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Why Marty Beirne Rejoined Big Law & Akerman Law Firm

Why Marty Beirne Rejoined Big Law & Akerman Law Firm

For three decades, Martin Beirne ran a litigation firm with the premise that there was a better way to provide legal services. General Motors, Conoco-Phillips, Chevron-Phillips Chemical and Marathon Oil…

Austin Managing Partners Have a Safe Space to Talk Shop

Austin Managing Partners Have a Safe Space to Talk Shop

Fifteen Austin law firm leaders met in a 21st floor conference room to to share frustrations and concerns about cybersecurity. It was the third meeting of the Austin Managing Partners…

HayBoo Expands to Europe in Merger Deal with London-based Curtis Davis Garrard

HayBoo Expands to Europe in Merger Deal with London-based Curtis Davis Garrard

With the addition of CDG, Haynes and Boone significantly expands its international presence and enhances its capabilities in the vital midstream energy sector.…

Updated – More Law Firms Hike Associate Salaries

Updated – More Law Firms Hike Associate Salaries

Baker Botts announced Saturday that it is joining a handful of other legal operations in Texas in raising the annual base salaries of the hundreds of associate-level lawyers at the…

At 35, Porter Hedges is often asked to ‘Dance’

At 35, Porter Hedges is often asked to ‘Dance’

T. William Porter and the firm he created are celebrating 35 years in business. Porter Hedges now has 104 lawyers, $71.5 million in revenues and an enviable list of premium…

Updated: Texas Law Firm Report Card: Firms, Finances and Points of View

Updated: Texas Law Firm Report Card: Firms, Finances and Points of View

Norton Rose Fulbright has regained the title of largest law firm in Texas. Vinson & Elkins generated the most revenues. Baker Botts generated the most profits. McDermott, Sidley, Morgan Lewis,…

Updated: Texas Lawbook Exclusive: Financial Data shows Seismic Shift Continues in Texas Legal Market

Updated: <em>Texas Lawbook</em> Exclusive: Financial Data shows Seismic Shift Continues in Texas Legal Market

Nearly half of the 35 largest revenue-generating law firms operating in Texas are based outside the state. National law firms earned more than $1 billion in revenues from their Texas…

Texas Law Firm Used in International Cyberattack

Texas Law Firm Used in International Cyberattack

Thousands of individuals and businesses across the globe received an email from Texas lawyer James T. Shelton with information about a subpoena for information. No one from the law firm…

Texas Law Grads Struggle to Land Lawyer Jobs

Texas Law Grads Struggle to Land Lawyer Jobs

Despite paying as much as $200,000 for their legal education, nearly one-fourth of the 2,072 Texas law school graduates of 2015 are unemployed or underemployed, according to new data compiled…

Glut of Lawyers Dims Job Prospects for Law Students

Glut of Lawyers Dims Job Prospects for Law Students

© 2015 The Texas Lawbook. By L.M. Sixel of the Houston Chronicle HOUSTON (March 30) – John Hwang is set to get his law degree from the University of Houston…

Chron: New Managing Partner for Bracewell

<em>Chron</em>: New Managing Partner for Bracewell

Houston attorney Greg Bopp, who represents energy giants such as Kinder Morgan in megadeals, has been named as Bracewell’s new managing partner. He will assume his new role July 1.…

Duane Morris Gets New Houston Leadership, Eyes Texas Growth

Duane Morris Gets New Houston Leadership, Eyes Texas Growth

Intellectual property partner Thomas Sankey will lead Duane Morris’ Houston office as its new managing partner, the Philadelphia-based law firm said this week.…

King & Spalding Turns to Prominent Trial Lawyer to Lead Houston Office

King & Spalding Turns to Prominent Trial Lawyer to Lead Houston Office

The law firm of Griffin Bell, Sam Nunn and Larry Thompson has done well during its two decades in Houston. King & Spalding has 84 lawyers in Texas and looking…

Houston Chronicle: Polsinelli Moves into Houston, Acquires Novak Druce

<em>Houston Chronicle:</em> Polsinelli Moves into Houston, Acquires Novak Druce

Kansas City-based Polsinelli announced Tuesday that it is setting up shop in Houston by acquiring 44 lawyers from Novak Druce, an intellectual law boutique firm that focused on the legal…

Hurst and Brown Leave Gruber for Lynn

Hurst and Brown Leave Gruber for Lynn

Prominent Dallas trial lawyers Michael K. Hurst and Shonn Brown, who represent Ray Hunt and Highland Capital in multimillion-dollar litigation, are leaving Gruber Hurst for crosstown rival Lynn Pinker Cox.…

Gardere Expands in Dallas, Opens for Business in Denver

Gardere Expands in Dallas, Opens for Business in Denver

Firm Chair Holland O’Neil says the firm has been considering a Denver office in its strategic plan for some time.…

Kelly Hart Opens Baton Rouge Office

It is Kelly Hart's second office in the Bayou State. The Fort Worth-based firm opened a New Orleans office in 2014.…

Dallas IP Trial Law Firm Combines with LA Litigation Boutique

The new law firm will be called Skiermont Derby.…

Mark Evans: Giuliani’s Departure from Bracewell was no Surprise

Mark Evans: Giuliani’s Departure from Bracewell was no Surprise

Bracewell Managing Partner Mark Evans says that the firm made “a wonderful decision” a decade ago to hire former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani as a partner and add his…

Orrick Announces Opening of Houston Office, but Names No Lawyers

Orrick Announces Opening of Houston Office, but Names No Lawyers

California-based Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe announced Tuesday that it is opening an outpost in Houston with about 20 partners and additional associates and staffing. Orrick has leased 48,000 square feet…