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Chron: Justice Dept. Needs More Lawyers to Fight Legal Battles Regarding the Border Wall Lawsuits

The Justice Department is seeking to fill more than 50 staff slots at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Southeast Texas, including seven lawyers to represent the United States, in an…

Texas GC Forum Announces 2018 Magna Stella Recipients

(July 18) – The Texas General Counsel Forum unveiled 10 winners of the 2018 Magna Stella Awards, including the top legal officers at Dr. Pepper Snapple, Varsity Brands, Hanger and…

How a Partner-Associate Duo in Houston Helped Change Alabama Tenant Law

How a Partner-Associate Duo in Houston Helped Change Alabama Tenant Law

© 2018 The Texas Lawbook. By Natalie Posgate (July 16) – Winston & Strawn partner Paula Hinton has a multitude of achievements under her belt to be proud of. She’s…

DBJ: U.S. government appeals AT&T, Time Warner decision

According to legal filings submitted Thursday, the government is appealing to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit after it lost the case last month that…

Houston Chief Federal Judge Issues First TRO in Parent Deportation

Houston Chief Federal Judge Issues First TRO in Parent Deportation

U.S. Chief Judge Lee Rosenthal of Houston issued a temporary restraining order Thursday prohibiting federal immigration officials from deporting a Honduran woman who came to the U.S. last month with…

McKool Scores PTAB Win #2 for Sinus Surgery Device

McKool Scores PTAB Win #2 for Sinus Surgery Device

A group of lawyers from the Dallas office of McKool Smith have scored a Patent Trial and Appeal Board win for a patent that a Dallas ear, nose &…

U.S. Oil & Gas Acquisition Activity Falters in Q2 – But Maybe Not For Long

U.S. Oil & Gas Acquisition Activity Falters in Q2 – But Maybe Not For Long

By Claire Poole – (July 11) – Oil and gas M&A transactions in the U.S. dropped in the second quarter, well below quarterly averages experienced since 2009, even as global…

CDT Weekly Roundup: 16 Deals Worth $11.2B At A Busy Time For IPOs

CDT Weekly Roundup: 16 Deals Worth $11.2B At A Busy Time For IPOs

There are lots of reasons, but IPO’s are starting to pop up again in Texas dealmaking. A California oil and gas explorer and producer recently filed for an IPO in…

SEC: Former ClubCorp Exec Admitted Insider Trading Violations

The SEC announced Thursday that it has settled its insider trading case against former ClubCorp Holdings Vice President Nelson “Frank” Molina. The Texas Lawbook has the details.…

SEC: UDF & Execs Misled Investors, Falsified Public Records, Agree to Pay $8.2M in Penalties

SEC: UDF & Execs Misled Investors, Falsified Public Records, Agree to Pay $8.2M in Penalties

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission officially filed charges Tuesday against two prominent Grapevine-based real estate investment trusts and five of its senior executives for misleading investors about the financial…

LMA Panel: Legal Marketers Can Contribute to Firm Diversity Efforts

LMA Panel: Legal Marketers Can Contribute to Firm Diversity Efforts

What role, if any, do legal marketers play in turning a discussion on the business case for diversity into action or starting the conversation at all? How do various departments…

CDT Weekly Roundup: 13 Deals Worth $7B In A Brisk World M&A Market

For the first half of the year, more than $2.35 trillion in M&A transactions have been reported globally – a record pace – thanks to economic growth, low interest rates,…

‘Mami, Por qué dejas que me lastimen?’ – Corp. Lawyers Help Anguished Parents & Children at the Border

<em>‘Mami, Por qué dejas que me lastimen?’</em> – Corp. Lawyers Help Anguished Parents & Children at the Border

© 2018 The Texas Lawbook. By Mark Curriden LOS FRESNOS, TX – (July 2) – Lawyers arrive in the early morning hours at the Port Isabel Detention Center in an…

Judge Kinkeade Cuts Half-Billion-Dollar Jury Verdict against Oculus/Facebook by 50%

U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade Wednesday refused to set aside last year's verdict against Facebook and its virtual reality subsidiary Oculus, but he slashed in half the Dallas jury’s $500…

Law Firms Pledge Lawyers, Resources for Families at the Texas Border

Law Firms Pledge Lawyers, Resources for Families at the Texas Border

Thirty-four large corporate law firms – half of them with offices in Texas and two firms based in Texas – have signed a pledge to provide legal support and resources…

Sabine Saga: 2nd Circuit Upholds Rejection, Cites Approach that Could Broadly Undercut Texas Gathering Agreements

Sabine Saga: 2nd Circuit Upholds Rejection, Cites Approach that Could Broadly Undercut Texas Gathering Agreements

The 2nd Circuit decision emphatically declares that horizontal privity continues to apply under Texas law. Accordingly, unless the May 28th decision is reconsidered or otherwise overturned, virtually all existing gathering…

Appeals Court Reverses Right of First Refusal Mineral Rights Issue

Appeals Court Reverses Right of First Refusal Mineral Rights Issue

A Texarkana appeals court has issued an opinion that favors a Dallas E&P company in a mineral rights dispute in East Texas and provides clarity on right of first refusal…

Prominent V&E Attorney Under Criminal Investigation Involving May 10 Boating Accident; Lawyer Denies Wrongdoing

Prominent V&E Attorney Under Criminal Investigation Involving May 10 Boating Accident; Lawyer Denies Wrongdoing

Travis County prosecutors are apparently investigating whether a prominent transactional attorney for Vinson & Elkins broke the law May 10 when he left the scene of a boating accident on…

‘The Art of War’ – Time-Tested Advice on Corporate Crisis PR Strategy, Litigation

‘The Art of War’ – Time-Tested Advice on Corporate Crisis PR Strategy, Litigation

This article applies Sun Tzu's principles to the modern era of public relations during corporate crises and addresses a more powerful weapon: the media.…

SEC Levies New Charges, Seeks Additional Penalties against Texas Energy Fund Execs

SEC Levies New Charges, Seeks Additional Penalties against Texas Energy Fund Execs

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed new charges against seven executives of Grapevine-based Texas Energy Mutual involved in a $10 million oil and gas Ponzi scheme between 2013 and…