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UHLC alums Domingo and Taylor both named partner at international law firm 

University of Houston Law Center LL.M, alumnus Kenyon Moore ‘15

Christopher Domingo ’09, left, and Will Taylor ’09, right.

April 8, 2018 — Two University of Houston Law Center graduates from the class of 2009, Christopher Domingo and Will Taylor, have been promoted to partner at Jones Day’s Houston office.

Domingo and Taylor practice complex commercial litigation and primarily concentrate on representing clients in the energy industry.

“Achieving this goal after so many years of hard work is a great source of pride,” Domingo said. “I am very grateful for the many mentors and colleagues that helped me reach this milestone.”

“This law firm has so many talented and accomplished attorneys all around the globe,” Taylor added.  “To be elevated to the partnership within that group is truly humbling.”

In their new roles, they plan to continue following the Jones Day tradition of client service in addition to discovering innovative solutions for meeting client needs.

“The role has so many different facets, from strategy, to research and writing, to counseling, to courtroom advocacy,” Taylor said. “It is very rewarding to be able to fight for your client on many different levels.”

Domingo also hopes to serve as a guide for people who aspire to work in the field of law.

“I look forward to mentoring and supporting our next generation of law students and young lawyers,” Domingo said.

Taylor considers completely dedicating himself to law school his most formative experience while attending the Law Center. Although it was an intense three years, he said the close bonds formed with peers and ability to transition into similarly challenging and intellectually demanding situations as an attorney was worth it.

Taylor enjoyed the mix of traditional and non-traditional courses offered at the Law Center, as well as the professors who taught such courses.

“The Law Center does a great job of bringing in practitioners and judges to serve as adjunct professors, which really enhances the experience,” Taylor said.

Domingo credits being a part-time student as his most formative experience at the Law Center since it forced him to adopt successful study habits and effective time management skills, tools which aided him in his success after law school.

Activities such as the Houston Law Review and mock trial further enhanced Domingo’s law skills. Law Review taught him to pay attention to the details, while mock trial elevated his confidence in court.

“Mock trial was a great way to hone public speaking and stand-up trial skills, and it’s incredible how seamlessly those lessons can be applied to real cases,” Domingo said.

Jones Day has a commitment to pro bono work, and Domingo and Taylor regularly partake in those efforts.

“You do not have to look far to find out that there are so many in our communities who have no voice or legal representation,” Taylor said. “Whether it is representing individuals fleeing violence and oppression in their home countries or volunteering as a prosecutor, you can truly make a difference and also take huge strides early on in your career toward your professional goals.”

“Pro bono work is something that I have taken great pride in over the years,” Domingo added. “From serving as a volunteer prosecutor for the city of Houston to representing clients whose civil rights have been violated, my pro bono work has been some of the most meaningful of my career.”