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Texas Firms Compete for Lawyers in Middle East as Baker Botts Snags 14 Former Fulbright Lawyers

Texas Firms Compete for Lawyers in Middle East as Baker Botts Snags 14 Former Fulbright Lawyers

The legal sands are shifting in the Middle East for Texas firms and Baker Botts is looking strong.…

Holland & Knight Opens in Dallas with 23 Lawyers, Now Eyeing Houston

Holland & Knight Opens in Dallas with 23 Lawyers, Now Eyeing Houston

The Florida-based firm's new office at 300 Crescent Court Towers is open and additional hires are expected soon. …

Weil Cutbacks Affect Houston Office

Weil Cutbacks Affect Houston Office

Weil's Houston office will deemphasize its complex commercial litigation practice, making Dallas the main hub in Texas for CCL.…

Texas Firms Eyeing Colorado for Expansion

Texas Firms Eyeing Colorado for Expansion

In recent years, the Centennial State has added a lure to Texas lawyers: a promising legal market, causing an increasing number of them to head northwest with enthusiasm. …

Baker & McKenzie Elects Amar Budarapu its Chair of North America Corporate & Securities Practice

Baker & McKenzie Elects Amar Budarapu its Chair of North America Corporate & Securities Practice

The recently elected chair talks about how important Texas is to the firm's corporate strategy.…

It’s Official: Introducing Norton Rose Fulbright

It’s Official: Introducing Norton Rose Fulbright

Fulbright & Jaworski officially completed its union Sunday evening with London-based Norton Rose. The new law firm boasts 3,800 lawyers in more than 50 offices around the globe and about…

Baker Botts Adds Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Expert David Schiller

Baker Botts Adds Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Expert David Schiller

Schiller highlights two "hot issues" facing his clients. One is the Affordable Care Act. …

Best Practices & Enduring Leadership Lessons from the Ancients

Best Practices & Enduring Leadership Lessons from the Ancients

People ask me all the time, “Why do you study the ancients?” It’s because the lessons they taught are as fresh today as they were thousands of years ago. They…

Schiffer Odom Makes First Partner Promotions

Schiffer Odom Makes First Partner Promotions

Scott Upchurch and John Sheppard are the first lawyers to be promoted to partner at the six-year-old Houston litigation boutique.…

Baker Botts and Haynes and Boone Enter Into Strategic Alliances Abroad

Baker Botts and Haynes and Boone Enter Into Strategic Alliances Abroad

The two Texas firms look to the Middle East and Latin America to bolster their international practices.…

Patton Boggs Lays Off 12 Employees in Dallas — Updated

Patton Boggs Lays Off 12 Employees in Dallas — Updated

The DC-based firm laid off three associates in the Dallas office. Partners were spared – for now – but some are under scrutiny this year.…

Reed Smith Opens Houston Office

Reed Smith Opens Houston Office

The new Houston office officially marks Reed Smith's presence in the Lone Star State.…

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…