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Elizabeth Ames Jones Joins Patton Boggs, Talks Energy

Elizabeth Ames Jones Joins Patton Boggs, Talks Energy

The immediate past chairman of the Railroad Commission of Texas talks about her new role as a senior policy advisor and what she thinks are the big developments in the…

Sen. Hutchison Joins Bracewell & Giuliani as Senior Counsel

Sen. Hutchison Joins Bracewell & Giuliani as Senior Counsel

For 20 years, Kay Bailey Hutchison and her husband Ray worked 1,200 miles apart. Starting this week, the distance between their offices is measured by feet instead of miles. Sen.…

SMU Business School Dean to Lead Search for New Law School Dean

SMU Business School Dean to Lead Search for New Law School Dean

Provost Paul Ludden appointed Albert W. Niemi to lead the search committee to replace Dedman Law Dean John Attanasio. Other search committee members include law school faculty, law students, members…

Melanie Okon is New Name Partner at Estes Okon Thorne & Carr

Melanie Okon is New Name Partner at Estes Okon Thorne & Carr

Former name partner Jane Taber is stepping back from managing the firm to focus on new opportunities for the firm in the healthcare industry.…

Exclusive: One-on-One with Fulbright & Jaworski’s Newest Chairman – and its Last

Exclusive: One-on-One with Fulbright & Jaworski’s Newest Chairman – and its Last

Ken Stewart, universally liked and respected, sits down with The Texas Lawbook for his first and only interview since taking the firm's leadership. He discusses progress in Fulbright's "joining forces"…

Reed Smith: Build It and They will Come

Reed Smith: Build It and They will Come

For two years, the 1,700-lawyer Pittsburgh-based law firm has courted a half-dozen law firms in Dallas and Houston, including Thompson & Knight and Munsch Hardt, about merging. Frustrated that none…

Promotions in Texas Decrease in 2013

Promotions in Texas Decrease in 2013

The 8-10 year formula for associates making partner may no longer exist, according to 2013 promotion data.…

With Fulbright Merging, Who’s Next?

With Fulbright Merging, Who’s Next?

Circle the Texas wagons. The British are coming! A half-dozen London-based law firms have been quietly knocking on the doors of managing partners in Dallas and Houston in recent months…

Rusty Hardin ‘Hit the Mother Lode’ with Three New Lawyers

Rusty Hardin ‘Hit the Mother Lode’ with Three New Lawyers

Houston firm adds a former journalist, a former geophysicist and a former LSU football player to focus on business litigation.…

Fulbright & Jaworski and Norton Rose to Merge – UPDATED

Fulbright & Jaworski and Norton Rose to Merge – UPDATED

For the past decade, Fulbright & Jaworski and Norton Rose had been rumored to be in merger talks, even though lawyers at the two law firms contended they were merely…

DBA Selects New President-Elect

DBA Selects New President-Elect

Scott McElhaney of Jackson Walker is the DBA's new president-elect, and will serve as president in 2014.…

R. Brent Clifton Jumps to Winstead

R. Brent Clifton Jumps to Winstead

Prominent tax lawyer R. Brent Clifton is taking his 30 years of practice to Winstead.…

Texas Firms Divided in 2012 Presidential Election, but Contributions Favor Obama

Texas Firms Divided in 2012 Presidential Election, but Contributions Favor Obama

Texas law firms have given President Obama $414,603 in contributions and $379,379 to Gov. Romney. Baker Botts lawyers have given the most ($147,242) and favor Romney two-to-one. V&E has the…

David Mayer Joins Shackelford, Melton & McKinley

David Mayer Joins Shackelford, Melton & McKinley

David Mayer has helped a Middle Eastern King purchase a Boeing 747 as his official Royal Aircraft and authored one of the highly popular For Dummies books. After 15 years…

Winstead Moves its Headquarters to Uptown Dallas

Winstead Moves its Headquarters to Uptown Dallas

Nestled in the heart of uptown behind the Rolex Building, Winstead's new Dallas office represents the modern setting for a law firm.…

Gardere Expands IP Practice with Sarah Paxson

Gardere Expands IP Practice with Sarah Paxson

Sarah Paxson is the fourth lawyer since last month to join Gardere's IP practice. …

Four Attorneys Join Decker Jones

Four Attorneys Join Decker Jones

Decker Jones has hired four new attorneys for its downtown Fort Worth office.…

Seven Partners Jump from HayBoo to Akin Gump

The partners include Marty Brimmage, Arnold Spencer, Garrett DeVries and Matt Zmigrosky…

Susan Snyder Returns to V&E

Susan Snyder Returns to V&E

Susan Snyder comes back to V&E after broadening her business experience on a global scale…

Four UT Classmates Launch Litigation Boutique in Austin, Houston

Four UT Classmates Launch Litigation Boutique in Austin, Houston

A lifelong friendship is now the foundation of a new litigation boutique.…