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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…

Fogler Leaves Beck Redden to Start New Boutique

Fogler Leaves Beck Redden to Start New Boutique

Houston commercial trial lawyer Murray Fogler is joined at the new firm by four former Beck Redden associates – two of them are only three years out of law school…

10 Quick Tips to Keeping In-House Counsel Happy

10 Quick Tips to Keeping In-House Counsel Happy

McGill was in the corporate legal department at JC Penney and HMS Holdings, where she hired and managed outside counsel. In this article, she shares insights and experiences about the…

Joe Dilg Retires from V&E after 38 years

Joe Dilg Retires from V&E after 38 years

Dilg led many multi-billion-dollar oil and gas mergers and acquisitions, but he will be remember for successfully guiding V&E through the Enron scandal and into record revenues and profits. The…

Enterprise GC Hildebrandt Goes to Norton Rose Fulbright, V&E’s Murray is new GC

Enterprise GC Hildebrandt Goes to Norton Rose Fulbright, V&E’s Murray is new GC

Enterprise Products, one of the world’s largest oil and gas pipeline companies, has named V&E corporate finance partner Craig Murray to replace Stephanie Hildebrandt, who announced she has joined Norton…

Strasburger Prevails in Landmark Pro Bono Juvenile Case

Strasburger Prevails in Landmark Pro Bono Juvenile Case

Jack Carnegie, a partner at Strasburger & Price, said Texas’ criminal High Court did more than affirm a wrong that needed to be righted.…

T&K Austin Expands Government/Regulatory Practice

T&K Austin Expands Government/Regulatory Practice

The firm has added six attorneys from Andrews Kurth and the Public Utility Commission.…

Yetter Coleman, HayBoo Challenge TX Foster Care System

Yetter Coleman, HayBoo Challenge TX Foster Care System

The more than 12,000 children in Texas’ long-term foster care system are seeking federal judicial oversight to improve their care. …

GC Forum’s 3rd Annual Charity Golf Classic Raises Most Money in its History for Texas Access to Justice

GC Forum’s 3rd Annual Charity Golf Classic Raises Most Money in its History for Texas Access to Justice

Close to 100 corporate general counsel, state supreme court justices, law firm leaders and legal service providers played through light showers and cool temperatures last week to raise the most…