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Texas Wesleyan-Texas A&M Deal Officially Closes

Texas Wesleyan-Texas A&M Deal Officially Closes

Texas Wesleyan's law school is now officially called Texas A&M University School of Law.…

Baker Botts, V&E, Andrews Kurth, Bracewell and Latham Advise in $11+ Bn Transaction

Baker Botts, V&E, Andrews Kurth, Bracewell and Latham Advise in $11+ Bn Transaction

The Houston-based Fortune 500 company is turning to dozens of Texas lawyers to assist with this big-buck asset drop-down to its MLP, Spectra Energy Partners.…

SEC Law Judge Bans Three Stanford Execs from Industry

SEC Law Judge Bans Three Stanford Execs from Industry

An administrative law judge with the SEC ruled late Friday that three former senior executives with Houston-based Stanford Group Companies are liable for securities fraud in connection with the marketing…

Report: Texas AG Abbott Gets Half Million A Year From Lawsuit Settlement

Report: Texas AG Abbott Gets Half Million A Year From Lawsuit Settlement

Abbott, a tort reform advocate, receives $14,400 a month from the 1986 a settlement of a premises liability lawsuit, according to Texas Tribune. …

Texas Law School Applications Slide

Texas Law School Applications Slide

Texas’ nine law schools have seen their combined incoming first year classes drop by more than 10 percent during the past two years.…

Baker Botts Advises in $435 Million Acquisition

Baker Botts Advises in $435 Million Acquisition

Mounds of Houston lawyers are involved in this deal, expected to close in 3Q 2013.…

Chief Justice Jefferson: Texas Supreme Court Libel Decision “Collides Violently with the First Amendment”

Chief Justice Jefferson: Texas Supreme Court Libel Decision “Collides Violently with the First Amendment”

A splintered Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that an Austin television station and its reporter should be forced to stand trial against libel allegations even if the media reports in…

Gibson Dunn Advises Lone Star Funds in $700 Million Acquisition

Gibson Dunn Advises Lone Star Funds in $700 Million Acquisition

The Dallas-based private equity firm is purchasing North American Gypsum for $700 million in a deal that took only a couple weeks to negotiate and sign.…

Texas Wesleyan’s New Interim Law Dean Has Full Plate

Texas Wesleyan’s New Interim Law Dean Has Full Plate

Aric Short has been the interim dean of Texas Wesleyan School of Law for only three weeks but his agenda is full. He’s leading the law school’s effort for accreditation…

Lee Harvey Oswald Mock Jury Ends in Mistrials

Lee Harvey Oswald Mock Jury Ends in Mistrials

A jury of a dozen Dallas citizens sat in judgment in the five decade old case in a mock trial orchestrated by the State Bar of Texas. …

V&E, Baker Botts and T&K Advise in Joint Acquisition

V&E, Baker Botts and T&K Advise in Joint Acquisition

The acquisition will give the companies additional exposure to increasing well complexity and horizontal well completion activity.…

Exclusive: Former SMU Law Dean Attanasio Gives First Interview

Exclusive: Former SMU Law Dean Attanasio Gives First Interview

(June 2) - John Attanasio, during his final few hours Friday evening as dean of SMU’s Dedman School of Law, gave an exclusive interview to The Texas Lawbook about his…

Akin Gump Assists in $438 Million Transaction

Akin Gump Assists in $438 Million Transaction

The $438 million purchase will give EnerVest access to the Anadarko Basin of Western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle.…

Jones Day Represents Chuy’s in Greenshoe Option from Secondary Public Offering

Jones Day Represents Chuy’s in Greenshoe Option from Secondary Public Offering

Underwriters from the public offerings will have the option to by up to 15 percent more shares.…

V&E and Morgan Lewis Advise in $400 Million Merger

V&E and Morgan Lewis Advise in $400 Million Merger

Two Houston companies -- an offshore producer and an onshore producer -- will merge by the third quarter this year.…

Texas Law School Job Placement: The Bleeding Has Stopped

Texas Law School Job Placement: The Bleeding Has Stopped

Texas’ nine law schools report that nearly 79 percent of their 2012 graduates found permanent, full-time jobs as a lawyer or another professional position – much lower than the 95-plus…

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. …