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Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 17 Firms and 157 Texas Lawyers Work on 23 Transactions Worth $7.1B

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 17 Firms and 157 Texas Lawyers Work on 23 Transactions Worth $7.1B

Texas deal attorneys were active this past week, with 17 firms and 157 lawyers working on 23 deals worth $7.1 billion. The deals ranged from mergers to asset divestitures to…

SCOTX Asked to Settle Retained Acreage Disputes

SCOTX Asked to Settle Retained Acreage Disputes

Advances in fracking technology and increased oil prices have helped gain significant production from oil fields once thought to be dry losers. But confusion between regulatory filings and existing oil…

UDF Investigation Heads for Conclusion As Bass ‘SLAPPs’ Back

UDF Investigation Heads for Conclusion As Bass ‘SLAPPs’ Back

Far from crumbling in the face of a lawsuit that accuses him of pushing fake news for profit, Kyle Bass is doubling down on his accusers, United Development Funding. In…

V&E Wins $28.8M Against State in Houston Toll Road Development Dispute

V&E Wins $28.8M Against State in Houston Toll Road Development Dispute

© 2018 The Texas Lawbook. By Natalie Posgate (Feb. 7) – Don Griffin, Jr. and Billy Coe Dyer have secured what is believed to be the largest jury verdict for…

One Day, Two Billion-Dollar Deals, Three Texas Law Firms

One Day, Two Billion-Dollar Deals, Three Texas Law Firms

Amid the volatility of the financial markets on Tuesday, two billion-dollar deals were announced that involved three different Texas law firms - Baker Botts, Bracewell and V&E. One deal is…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 13 Firms and 100 Texas Lawyers Work on 16 Transactions Worth $8.6B

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 13 Firms and 100 Texas Lawyers Work on 16 Transactions Worth $8.6B

Deal count was up by five transactions versus the previous week. But the deal value was down by 31.7 percent over last week’s $12.6 billion--even counting a large October notes…

SCOTX Rules Oncor Must Pay Moving Costs

SCOTX Rules Oncor Must Pay Moving Costs

When it comes to relocating utility wires and poles when roadways are widened, the Texas Supreme Court says the old rules are still the rules. Read Janet Elliott's account of…

Jury Slaps $43M Negligence Verdict on East TX Hospital and Suspended Doctor

Jury Slaps $43M Negligence Verdict on East TX Hospital and Suspended Doctor

© 2018 The Texas Lawbook. By Natalie Posgate (Feb. 2) – A Tyler, Texas jury has awarded a former chemical company executive more than $43 million for lifelong damages he…

Strasburger in Merger Talks with Detroit Law Firm

Strasburger & Price, a Dallas law firm founded in 1938 by two law school buddies and grew to become one of the most prominent corporate law practices in Texas, is…

SEC Charges Dallas Crypto-Currency Biz with Fraud

SEC Charges Dallas Crypto-Currency Biz with Fraud

The SEC's Fort Worth Office has charged AriseBank and its Dallas executives with fraud, illegally selling unregistered securities and providing misleading information to potential investors – all part of an…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 11 Firms and 68 Texas Lawyers Work on 11 Transactions Worth $12.6B

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 11 Firms and 68 Texas Lawyers Work on 11 Transactions Worth $12.6B

Last week Texas dealmaking continued apace: an energy-related IPO moved forward, two joint ventures were inked, a bankruptcy was filed and oil and gas asset sales continued. In addition,…

Dr Pepper GC Jim Baldwin Leads $18.7B Deal with Keurig

Dr Pepper GC Jim Baldwin Leads $18.7B Deal with Keurig

Dr Pepper Snapple General Counsel Jim Baldwin and the soft drink maker’s in-house legal team - including assistant GCs Art Swanson and Wayne Lewis - led the Plano company’s…

EFH, Trinity Industries, Diversity & Sippy Cups Score Big at 2017 ACC-DFW/Texas Lawbook Corporate Counsel Awards Event

EFH, Trinity Industries, Diversity & Sippy Cups Score Big at 2017 ACC-DFW/Texas Lawbook Corporate Counsel Awards Event

The four GCs leading the multibillion-dollar M&A transactions the Energy Future Holdings bankruptcy and the legal team at Trinity Industries were the big winners Thursday night before a crowd of…

Corporate GCs Pushing Law Firms on Diversity

Corporate GCs Pushing Law Firms on Diversity

Leaders at corporate legal departments in Texas appear ready to use their considerable influence to push – or possibly even force – law firms to recruit, retain and promote minority…

Dems: GOP Suit Like ‘Ice on a Sidewalk in Dallas in August’

Dems: GOP Suit Like ‘Ice on a Sidewalk in Dallas in August’

The Dallas County Democratic party has retained Randy Johnston and Chad Baruch of Johnston Tobey Baruch to defend it in the lawsuit the GOP filed against it seeking the removal…

BARBRI Settles Litigation with Blind Law Students

BARBRI Settles Litigation with Blind Law Students

Lawyers for a group of blind law students said Wednesday that they have settled their claims against Dallas-based bar examination preparation course giant BARBRI. The students alleged in a lawsuit…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 15 Firms and 129 Texas Lawyers Toil on 19 Transactions Worth $9.4B

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 15 Firms and 129 Texas Lawyers Toil on 19 Transactions Worth $9.4B

A surge in deal-making over the last few weeks has observers believing that 2018 may be a strong one. Tax reform and a rise in oil prices fueled a week…

Trump Nominates Four to Federal Judgeships in Texas

Trump Nominates Four to Federal Judgeships in Texas

President Donald Trump has nominated three lawyers to serve as U.S. district judges in the Eastern District and one to serve in the Western District, his office announced Tuesday. Three…

Locke Lord Provides Insight on Combating Workplace Sexual Harassment

Locke Lord Provides Insight on Combating Workplace Sexual Harassment

With new sexual harassment scandals surfacing nearly every week, companies are increasingly reevaluating whether they have the proper protocols to handle any incidents that occur in the workplace. A group…

White & Case, Katten Muchin to Open TX Outposts; DLA Piper Expands; AKK and V&E Partners Jump

White & Case, Katten Muchin to Open TX Outposts; DLA Piper Expands; AKK and V&E Partners Jump

The 2018 legal free agency market is starting off with a tidal wave of lateral moves. The Texas Lawbook has learned that New York corporate law firm White & Case…

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