White Wiggins & Barnes, LLP



White & Wiggins Adds Attorneys and Opens New York Office

White & Wiggins Adds Attorneys and Opens New York Office

Dallas –May 1, 2018– White & Wiggins has announced the addition of Kennedy Barnes, Ward White IV, Nnamdi Anozie as partners and Lance Croffoot-Suede, a prominent New York- based attorney, as of-counsel. The Firm, which will now be known as White Wiggins & Barnes, LLP, has also opened an office in New York City.  For 25 years White & Wiggins has represented Fortune 100 companies throughout the country and governmental entities within the State of Texas. The addition of these lawyers represents a significant development in the Firm’s growth.

For Kennedy Barnes, the move marks the completion of a full circle, as he began his career 25 years ago at the Firm.  Since that time Barnes has had a stellar career as a litigation partner at premier law firms in Dallas.  Barnes will focus on complex commercial litigation, anti-corruption investigations and litigation avoidance.  In addition, he will focus on economic development in emerging markets, particularly in Africa, where he lived and worked for almost two years.

Ward White IV has spent over 25 years building one of the nation’s most notable entertainment law practices. White has worked as an executive at a major record label and as an attorney to many well-known actors, producers, athletes and artists.  White will lead the Firm’s entertainment practice, focusing on bridging content and capital across the globe.

Nnamdi M. Anozie served as a White House Presidential Management Fellow before joining one of the top litigation boutiques in Texas, where he represented Fortune 100 companies and prominent individuals in complex matters.  Anozie will focus on complex litigation, regulatory and compliance matters, as well as emerging markets development.  As a dual citizen of the United States and Nigeria, Anozie will assist in the development of the Firm’s international practice.

Lance Croffoot-Suede founded the International Governance and Development Practices at one of London, England’s “Magic Circle” firms.   For over 25 years Croffoot-Suede has worked globally across the private, public and social sectors, addressing governance and compliance matters and facilitating public-private-social sector partnerships to achieve economic and social development.  Croffoot-Suede was recently appointed to investigate certain infrastructure projects financed by the World Bank - worldwide - for corruption and fraud.  Croffoot-Suede will focus on complex litigation and international anti-corruption investigations as well as emerging markets development.

White Wiggins & Barnes will offer clients not only greatly enhanced capacity in commercial litigation matters, but also greater global expertise in the areas of international litigation and litigation avoidance/dispute resolution, regulatory compliance, including corruption and fraud-related investigations, sports and entertainment and infrastructure development.

 “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue the legacy of one of the most impactful minority-owned law firms in the nation” said Kennedy Barnes.

Founding Partner H. Ron White said, “White & Wiggins has earned its reputation as a premiere minority-owned law firm.  With these new attorneys, and the New York expansion, we have deepened our capacity to serve our clients’ needs.”

About White Wiggins & Barnes

Founded in 1993, White Wiggins & Barnes is the oldest minority-owned civil practice law firm in the State of Texas. Alumni of the firm include many prominent judges, including currently serving district and appellate justices, as well as  successful law partners, general counsels and public officials.  The firm will celebrate is 25th Anniversary later this year.  Read more about the firm here: www.wwbllp.com.   

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