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Chais L. Sweat Joins Dykema in Dallas

August 25, 2011

DALLAS—Dykema Gossett PLLC announced today the addition of associate Chais L. Sweat to the firm's Business and Commercial practice in Dallas. Prior to joining Dykema, Chais was an attorney with the law firm Sweat & Associates, PLLC.

Sweat focuses his practice in the area of general commercial litigation, hospitality law and consumer financial services. He has significant experience as a litigator representing clients in various matters, with a particular emphasis on consumer protection claims, residential mortgage disputes, franchising disputes, breach of contract claims, and credit and collection matters. He has also represented creditors in Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings. Beyond his extensive experience representing clients in the courtroom, Sweat routinely advises hospitality clients on a wide variety of operational, risk management, and compliance issues at the federal, state and local level, including premises liability concerns, building and fire code compliance, consumer privacy data laws, and the impact of price gouging statutes.

Sweat earned his B.A. in Political Science from Louisiana State University and went on to earn his J.D. and Bachelor of Civil Law from the Paul M. Herbert Law Center at Louisiana State University in 2007. He was a member of the school's Trial Advocacy Board and the ATLA (AAJ) National Trial Advocacy Competition Team. While in law school, Sweat earned distinction as a member of the first place team, and was named the Top Overall Advocate, in the Ira S. Flory Trial Competition. Sweat also spent a semester as an extern with the Louisiana Department of Revenue in the Sales Tax Policy Division researching internet sales tax issues.