                Through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            defense attorney                             ve advocacy, our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  s                                           white
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            indictments, and attempt to satisfy investigative inquirie collar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   reduce the chances                                s, avoid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           considerable experie                             of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           tiating favorable            nce in obtaining adverse publicity. We have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 pleas and                   acquittals in trials
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Charles M. Meadow sentences on behalf of clients. nego-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          corporations and                s, Jr. has 35 years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 individuals in white experience defending
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          prosecutions. At                                 collar investigations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                least 50% of his practice                          and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          civil and crimina                                    concentrates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               l tax
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         in Tax Law by the litigation. Meadows is a CPA, in the area of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Board Certified
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         low of the Americ Texas Board of Legal Specialization,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Meadows receivedan College of Trial Lawyers. In Mayand a Fel-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                       achievement and                                     his outstanding dedicati                                              ows, Jr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              integrity in the fi                                         on,                                                          Charles W. Blau
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Controversies. He                             eld of Civil and Crimin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Legal – Business has been named to The International al Tax
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Crimes and has been
                                                                                                 S  uccessful. Aggress
                                                                                                 Bickel & Brewer              ive. Innovative.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      in America in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              area                      honored in The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      past four years. He of Criminal Defense by CorporatBest Lawyers
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                                                                                                 Under Brewer’s
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    e                 Texas Monthly for has been recognized as a Texas Super Counsel the    e
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                                                                                                                                             & Brewer exclusiv William A. Brewer III.                                                        the past five years                                Lawyer by
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             in Texas,
                                                                                                driven by the
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                                                                                                                                        practice and its policy questions. The firm is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    one of the Best Lawyers Texas Lawyer, 2002 and has Region 2008;                                                                                                                                                   e A’S



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                                                                                               cutting edge.
                                                                                                                   “Our aim is to                            uncanny ability                                        times. Named Best                 in Dallas by D Magazin              been named
                                                                                               nothing proposi                         be the firm people                         to stay on the                                                                                 e seven
                                                                                               a brand of entrepre
                                                                                                                      tion,” Brewer
                                                                                                                                        says. “We pride call when it’s an all-or-                                  Criminal Defense Lawyers in America, 2001-2008; consecutive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ,
                                                                                                                          neurial energy                      ourselves on offering                                and Partners, USA,Corporate Counsel, 2001-2008, and Best Lawyers,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Law yer ss
                                                                                              is a rare find in                               and                                         clients
                                                                                                                    today’s legal marketp personal commitment                                                                                “America’s Leading                         Chambers
                                                                                                                                                                                  that we believe                 2007-2009. Email:c
                                                                                              HIGH POWER
                                                                                                                                                lace.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              meadows@mead Lawyers for Business”,
                                                                                                                  ED:                                                                                                   Charles W. Blau                             owscollier.com.
                                                                                              Bickel & Brewer
                                                                                                                     has broken the                                                                               Texas Board of Legalis Board Certified in Criminal                                                                                                                                             2009 Edit
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Prior to entering             Specialization. He
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                                                                         PERSONAL
                                                                                                                   first
                                                                                             The group features in the nation to develop ties. As an example, the firm                                           tor. He has an internat practice, Mr. Blau was a federal                              n.
                                                                                                                                                           an                                                   of entities and individu ional client base focusing on                      prosecu-
                                                                                            accounting, finance professionals with advance in-house Consulting Group.                                                                                                                 representation                    Michael E. McCu
                                                                                                                         and e-commerce                     d degrees                                           Blau has provide                als accused of white                                                                            e
                                                                                            to analyze cases                                    who work alongsid in areas such as                                                    d                                    collar crimes.                                                                      Sarah Q. Wirsk
                                                                                            national headlin       and prepare for
                                                                                                                 es for forming trial. More recently, Bickel &
                                                                                                                                                                          e the firm’s attorney                 criminal governm corporate representation in financial Mr.                                     McCue                                                                   ye
                                                                                           Units. The unit                            one of the nation’s                       Brewer made
                                                                                                                                                                                                  s
                                                                                                                                                                                                               criminal securiti ent contract matters, health care                       fraud cases, ronmen and Wirskye were counsel to
                                                                                                               is                                                                                                                                                                                                     tal fraud case on                the lead defendant
                                                                                           intelligence and composed of professionals                           first in-house Investig                                              es
                                                                                                                                                                                                               As a litigator, he cases and all types of environmental cases,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   fraud                                                 a 30-count                         in a Texas envi-
                                                                                                                                                         from
                                                                                           provides us with law enforcement organizations. the world’s leading
                                                                                                                                                                                           ation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     has                                                                     of the Month” in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The National Law indictment that was the “Defense
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                                                                                                                 perspective and                             “Our approac                                      criminal statutes, tried many jury cases involvin                        crimes.              in The Wall Street                     Journal. The case                      Win              HE FIRM’S
                                                                                          our clients,” Brewer                                                                                                                        including RICO,                             g comple                                      Journal.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to trial. He has substant The jury acquitted all eight was also highlighted
                                                                                                                                         creative energy                        h to staffing
                                                                                          analyze and solve says. “Such a dynamic blend that dramatically benefits                                            fraud and multi-d                                CCE, money launder x
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      efendant matters                                   ing, tax                                      ial experience in               defenda                             CAllING CARD
                                                                                                                   business issues                            of disciplines                                  He is fluent in French.                          throughout                                    of false claims actions                      representing clients nts who went
                                                                                                                                         in the most effective                  enables
                                                                                                                                                                      manner possible us to                  Lawyer” by Texas                  Mr. Blau was named the United States.                        compliance program and assisting companies in develop               in the defense             IS ITS
                                                                                          HIGH TECH:                                                                                     .”                                                                                a “Texas Super                                                                                                                      AbIlITY
                                                                                         Bickel & Brewer                                                                                                     through 2008. HeMonthly and Law and Politics Magazin                                          prior to and during s. He counsels clients with internal ing ethics and
                                                                                         information manage
                                                                                                              commissioned
                                                                                                                                    the development                                                          Lawyer Criminal was also recognized by Corporate e from 2003 a “Texas Super Lawyer”cial government inquiries.        offi                                    investigations both              TO HANDlE
                                                                                                                     ment system and                        of a state-of-the-art                                                    Defense in 2008                              Counsel-Best                                                                    Mr.




                                                                         LITIGATORS
                                                                                         United States
                                                                                                           to                                was among the                                                   The International                               and 2009                                      2004 and 2005. Email:mby Texas Monthly and Law and McCue was named                             HIGH-STAkES
                                                                                        all information develop an offshore operatio                               first law firms                                                   Who’s Who of Legal-B and was named in                                                                                             Politics Magazine
                                                                                        recognized as
                                                                                                            into electronic                            n
                                                                                                                                  databases. Bickel to cost-effectively convert
                                                                                                                                                                                    in the                  2005 through 2008.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Email:cblau@meadows          usiness Crimes from                       Sarah Q. Wirskye mccue@meadowscollier.com                                  in              ADvOCACY
                                                                                                           a pioneer in the                               & Brewer has                                           Michael E. McCue                                                                         health care and mortgag  focuses on white
                                                                                       and was among                               advancement                               also been                                                                                 collier.com.                                                                   collar crime such
                                                                                       Testament to
                                                                                                             the first firms                          of
                                                                                                                                 in the nation to alternative fee arrangements                              of white collar crimes represents entities and individu                                       in civil actions against e fraud. She has defended              as tax, securities,
                                                                                                          such
                                                                                                                                                                                                           civil litigation. His and also represents those clients als accused                                                                                     individu
                                                                                       chronicle the firm. inroads is the collection of
                                                                                                                                                       build a mock
                                                                                                                                                                          courtroom.                                                                                                                     suits and has conduc the government including forfeitu als and entities
                                                                                                                                                                                                           He provides counselclient base is both domestic and in related
                                                                                                                                                      news
                                                                                       National Law
                                                                                                         Journal
                                                                                                                The Wall Street
                                                                                                                                      Journal, Newsda publications that regularly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               international.            tified Public Accoun ted internal investigations. Ms.            re and qui tam
                                                                                      York-based media , The New York Times and                              y, Forbes, Fortune
                                                                                                                                                                                                           contracts, securitie        in many areas of                                                                          tant. She has been                Wirskye is also a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Texas Monthly and                                                               Cer-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  s, health care, tax fraud including government

                                                                                 2009
                                                                                                               outlets have reporte                     many other promine ,                                                                                                                                                   Law                    named a “Texas
                                                                                                                                            d on the firm’s                        nt New
                                                                                                                                                                legal representation.                                                                     and all types of fi                            2009. Email:swirskye@ and Politics Magazine annually Rising Star” by
                                                                                      COMMUNITY                                                                                                                                                                                nancial crimes.                                     meadowscollier.com                from 2005 through
                                                                                                          FOCUSED:                                                                                                                                                                                           Please visit our website,
                                                                                      Brewer’s professi                                                                                                                                                                                                                                www.meadowscollier.co
                                                                                                            onal
                                                                                     community service. drive is matched by his
                                                                                                               As chairman of                      well-known commit                                                                                                                                                                                            m for more informa
                                                                                     Bickel & Brewer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   tion.
                                                                                                           Storefront, Brewer the Bickel & Brewer Founda ment to
                                                                                     creation of a lengthy                           has                                    tion and
                                                                                    need. In 1995,               list of program been a guiding force behind                                                           901 Main Street,
                                                                                                        Brewer co-foun                matic respons                              the
                                                                                    service affiliate                         ded the Storefro           es to areas of
                                                                                                                                                                            community                                                       Suite 3700, Dallas,
                                                                                                        of Bickel & Brewer’s                        nt to serve as                                                                                                  TX 75202, p: 214.744
                                                                                    national issues
                                                                                                        of                           practice. The                     the community                                                                                                    .3700, 800.451.0093,
                                                                                   and community public policy, as well as represe Storefront tackles local and                                                                                                                                                        f: 214.747.3732,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           www.meadows
                                                                                                         organizations                                 nting individu                                                                                                                                                                                 collier.com
                                                                                      In addition to                         in need.                                     als, businesses
                                                                                                         the
                                                                                   educational programStorefront, the Foundation
                                                                                                              s that are making                     supports
                                                                                  Brewer helped
                                                                                                       develop The Bickel               a national impact. a wide range of
                                                                                  Rights at New                                    & Brewer Latino               Most recently,
                                                                                                      York University                                    Institute for
                                                                                  aimed training                            School of Law,
                                                                                                      future generat                           a groundbreaking Human
                                                                                 Institute Fellows                         ions of public                                program
                                                                                                                                             advocat
                                                                                 training. Institute law scholarships, on-the-ground es. The program offers
                                                                                 uniquely prepare Fellows benefit from a real-wo client work, and intensive
                                                                                important public s them to provide representation training experience that
                                                                                                                                                  rld
                                                                                mechanism for policy matters. The Storefro                            for the world’s
                                                                                                                                                                           most
                                                                                                     these future lawyers                     nt will eventua
                                                                                create synergy                                                                    lly
                                                                                                    among the Storefro to hone their skills. “The provide a
                                                                               high-impact legal                                nt, Foundation                      idea is
                                                                               want provide             and academ                                  and a wide range to
                                                                                                  those we have ic initiatives,” Brewer says.                                of                                                                                                                                                                                                                   William A. Brewer
                                                                               and opportunity.”                       the privilege to                       “At every turn,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         III
                                                                                                                                            serve with resource                   we
                                                                                                                                                                       s, inspiration
                                                                              EDUCATION:
                                                                              B.A., cum laude,
                                                                              Union Univers St. John’s University; J.D., cum
                                                                                                ity; Master of                                 laude, Albany
                                                                                                                    Law, New York
                                                                                                                                        University School Law School of
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Michael E. McCue represents entities and individuals accused           suits and has conducted internal investigations. Ms. Wirskye is also a Cer-



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