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Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: Eight Firms and 32 TX Lawyers Advise on 11 Deals Worth $2.5B

Stock and trade jitters may have been behind it, but last week's transactional activity was...limp. Eleven deals, eight firms and 32 lawyers firmed up $2.5 billion worth of business. Along…

Strasburger Finally Announces Merger: Third Involving a Major Texas Firm this Month

The firm will operate in Texas as Clark Strasburger, but as Clark Hill everywhere else.…

Updated – From $50 in the Bank to Tuesday’s $502M Verdict Against Apple: Meet Caldwell Cassady & Curry

Updated – From $50 in the Bank to Tuesday’s $502M Verdict Against Apple: Meet Caldwell Cassady & Curry

Meet Caldwell Cassady & Curry. They started with a $50 bank account and a dedicated client. Now they wear jeans to work, name their conference rooms after hip-hop artists and…

SCOTX: SA School Teacher Bullied, Not Sexually Harassed. Case Closed.

SCOTX: SA School Teacher Bullied, Not Sexually Harassed. Case Closed.

The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday invalid a complaint of same-sex sexual harassment. The behavior, which involved two female middle school teachers, was not shown the be motivated by sexual…

Rationality Prevailed in SCOTX Fraudulent Representation Decision

Rationality Prevailed in SCOTX Fraudulent Representation Decision

On March 23, the Texas Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion with significant implications for fraud and negligent misrepresentation claims asserted by one contracting party based on alleged extra-contractual representations…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 11 Firms and 121 TX Lawyers Advise on 15 Deals worth $13.4 billion

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 11 Firms and 121 TX Lawyers Advise on 15 Deals worth $13.4 billion

Clearly, spring recess is over. Texas dealmakers were back to work last week, loading 15 deals worth $13.4 billion into their holiday baskets. The Big Deal of the week was…

Lawsuit Alleges Immigration Fraud at Major Building Services Firm

Lawsuit Alleges Immigration Fraud at Major Building Services Firm

In a lawsuit filed in state court, a Dallas-based financial services firm alleged that it was being defrauded by a small subcontractor doing business with a major building services firm.…

Texas Lawbook Exclusive: Gardere and Foley Reach Merger Agreement

Texas Lawbook Exclusive: Gardere and Foley Reach Merger Agreement

The move had been anticipated for months, but an agreement has finally been reached. Dallas-based Gardere Wynne Sewell is combining with Milwaukee’s Foley & Lardner, effective April 1. The new…

Hopper-1, JP Morgan-0 in Post-$8B Probate Verdict Rulings

Hopper-1, JP Morgan-0 in Post-$8B Probate Verdict Rulings

A Dallas probate judge on Wednesday ordered J.P. Morgan Chase Bank to pay $5.5 million in attorneys’ fees to the widow of an American Airlines executive for an $8 billion…

Concho & RSP Permian Have Gibson Dunn and V&E Lead $9.5B Shale Oil Deal

Concho & RSP Permian Have Gibson Dunn and V&E Lead $9.5B Shale Oil Deal

In the biggest M&A deal in the history of the Permian Basin, Midland-based Concho Resources is buying rival oil producer RSP Permian for $9.5 billion in an all stock transaction.…

Corporate Deal Tracker 2017: A Year of Market Contrasts

Corporate Deal Tracker 2017: A Year of Market Contrasts

Dealmaking in 2017 was confounding: deals were up, but values were down. The deal count hit 735, but total reported value dropped below $400 billion. There are lots of reasons,…

Texas Lawbook Exclusive: New Federal Judge Karen Gren Scholer’s ‘Crazy Busy’ Three Weeks

Texas Lawbook Exclusive: New Federal Judge Karen Gren Scholer’s ‘Crazy Busy’ Three Weeks

As the first new U.S. District judge in North Texas in more than a decade, Karen Scholer has undertaken a fevered pace her first 18 days on the bench. She's…

Is the DOL’s Fiduciary Rule Dead – or Only Mostly Dead?

Is the DOL’s Fiduciary Rule Dead – or Only Mostly Dead?

A recent decision by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the Department of Labor's so-called fiduciary rule, a set of regulations which would require that all retirement investing advice…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 13 Firms and 51 Texas Lawyers Advise on 17 Transactions Worth $5.8B

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 13 Firms and 51 Texas Lawyers Advise on 17 Transactions Worth $5.8B

Spring break in parts of Texas is typically pretty slow in the deal-making world, and this past week was no exception. It was also a secretive bunch this past week,…

Dallas Lawyers, Including AT&T GC McAtee, Take Center Stage in Historic Antitrust Trial

Dallas Lawyers, Including AT&T GC McAtee, Take Center Stage in Historic Antitrust Trial

This week, a potentially epic and landmark trial gets underway in a federal courtroom in Washington, D.C., pitting the mighty power of the United States government against telecommunications giant AT&T…

iHeartMedia Taps Kirkland, Jackson Walker as Debtor’s Counsel

iHeartMedia Taps Kirkland, Jackson Walker as Debtor’s Counsel

iHeartMedia General Counsel Robert Walls chose Kirkland & Ellis and Jackson Walker to guide the San Antonio-based radio giant through corporate restructuring. iHeartMedia filed Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in…

EFH Bankruptcy Legal & Financial Advisor Fees to Near $1 Billion

EFH Bankruptcy Legal & Financial Advisor Fees to Near $1 Billion

The bankruptcy case of Energy Future Holdings is essentially over, but the millions of dollars in fees being paid to lawyers and financial advisers are likely to continue for a…

CDT Roundup: Only 15 Deals? Are We Already On Spring Break?

CDT Roundup: Only 15 Deals? Are We Already On Spring Break?

Two monster power deals--one involving four years of negotiation-- ended quietly last week. So did a tepid week of new deals in Texas. The deals were far-flung and diverse, but…

A Three-Minute Call & Two Multi-Billion-dollar Wire Transfers – EFH Closes Oncor Sale to Sempra & $42B Bankruptcy Ends

A Three-Minute Call & Two Multi-Billion-dollar Wire Transfers – EFH Closes Oncor Sale to Sempra & $42B Bankruptcy Ends

In a near-abandoned 41st floor of Energy Plaza in downtown Dallas, Energy Future Holdings General Counsel Andy Wright dialed into a conference call Friday morning at 7:01 a.m. Two-dozen lawyers…

SEC Charges North Texas Energy Firm, Execs with Securities Fraud

SEC Charges North Texas Energy Firm, Execs with Securities Fraud

The SEC's Fort Worth office has charged Dallas-based Americrude and two of its executives with defrauding 17 investors out of $950,000 in an oil and gas offering scheme. The alleged…

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