The firm expanded its presence in the state by recruiting a group of Dallas attorneys from Bryan Cave and QSLWM, with an eye to enhancing its real estate finance capabilities.
Sean Royall, who has represented AT&T, Facebook, Allergan and JUUL Labs, joins King & Spalding as its global head of antitrust and consumer protection. Since 2019, Royall’s career has taken him from Gibson Dunn to stops at Kirkland and Sidley and now K&S.
The Philadelphia-founded law firm announced the opening of its second Texas office on Monday with seven attorneys from four firms.
The Texas Lawbook visited with Hodge to learn more about her vision for leading the firm’s ESG Risk and Investigations practice, what it’s like to be reunited with her former classmate and how she sees ESG evolving over the next several years.
Hillary Holmes, co-head of Gibson Dunn’s Houston office, said Greg Nelson’s “deep tax expertise, particularly in the energy industry, will be of immense value to our clients.” Nelson most recently led the Houston office of Paul Hastings, but worked with Holmes for nearly a decade at Baker Botts.
Mary-Olga Lovett, a member of Greenberg Traurig’s global executive committee, has taken her decades of trial experience to King & Spalding.
Akin corporate oil and gas deal lawyer David Sweeney is the seventh lateral partner addition in Houston by the London-based firm this month.
Clouston, who led the Texas litigation practice at Alston & Bird, said she has seen an increase in large disputes being filed in the state.
A team of four public finance partners from Orrick have moved to Jackson Walker. The Texas-based firm also said it has added a tax partner from California.
The Lawbook caught up with Lu about his move to Willkie from V&E earlier this year, the emerging trends he is paying attention to and the “fuel that keeps [his] fire burning” as a deal lawyer.