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Exclusive: GC Forum’s Magna Stella Awards Go to…

Exclusive: GC Forum’s Magna Stella Awards Go to…

Hewlett Packard, Tenet Healthcare, The Howard Hughes Corp. and Kinder Morgan were the corporate legal department winners at the General Counsel Forum annual meeting in San Antonio this week. The…

Baker Botts, Oldest Law Firm in Texas, Turns 175

Baker Botts, Oldest Law Firm in Texas, Turns 175

In a world where the life expectancy of a Fortune 500 company is now 15 years, the story of Baker Botts is extraordinary. The law firm survived the Civil War,…

Bell Nunnally Fortifies Real Estate Practice with Two New Laterals

Bell Nunnally Fortifies Real Estate Practice with Two New Laterals

Irene Hosford and Kassandra McLaughlin join the Dallas-based firm from Husch Blackwell.…

Strasburger Strengthens Corporate and Real Estate Practices

Strasburger Strengthens Corporate and Real Estate Practices

Debra Gatison Hatter and Jeff Bates said Strasburger's presence in Texas was a key factor in attracting them to the firm.…

Barnes & Thornburg Continues Growing New Dallas Office

Barnes & Thornburg Continues Growing New Dallas Office

The Indianapolis-based firm recently added labor and employment partner Douglas Haloftis and bankruptcy expert Ray Urbanik.…

Haynes and Boone Adds Corporate Finance Expert Neal Kaminsky

Haynes and Boone Adds Corporate Finance Expert Neal Kaminsky

Kaminsky, who was previously at Porter Hedges, says he expects to see a continued focus by lenders and borrowers on the scalability of a borrower’s operations.…

Hall Render, National Health Care Law Firm, Moves into Texas

Hall Render, National Health Care Law Firm, Moves into Texas

The Indianapolis-based law firm merged with health care law boutique Stewart Courington.…

Culhane Meadows Expands in Texas, Launches Houston Office

Culhane Meadows Expands in Texas, Launches Houston Office

The Houston office is the firm’s seventh nationwide. The firm also added partners to its Dallas and Austin offices.…

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.…