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Cowboy Mentality Takes Over Independent Contractors

Cowboy Mentality Takes Over Independent Contractors

Texas employers who use independent contractors should be on guard as governmental agencies intend to vigorously investigate the status of workers in contingent workforce categories.…

Securities Commissioner John Morgan Ready for Switch in Regulation

Securities Commissioner John Morgan Ready for Switch in Regulation

Number of investment advisers overseen by State Securities Board jumps 61 percent under Dodd-Frank.…

SEC Names Marshall Gandy Head of Examinations at SEC Fort Worth Region

SEC Names Marshall Gandy Head of Examinations at SEC Fort Worth Region

Gandy to leave his post at FINRA in Dallas…

Becky Gregory Joins Curran Tomko as Partner

Becky Gregory Joins Curran Tomko as Partner

Former Eastern District U.S. Attorney expands Dallas firm's white-collar practice.…

Does The SEC Need An Office in Houston? Absolutely, Say Most Securities Lawyers

Does The SEC Need An Office in Houston? Absolutely, Say Most Securities Lawyers

Houston is the largest city in the U.S. that does not have a SEC presence, despite being the home of some of the biggest financial frauds of the past decade,…

American Airlines Bankruptcy Fees Could Top $100 million

American Airlines Bankruptcy Fees Could Top $100 million

AMR Corporation’s filing for Chapter 11 sent bankruptcy lawyers in north Texas scrambling Tuesday to line up clients and could put an estimated $100 million in the coffers of a…

Texas Supreme Court Upholds Limited Partnership Tax

Texas Supreme Court Upholds Limited Partnership Tax

The Texas Supreme Court ruled today that the franchise tax applied to limited partnerships is constitutional and is not a personal income tax.…

Keeping Corporate Bankruptcies Home

Keeping Corporate Bankruptcies Home

Dynegy and American Airlines are multibillion-dollar corporations based in Texas based companies that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in November. Their restructurings are predicted to be lengthy and…

Chairman Smith: The Man Behind Bankruptcy Venue Reform

Rep. Lamar Smith remembers his first election as precinct chairman in San Antonio. He knocked on just about every door in the district and personally asked for people’s vote.…

Chapter 11: Entering a New Generation

Chapter 11: Entering a New Generation

Here we are in 2011, thirty-three years after the enactment of the federal Bankruptcy Code.…

SMU Dedman Professor Key Adviser to the U.S. Senate on Tax Reform

SMU Dedman Professor Key Adviser to the U.S. Senate on Tax Reform

Every Monday and Friday, SMU Dedman Law School Professor Christopher H. Hanna stands before law students to discuss the basic theories, applications and history of tax law in the U.S.…

Enforcement Priorities for New SEC Regional Director in Fort Worth

David Woodcock was recently named the Regional Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Fort Worth Regional Office (FWRO). Woodcock has both accounting and law degrees, and he is an…

Risks and Mistakes Come with the Territory: The Difficult Task of the SEC

Risks and Mistakes Come with the Territory: The Difficult Task of the SEC

I served as an enforcement attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Fort Worth Regional Office for several years in the early 2000s. Looking back with a clarity that, for…

There’s a New SEC Sheriff in Town

There’s a New SEC Sheriff in Town

David Woodcock’s Challenge To Put Bad Guys Out of Business & Repair His Office’s Reputation by Mark Curriden, Senior Legal Affairs Writer (FT. WORTH) OCTOBER 24 — David Woodcock was a partner at a…

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