Godwin Ronquillo PC has bolstered its Houston-based commercial litigation practice group by adding a former Shannon Gracey Ratliff & Miller LLP partner, it said Wednesday.
Jones Day has brought in a globetrotting dealmaker from Thompson & Knight LLP to its Houston energy practice, the firm announced Monday, giving it multilingual firepower for nailing down oil and gas contracts around the world.
SNR Denton partner Vince Murchison has left the firm to open a boutique practice in Dallas focused on the energy pipeline industry, he announced Tuesday.
A former adviser for the U.S. Department of Energy on Monday joined Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP’s Austin, Texas, office, where she will advise clients on regulatory and policy issues related to energy markets in Central and Latin America, with a focus on renewables.
Littler Mendelson PC has added to its Dallas office the former managing counsel for Energy Future Holdings Corp. who specializes in labor and employment litigation, strengthening the firm’s practice group, the firm announced Tuesday.
Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP has added a former securities fraud prosecutor from Curran Tomko Tarski LLP to its white collar defense and internal investigation and litigation practices in Dallas, the firm announced Thursday.
Cox Smith Matthews Inc. has added two former K&L Gates LLP partners to its corporate and litigation practices in its Dallas office, bolstering the firm's mergers and acquisitions and securities litigation services, Cox Smith announced Thursday.
Baker Hostetler has hired the chairman of the labor and employment practice at Baker Botts LLP as a partner in its Houston office, the firm announced Wednesday.
Looper Reed & McGraw PC launched its intellectual property section this month with the addition of two patent attorneys to its Dallas office, both coming from Dykema Gossett PLLC.
Insurance defense, business, real estate and health care law firm McCathern Mooty Grinke LLP has opened an office in San Antonio, the Dallas-based law firm announced Monday, saying partner Scott M. Noel would head up the firm’s newest office.
A former Haynes and Boone LLP senior attorney has joined Winstead PC’s finance and banking practice in Houston as a shareholder, the firm said Tuesday.
Texas personal injury firm Heard Robins Cloud & Black LLP has snagged a veteran class-action mass tort and products liability partner from Locke Lord LLP, the firm announced Monday.
Texas-based Jackson Walker LLP has snagged two partners and a senior counsel from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP to boost the firm's labor and employment practice, Jackson Walker said last week.
A project and structured finance corporate energy attorney with subspecialties in real estate and private equity transactions has joined DLA Piper from Thompson & Knight LLP as a partner in the firm's corporate and finance practice in Houston, DLA Piper announced Tuesday.
Commercial litigator and former K&L Gates LLP counsel Linda G. Moore has joined Taber Estes Thome & Carr PLLC as a partner in its Dallas office, the law firm announced Wednesday.
Former Fulbright & Jaworski LLP attorney and veteran energy company in-house counsel Kevin McDonald has returned to the firm as a litigation partner in its Houston office, the firm announced Tuesday.
In its first expansion, Fort Worth, Texas-based bankruptcy boutique Forshey Prostok LLP has opened an office in Dallas to be led by a partner snagged from Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, the firm announced Wednesday.
A former Vinson & Elkins LLP partner with experience representing clients in environmental issues, particularly those dealing with water, has joined Baker Botts LLP in its Austin, Texas, office, the firm announced Monday.
A longtime corporate transactional partner with a subspecialty in bankruptcy matters has joined Dykema Gossett PLLC from K&L Gates LLP as a corporate finance partner and will be based in Dallas, Dykema recently announced.
King & Spalding LLP has nabbed two partners from Greenberg Traurig LLP for its Austin office, one of whom will co-chair the firm's national securities litigation practice.
The new U.S. Patent and Trademark satellite office in Dallas is expected to be a place where small businesses and entrepreneurs can learn how to navigate the patent process, meet with examiners and access the USPTO’s comprehensive search databases. It will also serve as a patent examination office for technology developed in the region and throughout the South and could provide an economic boost of over $400 million dollars to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, say attorneys with Bracewell & Giuliani LLP.
Subscription credit facilities have become a popular form of financing for private equity and real estate funds. While sovereign debt concerns have led to increased scrutiny of the credit wherewithal of such investors, the good news is that these facilities have been around for many years and anecdotal evidence from active lenders in the market during the financial crisis indicates that there have been no material governmental investor defaults, despite significant budget issues faced by many governmental investors, say attorneys with Mayer Brown LLP.
With prosecutors becoming more aggressive, there is an increased risk of parallel state and federal prosecutions arising out of joint state and federal law enforcement investigations. In these scenarios it is advisable to revisit the fundamental concepts regarding the imposition and computation of federal sentences, says Rusty Fortenberry of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.
Neither In re Encore Energy Partners LP Unit Holder Litigation nor Auriga Capital Corp. v. Gatz Properties LLC represents a dramatic departure for the Delaware Chancery Court. The decisions are reminders, however, of the degree of care required by investors in drafting the governing agreements for alternative entities, say Kenneth Gerasimovich of Greenberg Traurig LLP and attorney Jennifer Brady.
Performing an annual stress test can help your law firm assess the key areas of firm governance, financial reporting, risk management, fiduciary practices and financial health and prepare your law firm to weather both internal and external threats. This assessment can be a valuable tool to identify potential weaknesses and avoid the pitfalls that have caused the downfall of so many prominent law firms, say members Kaufman Rossin & Co.
In September, the West Virginia State Treasurer recently filed suit against 10 insurance companies seeking civil penalties and injunctive relief, contending that the insurers had violated the state’s Unclaimed Property Act. The state has added 10 more companies since then. Although West Virginia’s Treasurer is the first to file a suit of this type, it is possible other states may follow its lead, say attorneys with Troutman Sanders LLP.
While the Fifth Circuit's decision in Lightfoot v. MXEnergy Electric Inc. is at odds with a Fourth Circuit decision on whether a “forward contract” must identify a fixed quantity and/or fixed delivery terms, what appears to be far more important is the growing trend of courts to broadly interpret section 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code, say Douglas Deutsch and Joshua Apfel of Chadbourne & Parke LLP.
A United States court may, for public policy reasons, refuse to extend comity to a foreign court’s order or grant relief that would seemingly aid the administration of a foreign estate. Despite a number of decisions on the issue, the scope of the pubic policy exception limitation remains unclear — a problem that may remedied with the recent decision by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas regarding Vitro SAB de CV, says Francisco Vazquez of Chadbourne & Parke LLP.
Defendants have not made full use of the provision of the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 authorizing removal of class actions from state to federal court. Inexplicably, class action defendants litigating in inhospitable state courts have ignored the flexibility Congress gave them, say Gregory Katsas and Jeffrey Mandell of Jones Day.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may alter the terrain of hydraulic fracturing by issuing reporting rules using its authority under the Toxic Substances Control Act. However, the potential TSCA rules might partially overlap with existing and emerging state reporting rules, creating greater opportunity for considerable confusion, say attorneys with Arnold & Porter LLP.