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What Baseball Can Do for Lawyers

What Baseball Can Do for Lawyers

Former U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh admits that, when his beloved Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the New York Yankees in the 1960 World Series, it changed his life for the better.…

Polsinelli Adds First Patent Litigators to Dallas Office

Polsinelli Adds First Patent Litigators to Dallas Office

Michael Pegues and Jason Wietjes said the Kansas City-based firm’s platform is more conducive to serving their existing clients and to develop new business. …

Texas Regulatory Expert Joins V&E

Texas Regulatory Expert Joins V&E

Barry Smitherman has been an investment banker who specializes in the capital markets. He prosecuted domestic violence cases as a lawyer in the Harris County District Attorney’s office. He chaired…

Exclusive: Tyler Federal Judge Davis to Join Fish & Richardson

Exclusive: Tyler Federal Judge Davis to Join Fish & Richardson

U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis handled more than 1,700 patent infringement cases during his 13 years on the Eastern District bench, handing some of the biggest IP disputes in the…

Former DOJ and SEC Lawyer Joins Haynes and Boone

Former DOJ and SEC Lawyer Joins Haynes and Boone

In a Q&A with The Texas Lawbook, Houston lawyer Steve Corso explains why he chose Haynes and Boone, how his experiences at the Justice Department and the SEC have shaped…

GC Janet Dhillon Leaves JC Penney

GC Janet Dhillon Leaves JC Penney

JC Penney announced that its deputy general counsel, Janet Link, has been named the interim GC until a replacement is named.…

SMU Dedman Recognizes Distinguished Alumni at Annual Awards Dinner

SMU Dedman Recognizes Distinguished Alumni at Annual Awards Dinner

This year’s named distinguished alumni were: commercial litigator Mike Gruber; immigration attorney Mary Elizabeth (Liz) Cedillo-Pereira; Chevron Europe, Eurasia and Middle East Exploration & Production Limited General Counsel Siriporn Chaiyasuta;…

Morgan Lewis Lures Eight K&L Gates Lawyers, Bolsters Gov. Enforcement and White Collar Practice

Morgan Lewis Lures Eight K&L Gates Lawyers, Bolsters Gov. Enforcement and White Collar Practice

Danny Ashby said he and his team made the move because of the potential to work with Morgan Lewis’ “tremendous litigation talent in Houston” and the Philadelphia-based firm’s recent merger…

National IP Boutique Harness Dickey Plants Flag in Dallas

National IP Boutique Harness Dickey Plants Flag in Dallas

Gerald Welch, formerly of Dentons, will lead the Troy, Michigan-based firm's fourth office nationwide.…

Longtime V&E Corporate Governance & Airlines Vet Jumps to Sidley

Longtime V&E Corporate Governance & Airlines Vet Jumps to Sidley

The addition of Kevin Lewis comes on the heels of three other lateral hires – energy finance partner Robert Stephens and private equity and oil and gas partners David Denechaud…

Mayer Brown Eyes Mexico with Recent Hire in Houston

Mayer Brown Eyes Mexico with Recent Hire in Houston

Former ExxonMobil attorney Francisco Mendez joins Mayer Brown's Houston office and will help lead the Chicago-based firm’s efforts to open an office in Mexico City. He says that though the…

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.…