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Hecht is Now Longest Serving Texas Justice Ever

Hecht is Now Longest Serving Texas Justice Ever

Chief Justice Nathan Hecht has served more than 9,157 days on the Texas Supreme Court, making him the longest serving justice in history.…

V&E Advises Crestview Partners and Texoma in Acquisition of Crude Oil Business

V&E Advises Crestview Partners and Texoma in Acquisition of Crude Oil Business

Texoma Transportation & Crude Marketing, LLC announced Friday that it has acquired CP Energy.…

Mexico Moves Toward Historic Energy Reforms

Mexico Moves Toward Historic Energy Reforms

V&E's Boyd Carano and colleagues examine efforts to end the 75-year monopoly on the oil and gas industry and open Mexico’s energy sector to private investment and participation. …

Q&A with mergermarket’s Chad Watt, the M&A Expert

Q&A with <em>mergermarket’s</em> Chad Watt, the M&A Expert

Chad discusses how energy M&A has evolved over the past five years, how midstream MLPs dominated in 2013 and what he predicts for 2014.…

Akin Gump Prevails in $4 Million Jury Verdict

Akin Gump Prevails in $4 Million Jury Verdict

A Texas neurosurgeon won $4 million in damages when the jury determined last week that a medical device company misappropriated his trade secret.…

Weil Advises in $1.3 Billion Chuck E. Cheese’s Acquisition

Weil Advises in $1.3 Billion Chuck E. Cheese’s Acquisition

Chuck E. Cheese’s is about to receive infinity prizes worth of coins when its Irving-based parent company, CEC Entertainment, Inc. gets acquired by Apollo Global Management, LLC for $1.3…

HayBoo Advises in $500 Million Marcellus Shale Acquisition

HayBoo Advises in $500 Million Marcellus Shale Acquisition

Dallas-based Chief Oil & Gas and its working interest partners have acquired MKR Holdings LLC from a subsidiary of Chesapeake Energy Corporation for about $500 million.…

Baker Botts and Latham Advise in First MLP IPO of 2014

Baker Botts and Latham Advise in First MLP IPO of 2014

The IPO was by Tulsa, Okla.-based Cypress Energy Partners, LP and was valued at $75 million.…

V&E Closes $1.1 Billion Private Equity Fund

V&E Closes $1.1 Billion Private Equity Fund

The fund belongs to Ridgewood Energy Corp. and will invest in exploration and production of oil projects in the U.S. deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico.…

Antitrust Lawsuits Jump in Texas, But Still Far Behind Other States

Antitrust Lawsuits Jump in Texas, But Still Far Behind Other States

Federal antitrust complaints lodged in Texas by both individuals and businesses against other corporations hit a six-year high in 2013 and is more than triple the number of such lawsuits…

V&E and T&K Advise in $750 Million Acquisition

V&E and T&K Advise in $750 Million Acquisition

SandRidge Energy is selling its Gulf of Mexico and Gulf Coast assets to Fieldwood Energy, a Houston-based portfolio company of New York private equity firm, Riverstone Holdings.…

Latham Advises Wildcat in $265 Million Acquisition

Latham Advises Wildcat in $265 Million Acquisition

Latham's client is one of the two Texas companies that B/E Aerospace said it will acquire. Both provide services in the Eagle Ford Shale.…

Prominent Dallas Lawyer Killed in Police Shootout

Prominent Dallas Lawyer Killed in Police Shootout

The 47-year-old’s life ended after a very successful year in his legal career. …

Looper Splits from Reed & McGraw

Looper Splits from Reed & McGraw

Prominent Houston energy lawyer Donald Looper and the law firm he co-founded 28 years ago, Looper Reed & McGraw, announced Tuesday they were parting ways effective immediately. Managing Partner J.…

Andrews Kurth and V&E Lead Regency- Eagle Rock Energy Deal

Andrews Kurth and V&E Lead Regency- Eagle Rock Energy Deal

Regency Energy is paying Eagle Rock Energy $1.3 billion for its midstream assets.…

Gibson Dunn Closes $10 Billion Acquisition for MidAmerican

Gibson Dunn Closes $10 Billion Acquisition for MidAmerican

This marks the first time for MidAmerican to acquire a public company.…

SMU Selects Jennifer Collins as Next Law Dean — Updated

SMU Selects Jennifer Collins as Next Law Dean — Updated

Collins, who currently is a law professor and the vice provost at Wake Forest University, will begin her duties as dean on July 1, 2014.…

V&E Represents Riverstone Holdings in $300 Million Investment

V&E Represents Riverstone Holdings in $300 Million Investment

Riverstone Holdings has announced an equity commitment to Eagle Energy Corporation to pursue oil and gas exploration and production opportunities in the Mid-Continent region of the U.S.…

Exclusive: Gary Kennedy, GC of the Year, Departs American Airlines After 30 Years

Exclusive: Gary Kennedy, GC of the Year, Departs American Airlines After 30 Years

As Gary Kennedy packed up his office, he discussed his 30 years at American and 11 years as chief legal officer. He talked about spending $500,000 a day on lawyer…

SEC v. Cuban Shows Importance of U.S. Jury System

<em>SEC v. Cuban</em> Shows Importance of U.S. Jury System

(December 12) – While trials before a jury of one’s peers are increasingly rare as big business interests push mandatory arbitration clauses and tort reform measures are narrowing access to…