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SMU Dedman Hosts CEO Conversation On Business Regulation

SMU Dedman Hosts CEO Conversation On Business Regulation

Two nationally prominent lawyers-turned-corporate executives said Wednesday that uncertain government regulation is causing small and mid-sized business owners to hold off expanding their staffs and hiring more workers.…

A Word With Ray Nimmer: The U of H Fixer

A Word With Ray Nimmer: The U of H Fixer

When Raymond Nimmer took over as dean in 2006, the University of Houston Law Center was a mess. The previous dean left with just two weeks notice. The law school…

TCEQ to Appeal Whooping Crane Case

TCEQ to Appeal Whooping Crane Case

The AG's office intends to appeal a federal judge's ruling that found the state responsible for the death of 23 whooping cranes -- or nearly 10 percent of the migrating…

Austin Bar and Driver Sued for Wrongful Death

Austin Bar and Driver Sued for Wrongful Death

Austin's Clive Bar and one if its customers are being sued for a hit-and-run accident that left a 30-year-old woman dead in 2011. …

Regency Energy & Energy Transfer Announce $1.5 Billion Deal

Regency Energy & Energy Transfer Announce $1.5 Billion Deal

Lawyers from Locke Lord, Andrews Kurth, Latham & Watkins and Akin Gump are playing significant roles in Dallas-based Regency Energy Partners’ recently announced $1.5 billion acquisition of Southern Union Gathering…

Western Gas Partners Acquires Midstream Assets from Anadarko for $490 Million

Western Gas Partners Acquires Midstream Assets from Anadarko for $490 Million

Texas lawyers are playing a crucial role for the deal between these two Woodlands-based companies.…

K&L Gates Attorneys Sued for Conflict of Interest

K&L Gates Attorneys Sued for Conflict of Interest

The legal malpractice case is claiming that the attorneys put one interest ahead of the other in a joint representation.…

As BP Oil Spill Trial Begins, Don Godwin Takes Center Stage

As BP Oil Spill Trial Begins, Don Godwin Takes Center Stage

The potentially historic Deepwater Horizon trial is scheduled to start Monday and Donald Goldwin is right in the middle of it. “This case is unprecedented, both in terms of the…

LINN Energy and LinnCo Acquire Berry Petroleum Company for $4.3 Billion

LINN Energy and LinnCo Acquire Berry Petroleum Company for $4.3 Billion

Several Texas attorneys are key players in this $4.3 billion transaction.…

Spearmint Rhino and Monster Truck Driver Must Pay $10.5 Million

Spearmint Rhino and Monster Truck Driver Must Pay $10.5 Million

A Dallas jury has ordered the topless bar and drunken driver to pay $10.5 million to the family of a 23-year-old young woman who was crushed to death when the…

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.…