August 22, 2013

Polsinelli has named Jonathan K. Henderson managing partner of its Dallas office effective immediately. Henderson, who focuses on mergers and acquisitions in the health care industry, also serves as the chair of the firm’s national Corporate and Transactional Practice. The Dallas Business Journal recognized Henderson as a “Who’s Who in Health Care in 2012.”

“I’m honored and excited about helping to continue the growth of the Dallas office,” stated Henderson. “We started in 2011 with three attorneys and a goal to expand based on what our clients’ need. With strong leadership and a culture of developing a partnership with our clients, we have attracted star laterals who share the firm’s vision and commitment to serving clients with passion and conviction in Texas and nationwide.”

Recent additions in Dallas include Gemma Descoteaux who focuses on international mergers and acquisitions and Lon Williams who serves clients in labor and employment matters. The attorneys in Dallas offer clients a range of services including corporate matters, banking law, commercial lending, creditors’ rights and loan enforcement, financial services, health care, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, employee benefits and executive compensation, labor and employment, and commercial real estate development and finance. Their clients’ include private equity, health care, commercial banking, staffing, commercial real estate finance, defense contracting, and energy industries. Former Texas Congressman Martin Frost divides time between the Dallas office and Washington, D.C. In 2011, the newly opened Dallas office opened a new space at St. Ann’s Court.

Attorneys in the Dallas office are recognized leaders in their areas of practice within the legal community for their achievements and dedication to client needs with honors in The Best Lawyers in America®, Texas Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in Dallas, Rising Stars, Outstanding Healthcare Transaction Lawyer, the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, the Bar Register for Preeminent Women Lawyers and the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Texas. Henderson is also the founder of the Southwest Healthcare Transactions Conference.

Dallas is one of the firm’s key cities which include Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Kansas City, New York, Phoenix, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. The American Lawyer Magazine featured Polsinelli in its June 2013 issue and recognized it as the fastest-growing law firm in America over the past five years. This year, the firm moved up to the 69th position from 78th in The National Law Journal’s ranking of the largest U.S. based law firms.

For more information contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-223-8780,

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