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DWLA Honors Male Lawyer with Top Honor for First Time in 46-Year History

DWLA Honors Male Lawyer with Top Honor for First Time in 46-Year History

The Dallas Women Lawyers Association selected Michael Hurst as the recipient of the 2015 Louise B. Raggio Award, which is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to…

K&L Gates Adds Immigration Partner Brian Graham to Austin Office

K&L Gates Adds Immigration Partner Brian Graham to Austin Office

Graham was previously the chair of Strasburger & Price’s immigration law team and EB-5 Task Force.…

Texas State Rep. Jason Villalba Jumps to Gardere

Texas State Rep. Jason Villalba Jumps to Gardere

Villalba, who currently serves as the state representative for House District 114, focuses his corporate practice on representing clients in M&A matters, venture capital and private equity financing transactions and…

Former Federal Prosecutor Jay Dewald Joins Andrews Kurth

Former Federal Prosecutor Jay Dewald Joins Andrews Kurth

Dewald, who will office in Dallas and Houston, most recently served as the Deputy Criminal Chief in the Special Prosecutions Section for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas.…

T&K Boosts Oil and Gas Practice in Houston by Adding Stacy Smith Brown as Partner

Brown focuses her practice on Bureau of Ocean Energy Management regulations and contracts relating to the acquisition and operation of offshore oil and gas leases. …

Former U.S. Rep. Charlie Gonzalez Returns to Private Practice at Ogletree Deakins

Gonzalez says he will advise clients on the regulatory environment and help them navigate the bureaucratic process.…

Polsinelli Beefs Up Corporate and Securities Practice in Dallas with Bob Dockery

Polsinelli Beefs Up Corporate and Securities Practice in Dallas with Bob Dockery

Dockery, whose practice includes an emphasis on REIT work, said he was attracted to Polsinelli’s “strong” national real estate practice. …

Greenberg Traurig Lures Energy and Corporate Shareholders to Houston and Dallas Offices

Greenberg Traurig Lures Energy and Corporate Shareholders to Houston and Dallas Offices

Energy lawyer Derek Anchondo joins from Adams and Reese and corporate lawyer Christina Tate makes the move from Vinson & Elkins.…

K&L Gates’ Ambassador to Partners and Clients

K&L Gates’ Ambassador to Partners and Clients

Craig Budner has represented corporate giants such as Xerox, J.P. Morgan Chase, Hewlett-Packard and VarTec Telecom. He defended Olympic athlete Marion Jones in the BALCO steroids scandal and played a…

Corporate Counsel Magazine: GC Compensation Inches Up

Corporate Counsel Magazine: GC Compensation Inches Up

The general counsel at 20 of the largest Texas businesses earned $1 million or more during 2014, according to a new study conducted by Corporate Counsel magazine. Texas-based companies employ…

Examining the FBI: How Investigations Get Started

Examining the FBI: How Investigations Get Started

Former FBI special agents Fred Bennett and John McSwain of Crowe Horwath detail how FBI investigations get started, examine what to expect during the investigative process and offer insight into…

Courtroom Success Attracts Big Firm Partners to Gruber Hurst

Courtroom Success Attracts Big Firm Partners to Gruber Hurst

The Dallas-based litigation boutique celebrated two trial victories in the past week to welcome their new cohorts, Samuel Stricklin and Tricia DeLeon of Bracewell & Giuliani.…

Winstead Partner Sargon Daniel in the Boxing Ring: Get Fit without being Hit

Winstead Partner Sargon Daniel in the Boxing Ring: Get Fit without being Hit

Ask a few average persons-on-the-street what they associate with boxing, and the answers would likely include Muhammad Ali’s legendary “I Am The Greatest” declaration, or fictional Rocky Balboa’s stance on…

AlixPartners Selects Kathryn Koorenny as New GC & Managing Director

AlixPartners Selects Kathryn Koorenny as New GC & Managing Director

Kathryn Koorenny was a star in-house lawyer at American Airlines. She guided the Fort Worth airline through the potentially crippling 9/11 litigation and the massive bankruptcy reorganization. Now, she’s the…

Dena Stroh Settles in as NTTA GC

Dena Stroh Settles in as NTTA GC

Exactly three months ago, the North Texas Tollway Authority named Dena DeNooyer Stroh its new general counsel. Stroh, the former GC at Murchison Oil & Gas and a former partner…

Blank Rome Combines with Wong Cabello, Beefs Up IP Practice in Houston

Blank Rome Combines with Wong Cabello, Beefs Up IP Practice in Houston

The Philadelphia-based firm doubled its presence in Houston by adding 24 lawyers from the IP law firm.…

Houston Law Firms Get Diversity Report Card

Houston Law Firms Get Diversity Report Card

The Houston Multi-Bar Diversity Committee issued final grades to law firms based on their hiring and promotion of women and ethnic minorities. Some firms truly improved during the past decade.…

New Dallas Boutique Focuses on Health Care and Business

New Dallas Boutique Focuses on Health Care and Business

Michael Byrd and Brad Adatto founded ByrdAdatto earlier this year.…

DMN: Justice Willett – Tweeter Laureate in Texas

DMN: Justice Willett – Tweeter Laureate in Texas

The Texas Legislature, before it adjourned, created the position “Tweeter Laureate” and it named state Supreme Court Justice Don Willett to be the first person to fill the position. …

McDermott Will & Emery Makes Big Splash in Dallas

The firm is more than doubling its Dallas office by adding two teams of M&A and technology and outsourcing lawyers from K&L Gates.…