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Nathan Hecht Viewed as Favorite for Texas Chief Justice

Nathan Hecht Viewed as Favorite for Texas Chief Justice

The Texas Supreme Court's senior justice tells The Texas Lawbook he has made it clear to Gov. Perry that he wants to be the next chief justice. Some of his…

Baker Botts Advises in Two Oil and Gas Deals

Baker Botts Advises in Two Oil and Gas Deals

The firm is representing two Houston oil and gas companies, Halliburton and Carrizo, in different matters.…

Exclusive: Texas Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson Resigns

Exclusive: Texas Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson Resigns

Wallace Jefferson, the first African-American to lead the Texas Supreme Court and one of the most respected jurists in the nation, is resigning his position effective Oct. 1. Jefferson said…

Weil and V&E Advise in $3.1 Billion Egyptian Oil Deal, Joint Venture

Weil and V&E Advise in $3.1 Billion Egyptian Oil Deal, Joint Venture

Houston-based Apache is selling one-third of its Egyptian oil and gas business to a subsidiary of the Chinese oil giant Sinopec Group. Both companies have also entered a global strategic…

Insurance Company Sues Former CFO Who Also Plans to Sue It

Insurance Company Sues Former CFO Who Also Plans to Sue It

Summit Alliance claims its CFO caused the company significant financial loss, but he has his own unrest with the company as well.…

Exclusive: AA GC Kennedy: No Plan B and No Retreating

Exclusive: AA GC Kennedy: No Plan B and No Retreating

American Airlines GC Gary Kennedy says he was shocked and disappointed that Texas AG Greg Abbott joined the federal antitrust lawsuit filed last week to stop AA's $11 billion merger…

Texas Railroad Commission Sued for Whistleblower Discrimination

Texas Railroad Commission Sued for Whistleblower Discrimination

The state agency is being accused of retaliating against a former employee after he reported unlawful actions of his supervisor.…

V&E and Andrews Kurth Advise in $1.5 Billion Deal

V&E and Andrews Kurth Advise in $1.5 Billion Deal

Pioneer Natural Resources is entering a merger agreement with its Delaware limited partnership, Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners.…

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…