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Monthly Meeting: Representing Clients in the New, New Economy

Total Credits: .5

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Shari Wynne Ressler
Course Levels:
1 hour
Audio and Video
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The Founders of the EBA believe it is time for a bar association that supports success for attorneys pioneering successful legal practices, serving entrepreneurs, innovators, start-ups, high growth/emerging companies and investors. 


We have put this belief into action and brought in an experienced staff to push our vision, mission and goals forward.  We invite you to  meet us and each other at our first membership meeting at Austin’s Capital Factory or via Zoom video webcast.  It is completely complimentary, only an hour and we have free .50 of CLE for you.  


Topic highlights:

  • Call to order and Introduction of Board
    • Richard Ressler, RWR Legal, Founder of EBA Global, 
  • Why EBA Global?
    • Julene Franki, Executive Director of EBA Global
  • Representing Clients in the New, New  Economy
    • Shari Wynne Ressler, RWR Legal, Founder of EBA Global (.5-hour CLE)

Course materials are provided as a PDF download.


State Activity Number

TX: 901375116



Shari Wynne Ressler's Profile

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Founder EBA Global

EBA Global

Shari Wynne Ressler is the Founder of EBA Global and the Managing Partner of RWR Legal. Shari’s entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to helping people achieve success drives the firm’s purpose, vision and mission.  She leads the strategic planning for the firm and manages the execution of the firm, with a focus on client service, marketing and development.

Shari Wynne Ressler is a self-made, serial entrepreneur, starting her first business at the age of 16.  She co-founded RWR Legal in 1996, with the goal of serving all clients with the same skill, vigor and intelligence that benefits the largest companies in the world.  In 2006, she created 6Degrees Connect, a personalized referral match company founded to connect the firm’s small business clients with proven, vetted service providers.  In October of 2011, RWR Legal launched Incubation Station, now SKU, Shari’s brainchild for the first and leading consumer products accelerator that connects stellar, market-validated companies with the industry resources and mentorship needed to succeed.  In 2015, at Austin’s SXSW, RWR Legal launched the Entrepreneurial Law Bar Association (EBA) bringing together business counsel worldwide to establish best practices for Startup/Entrepreneurial Law, designed to help innovators achieve success and grow businesses in the new economy.

Shari is currently active in the Central Texas Angel Network, the Advisory Committee of the Food Lab, at the University of Texas, Austin, the Innovation Committee for the Austin Development Zone and an active speaker on entrepreneurial and investing issues. She is President of SKU. She is a Past President and Membership Chair of the Austin Chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a global association of business owners; past co-Chair of the Austin Business Journal’s Fast-Fifty Executive Advisory Board and Past President and Co-President for RISE: Women, dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs.  Shari has been honored on multiple occasions for her service to the Austin Entrepreneurial Community.

Shari Wynne Ressler, along with Richard Ressler, the firm’s Managing General Counsel, provides legal and strategic counsel to the firm’s clients not only analyzing legal issues but guiding critical business decisions. She mentors and connects RWR Legal clients with expertise and resources.

Shari Wynne Ressler started her legal career as an attorney for the Plan Benefits Security Division of the U.S. Department of Labor, where she litigated on behalf of the Secretary of Labor, breach of Title I of ERISA, fiduciary duty matters in connection with the investment and/or administration of pension plan assets. Thereafter, she was associated with the national law firms of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, and Jacobson, as well as McDermott, Will & Emery. She practiced employee benefits law with a focus on fiduciary issues, and other Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (“PBGC”) and Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issues such as funding, diversification, compliance, tax qualification and plan termination in connection with corporate/real estate transactions.

She was honored with the Labor Secretary’s Exceptional Achievement Award as the co-counsel in one of the leading cases in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals with respect to the fiduciary status and obligations of plan fiduciaries; see, Reich v. Lancaster, 843 F. Supp. 194 (N.D. Tex. 1993), aff’d, 55 F.3d 1034 (5th Cir. 1995).

MCLE Information

Texas: This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of  .5-credit hours, of which 0 credit hours will apply to legal ethics/professional responsibility credit.  


Illinois: This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the MCLE Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois in the amount of  .5-credit hours, of which 0 credit hours will apply to legal ethics/professional responsibility credit.  


New York:
The courses you take with EBA, upon approval by the State Bar of Texas MCLE, will count toward your New York CLE requirement under New York's Approved Jurisdiction policy. To read the policy in full, please see the New York CLE Board website.


The EBA plans to submit an application for each activity  for credit to California and Illinois accrediting authorities. According to those jurisdictions rules, we must wait to submit for completed written materials. Check back with this page for updates on pending submissions.


Many other states will allow attorneys to receive CLE credit by listening to courses approved in these states. Please speak with your state's board of CLE to ensure that they will accept credit from an out of state provider in one of these states.

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