Thursday, October 25, 2012 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
The Plaza Club
100 W. Houston
Judge Xavier Rodriguez is a former Justice on the Texas Supreme Court and currently sits on the bench as a Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. Prior to assuming the bench, he was a partner in the international law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski. Rodriguez was appointed to the Texas Supreme Court in 2001 by Governor Rick Perry.Rodriguez is a regular speaker on continuing legal education seminars and has authored numerous articles regarding employment law, discovery and arbitration issues. He is past chair of the State Bar of Texas Labor and Employment Council and Chair of the State Bar Paralegal Committee. Rodriguez has served on numerous state and community boards, including the State Board for Educator Certification, the Texas Lutheran University Board of Regents, the South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, the San Antonio Area Foundation, the Alamo Area Boy Scouts Council, and Respite Care of San Antonio. He served in the United States Army Reserve as an officer from 1983 to 1993 after receiving his commission from the ROTC program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.David B. West is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and represents banks, trust departments, corporations, non-profits and individuals in complex business disputes involving finance and banking; trusts, estates, and guardianships; contracts, business torts, real estate and construction disputes; fiduciary litigation; and governmental issues. He has tried over 30 cases and argued before appellate courts and arbitration panels. With over 27 years in private practice, he also counsels clients on strategies to reduce litigation.David was the head of the Litigation Department at Cox Smith for seven years and a member of its management committee for seven years. He served on the board of directors for the San Antonio Bar Association and served as the Chairman of the San Antonio Bar Association’s Litigation Section.