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Fact & Fiction Shape the Life of Lawyer, Author Mike Farris

Fact & Fiction Shape the Life of Lawyer, Author Mike Farris

Tom Clancy once distinguished the difference between fiction and reality: “Fiction has to make sense.” That truism has sometimes posed a challenge for attorney and author Mike Farris, a complex…

Winstead Turns 40

Winstead Turns 40

On April 9, 1973, Pete Winstead, Chuck McGuire and Bill Sechrest opened Winstead McGuire & Sechrest. Today, Winstead has nine offices and over 300 attorneys. Here is a letter sent…

Pete Kennedy: Arguing for the First Amendment and Beer

Pete Kennedy: Arguing for the First Amendment and Beer

The Graves Dougherty partner brews beer at home and was searching a craft brewery’s website for locations to buy its beer. Kennedy was surprised that he could not find the…

Ron Kirk Joins Gibson Dunn in Dallas

Ron Kirk Joins Gibson Dunn in Dallas

The former Dallas mayor and U.S. Trade Ambassador is eyed as being the legal industry's next Bob Strauss or Vernon Jordan because of his global government and business contacts -…

Business Law Firms Invade the Blogosphere

Business Law Firms Invade the Blogosphere

Larger law firms are increasingly getting into blogging – especially as a business development tool. …

Baker Botts Bolsters Energy Practice

Baker Botts Bolsters Energy Practice

Two former DLA Piper attorneys join Baker Botts' Houston office as partners.…

Bob Dupuy Joins Texas Methodist Foundation as GC

Bob Dupuy Joins Texas Methodist Foundation as GC

The former chair of Brown McCarroll will remain a senior partner in the firm's Dallas office.…

A Question of 14: What’s in Their Golf Bags?

A Question of 14: What’s in Their Golf Bags?

Forget the dictionary. Spring in Texas means bluebonnets, rattlesnakes and a new golf season, not necessarily in that order. It’s time for the “Texas Swing” for the professional tours –…

A G.C.’s Taste of Wine: Swirl. Sniff. Sip. Savor. Repeat.

A G.C.’s Taste of Wine: Swirl. Sniff. Sip. Savor. Repeat.

Greg Blair’s love affair with wine began innocently enough early in the new millennium with the winning bid for a wine tasting at a fundraising auction for a school in…

Technology, Economics, Youth Changing Law ‘Office’ Politics

Technology, Economics, Youth Changing Law ‘Office’ Politics

There was a time, not so long ago, that the title and tenure of an attorney could easily be established by a quick look into his or her office. Size,…

Justice Jeffrey Boyd Under the Microscope

Justice Jeffrey Boyd Under the Microscope

The Texas Supreme Court's newest justice could possess enormous influence on a wide array of business matters. …

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.…

The Influence Industry: A Day in the Capitol With Top Texas Lobbyist Buddy Jones

The Influence Industry: A Day in the Capitol  With Top Texas Lobbyist Buddy Jones

When it comes to lobbying Texas legislators, Neal T. “Buddy” Jones of HillCo Partners is one of the best “hired guns.” Just do the numbers: every two years, Texas lawmakers…

Jody Richardson: Lobbyist Thrives on Uphill Challenges

Jody Richardson: Lobbyist Thrives on Uphill Challenges

A Texas legislator once told Jody Richardson that, if she wanted to talk to him, she would have to run. And he took off at full speed down a Capitol…

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.…

Barrel Racing & Goat Tying: Good Complex Commercial Litigation Warm Up

Barrel Racing & Goat Tying: Good Complex Commercial Litigation Warm Up

Laura Jane Durfee owes a lot to horses – her education, her marriage, her success in rodeo barrel racing, her drive as an attorney – but that’s getting ahead of…

Photographers Association Names Award for Alicia Calzada

Photographers Association Names Award for Alicia Calzada

In her 20 years as a professional photographer, Haynes and Boone attorney Alicia Calzada never pictured this – an award bearing her name. …

Mike Levy: A (Brief) Conversation About 40 Years of Texas Monthly

Mike Levy: A (Brief) Conversation About 40 Years of <em>Texas Monthly</em>

“This interview will be 20 minutes,” Mike Levy says in welcome. “I’ve never sat still for longer than that.” Good thing, too, because, without his legendary energy and his occasional…

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.…