Munck Wilson Mandala
Carolyn R. Raines is a partner in the Dallas office of Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP in the complex litigation/dispute resolution group. Ms. Raines brings more than 27 years of legal experience representing clients in state and federal courts, arbitrations, regulatory actions, and class actions. She manages complex litigation, advises clients in sophisticated business matters, and counsels clients on employment issues.
She has represented clients in numerous significant matters, including representing officers and directors of public companies in state and federal court against claims for violations of federal and state securities laws, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and conspiracy; representing credit card processors against claims by issuers and merchants for violations of the Visa Rules; representing investment firms, hedge funds, and registered representatives in customer disputes and regulatory actions involving fraud, Ponzi schemes, forgery, misrepresentations, unsuitability, excessive markups, unauthorized trading, restitution, and violations of federal and state securities laws; representing major insurance companies in premium litigation and multi-state class actions challenging industry practices; and representing companies in disputes involving the PCS auctions conducted by the Federal Communications Commission.
Ms. Raines also represents clients in a wide assortment of contract claims and torts, including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage buy-back and indemnity disputes, foreclosures, real estate investments, fraud, fidelity bond coverage claims, partnership agreements, employment and non-competition agreements, insurance policies, minority shareholder disputes, and defamation.
Carolyn is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association, and Executive Women of Dallas. She received her J.D., with honors from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law where she was an Order of the Coif Scholar and editor of the SMU Law Review. She holds a B.B.A. in finance from Texas Tech University.