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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,…

Former Norton Rose Fulbright Global Immigration Practice Leader Launches Dallas Boutique Law Firm

Former Norton Rose Fulbright Global Immigration Practice Leader Launches Dallas Boutique Law Firm

Cindy Kang Ansbach says it is more important than ever for companies to have strong counsel on corporate immigration matters.…

T&K Names Mark Sloan its new Leader

T&K Names Mark Sloan its new Leader

Thompson & Knight announced Tuesday that real estate and banking law partner Mark M. Sloan will replace Emily Parker as the law firm’s next managing partner.…

V&E Wins Diversity Honor from MCCA

V&E Wins Diversity Honor from MCCA

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association has selected Vinson & Elkins to receive its annual Thomas L. Sager Award for the South region. The award recognizes law firms for their efforts…

Report: Dallas Firm Diversity Slowly Improves, but Remains Elusive

Report: Dallas Firm Diversity Slowly Improves, but Remains Elusive

Only two of Dallas County’s largest law firms reflect the diversity of the Texas Bar and the state’s population, indicating plenty of room for improvement, according to the recently released…

Lawyers Mourn Loss of South Texas Legal Legend Morris Atlas

Lawyers Mourn Loss of South Texas Legal Legend Morris Atlas

For six decades, Morris Atlas was the lawyer to see in South Texas. Big corporations from across the globe facing potentially crippling lawsuits hired him to save their businesses. Candidates…

The Death of a Lion: Dee Kelly (1929-2015)

The Death of a Lion: Dee Kelly (1929-2015)

Legendary oil and gas lawyer Dee Kelly passed away Friday. He was widely viewed as one of the most influential business and political leaders in the history of Fort Worth.…

K&L Gates’ Ambassador to Partners and Clients

K&L Gates’ Ambassador to Partners and Clients

Craig Budner has represented corporate giants such as Xerox, J.P. Morgan Chase, Hewlett-Packard and VarTec Telecom. He defended Olympic athlete Marion Jones in the BALCO steroids scandal and played a…