Deborah Coldwell in Tex Parte Blog: Newsmakers: Haynes and Boone Lawyer Elected as Next Chairwoman of ABA Forum on Franchising


Deborah Coldwell, a partner in Haynes and Boone, LLP in Dallas, was elected as the next chairwoman of the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising on Oct. 5 at the forum’s annual meeting. She will begin her two-year term as chairwoman in August 2013.

Coldwell practices in Haynes and Boone’s business litigation section and Franchise and Distribution Practice Group. She says she began practicing full-time in franchise law in 1998.

Before practicing franchise law, Coldwell says she practiced in basic commercial litigation. “I did antitrust, some insurance coverage work and toxic tort work,” she says.

Coldwell says she got involved in franchise law initially when she came back from maternity leave and wanted to get work. She says her partner in litigation at the time wanted her to help an attorney — who was hired as an expert witness — with a report.

Excerpted from Tex Parte Blog, October 12, 2012. To view full article, click here.


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