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Asa Hutchinson III

Asa Hutchinson III

Managing Partner
Asa Hutchinson III focuses his practice primarily on commercial litigation, immigration law and intellectual property matters. More...
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Asa Hutchinson

History of Firm:  Founder

Governor Hutchinson’s experience has established him as a national resource for his expertise on trade, energy, national security, and education. More...

Susy Tejeda

Susy Tejeda

Partner
Mrs. Tejeda is a dual Mexico and Spain citizen with an appreciation of languages and cultures fostered at a very young age. More...
larry-wallace

Larry C. Wallace

Of Counsel
His practice was centered around the laws of banking, broadcasting, corporate, public finance, public utilities, real estate, tax, trade and transportation. More...

Asa Hutchinson

History of Firm:  Founder

After a long career in the law and public service, Asa Hutchinson fulfilled his long-time dream to practice law with his son, Asa III, when the two founded The Asa Hutchinson Law Group, PLC in 2008.  Together they served clients from across the world for six years, until the elder Hutchinson was elected in 2014 as the 46th Governor of the State of Arkansas.  Governor Hutchinson was overwhelming re-elected in 2018 to a second four-year term with 65% of the popular vote, having received more votes than any other candidate for Governor in the State’s 182-year history.  

Asa began his legal career in 1974 in private practice in Bentonville, Arkansas.  In 1982, at the age of 31, President Ronald Reagan appointed him as the youngest United States Attorney in the nation.  During his tenure, Asa personally negotiated the peaceful surrender of a heavily armed para-military organization to end its stand-off with the FBI, without a shot being fired and without any loss of the lives of men, women and children held in the besieged compound.  Asa was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996, where he served on the Judiciary and Intelligence Committees, among others.  As a result of his extensive trial experience, he was appointed by the House of Representatives to try the impeachment case against then-President Clinton in the United States Senate.  He received praise across the political spectrum for his reasoned and professional presentation.

After being elected to his third term in Congress, Asa was appointed by President George W. Bush as Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in 2001, where he combined tough law enforcement initiatives with advocating increased investment in treatment and education programs.

In January 2003, Asa was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be the first Under Secretary of the newly created Department of Homeland Security.  As one of the nation’s top-ranking homeland security officials, Asa was responsible for more than 110,000 federal employees housed in such agencies as the Transportation Security Administration, Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (now USCIS) and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.  Asa resigned in 2005 and subsequently joined the Venable LLP law firm in Washington, DC as a Senior Trial Counsel and a partner within Venable’s Litigation Division.

Governor Hutchinson’s experience has established him as a national resource for his expertise on trade, energy, national security, and education.  He has been invited to the White House several times to join discussions about health care, Medicaid and education issues. The Governor currently serves as the co-chair of the Council of Governors and is the former chairman of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, Southern States Energy Board, and the Southern Regional Educational Board. 

Education

J.D., University of Arkansas School of Law, 1975

B.S., Accounting, Bob Jones University, 1972

 

Bar Admissions

  • Arkansas
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Arkansas

Government Service

  • Bentonville (Arkansas) City Attorney
  • U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas
  • Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Third District of Arkansas
  • Administrator, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

W. Asa Hutchinson III

Managing Partner

Utilizing his unique experience as a former federal prosecutor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office attorney and civil litigator, Asa Hutchinson III focuses his practice primarily on commercial litigation, immigration law and intellectual property matters. Asa routinely represents and advises clients concerning employment and labor matters, U.S. visa cases, contractual disputes, trademark registrations, IP infringement cases, corporate formation and governance matters and secured real estate transactions. 

Subsequently, Asa was asked to join President George W. Bush’s Administration as a Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and subsequently served as an Associate Solicitor of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  In both positions, Asa’s work primarily focused on intellectual property issues, litigating USPTO decisions on appeal to federal court and managing intragovernmental IP policies between the Department of Commerce and the White House. Asa engaged in an extensive intellectual property litigation practice in the federal courts, briefing or arguing over a dozen patent or trademark appeals in U.S. District Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  

After returning to private practice, Asa has gained extensive experience throughout the U.S., some of which includes the following: 

  • Jointly defending Asbury Automotive, a New York-based, publicly held company, in a $23 million breach of contract action filed by the company’s former employees, in which the defense team obtained a complete defense verdict from the jury;
  • Assisting numerous foreign nationals from China, Guatemala, Malaysia, Mexico, Spain and the United Kingdom with immigration matters and visas including L1, F1 and B1/B2s;
  • Serving as a defense counsel to a large municipal utility in illegal exaction lawsuits filed against it in federal and state courts, with each action being dismissed without class certification;
  • Successfully prosecuting, on behalf of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., several trademark infringement actions in U.S. District Court against various web-based companies located throughout the country;
  • Representing a federal contractor that manufactures, sells, and trains in the use of less lethal munitions before the U.S. Departments of State and the Army, which had suspended the company’s export licenses and federal contracts due to criminal charges filed against two former company employees, resulting in the termination of the suspensions and the avoidance of criminal charges by  the U.S. Department of Justice against the company and its owners;
  • Defending Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. against a multi-million-dollar suit filed in federal court by a former vendor and obtaining a defense verdict, including a six-figure counterclaim judgment, for the client; 
  • Securing a six-figure judgment for a small software company from a state court jury against a large, statewide trade association for breach of contract and successfully defending the judgment on appeal;
  • Serving as outside general counsel for a statewide restaurant chain with ten locations and more than 450 employees;
  • Litigating a federal court tort case against a Bulgarian software manufacturer in 2018 resulting in a large, six-figure settlement for the client;  
  • Negotiating a six-figure settlement for an injured client suing a manufacturer for product liability in multi-district federal court litigation; and 
  • Serving as a Director and Corporate Counsel of a small-cap nutraceutical manufacturer.

Education

J.D., University of Arkansas School of Law, 2000

B.S., Accounting, cum laude, University of Arkansas, 1997

 

Bar Admissions

  • Arkansas, 2001
  • Missouri, 2007
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2003
  • U.S. District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Arkansas, 2001
  • U.S. District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Missouri, 2007

Professional And Community Organizations

  • Member, Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member, Missouri Bar Association
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member, Board of Advisors, Arkansas Fashion Council
  • Former President, Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas
  • Former Member, Advisory Board, The Children’s Museum of Northwest Arkansas

 

Federal Government Service

Associate Independent Counsel, Washington, DC

Associate Solicitor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Washington, DC

Attorney and Special Assistant, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington DC

 

Contact:

Email: ahutchinson@ahlawgroup.com

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Larry C. Wallace

OF COUNSEL

Larry C. Wallace began his legal career in 1968 in North Little Rock, Arkansas.  His firm and practice grew to one of the state’s largest, with more than 50 lawyers.  The firm maintained offices in Little Rock, Washington, DC and London.

His unique and distinguished reputation attracted an impressive list of clients.  His practice was centered around the laws of banking, broadcasting, corporate, public finance, public utilities, real estate, tax, trade and transportation.  

In 1992, then-Governor Bill Clinton of Arkansas appointed Larry as a special Associate Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court.  He is licensed to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, all Federal Courts in Arkansas, the Supreme Court of the State of Arkansas, the Courts of the District of Columbia, and the Supreme Court of the State of Texas.  

Since 1993, Larry has provided counsel to a number of political world leaders, particularly Yasser Arafat and Benazir Bhutto, and actually accompanied former Prime Minister Bhutto to Karachi, Pakistan when she returned in October of 2007.  

He has represented the Embassy of Japan, ITOUCH, ConAgra, Ford Motor Company and consulted on infrastructure projects in Macedonia, India, Greece, the West Bank, Mexico, Canada, Ghana, Vietnam, United Kingdom and the Republic of Korea.  

While serving as Chairman of his law firm, Larry also acted as General Counsel and member of the Board of Directors of banking institutions, public utilities, and a natural gas exploration, production and distribution company (now Reliant Energy).  He attended the Harvard Business School on issues of corporate governance and was the owner, Chairman and CEO of three television stations affiliated with NBC (KARK-TV Little Rock); CBS (KDBC-TV El Paso); and ABC (WTOK-TV Meridian). He served as a First Lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the United States Army, was named Citizen of the Year of the State of Arkansas, and served as Chairman of the United Way, the Board of Visitors of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and the Boy Scouts of America.

Education

  • J.D., University of Arkansas School of Law, 1968, Law Review
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Arkansas, 1965
  • D.H.L., Philander Smith College, 1986

Bar Admissions

  • Arkansas, 1968
  • Texas, 1993
  • District of Columbia, 1994
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1973
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Arkansas, 1970

Contact:

Email: lwallace@ahlawgroup.com

Susy Tejeda

Partner

Mrs. Tejeda is a dual Mexico and Spain citizen with an appreciation of languages and cultures fostered at a very young age.  Mrs Tejeda is a Mexican Attorney with a Master in International and European Law who has more than 15 years of experience working for several Law Firms in Europe, Mexico and the U.S.  Mrs. Tejeda joined Asa Hutchinson Law Group in July 2019 and will be taking over the expansion of the Law Firm into Europe by opening an office in Madrid, Spain in September 2019. Mrs. Tejeda speaks Spanish, English and French and has an extensive experience in different areas such as Corporate Law, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration, International Trade European Law and U.S. Immigration Law. 

After graduating with Honors from Law School, where she obtained a specialization in International Law, she obtained a Master in International and European Law from ISDE Law Business School in Barcelona and attended the Courses on Public and International Law at The Hague Academy of International Law in The Netherlands.  She has a vast work experience which includes:

  • Paralegal, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, San Diego, California, USA (February 2018 – June 2019)

Immigration Law: Working with VIP Clients and clients whose primary language is not English but Spanish and/or French;

Training new legal assistants and paralegals on some aspects of immigration procedures and firm policies;

In charge of preparing and filing Nonimmigrant visas, Consular Processings, Adjustment of Status and Naturalization processes. Specialized on TN Visas, investment Visas (including E-1 and E-2 visas) and member of the EB-5 Visa Program where she played a key role by bringing new clients, organizing and attending meetings with Attorneys and potential clients, obtaining supporting documentation from Applicants, Regional Centers, and Financial institutions and representatives;

  • Paralegal, Law Office of Grace Zimmerman, La Jolla, California, USA (January 2016-February 2018)

Immigration Law: Prepared Nonimmigrant Visas (including TNs and E-1/E-2s), Family-Based Immigrant petitions, I-140 petitions, Adjustment of Status, Citizenship/Naturalization, Permanent Residence and Asylum applications.

  •  Business projects in MEXICO and USA (January 2010-February 2015)

Along with her husband, created and developed a company in Mexico and later in the U.S providing products and services in the food industry as well as the opening of a Market and later on a Restaurant in San Diego, California.

  • Legal Advisor/Researcher, Armesto & Asociados, Madrid, SPAIN (Jan 2005- June 2008)

Commercial and Investment Arbitration: Responsible of preparing legal documents and doing legal research for various national and international arbitrations administered by different associations such as AAA, ICC, LCIA, etc as well as ad hoc procedures under UNCITRAL Rules.

  • Associate Corporate Law Attorney, Duclaud Attorneys, Cancún, MEXICO (Jan-Aug 2004) 

Corporate Law: Company formations, mergers and acquisitions, foreign investments and International Law.

  • Legal Advisor/Researcher, J.A. Cremades et Associés, Paris, FRANCE (Aug-Dec 2003).

European and International Law: International arbitration, civil and commercial European and International law.

  • Legal Advisor/Researcher, Pritchard Engelfield Solicitors; Pannone Partners; London,ENGLAND (Feb-July 2002)  

European and International Law: Responsible for all cases within mexican parties, clinical negligence, international litigation, European and International Law.

  • Legal Advisor/Researcher, Bufete Mullerat & Advocats Associats Law Firm; Barcelona, SPAIN (Oct 2001-Feb 2002)

European and International Law: Master´s Degree Internship

  • Associate Attorney, “Mario Bracamonte Attorneys” (associated Law Firm of Baker & Mckenzie) Puebla, MEXICO (2001-2003)

Coordinator of the Company Commercial and Intellectual Property Departments: Coordinator of Business and Intellectual Property Departments in charge of Company formations, mergers and acquisitions; registration of trademarks and patents.

  • Assistant Lawyer, Public Notary; Puebla, MEXICO (1999- 2000)

Corporate Law: Responsible of the elaboration of Credit Contracts, Powers of Attorney and personal contact with clients.

Publications:In collaboration with the International Arbitrator Juan Fernández Armesto, Ms. Tejeda was in charge of the preparation, research and documentation of the following Article:

Education

Master’s in International and European Law, ISDE Law Business School, 2001-2002.

Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Las Américas-Puebla University, MEXICO, 1995 – 2000

Internship in International Law, Pierre Mendes-France University, Grenoble, FRANCE, 1996- 1997

 

Bar Admissions

  • Mexico, 2000

Contact:

Email: stejeda@ahlawgroup.com

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