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In Memoriam: Texas Justice Jack Hightower

In Memoriam: Texas Justice Jack Hightower

Justice Jack Hightower, who spent 10 years in the Texas Senate, died Saturday in Austin. He was 86.…

Richard Jennings: A Pioneer in Law and Life

Richard Jennings: A Pioneer in Law and Life

In 1943, Mussolini was deposed, the musical Oklahoma opened on broadway and the U.S. Supreme Court said the Texas Democratic Party could no longer exclude blacks from voting. It also…

Dallas Playwright Debuts in Manhattan

Dallas Playwright Debuts in Manhattan

(July 25) – “Division Avenue,” Dallas playwright Miki Bone’s newest play, debuted July 17 at the Midtown International Theatre Festival in New York. The 90-minute production will be staged another…

Texas Firms Compete for Lawyers in Middle East as Baker Botts Snags 14 Former Fulbright Lawyers

Texas Firms Compete for Lawyers in Middle East as Baker Botts Snags 14 Former Fulbright Lawyers

The legal sands are shifting in the Middle East for Texas firms and Baker Botts is looking strong.…

Porter Hedges Adds Energy Lawyer Jeff Weems

Porter Hedges Adds Energy Lawyer Jeff Weems

Weems, who ran for Texas Railroad Commissioner in 2010, talks about the biggest challenge facing his energy clients in the year ahead.…

Depositions in the Cloud: Karl Seelbach Launches eDepo

Depositions in the Cloud: Karl Seelbach Launches eDepo

About eighteen months ago, Karl Seelbach was driving to Houston to take depositions. To the proverbial rhythm of the road, the senior associate in Winstead’s Austin office started thinking ……

Texas Lawyers Open Doors for Asylum Seekers

Texas Lawyers Open Doors for Asylum Seekers

Scores of Texas law firms are helping asylum applicants who can't afford legal counsel to assist in their case.…

Expert: Texas Lawyers Doing Global Business Should Mind Their Manners

Expert: Texas Lawyers Doing Global Business Should Mind Their Manners

Law firms, corporations and other entities are increasingly hiring Sharon Schweitzer for her etiquette expertise.…

Health Care Transactions Partner Todd Kelly Jumps to Jones Day

Health Care Transactions Partner Todd Kelly Jumps to Jones Day

Kelly, who leaves Norton Rose Fulbright, talks about a few significant challenges for his healthcare clients in the year ahead, including the Affordable Care Act.…

Brown McCarroll Merges with Husch Blackwell

Brown McCarroll Merges with Husch Blackwell

The combination of the firms will go into effect July 1.…

Range Resources Adds Deputy GC

Range Resources Adds Deputy GC

Range GC David Poole says Range’s legal needs have increased as the company has grown.…

Baker & McKenzie Elects Amar Budarapu its Chair of North America Corporate & Securities Practice

Baker & McKenzie Elects Amar Budarapu its Chair of North America Corporate & Securities Practice

The recently elected chair talks about how important Texas is to the firm's corporate strategy.…

It’s Official: Introducing Norton Rose Fulbright

It’s Official: Introducing Norton Rose Fulbright

Fulbright & Jaworski officially completed its union Sunday evening with London-based Norton Rose. The new law firm boasts 3,800 lawyers in more than 50 offices around the globe and about…

SEC Chief Trial Counsel Joins Kelly Hart

SEC Chief Trial Counsel Joins Kelly Hart

Toby Galloway, a 12 year veteran of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Fort Worth Regional Office, is joining Kelly Hart as the firm beefs up its white-collar criminal and…

Austin Industries Names D. Steven Henry New Chief Legal Officer

Austin Industries Names D. Steven Henry New Chief Legal Officer

Prominent Gardere constructional lawyer D. Steven Henry will become CLO on July 1. Austin Industries, which is one of the largest construction firms in the U.S., said Henry is joining…

Tomko & Ross Join Dykema

Tomko & Ross Join Dykema

Ed Tomko, a prominent former prosecutor and senior official with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, is joining the Dallas office of Dykema. Tomko and Jason Ross, both former partners…

Trey Apffel Becomes New State Bar President-Elect

Trey Apffel Becomes New State Bar President-Elect

Apffel will serve as SBOT President from June 2014 to June 2015.…

Women Lawyers Participate in Bush Institute’s Women’s Initiative

Women Lawyers Participate in Bush Institute’s Women’s Initiative

Tobi Young, who has been the George W. Bush Foundation's GC since 2009, wears a many hats in her job. Her involvement as a mentor in the Women's Initiative Fellowship…

Baker Botts Adds Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Expert David Schiller

Baker Botts Adds Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Expert David Schiller

Schiller highlights two "hot issues" facing his clients. One is the Affordable Care Act. …

Updated — Rob Roby Makes Move to Become President/CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters

Updated — Rob Roby Makes Move to Become President/CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters

After 36 years, attorney Rob Roby is leaving the private practice of law to become the president/CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Lone Star...…