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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.…

Holly O’Neil & How the Gardere—Foley Merger Went Down

Holly O’Neil & How the Gardere—Foley Merger Went Down

From the day Holly O’Neil took over as the chair of Gardere Wynne Sewell in June 2013, she faced one mountain of a task: save the 109-year-old Texas law firm.…

From High Heels to High Success: Estes Thorne & Carr Turns 10

From High Heels to High Success: Estes Thorne & Carr Turns 10

Estes said she anticipates the firm to grow even more in the next decade – particularly with Big Law continuing its exponential growth in Dallas…

Texas Lawbook Exclusive: Gardere and Foley Reach Merger Agreement

Texas Lawbook Exclusive: Gardere and Foley Reach Merger Agreement

The move had been anticipated for months, but an agreement has finally been reached. Dallas-based Gardere Wynne Sewell is combining with Milwaukee’s Foley & Lardner, effective April 1. The new…

Texas Law Leaders Predict More Mergers, More Competition from Nat’l Firms

Texas Law Leaders Predict More Mergers, More Competition from Nat’l Firms

A new survey by the legal industry consulting firm Zeughauser Group shows that Texas-based business law firms are facing extraordinary competitive pressures from out-of-state corporate legal operations and one-third predict…

Sheppard Mullin to Open Office in Dallas

Sheppard Mullin to Open Office in Dallas

Los Angeles-based Sheppard Mullin, a 90-year-old law firm with more than 800 lawyers in 15 offices worldwide, is expected to announce in the couple weeks that it is opening an…

Hunton Andrews Kurth Officially Announced

The long-expected merger between Virginia-based Hunton & Williams and Andrews Kurth Kenyon was announced publicly Wednesday. The combined firm will be called Hunton Andrews Kurth.…

Analysis: Texas Corporate Law Market Sees Massive Shake-Up & Realignment of M&A Practice

The Texas corporate legal market is experiencing extraordinary turmoil in 2018 – and the year is only six weeks old. Three large Texas-based corporate law firms are in the final…

White & Case Officially Opens in Houston, Wants 50-Lawyer Office

White & Case Officially Opens in Houston, Wants 50-Lawyer Office

After 36 years at V&E, Jay Cuclis has officially opened the Houston office of White & Case. Two Andrews Kurth Kenyon energy transactional partners in Houston – Christopher Richardson and…

Katten Muchin Officially Opens in Dallas

Katten Muchin Officially Opens in Dallas

Chicago-based Katten Muchin Rosenman announced Monday that they have officially opened an office in Dallas with seven partners – six corporate M&A lawyers and one commercial litigator – that previously…

More AKK Lawyers go to DLA Piper, Orrick, Haynes and Boone, Shearman

More AKK Lawyers go to DLA Piper, Orrick, Haynes and Boone, Shearman

The run on the bank of lawyers at Andrews Kurth Kenyon is continuing this week as three more law firms – Haynes and Boone, Orrick, Harrington & Sutcliffe and Shearman…

Strasburger in Merger Talks with Detroit Law Firm

Strasburger & Price, a Dallas law firm founded in 1938 by two law school buddies and grew to become one of the most prominent corporate law practices in Texas, is…

Locke Lord Provides Insight on Combating Workplace Sexual Harassment

Locke Lord Provides Insight on Combating Workplace Sexual Harassment

With new sexual harassment scandals surfacing nearly every week, companies are increasingly reevaluating whether they have the proper protocols to handle any incidents that occur in the workplace. A group…