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Baker Botts Advises in Sallie Mae’s $7 Billion Spin-Off from Navient

Baker Botts Advises in Sallie Mae’s $7 Billion Spin-Off from Navient

Sallie Mae recently split from its loan management, servicing and asset recovery company, Navient. …

V&E Advises in Toyota’s HQ Move to Texas

V&E Advises in Toyota’s HQ Move to Texas

Toyota will unite its three North American headquarters under one roof in the Plano area of North Dallas. …

Baker Botts Advises EQT in Two Oil and Gas Transactions for $1+ Billion

Baker Botts Advises EQT in Two Oil and Gas Transactions for $1+ Billion

One involves a $1.18 billion sale to affiliate company, EQT Midstream Partners. The other involves a Permian Basin assets purchase from Range Resources for an undisclosed amount.…

SEC Charges Southlake Oil Firm with Fraud

SEC Charges Southlake Oil Firm with Fraud

The Fort Worth Regional Office says Guardian Oil and Gas and its principal, Rick D. Mullins, raised $6.5 million in an allegedly illegal oil and gas offering fraud.…

SCOTUS: Defendants in Frivolous Patent Cases Should Get Legal Fees

Justices gave wide deference to trial judges in deciding when awarding fees are appropriate.…

V&E Advises Cirrus Logic in Trans-Atlantic Deal — Updated

V&E Advises Cirrus Logic in Trans-Atlantic Deal — Updated

The Austin-based chipmaker is buying Wolfson Microelectronics for $488 million.…

Energy Future Holdings’ Creditors: What to Expect

Energy Future Holdings’ Creditors: What to Expect

Dallas-based Energy Future Holdings Corp. is expected to seek bankruptcy protection any day now, and creditors are preparing to assert their rights to their portion of the billions owed. Some…

ETP Buys Susser Gas Stations for $1.8 Billion

ETP Buys Susser Gas Stations for $1.8 Billion

V&E, Gibson Dunn and Weil advised parties in ETP's purchase of 630 gas stations. …

DMN: Jury Awards $3 Million in Fracking Contamination Case

DMN: Jury Awards $3 Million in Fracking Contamination Case

A Dallas jury has awarded a Wise County couple $3 million in their case against Plano-based Aruba Petroleum. …

ETP Demands $915 Million from Enterprise

ETP Demands $915 Million from Enterprise

Energy Transfer Partners is asking a judge to award it $914.6 million for damages it suffered over an alleged joint venture with Houston-based Enterprise Products Partners that failed in 2011.…

Study: Businesses Spending More on Litigation, Arbitration & Investigations

Study: Businesses Spending More on Litigation, Arbitration & Investigations

Businesses in Texas and across the U.S. continue to spend more and more money on legal fees to fight high-stakes litigation and to deal with a growing number of regulatory…

Norton Rose Fulbright’s Litigation Trends Survey Reveals an Increasingly Active Regulatory Environment

Norton Rose Fulbright’s Litigation Trends Survey Reveals an Increasingly Active Regulatory Environment

Regulatory/investigations are near the top of the list of litigation concerns for senior in-house counsel, and more time is being spent on government or regulatory investigations in company legal departments.…

Dallas Court Rejects Developer Billingsley’s Carrollton Airport Efforts

Dallas Court Rejects Developer Billingsley’s Carrollton Airport Efforts

The Dallas Court of Appeals, in a case that exposes the influence of big money on local politics, has rejected a complex legal effort by real estate developer Henry Billingsley…

Jackson Walker Shines in Otherwise Dismal Women Partner Promotions Trends

Jackson Walker Shines in Otherwise Dismal Women Partner Promotions Trends

Statistics show that a small cadre of law firms have experienced extraordinary success promoting women to partner, while a large majority of Texas firms continue to lag way behind, according…

Good as Gold: Jury Gives Dillon Gage Nod in Art Gallery Spat

Good as Gold: Jury Gives Dillon Gage Nod in Art Gallery Spat

A federal jury has nixed an attempt by a Los Angeles art gallery to do an end-run around the Robert Allen Stanford receivership claims process and recover nearly $3 million…

HayBoo Closes Two Deals for Alta Mesa for $523 Million

HayBoo Closes Two Deals for Alta Mesa for $523 Million

It's been a busy week for transactional lawyers at Haynes and Boone, as well as those Bracewell and Locke Lord, who served on the other end of two deals HayBoo…

SEC v. The Wylys: Insider Trading Trial Goes Way Beyond Texas

<em>SEC v. The Wylys:</em> Insider Trading Trial Goes Way Beyond Texas

Dallas billionaire investor Sam Wyly wrote in his book 1,000 Dollars and an Idea that “the world owes a debt of gratitude” to junk bond king Michael Milken. Wyly is…

Andrews Kurth Advises SensoryEffects in $567 Million Transaction

Andrews Kurth Advises SensoryEffects in $567 Million Transaction

Dallas-based private equity firm Highlander Partner is selling its portfolio company, SensoryEffects, to Balchem Corporation for $567 million.…

V&E and Robinett Law Firm Advise in Austin Social Marketing Merger

V&E and Robinett Law Firm Advise in Austin Social Marketing Merger

Two Austin-based tech companies agreed Wednesday to merge to become the “strongest and most comprehensive social marketing company.”…

Hilltop & SWS Use NY Lawyers in $316 Million Deal

Hilltop & SWS Use NY Lawyers in $316 Million Deal

Hilltop GC Corey Prestidge and SWS GC Allen Tubb turned to Wachtell Lipton and Davis Polk to advise on their deal. …