Doe v. University of Texas Health Science Center At San Antonio et al

Western District of Texas, txwd-5:2019-cv-00248


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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS SAN ANTONIO DIVISION JANE UTHSCSA-AS DOE, § § Plaintiff, § § v. § NO. 5:19-cv-00248-DAE § THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS § HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT SAN § ANTONIO and MARCEL NOUJEIM, § § Defendants. § DEFENDANT'S UNOPPOSED MOTION TO WITHDRAW MATTHEW A. DEAL AS COUNSEL AND DESIGNATE GLORIENI AZEREDO AS LEAD COUNSEL Defendants file this Unopposed Motion to Withdraw Matthew A. Deal as Counsel and Designate Glorieni Azeredo as Lead Counsel. In support of this motion, Defendants state the following: 1. Assistant Attorney General Matthew A. Deal is currently designated as Lead Counsel for Defendants. 2. Mr. Deal has recently accepted a position in a different division of the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, effective December 4, 2018. As a result, Mr. Deal seeks to withdraw as an attorney of record in this case. 3. Assistant Attorney General Glorieni M. Azeredo should be designated as Lead Counsel for Defendants. Ms. Azeredo has entered an appearance as co-counsel for Defendants. ECF No. 19. 4. This withdrawal will not delay any proceedings. 5. Counsel for Plaintiff does not oppose this motion. 6. For the reasons stated above, Defendants respectfully request that the Court grant this motion to withdraw Matthew A. Deal as counsel for Defendants, designate Assistant Attorney General Glorieni Azeredo as Lead Counsel for Defendants and remove Mr. Deal from all further electronic notifications regarding this case. Respectfully submitted, KEN PAXTON Attorney General of Texas JEFFREY C. MATEER First Assistant Attorney General DARREN L. MCCARTY Deputy Attorney General for Civil Litigation THOMAS A. ALBRIGHT Chief, General Litigation Division /s/ Matthew A. Deal MATTHEW A. DEAL Texas State Bar No. 24087397 GLORIENI M. AZEREDO – Lead Counsel Texas Bar No. 240077840 Assistant Attorneys General Office of the Attorney General General Litigation Division P.O. Box 12548 Austin, Texas 78711-2548 Tel: (512) 463-2120 Fax: (512) 320-0667 COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANTS 2 CERTIFICATE OF CONFERENCE I hereby certify that I conferred with Counsel for Plaintiff on December 4, 2019, and he does not oppose this motion. /s/ Matthew Deal MATTHEW DEAL Assistant Attorney General CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on this 4th day of December 2019, the foregoing was electronically filed with the Clerk of the Court using the CM/ECF system and served on all attorney(s) and/or parties of record, via the CM/ECF service and/or via electronic mail. Terry P. Gorman, Esq. Texas Bar No. 08218200 901 Mopac Expressway South, Suite 300 Austin, TX 78746 Phone: 972-235-4700 (direct) Fax: 512-597-1455 /s/ Matthew Deal MATTHEW DEAL Assistant Attorney General 3