Jones Day has hired away a veteran litigator from Porter Hedges LLP to join its intellectual property team in Houston, the firm announced Wednesday.
Sidley Austin LLP snagged an energy and capital markets expert as part of the firm's efforts to expand its Houston office and its energy practice, the firm said Thursday.
McKool Smith PC has landed a veteran trial attorney from Hogan Lovells who specializes in cross-border litigation and international arbitration, particularly in the energy and banking sectors, as a principal in its Houston and New York offices, the firm said Tuesday.
Houston law firm Porter Hedges LLP has landed a former Seyfarth Shaw LLP partner who specializes in corporate counseling, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, health care, and finance, the firm said Monday.
Mayer Brown LLP has landed a prominent tax partner from Vinson & Elkins LLP who specializes in energy-related transactions and mergers and acquisitions to join its Houston office, the firm announced Monday.
Winston & Strawn LLP has added to its Houston office a former Vinson & Elkins LLP partner who focuses on complex business litigation involving intellectual property, energy contracts, product liability and more, expanding its roster of experienced litigators, the firm announced Thursday.
Reed Smith LLP has hired two new partners in the employment and commercial litigation groups at its newest office in Houston from Jones Day and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, bringing the total number of partners in Houston to 16, Reed Smith announced Thursday.
Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP said it has bolstered its environmental and toxic tort practice group by adding two former Lathrop & Gage partners to its Kansas City, Mo., and Houston offices.
Polsinelli PC has landed a seasoned labor and employment partner from Bracewell & Giuliani LLP to join its Dallas office as a shareholder specializing in the energy, health care, financial services and defense contracting sectors, the firm announced Thursday.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP boosted its environmental practice in Texas with the addition of five partners from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Reaud Morgan & Quinn LLP and Baker Botts LLP, the firm announced Monday.
K&L Gates LLP has lured another lawyer to its new Houston office from Haynes and Boone LLP as it bolsters its energy practice in a hot Texas legal market, the firm announced Monday.
K&L Gates LLP has hired two new partners from Jackson Walker LLP and Haynes and Boone LLP to serve in its antitrust and bankruptcy practices in Houston, the firm announced Wednesday.
Paul Hastings LLP has landed a master limited partnerships, energy and mergers and acquisitions pro from Andrews Kurth LLP to join its securities and capital markets practice in Houston, the firm announced Tuesday.
Jackson Walker LLP added two bankruptcy partners to its Dallas office this month, scooping up experts in restructuring and lender representation from Andrews Kurth LLP and Hunton & Williams LLP, the firm said Monday.
Porter Hedges LLP hired away a litigation partner with extensive experience representing lenders in recovery efforts and a growing energy practice from Hunton & Williams LLP to join its Houston office, the firm announced Thursday.
Akerman Senterfitt LLP has boosted its Dallas office with the addition of a former Beirne Maynard & Parsons LLP banking and securities litigation pro, the firm said on Tuesday.
Texas-based Godwin Lewis PC has boosted its bankruptcy practice with the addition of a Glast Phillips & Murray PC attorney whose clients have included banking heavyweights like Bank of America NA and Wells Fargo Acceptance Corp., the firm announced Thursday.
Polsinelli Shughart PC has landed a health care and commercial litigation wizard from Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP who is experienced in antitrust, real estate and employment matters to join its Dallas office as a shareholder, the firm announced Monday.
K&L Gates LLP has strengthened its Houston office with the addition of a former Haynes and Boone LLP partner who specializes in mergers and acquisitions and a wide range of private equity, venture capital and other corporate transactional matters, the firm announced Monday.
Thompson & Knight LLP has landed a former Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP partner who specializes in mergers and acquisitions as well as banking industry transactional matters, adding depth to its finance practice group in Houston, the firm announced Thursday.
The pros of using predictive coding far outweigh the cons. Given the heavy pressure on law firms and in-house counsel to reduce discovery costs, as well as the Justice Department's recent stance on the subject, it appears predictive coding will continue to emerge from the obscure world of legal technology to the mainstream of legal practice, say Michael Moscato and Myles Bartley of Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle LLP.
The interpretation by the Supreme Court of Texas in Reeder v. Wood County Energy LLC grants vast protection to oil and gas operators, but by doing so, it is perceived by some as muddling the differences between tort and contract law, says Michael Bolton and Kate Kalanick of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.
A lesser-known risk among companies that use independent contractor models is the threat of Title VII litigation, which two recent appellate court decisions, Allen v. Radio One and Alam v. Miller Brewing Company, addressed. These cases remind employers of the ways to minimize such litigation risks, such as adopting a policy to not rehire former employees terminated for misconduct, says Douglas Darch of Baker & McKenzie.
Impatience with the pace of Toxic Substances Control Act reform at the federal level is understandable, but substituting individual state action for a perceived lack of federal action may be the classic example of a cure which is worse than the disease. Many think California’s Safer Consumer Product Regulations now prove that, says Ward Benshoof of Alston & Bird LLP.
The extraordinary relief granted in the Fifth Circuit's recent decision in TimeGate Studios Inc. v. Southpeak Interactive LLC demonstrates that video game developers and publishers should seriously consider what terms and conditions they will agree to, and must do their best to ultimately comply with the language in a development agreement, says Sean Kane of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.
In McBurney v. Young, the U.S. Supreme Court has permitted the still-uncommon practice of state legislatures to restrict use of their freedom of information laws to citizens of the states. But states should not race to adopt citizens-only provisions in their freedom of information laws, say John Borger and Leita Walker of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.
Recent decisions from the federal courts suggest that the constitutionality of the proposed Marketplace Fairness Act, which would permit states to require out-of-state businesses to collect and remit sales taxes on goods sold over the Internet, is open to serious debate, says Michael Abate of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.
Due to conflicting interpretations of Bankruptcy Code Section 1129, debtors in most jurisdictions currently lack a firm grasp on whether the court handling their cases will find that the absolute priority rule has been completely abrogated, or whether it still applies to an individual debtor's prepetition property. To further compound this uncertainly, some bankruptcy courts in the same district have ruled inconsistently on the issue, say Mikel Bistrow and Jennifer Pinder of Foley & Lardner LLP.
Arbitration is often thought to be preferable to litigating in court, and in some circumstances, it may be. Deciding to arbitrate, however, should be the result of a careful analysis of the benefits and disadvantages. That analysis requires examining some common perceptions, say Frank Emory and Rita Davis of Hunton & Williams LLP.
The dental practice management model has become an increasingly popular investment opportunity with management companies and private equity firms. While the DPM model grows in popularity, so does regulation and scrutiny around the industry, which is evidenced by recent investigations and the introduction of SB 151 in Texas, say attorneys with McGuireWoods LLP.