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Five TX Firms Get Perfect Scores in LGBTQ Report

Five TX Firms Get Perfect Scores in LGBTQ Report

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation announced Thursday that five Texas-based law firms garnered top honors in the organization’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index for advancing policies regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender…

Non-Lawyers Grow More Powerful in Texas Law Firms

Non-Lawyers Grow More Powerful in Texas Law Firms

Non-lawyer professionals are having a profound effect on the operational and strategic management of top law firms everywhere. Long regarded as an Old School market, Texas had been slow to…

Gardere, Foley Confirm Merger Talks

Gardere, Foley Confirm Merger Talks

Dallas-based Gardere and Milwaukee-based Foley & Lardner confirm that they are in serious talks about combining. Such a combination would give Foley a strong foothold in Texas and an emerging…

Merger Mania – Are Texas Law Firms Catching the Fever?

Merger Mania – Are Texas Law Firms Catching the Fever?

© 2017 The Texas Lawbook. By Mark Curriden (Oct. 12) – Once a month, corporate law firm leaders in Texas get a phone call or a visit from competitors headquartered…

AKK Discusses 1,000 Lawyer Combo with Hunton & Williams

One year ago, Andrews Kurth merged with New York IP boutique Kenyon & Kenyon. Now, leaders at the Houston-based corporate law firm appear interested in joining forces with a larger…

Continuing Coverage: Baker Botts to Host Harvey Volunteer Training

Continuing Coverage: Baker Botts to Host Harvey Volunteer Training

The Houston Bar Association and Lone Star Legal Aid are partnering up to provide an in-person training disaster legal training CLE for lawyers who are interested in volunteering to help…

Bell Nunnally Joins Associate Salary Hike, Raises First-Year Pay to $180K

Bell Nunnally Joins Associate Salary Hike, Raises First-Year Pay to $180K

The 54-lawyer firm is matching the first-year pay adjustments made last summer by more than a dozen much larger firms in Texas after New York powerhouse Cravath, Swaine & Moore…

Norton Rose Fulbright Completes Acquisition of Chadbourne

Norton Rose Fulbright Completes Acquisition of Chadbourne

The largest law firm in Texas has finalized a merger that significantly expands its operations in New York and Washington, D.C., and adds gravitas to its corporate mergers and acquisitions…

Tim Powers: ‘What Keeps Me Up at Night’

Tim Powers: ‘What Keeps Me Up at Night’

Haynes and Boone managing partner Tim Powers is navigating the 570-lawyer firm through turbulent and challenging times never before witnessed in the Texas legal market. Large, full-service corporate law firms…

Texas GCs: The Billable Hour is Alive & Well

Texas GCs: The Billable Hour is Alive & Well

The death of the billable hour has been predicted for two decades. Skyrocketing rates often exceeding $1,200 an hour are causing corporate GCs to revisit alternative fee agreements again. But…

The Texas Lawbook Exclusive: Several Legacy & Nat’l Law Firms in TX Have ‘Best Year Ever’

<em>The Texas Lawbook</em> Exclusive: Several Legacy & Nat’l Law Firms in TX Have ‘Best Year Ever’

In the annual ledgers of corporate law firms in Texas, 2016 was an excellent year. For more than a dozen law firms operating in the state, it was the best…

Texas-based Firms Losing Lawyers to National Practices & Boutiques

Texas-based Firms Losing Lawyers to National Practices & Boutiques

Large Texas-based corporate law firms employed eight percent fewer business lawyers in 2016 than they did the year before.…

Baker Botts Signs Long-term Lease in Dallas

Baker Botts Signs Long-term Lease in Dallas

An international law firm Baker Botts has decided to stay in its large office within Trammell Crow Center in downtown Dallas, with plans to rebuild its entire space within the…

Headquarters? Law firms take the Fifth

Headquarters? Law firms take the Fifth

What's the one question law firms don't want to hear? "In which city are you headquartered?"…

Texas Lawbook Exclusive: Business Law Firms Announce Record Rate Hikes – GCs Respond

<em>Texas Lawbook</em> Exclusive: Business Law Firms Announce Record Rate Hikes – GCs Respond

Two-dozen corporate general counsel tell The Texas Lawbook that their outside law firms are raising rates to record high levels. Scores of Texas business lawyers now charge $1,000 or more…

Gibson Dunn IDs Two of Eight Lawyers for Houston Office

Gibson Dunn IDs Two of Eight Lawyers for Houston Office

Latham & Watkins oil and gas partner Michael Darden and former Apache Business Development Manager Justin T. Stolte officially launched Gibson Dunn's Houston office this week. Six more partners are…

NY Firm Chadbourne Joins Norton Rose Fulbright Operations

NY Firm Chadbourne Joins Norton Rose Fulbright Operations

Norton Rose Fulbright, which has its U.S. operations based mostly in Houston, announced Tuesday that it is “combining” forces with Chadbourne & Parke, a 400-lawyer firm based in New York.…

Gibson Dunn Expands into Houston

Gibson Dunn Expands into Houston

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, a 1,200 lawyer global firm, is expected to announced this week that it is expanding its presence in Texas by opening a branch operation in Houston.…

Updated – Melsheimer, Stodghill, Orwig, Goolsby Lead Winston & Strawn Opening in Dallas

Updated – Melsheimer, Stodghill, Orwig, Goolsby Lead Winston & Strawn Opening in Dallas

Winston & Strawn is officially launching an office in Dallas with two-dozen partners from eight different law firms. The Chicago-based law firm has lured business litigators Tom Melsheimer, Steve Stodghill…

Drinker Biddle Opens in Dallas

Twenty-three Dallas lawyers – nearly all of them in litigation – from California-based Sedgwick are joining Drinker Biddle & Reath, which is opening its first outpost in Texas next week.…

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