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Meet the Locke Lord Employee Who Inspired an Award-Winning HBA Initiative

Meet the Locke Lord Employee Who Inspired an Award-Winning HBA Initiative

Cindy Johnston is one of the most beloved employees in Locke Lord's Dallas office. She also helped shape former Houston Bar Association President Alistair Dawson's vision for Project TRAIN, a…

Five Feared Words in Dallas Corporate Law: Kirkland is Coming to Town

Five Feared Words in Dallas Corporate Law: Kirkland is Coming to Town

© 2018 The Texas Lawbook. By Mark Curriden (June 19) – The North Texas corporate legal industry has experienced monumental structural changes during the past year, but the business law…

V&E Matches National Law Firms Raising Associate Pay to $195K

(June 19) – Houston-based corporate law firm Vinson & Elkins announced late Monday afternoon that it has raised the amount it is paying its first-year associates to $195,000. V&E, which…

Updated: Pressure Increases on Texas Law Firms to Raise Pay for Associates

Updated: Pressure Increases on Texas Law Firms to Raise Pay for Associates

A handful of Texas-based corporate law firms are expected to decide this week whether they will increase compensation for first-year associates to $195,000 a year. The pressure to boost pay…

Texas Law Firms Debate Big Raises for Young Associates

Texas Law Firms Debate Big Raises for Young Associates

Hundreds of young lawyers working at large corporate law firms in Texas are monitoring industry insider blogs and texting their friends at cross-town rivals in hopes of learning if their…

Large Texas Corporate Law Firm in Merger Talks with Troutman Sanders

Two large, corporate southern law firms – Dallas-based Winstead and Atlanta-based Troutman Sanders – are involved in merger discussions, The Texas Lawbook has learned. …

Reed Smith Opens in Austin, Expands in Houston with Team of NRF Lawyers

Reed Smith Opens in Austin, Expands in Houston with Team of NRF Lawyers

Two of the Norton Rose partners joining, Jeff Layne and Ben Koplin, will launch Reed Smith’s Austin office, which is the firm’s second office in Texas and 28th worldwide.…

AmLaw 200 Firm Absorbs Dallas Litigation Shop To Open First Texas Office

AmLaw 200 Firm Absorbs Dallas Litigation Shop To Open First Texas Office

The Dallas litigation firm of Lackey Hershman has agreed to combine with Stinson Leonard Street.…

The Lawyer & the Recruiter: Katten Muchin’s Secret Plan to Conquer Texas

The Lawyer & the Recruiter: Katten Muchin’s Secret Plan to Conquer Texas

(May 17) – Dallas M&A lawyer Mark Solomon and legal recruiter Randy Block have two of their largest autographed baseball collections in North Texas. The duo are working together to…

OKC Law Firm Taps Ex-Strasburger Partner to Lead Dallas Outpost

A corporate M&A attorney who was a former lateral hiring partner at Strasburger has joined forces with a 70-lawyer Oklahoma City law firm to launch its Dallas office. …

Katten Muchin Adds Former Federal Chief Judge & Four Lawyers in Dallas

Katten Muchin Adds Former Federal Chief Judge & Four Lawyers in Dallas

Chicago-based Katten Muchin Rosenman announced Wednesday that it has added five new lawyers to its young Dallas office, including former U.S. District Chief Judge Jorge Solis of the Northern District…

Akin Gump & Norton Rose Fulbright: Deep Texas Roots, Billions in Revenues and Categories of their Own

Akin Gump & Norton Rose Fulbright: Deep Texas Roots, Billions in Revenues and Categories of their Own

Neither Akin Gump and Norton Rose Fulbright are headquartered in Texas any longer, but they boast deep roots in the state and are among the largest law firms operating in…

Four Corporate Law Firms Bet on Texas… and Only on Texas

Four Corporate Law Firms Bet on Texas… and <em>Only</em> on Texas

Gray Reed, Jackson Walker, Thompson & Knight and Winstead are ignoring the overwhelming trend to go national and are focused almost entirely on Texas. The strategy, they say, is good…

Texas Legacy Firms Search for Growth – or At Least Stability

Texas Legacy Firms Search for Growth – or At Least Stability

Amid all the fuss and flurry of national corporate law firms opening new offices in Texas and spate of major mergers, some simple facts are frequently overlooked.…

Three Chicago Law Firms Serve Up Law in Texas Deep Dish Style

Three Chicago Law Firms Serve Up Law in Texas Deep Dish Style

By Mark Curriden (May 2) – Kirkland & Ellis, Sidley Austin and Winston & Strawn waged a century-old battle to dominate the Chicago corporate legal community. Now, they are facing…

Corporate Law Firms in Texas Made a Record $5.65B in 2017

Corporate Law Firms in Texas Made a Record $5.65B in 2017

The 50 largest corporate law firms operating in Texas employed the same number of lawyers in 2017 that they did in 2016, but they made a lot more money. Exclusive…

Sheppard Mullin Officially Opens Dallas Office

Sheppard Mullin Officially Opens Dallas Office

With 18 lawyers, including 10 partners culled from six law firms, Sheppard Mullin announced Monday that it is open for business on the 24th floor of Chase Tower in Dallas.…

Exclusive: Litigation Boutique Pioneer Mike Gruber Joins Dorsey

Exclusive: Litigation Boutique Pioneer Mike Gruber Joins Dorsey

Prominent litigator Mike Gruber has left the Dallas litigation firm that bears his name to join Dorsey & Whitney, a 106-year old Minnesota firm. The decision was hard, he says,…

DLA Piper’s Big Texas Play

DLA Piper’s Big Texas Play

The firm has been on a lateral hiring spree during the past year that has increased its lawyer headcount in the state by 50 percent. …

Strasburger Finally Announces Merger: Third Involving a Major Texas Firm this Month

The firm will operate in Texas as Clark Strasburger, but as Clark Hill everywhere else.…

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