Executive Change: Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson Makes Key Leadership Appointments

AUSTIN, Texas – The Management Committee of Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP announced today the appointment of Rick Haass as the firm’s new Chief Operating Officer. Haass will succeed Greg DeWinne, who is retiring after 30 years of dedicated service to the firm and its clients in various leadership roles.

DeWinne has served as COO since 2005. Haass’ appointment is effective April 1, 2016. Haass, who joined the firm in 1990, currently serves as Chief Technology Officer. “He’s been on our team for more than a quarter of a century and from day one he has distinguished himself as an innovative and thoughtful leader,” said Management Committee Chairman Clif Douglass. “His ability to hire and promote good people, build trust among his colleagues, and offer unique solutions to challenging issues will serve him well when he takes over as COO.”

“As the firm celebrates its 40th year of service to our clients, it is humbling to take on this new challenge,” Haass said. “My job is to do everything I can to support our attorneys and staff as they work on behalf of the communities, school districts, and states that we have been entrusted to serve.”

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