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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.…

DBA’s Equal Access to Justice Fundraising Breaks Record

DBA’s Equal Access to Justice Fundraising Breaks Record

Gruber Hurst partner Michael Hurst led the effort to raise more than $831,000 for EAJ – a new record. …

Exclusive: One-on-One with Fulbright & Jaworski’s Newest Chairman – and its Last

Exclusive: One-on-One with Fulbright & Jaworski’s Newest Chairman – and its Last

Ken Stewart, universally liked and respected, sits down with The Texas Lawbook for his first and only interview since taking the firm's leadership. He discusses progress in Fulbright's "joining forces"…

Reed Smith: Build It and They will Come

Reed Smith: Build It and They will Come

For two years, the 1,700-lawyer Pittsburgh-based law firm has courted a half-dozen law firms in Dallas and Houston, including Thompson & Knight and Munsch Hardt, about merging. Frustrated that none…

Justice Joe Morris Joins Hankinson Law Firm

Justice Joe Morris Joins Hankinson Law Firm

Retired Texas Appeals Court Justice Joseph Morris is back in private practice as Of Counsel at the Hankinson law firm, a Dallas appellate and arbitration boutique.…

Tis’ the Season to be Giving

Tis’ the Season to be Giving

The Texas Lawbook put together some of the law firms and individual attorneys who stood out when it came to giving back. This is by no means a definitive list,…

Q&A with Authors on ABA’s New Appellate Practice Guide

Q&A with Authors on ABA’s New Appellate Practice Guide

Polsinelli shareholder partner Leane Medford and Robert Dubose, a partner with Alexander, Dubose, discuss their role in researching and writing portions of a new book that examines and compares appellate…

HayBoo Settles $773K Dispute with Houston Housing Authority

HayBoo Settles $773K Dispute with Houston Housing Authority

The Harris County Housing Authority has settled its $773,731 fee dispute with Haynes and Boone over legal payments the Houston agency believes were improperly made to the law firm through…

Cruising the World with Janice Sharry

Cruising the World with Janice Sharry

Haynes and Boone corporate finance partner Janice Sharry has a nifty solution for empty nesters who want to rekindle family togetherness: a cruise. Sharry, who has taken about 70 cruises…

Mark Melton Wins 2012 DAYL Foundation Fellows Award of Excellence

Mark Melton Wins 2012 DAYL Foundation Fellows Award of Excellence

Mark Melton balances a lot on his plate, but his passion of giving back to the community is never on the back burner. …

Rusty Hardin ‘Hit the Mother Lode’ with Three New Lawyers

Rusty Hardin ‘Hit the Mother Lode’ with Three New Lawyers

Houston firm adds a former journalist, a former geophysicist and a former LSU football player to focus on business litigation.…

DBA: Equal Access to Justice Fundraiser Nears Goal

DBA: Equal Access to Justice Fundraiser Nears Goal

American Airlines Assistant GC John S.F. Gross and Haynes and Boone partner Greta E. Cowart could be the poster children for all that is good with the legal profession. They…

Texas Mutual GC: Strategically Thinking Several Steps Ahead

Texas Mutual GC: Strategically Thinking Several Steps Ahead

Mary Nichols didn’t invent the Texas workers’ compensation system, but she may be its most ardent and aggressive defender. The article examines the 17 years Nichols has been GC at…

Cliff Ernst is Living in the Midnight Hour

Cliff Ernst is Living in the Midnight Hour

Every band needs an urban legend. For Rhythm Congress, the backstory that’s spun as silky as a spider’s web is that the Graves Dougherty corporate shareholder could read musical notes…

DBA Selects New President-Elect

DBA Selects New President-Elect

Scott McElhaney of Jackson Walker is the DBA's new president-elect, and will serve as president in 2014.…