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Updated – Exxon Mobil’s William Buck to Lead Houston Pro Bono Effort

Updated – Exxon Mobil’s William Buck to Lead Houston Pro Bono Effort

William Buck, the GC of Exxon Mobil Corporation’s Upstream Companies, has a message for corporate legal departments: Do your fair share of pro bono. The new Houston Bar Foundation chair,…

Zoe Littlepage: A Career of Winning Verdicts and Sending Messages to Corporate Boardrooms

Zoe Littlepage: A Career of Winning Verdicts and Sending Messages to Corporate Boardrooms

For more than 25 years, Houston trial lawyer Zoe Littlepage has been involved in some of the biggest and most complex disputes with medical device makers and pharmaceutical companies. She’s…

Pro Bono Week Forges Connections: Connecting Needs with Passions Leads to Engagement

Pro Bono Week Forges Connections: Connecting Needs with Passions Leads to Engagement

For the past six years, 100 percent of our full-time U.S. lawyers have done pro bono work and more than 50,000 hours were dedicated to low income and charitable clients…

DAYL Presents $50,000 to Dallas Habitat and EPIC

DAYL Presents $50,000 to Dallas Habitat and EPIC

The money, specifically earmarked for the Dallas Habitat Jimmy Carter Work Project, was raised at the inaugural DAYL Charity Ball in November.…

Memories of My Dad: The Story of a Visionary Business Lawyer

Memories of My Dad: The Story of a Visionary Business Lawyer

My dad was a visionary business lawyer who built one of the most influential law firms (Moore & Peterson) in Dallas history. He represented the state’s most important companies and…

In-house to Private Practice: Q&A with Sonja McGill

In-house to Private Practice: Q&A with Sonja McGill

McGill discusses her experiences in-house at J.C. Penney and H.M.S. Holdings and why she decided to join Bell Nunnally.…

Former Hedge Fund GC Joins Winstead in Fort Worth

Former Hedge Fund GC Joins Winstead in Fort Worth

Andrew Rosell will chair the firm’s investment management and private fund industry group.…

Norton Rose Fulbright Picks Up Former Texas Assistant Attorney General

Norton Rose Fulbright Picks Up Former Texas Assistant Attorney General

Stephanie Leibe, who was most recently chief of the public finance division of the Texas AG's Office, joins as senior counsel in Austin.…

Reed Smith Continues Growth in Houston, Adds Second Lawyer this Month

Finance expert Kim Cagle is the latest addition to the nearly 50-lawyer Houston office. Earlier this month, Reed Smith picked up energy IP expert Kevin Cadwell.…

Sutherland Bolsters Energy Expertise in Austin

Sutherland Bolsters Energy Expertise in Austin

The Atlanta-based firm added Lino Mendiola III, who was previously the co-managing partner of Andrews Kurth in Austin. In January, Sutherland signed on Travis McCullough, a former associate general counsel…

Chief Justice to Lead Langley & Banack Appellate Practice

Chief Justice to Lead Langley & Banack Appellate Practice

Catherine Stone, the former chief justice of the Fourth Court of Appeals in Texas, begins her first day as a shareholder at the San Antonio-based firm on Monday. She was…

Energy/Finance Partner Robert Stephens Joins Sidley Austin

Energy/Finance Partner Robert Stephens Joins Sidley Austin

The Chicago-founded law firm, which opened its Houston office in 2012 and now has 34 lawyers there, continues to expand via lateral partner hires. …

Third Court Chief Judge Returns Home to Practice

Third Court Chief Judge Returns Home to Practice

Woodie Jones is rejoining Alexander Dubose Jefferson & Townsend, a firm he co-founded in 2003, after serving as Chief Justice of the Third District Court of Appeals in Texas. …

Energy Future Holdings GC: The Need for Legal Aid is Critical

Energy Future Holdings GC: The Need for Legal Aid is Critical

We have a motto in our legal department – “See It. Own It. Solve It.” This also applies to our pro bono service by helping to solve the legal problems…

TX-Based Firms Begin Paying Associate Bonuses

TX-Based Firms Begin Paying Associate Bonuses

V&E’s bonus amounts, the first from a large Texas-based law firm to be in the public domain, match if not exceed most national or New York law firms that have…

Haynes and Boone Makes Mile High Move

Haynes and Boone Makes Mile High Move

Firm Managing Partner Tim Powers says Denver is the second most important market in the energy industry.…

GC Finds that Life’s a Blog

GC Finds that Life’s a Blog

This lawyer leads two lives. As Amy Howell, she is General Counsel of Zimbra, an email software company near Dallas. As Natasha Osteen, she is the blogger behind “Smells Like…

TPG Capital Hires Fort Worth SEC Lawyer as Corporate Compliance Leader – UPDATE

TPG Capital Hires Fort Worth SEC Lawyer as Corporate Compliance Leader – UPDATE

JoAnn Harris is about to get a big raise. The private equity firm is expected next week to name the SEC assistant director of enforcement as its new deputy director…

Charles Eskridge Moves Practice to Quinn Emanuel

Charles Eskridge Moves Practice to Quinn Emanuel

After more than 20 years of practicing at Susman Godfrey, Houston litigator Charles Eskridge has agreed to join global litigation boutique Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan as a partner. …

Dean Foods Names Marc Kesselman New GC

Dean Foods Names Marc Kesselman New GC

Kesselman has left PepsiCo and Frito Lay to be the new general counsel and Executive VP at Dallas-based Dean Foods. In exclusive comments to The Texas Lawbook, Kesselman said that…