Laura Alaniz was most recently at Porter Hedges. She is the fourth lawyer addition in Texas for Spencer Fane so far this year.
Todd Patterson of Patterson + Sheridan said the home of his firm’s eighth office is “one of America’s primary ‘cities of the future.’”
Dallas real estate partners Kevin Maguire and Nicole Karam have departed Spencer Fane to join Frost Brown Todd, the firm announced Tuesday.
Kindall C. James has left Liskow and is making the first lateral move of her career in joining Bradley Arant Boult Cummings.
Baker Botts announced Monday the addition of David Applebaum, a former head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, from Jones Day. It is the firm’s fourth lateral partner hire in Texas this year.
Cara Vasquez and Mark Waite are “complete opposites” on paper, but the unlikely duo decided to launch their own firm in 2024 focused on representing petrochemical and construction companies in litigation. Vasquez, who spent her entire career at DLA Piper, and Waite, who was a senior in-house lawyer at LyondellBasell before practicing at DLA for the past six years, launched Vasquez Waite on Jan. 1 and have been “way busier” than they anticipated.
With the firm’s third lateral partner hire in Texas in 2024, Baker Botts added depth to its financial restructuring practice with Travis McRoberts from Squire Patton Boggs.
Houston attorney Jeffrey Johnson and California partner Robert Benson join from Orrick, where they worked closely together for clients in the U.S., Taiwan and China.
The Kansas City-based firm announced Tuesday that it has added four patent attorneys led by Robert Lord from Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta. It is Lathrop GPM’s most significant move in Dallas since opening in 2019.
The Magic Circle firm announced the addition of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis on Monday, including Houston-based Reeves-Sobers.