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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…

Updated – Giuliani Says Split with Bracewell “Amicable”

Updated – Giuliani Says Split with Bracewell “Amicable”

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Houston-based Bracewell & Giuliani announced Tuesday they are ending their decade-long partnership. Bracewell says that split is “by amicable agreement” and is…

Jeff Tillotson Departs Lynn Pinker Cox

Jeff Tillotson Departs Lynn Pinker Cox

Prominent Dallas litigation boutique Lynn Tillotson Pinker Cox is trimming its name. The firm announced Monday that trial lawyer Jeff Tillotson is leaving to temporarily start his own firm, but…

Update: Peckar & Abramson Enters Texas with 9 Lateral Hires

Update: Peckar & Abramson Enters Texas with 9 Lateral Hires

New York- and New Jersey-based Peckar & Abramson has opened offices in Austin, Dallas and Houston.…

Kent Sullivan & Sean Jordan Jump to Jackson Walker

Kent Sullivan & Sean Jordan Jump to Jackson Walker

Jackson Walker significantly beefed up its appellate law practice this week when it announced that a former state appellate court judge and a former deputy solicitor general have joined the…

Burleson Law Firm to Shut Doors

The oil and gas turbulence has claimed its first victim in the legal industry. Richard Burleson announced today that the firm he started a decade ago will close down all…

Baker Botts, Oldest Law Firm in Texas, Turns 175

Baker Botts, Oldest Law Firm in Texas, Turns 175

In a world where the life expectancy of a Fortune 500 company is now 15 years, the story of Baker Botts is extraordinary. The law firm survived the Civil War,…