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Wilson Elser Beefs Up in Houston and Opens Beaumont Office

Wilson Elser Beefs Up in Houston and Opens Beaumont Office

The New York-based law firm lured away 11 attorneys in total from Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, diminishing half of its Houston office. …

Former Statoil Lead Legal Counsel Carl von Merz Jumps to Kelly Hart

Former Statoil Lead Legal Counsel Carl von Merz Jumps to Kelly Hart

The Austin-based partner focuses his practice on transactions involving the acquisition or divestment of oil and gas properties and the formation of partnerships, limited liability companies or other entities for…

Houston Law School and Andrews Kurth Partner on Career Development

Houston Law School and Andrews Kurth Partner on Career Development

Andrews Kurth and the University of Houston Law Center have partnered up to give first-year law students a good dose of reality.…

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…

Longtime DBA Executive Director to Retire

Longtime DBA Executive Director to Retire

Cathy Maher has been the executive director for 21 years and served in multiple other roles with the DBA before that. …

Thompson & Knight Adds Former Dallas City Attorney Thomas P. Perkins, Jr.

Perkins focuses his practice on government and regulatory matters.…

Bracewell & Giuliani Strengthens Environmental Practice in Austin

Sara Burgin, Kevin Collins, Matt Paulson and Whit Swift are all joining as partners from Katten Muchin Rosenman.…

Dallas Trial Lawyer Victor Vital Joins Barnes & Thornburg

Vital said he was drawn to his new firm by the opportunity to build an office from the ground up.…

Kelly Hart Adds Bill Caraway to Midland Office

Prior to joining Kelly Hart, Caraway was a solo practitioner in the Eagleford Shale area.…

Ten Things: Explaining Litigation to the Board and the CEO

Ten Things: Explaining Litigation to the Board and the CEO

When facing a large lawsuit, corporate general counsel sometimes need to remember to the CEO and the board of directors informed about the litigation. Neither senior management nor the directors…

Ten Things: Your Business has just been Sued – Now What?

Ten Things: Your Business has just been Sued – Now What?

It’s hard to recall a more disconcerting feeling as a GC than getting a copy of a lawsuit filed against your company. Litigation in the commercial context is almost inevitable…

Holland & Knight Open for Business in Houston

The Tampa, Florida-based firm is turning to former Greenberg Traurig attorneys L. Bradley Hancock, Christopher Johnsen and Theresa Wanat to spearhead the firm’s efforts in Houston.…

Faith & Perseverance Helped Sidley Partner Close His Biggest and Most Important International Deal

Faith & Perseverance Helped Sidley Partner Close His Biggest and Most Important International Deal

Cliff Vrielink has represented some of the world’s leading energy companies in highly complex international transactions valued in the billions of dollars. But for four years, Vrielink and his wife…

Gray Reed & McGraw Celebrates 30-Year Anniversary

Three decades later after launching in a brutal recession, the law firm has more than 120 lawyers with offices in Houston and Dallas and is among the 20 largest law…

Locke Lord Leaving Imprint on Legal Profession through Bar Association Leadership

Locke Lord Leaving Imprint on Legal Profession through Bar Association Leadership

Dallas partners Brad Weber and Frank Stevenson and New Jersey-based partner Paulette Brown are serving overlapping terms as presidents of the DBA, State Bar of Texas and ABA, respectively. …

Patrick Keating Leaves Big Law to Launch Keating PLLC

Keating, who was a commercial litigation partner at Haynes and Boone in Dallas for more than 20 years, recently made his first lateral hire, Catherine Brandt.…

EFH GC Stacey Doré: “The Smartest Person in the Room”

EFH GC Stacey Doré: “The Smartest Person in the Room”

At age 43, Energy Future Holdings GC Stacey Doré is one of the few women corporate general counsel at a Fortune 500 company and she is certainly one of the…

Morgan Lewis Lures Dallas Employment Litigator Ann Marie Arcadi

Morgan Lewis Lures Dallas Employment Litigator Ann Marie Arcadi

Arcadi is the eleventh Dallas lawyer to jump to Morgan Lewis from K&L Gates this year.…

Jones Day Strengthens Energy Transactions Practice with Addition of Houston Partner Stephen Olson

Jones Day Strengthens Energy Transactions Practice with Addition of Houston Partner Stephen Olson

Olson has worked on transactions totaling more than $9 billion in the last three years, according to his firm bio.…

Munck Wilson Adds Aaron Davidson

Davidson joins the Dallas-based boutique from Baker Botts.…