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Patent Lit is AT&T Legal Team’s Specialty

Patent Lit is AT&T Legal Team’s Specialty

Facing a mountain of patent infringement lawsuits, AT&T GC David McAtee created a specialized five lawyer group within the corporate legal department focusing exclusively on patent infringement litigation. The mission…

HBA and Harris County Judiciary Announce Winners of Bench Bar Pro Bono Awards – Updated

The 2017 Harris County Bench Bar Pro Bono Awards recognized outstanding pro bono service in five categories: Large Firm, Mid-size Firm, Small Firm, Corporation and Individual.…

Strasburger Launches Beaumont Office with Admiralty & Maritime Experts

Mark Freeman and David James will expand Strasburger's presence along the Gulf Coast.…

Cantey Hanger Partner Laura Hilton Hallmon Named President-elect of Baylor Line Foundation

Hallmon is a 1999 graduate of Baylor Law School.…

T&K Lands Trial Partner Kenneth Held – Updated

Held most recently was at litigation boutique Schiffer Odom Hicks. …

Chesapeake Energy Corp. Attorney Joins The Lanier Law Firm

The Houston law firm’s addition of Todd Grimmett is part of an effort to target lawsuits affecting the oil and gas industry, according to a press release.…

Jones Day Adds Houston Capital Markets Pro Emily Leitch

Emily Leitch has significant experience representing energy companies in capital markets and other transactional matters.…

Texas-based Firms Losing Lawyers to National Practices & Boutiques

Texas-based Firms Losing Lawyers to National Practices & Boutiques

Large Texas-based corporate law firms employed eight percent fewer business lawyers in 2016 than they did the year before.…

Richard ‘Racehorse’ Haynes Dies at 90

Richard ‘Racehorse’ Haynes Dies at 90

Comedian and musician Kinky Friedman described Haynes as “one of the most successful and most colorful silver-tongued devils to grace Texas since God made trial lawyers.” A legal legend in…

Former Dallas City Councilwoman Jumps to Munsch Hardt – Updated

Angela Hunt will help launch a zoning and land use practice at Munsch Hardt, according to the press release. …

Gardere Adds Two Partners in Dallas, Including Former Assistant GC at Dallas Bank

At PlainsCapital Bank, W. Brian Memory advised C-level executives on corporate regulatory matters and managed the bank’s real estate portfolio. He was part of the team that guided the bank…

Holland & Knight Hires its First IP Partner in Texas

Hill, who was most recently in Los Angeles at Quinn Emanuel, returns to Dallas, where he began his legal career.…

Three Big Law Partners Launch Houston Litigation Boutique

Former Baker Botts partners Kevin Jordan, Walter Lynch and Michael Cancienne have formed their own Houston litigation boutique.…

Houston Energy Regulatory Partner Laterals to Caldwell Boudreaux

Sabina Walia specializes in representing major natural gas pipeline operators in FERC proceedings.…

Blank Rome Picks Up Houston Oil and Gas Litigator Elizabeth Klingensmith

Klingensmith, who was previously at Haynes and Boone, primarily represents large and small companies in disputes that arise from oil and gas operations and transactions in Texas and North Dakota.…

State Bar Elects Rehan Alimohammad Chair of Board of Directors

Alimohammad is the first immigration attorney and the first attorney of Asian ethnicity to hold the board’s top leadership position.…

Gray Reed Partner Jason Brookner Elected to ABI Board of Directors

Brookner also currently serves as the Texas & Southwest regional co-chair for the ABI Endowment.…

On Lawyer Hourly Rates, ‘You Get What You Pay For’

On Lawyer Hourly Rates, ‘You Get What You Pay For’

The idea that inherent in an hourly rate at or north of $1,000 per hour is a unique skill born of decades of experience is hardly a new concept, even…

Winston Announces Three More Dallas Lateral Partner Hires

Geoffrey Harper, Michael Bittner and Chad Walker all join from Fish.…

Barnes & Thornburg Adds Dallas Energy Real Estate Partner Will Russ

Russ, who was most recently at Vinson & Elkins, said he was excited by the opportunity to build Barnes & Thornburg’s Dallas real estate practice from the ground up and…