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Hicks Johnson Welcomes Two New Associates

Hicks Johnson Welcomes Two New Associates

Robert Rankin and Daniel J. Scime have joined the team at Hicks Johnson as associates.

Robert focuses on a range of civil litigation matters, from large federal cases to bankruptcy, antitrust, fraud, securities, product liability, environmental, and civil rights work. He has handled and submitted briefs in cases across the country, including in state and federal courts in Texas, Illinois, and New York as well as the United States Supreme Court. Prior to joining the firm, Robert was an associate in Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison’s New York office, where he concentrated on securities class action defense and antitrust matters. After leaving Paul, Weiss, he spent two years working as a staff attorney at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. Robert received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

“Lawyers come to Hicks Johnson to build a career, not just have a job,” Robert said. “We handle the same caliber of cases as large firms, but the people here have real ownership over their work. Since the moment I set foot in Houston to visit the firm, Andy Hicks and the other partners have gone out of their way to tailor my position and experiences to my professional goals.”

Dan focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, including trials and appeals. As a veteran of an Am Law 10 firm, he has extensive experience handling a broad range of sophisticated matters for corporations and individuals, including shareholder derivative suits, securities class actions, contract disputes, antitrust matters, torts cases, international arbitrations, and cutting-edge cybersecurity matters. Previously, Dan was an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he practiced general litigation in the firm’s Chicago office. He is also a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School.

Dan commented, “Hicks Johnson has a deep bench of skilled, accomplished trial lawyers. Between the firm’s strong culture of integrity, creativity, and excellent client service as well as its commitment to growth, Hicks Johnson is the perfect platform for me—or any young lawyer—to develop their practice. I’m thrilled to be part of a team of talented, sharp attorneys working together to build a top-tier litigation boutique with the ability to take on any case in any forum and the drive to win.”