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Personnel Moves

Match Group CEO to Step Down

Plus, Sidley becomes home to first Hispanic woman to lead a top seven AmLaw firm, BBG hires new CIO, and more.
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From left: Blake Holman, BBG; Bernard Kim, Match Group; Shar Dubey, Match Group

Match Group

Shar Dubey, Board Director

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Shar Dubey

Shar Dubey has announced she will be stepping down from her CEO role at the close of May. Dubey took the helm at Match nearly two years ago, overseeing the brand’s collection of online dating groups, including Tinder, Hinge, and OkCupid. She joined the company in 2006 and has held roles including president, chief product officer, and chief operating officer of Tinder. She led Match through its separation with former parent company IAC in 2020 and its acquisition of South Korean company Hyperconnect in 2021. She will continue on Match’s board, focusing on strategy and helping with the transition to the company’s new leader.

Education: Ohio State University (M.S.), Indian Institute of Technology (B.S.)

Bernard Kim, Chief Executive Officer

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Bernard Kim

Current president of video game development company Zynga, Bernard Kim, will succeed Dubey as CEO at Match beginning May 31. Kim has led Zynga since 2016, guiding it to record annual performance in 2021. During the past six years, he has helped the company quadruple its market cap, which has led to a pending acquisition by New York-based video game holding company Take-Two for $12.7 billion. Prior to Zynga, Kim served as senior vice president of mobile publishing for Electronic Arts.

Education: Boston College (B.A.)


BBG

Blake Holman, Chief Information Officer

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Blake Holman

In his new role, Blake Holman will lead BBG’s ongoing efforts to improve the firm’s information technology infrastructure. Prior to joining BBG, Holman was chief information and infrastructure officer at St. David’s Foundation in Austin. Holman has also co-authored a book data visualization and analysis software and been recognized by industry publications for his contributions to the IT field.

Education: South Texas College (J.D.), University of Oklahoma (BBA)


Sidley Austin

Yvette Ostolaza, Management Committee Chair

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Yvette Ostolaza

Succeeding Larry Barden, who had served as chair of the committee since 2014, Yvette Ostolaza is the first woman and first Hispanic person to lead a top seven AmLaw firm in her new post. The Management Committee, comprised of eight partners, leads the firm’s operations and coordinates with the 41-partner Executive Committee. She will continue as a litigator, asvising boards and companies in investigations, crises, and multi-state litigation. Ostolaza also helped develop Sidley’s “Built to Lead” associate development program, which launched in 2021. Prior to joining Sidley in 2013, Ostolaza was litigation partner for twenty-two years at Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

Education: University of Miami (J.D.), University of Miami (B.A.)


Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr

William Zac Duffy, Shareholder

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William Zac Duffy

William Zac Duffy has served as a senior attorney at Munsch Hardt since 2018 and is a member of the firm’s commercial litigation and intellectual property practice groups, where he represents companies in litigation involving software, copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. Prior to joining Munsch Hardt, Duffy was a member of McDole Williams for eight years.

Education: South Texas College (J.D.), University of Oklahoma (BBA)

Jacklyn M. Dyer, Shareholder

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Jacklyn Dyer

Jacklyn Dyer is a member of the firm’s real estate practice, where she focuses on representing clients in real estate developments, acquisitions, and dispositions for multifamily, retail centers, office buildings, and mixed-use projects. Dyer also represents borrowers in debt and equity financing, including construction and permanent loans.

Education: South Texas College (J.D.), University of California (B.A.)

Winston Huff, Shareholder

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Winston Huff

Winston Huff has served as a senior attorney at Munsch Hardt for three years. A member of the firm’s commercial litigation and intellectual property practices, his patent litigation experience ranges from flash memory devices to heart stents and more. Similarly, his patent prosecution record includes cases involving satellite communications, medical devices, business patent methods, and more.  

Education: Northwestern University (J.D.), Howard University (B.S.)

Elvia Munoz, Shareholder

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Elvia Munoz

A member of the Munsch Hardt’s immigration practice, Elvia Munoz has served as an attorney for eight years, focusing on business and family immigration, executive and managerial personnel transfers, H-1B visas for professional workers, and more. Munoz represents clients of various industries, including healthcare, construction, education, and technology.

Education: Texas A&M University (J.D.), University of Texas

Courtney Sauer Collins, Shareholder

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Courtney Sauer Collins

Courtney Sauer Collins has served as an associate for and a member of Munsch Hardt commercial litigation and labor and employment practices for over two years prior to her promotion. She has successfully defended clients in cases involving breach of contract, antitrust, product liability, real estate, fraud, and more. Collins also advises clients regarding restrictive covenants and handles non-compete litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Collins served as an associate at McGuireWoods for two years.

Education: Southern Methodist University (J.D.), Duke University (B.A.)

Julian P. Vasek, Shareholder

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Julian Vasek

Julian Vasek is a member of the firm’s bankruptcy, restructuring, and insolvency practice. Vasek has been with Munsch Hardt for four years and served as an associate with Hayward & Associates for three years prior. He has extensive experience representing Chapter 11 debtors, trustees, and other parties in all aspects of bankruptcy and related litigation.

Education: Southern Methodist University (J.D.), University of Oklahoma (B.A.)


Perkins & Will

Dan Thomas, Health Principal

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Dan Thomas

In his new role, Dan Thomas will curate healthcare industry designs for clients throughout the region focusing on sustainability, research, and healthy living. n his vision, healthcare facilities of the future will not resemble modern hospitals focused on reactive care, but will provide proactive access to fitness, nutrition, and holistic care. They will also be adapted to be carbon neutral. Thomas will also serve as a leader within the studio, helping to further the growth of other designers and planners.

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