- Dallas Bar Association
- State Bar of Texas
Managing Partner at Munck Wilson Mandala LLP
William A Munck is the managing partner of Munck Wilson Mandala (MWM) and chairs the firm’s IP section. He is considered one of the leading IP authorities in North Texas and leads one of the strongest and most reputable IP teams in the Southwest. In addition to representing global clients in high-tech and defence, Mr Munck and his team represent start-ups, small-caps and privately held companies in all areas of technology and business.
Mr Munck began his career with a full-service Texas-based law firm and a prominent New York IP litigation boutique. Prior to his legal career, he worked as a lead software engineer and project manager with Axiom Systems Inc in New York, where he managed a design team responsible for developing an industrial laboratory control system. He has been with MWM since 1997 and grew the firm from six to more than 70 attorneys over the past two decades.
In 2019, under Mr Munck’s leadership, MWM expanded its national presence to the West Coast through the acquisition of a Los Angeles IP boutique. Later in the year, MWM acquired a women-owned litigation boutique in Dallas that strengthened the IP and complex litigation legal bench and helped double the number of female attorneys in the firm. MWM’s attorney headcount has increased from 50 attorneys in 2016 to 75 in 2019, with 40 registered patent attorneys and four offices – three in Texas and one located in the heart of Silicon Beach – the third largest tech hub in the country.
Winning frequent accolades, Mr Munck was named a Texas Trailblazer in 2019 by Texas Lawyer magazine, listed among the prestigious Dallas 500 by D CEO Magazine in 2020, and his firm now ranks as the largest patent law firm in North Texas. Mr Munck holds BS and MS degrees in computer science, electrical engineering and mathematics, and he is honoured as a Distinguished Alumnus by his law school, the Maurice A Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.