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Big Dallas Law Firms Get “F” for Diversity

Big Dallas Law Firms Get “F” for Diversity

Only one percent of the 840 equity partners at the 20 largest Dallas law firms are black. Thirteen of those law firms have no African-American partners at all. Nine law…

William Toles Moves to Fee Smith

William Toles Moves to Fee Smith

A trial lawyer with 15 years of experience and more than 75 trials under his belt, Toles joins the trial boutique firm Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo in Dallas as…

Vince Murchison Forms Energy Pipeline Boutique

Vince Murchison Forms Energy Pipeline Boutique

Murchison, who worked on Longhorn Pipeline legal matters for 15 years, says starting his own shop will make him more affordable for energy clients.…

Scott Schwind Joins Jones Day as Houston Energy Partner

Scott Schwind Joins Jones Day as Houston Energy Partner

An expert in the Latin American and African transaction markets for oil and gas, Schwind advises clients with upstream, midstream and downstream deals both in the U.S. and around the…

Wilson Elser Adds a Former Investigative TV Reporter & a Higher Ed Expert to Dallas Office

Wilson Elser Adds a Former Investigative TV Reporter & a Higher Ed Expert to Dallas Office

Valeri Williams and James Sears Bryant have two things in common: they both have non-traditional legal backgrounds and they both recently have joined a New York Firm's Dallas office.…

Former Energy Dept. Senior Advisor Joins Gardere’s Austin Office

Former Energy Dept. Senior Advisor Joins Gardere’s Austin Office

Erika Benson, formerly with Patton Boggs and Troutman Sanders, was a lawyer at DOE’s Office of Policy and International Affairs. …

Bell Nunnally Grabs Jeff Ansley

Bell Nunnally Grabs Jeff Ansley

The former federal prosecutor and enforcement lawyer for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has joined Bell Nunnally & Martin as a partner in the firm’s growing White Collar Defense…

ABA Meets in Chicago

ABA Meets in Chicago

Scores of Texas lawyers journeyed to Chicago during the past week for the annual meeting of the American Bar Association. Many of those lawyers took time away from debating new…

Two Electronic Privacy Experts Land New Jobs

Two Electronic Privacy Experts Land New Jobs

Two Baker Botts lawyers with an expertise in electronic privacy and data breach land new jobs.…

Graham Hill Joins Heard Robins

Graham Hill Joins Heard Robins

Long-time Houston trial lawyer is leader in pharmaceutical and medical device litigation.…

Legal Experts: Cyber Security Growing Issue for Lawyers

Legal Experts: Cyber Security Growing Issue for Lawyers

Hackers and data breaches expose lawyers to loss of clients' trust and potential litigation.…

Act III Helps Women Thrive in Law Firm Environment

Act III Helps Women Thrive in Law Firm Environment

Ophelia Camiña designed networking group to staunch exodus of women from firms.…

Fulbright Welcomes Back Kevin McDonald

Fulbright Welcomes Back Kevin McDonald

Litigator spent a decade in-house at Cooper Industries, Anadarko and Valero.…

McDermott Scores a Skilled Transfer Pricing Team

McDermott Scores a Skilled Transfer Pricing Team

Chicago-based firm is acquiring a seven-person group led by prominent tax lawyers Cym H. Lowell and Mark R. Martin.…

Molly Cagle Joins Baker Botts

Molly Cagle Joins Baker Botts

Austin partner is a leader in environmental law and water rights disputes.…

New Fulbright Leader: Legal Services “Flat, If Not Declining”

New Fulbright Leader: Legal Services “Flat, <em>If Not</em> Declining”

Dallas transactional partner Kenneth L. Stewart, Fulbright & Jaworski’s new chairman, believes client service is the answer to a rocky legal marketplace.…

V&E Opens in San Francisco with Plans to Expand

V&E Opens in San Francisco with Plans to Expand

Firm has 11 lawyers in California but plans to expand.…

Litigation Boutiques Stealing Business and Lawyers from Large Law Firms

Litigation Boutiques Stealing Business and Lawyers from Large Law Firms

Legal experts say a fundamental shift is taking place in the practice of business litigation in Texas.…

Akin Gump, Baker Botts and V&E Picking Up Dewey Partners

Akin Gump, Baker Botts and V&E Picking Up Dewey Partners

The three Texas-based firms will announce separately this week that at least six Dewey & LeBouef lawyers will be joining their firms. Another group of Dewey IP lawyers are in…

Paul Hastings Opens Houston Office

Paul Hastings Opens Houston Office

The Los Angeles-based law firm lures three transactional partners from Texas firms.…