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Erin Nealy Cox Takes Over as NDTX U.S. Attorney

Erin Nealy Cox Takes Over as NDTX U.S. Attorney

U.S. District Judge Jane Boyle swore in Erin Neely Cox on Friday as new United States Attorney for North Texas. Cox, in an exclusive interview with The Texas Lawbook, said…

Tax Reform Could Radically Change Executive Pay

Tax Reform Could Radically Change Executive Pay

Nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements have become an integral component of executive compensation packages. They are a means by which employers attract and retain key employee talent. Tax reforms pending in Congress,…

Digital Health and Telemedicine

Digital Health and Telemedicine

The digital health market is expected to exceed $200 billion by 2020. Many companies and startups looking for a share of this market are headquartered right here in Texas. This…

SEC Charges, Settles Apache Engineer Insider Trading Case

SEC Charges, Settles Apache Engineer Insider Trading Case

The SEC has charged a former Apache Corp. petroleum engineer with insider trading. The SEC says Christopher Lollar has settled allegations that he “traded on nonpublic information” by paying $435,809.50 in…

Artificial Intelligence

Companies in Texas and beyond are increasingly adopting AI to drive innovation and production. The value of the AI market could top a staggering $46 billion by 2020, according to…

Kent Sullivan Named New TX Insurance Commissioner

Kent Sullivan Named New TX Insurance Commissioner

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appointed former judge and Jackson Walker partner Kent Sullivan to be the state’s Insurance Commissioner. Sullivan served as a justice on the Texas Court of Appeals…

SEC Suspends Public Trading of Addison Firm over Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

SEC Suspends Public Trading of Addison Firm over Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

The SEC has suspended the trading of securities of Addison-based Grupo Resilient International in an apparent concern over the accuracy of some of the company’s press releases. The federal agency…

TX AG Sues Three Businesses for Price Gouging; Hundreds More Cases May Follow

TX AG Sues Three Businesses for Price Gouging; Hundreds More Cases May Follow

Three Texas businesses – two service stations and one motel owner – violated state consumer protection laws prohibiting price gouging during times of natural disaster, the state attorney general announced…

Federal & State Task Force Created to Combat Hurricane Harvey Fraud Schemes

Federal & State Task Force Created to Combat Hurricane Harvey Fraud Schemes

Federal law enforcement authorities announced late Thursday that they have formed a task force with state and local officials in South Texas designed to tackle fraud schemes targeting victims of…

Trump’s Regulation Rollback Going Slow

Trump’s Regulation Rollback Going Slow

Since January, Pres. Trump has signed scores of executive orders rolling back environmental regulations and proposed slashing the budgets of agencies tasked with addressing climate change. But many of the…

SEC Names Jessica Magee as FWRO Head of Enforcement

SEC Names Jessica Magee as FWRO Head of Enforcement

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday named Jessica Magee, a tough-mind prosecutor, to become the agency’s new associate director of enforcement in its Fort Worth Regional Office. The Texas…

NextEra Blasts PUC’s Rejection of Oncor Acquisition

NextEra Blasts PUC’s Rejection of Oncor Acquisition

NextEra Energy is making one final plea with the Texas Public Utility Commission to reconsider its decision earlier this year that rejected the Florida power company’s $18.7 billion acquisition of…

Texas AG Paxton Shocked – Shocked – that California Official Uses Office for Political Purposes

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is outraged that an elected California official is using his office for political purposes and he is threatening to use Texas taxpayer dollars to sue…

Houston-area Financial Adviser Pleads Guilty to $1.9M Fraud

Lawrence Allen deShetler, an investment adviser and certified financial planner in The Woodlands, has pleaded guilty to using up to $1.9 million of client money for personal expenses. He faces…

DBJ: ABA Gives UNT Law Provisional Approval

<em>DBJ:</em> ABA Gives UNT Law Provisional Approval

Receiving provisional approval is a stepping stone to being a fully accredited law school, a university official told the Dallas Business Journal. The UNT team presented their case before an ABA…

President Trump’s Tax Reforms: What Alternative Asset Managers Need to Know

President Trump’s Tax Reforms: What Alternative Asset Managers Need to Know

Love it or hate it, the President’s current tax proposal could have a substantial impact on the alternative asset industry. The authors of this article highlight a number of the…

SEC Charges Texas Investment Firm & CEO with Fraud

SEC Charges Texas Investment Firm & CEO with Fraud

Katy-based Bryant United Capital Funding and its CEO are operating an illegal real estate mortgage investment scheme that defrauded more than 100 investors out of millions of dollars, according to…

David Peavler Exits SEC for HD Vest Financial

David Peavler Exits SEC for HD Vest Financial

The SEC is expected to announce Friday that Associate Director David L. Peavler is leaving his position as head of the enforcement division in the agency’s Fort Worth Regional Office…

Paving the Way for Economic Growth: Reforming the Notorious U.S. Tax System

Paving the Way for Economic Growth: Reforming the Notorious U.S. Tax System

Reforms of the U.S. tax system are considered to be a central issue of the current administration. Sheena Shaghaghi and David Gair of Gray Reed & McGraw describe how the changes…

White-Collar Bar Blasts Federal Prosecutors, FBI in Price Acquittal

White-Collar Bar Blasts Federal Prosecutors, FBI in Price Acquittal

The "not guilty" verdicts Friday in the John Wiley Price trial means that the U.S. Attorneys Office and the FBI need to completely re-evaluate whether it has the appropriate personnel…

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