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Dallas Auctioning Company Stopped from Selling a Masters Green Jacket

Dallas Auctioning Company Stopped from Selling a Masters Green Jacket

A temporary restraining order is prohibiting a Dallas auctioning company to sell the 1959 Masters golf champion's green jacket in an upcoming New York auction.…

SMU Names Interim Law Dean and Search Committee

SMU Names Interim Law Dean and Search Committee

Dedman Law professor Julie Patterson Forrester gets the nod starting June 1. Provost also names 18-member search committee. …

5th Circuit: “Flock-to-Flock’ is the Deal when Deal is Chickens

5th Circuit: “Flock-to-Flock’ is the Deal when Deal is Chickens

Decision gives a huge win to Pilgrim’s Pride and a potentially crippling defeat for hundreds of chicken growers from Texas.…

Search for Next SMU Law Dean Could be Complicated

Search for Next SMU Law Dean Could be Complicated

The search for a new law school dean may prove a bigger challenge than what meets the eye. Even those in support of the university's recent decisions have differing visions…

SMU Business School Dean to Lead Search for New Law School Dean

SMU Business School Dean to Lead Search for New Law School Dean

Provost Paul Ludden appointed Albert W. Niemi to lead the search committee to replace Dedman Law Dean John Attanasio. Other search committee members include law school faculty, law students, members…

Promotions in Texas Decrease in 2013

Promotions in Texas Decrease in 2013

The 8-10 year formula for associates making partner may no longer exist, according to 2013 promotion data.…

SMU Ousts Law Dean John Attanasio, Spurs Backlash By Prominent Alumni

SMU Ousts Law Dean John Attanasio, Spurs Backlash By Prominent Alumni

SMU senior leaders have informed Attanasio that his contract, which expires in May, will not be renewed and that the university is taking immediate steps to find a successor, The…

Texas Lawyers: The Growing Source for Minority College Scholarships

Texas Lawyers: The Growing Source for Minority College Scholarships

During the past decade, more than 500 Texas high school students – a large majority of whom are Hispanic, African-American and Asian – have gone to college thanks to scholarships…

V&E Leads Caiman Energy’s $1.5 billion JV

V&E Leads Caiman Energy’s $1.5 billion JV

Sarah Morgan's to-do list this week: Get promoted to partner and co-lead with Marcia Backus a $1.5 billion joint venture Dallas-based Caiman Energy II.…

Jones Day Leads $240 Million International Deal

Jones Day Leads $240 Million International Deal

The attorneys of Jones Day's Dallas office play a big role in an international oil and gas deal.…

Latham Advises ETE in $1 Billion Asset Sale

Latham Advises ETE in $1 Billion Asset Sale

Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners is selling its Missouri Gas Energy and New England Gas companies to Laclede Group, which is based in St. Louis, for $1 billion.…

Fiscal Cliff Could Endanger Access to Federal Courts

Fiscal Cliff Could Endanger Access to Federal Courts

Federal judges in Texas say that sequestration could have devastating effects on people’s access to the court system and the administration of justice. “If you furlough the garbage collectors, no…

Jeff Schlegel of Jones Day Leads Two Midstream-Oriented Energy Deals

Jeff Schlegel of Jones Day Leads Two Midstream-Oriented Energy Deals

December is a busy time for transactions, which is keeping the energy attorneys' plates full.…

Texas Supreme Court Orders Mandatory, Uniform E-Filing

All filings in all civil cases, including family, probate, county at-law and district courts in the large metropolitan areas and in all appellate courts will be electronic by Jan. 1,…

Skadden-Houston Advises Spectra Energy on $1.4 Billion Deal

Skadden-Houston Advises Spectra Energy on $1.4 Billion Deal

Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp. is buying Express-Platte pipeline from Kinder Morgan Energy Partners. …

With Fulbright Merging, Who’s Next?

With Fulbright Merging, Who’s Next?

Circle the Texas wagons. The British are coming! A half-dozen London-based law firms have been quietly knocking on the doors of managing partners in Dallas and Houston in recent months…

Thompson & Knight Advises Cardinal Midstream in Asset Sale

Thompson & Knight Advises Cardinal Midstream in Asset Sale

Dallas-based Cardinal Midstream is selling its natural gas processing, treatment, and pipeline systems in the Woodford Shale in Oklahoma for $600 million to Atlas Pipeline Partners of Philadelphia. …

V&E Advises Plains All American Pipeline in $500 Million Acquisition

V&E Advises Plains All American Pipeline in $500 Million Acquisition

Two Houston companies engage in $500 million transaction that includes presence in three significant shales.…

Jeffrey Boyd Appointed to Texas Supreme Court – Update

Jeffrey Boyd Appointed to Texas Supreme Court – Update

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed his chief of staff and former general counsel to fill the seat left open when Dale Wainwright resigned in September. Boyd is a former litigation…

Jones Day and Fulbright Advise ARP and DTE in $255 Million Deal

Jones Day and Fulbright Advise ARP and DTE in $255 Million Deal

This transaction is the third acquisition for ARP this year in the Fort Worth basin.…