Covid-19 be damned, Texas is the place to legally protect your intellectual property. Waco, the birthplace of Dr Pepper, the death place of two-dozen ancient Mammuthuss, the scene of the Branch Davidian and Twin Peaks biker gang tragedies is now the undisputed patent litigation capital of the world. Some Dallas law firms expect to open branch offices in Waco in 2021. Plus, Judge Alan Albright discusses the Waco jury pool and Zoom trials.
The Marshall Division of the EDTX is the latest federal court to shut down jury trials due to the coronavirus. Federal courthouses in Texarkana and Sherman have been closed through Dec. 4. Judges in the Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas have postponed most or even all in-person jury trials for the remainder of 2020. The Texas Lawbook has the details.
The firms announced Tuesday that their two shops are merging to create a 10-lawyer plaintiff’s practice that will have offices in Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Justice Department have charged Marble Ridge Capital founder Daniel Kamensky with violating federal securities laws for allegedly perpetrating a fraud in his role as co-chair of the unsecured creditors committee in the Neiman Marcus bankruptcy proceedings taking place in Houston.
Fourteen North Texans filed into the 15th floor courtroom of Judge Barbara Lynn this morning to begin the first jury trial to be conducted in Texas – and only the third federal jury trial in the entire U.S. – since courts shutdown at the end of March due to the COVID-19 crisis. But it is not like any jury trial Texas has ever seen before.
Oil and gas companies – many of them financially distressed – rushed to the capital markets during the first six months of this year. New data compiled by The Texas Lawbook’s Corporate Deal Tracker and Bloomberg News shows that Texas and Oklahoma companies raised an astounding $127 billion through 179 securities and debt offerings.
Then suddenly, it all stopped. The number of debt offerings since July 1 plummeted. This artcle explains why and the impact it will have.
No corporate transactional lawyers have been busier in 2015 than Mollie Duckworth and John Goodgame.
No Texas law firm came close to advising in more deal making during the first seven months of 2015 than Vinson & Elkins, though Baker Botts, Andrews Kurth and Latham are battling for second place.
Seven months into 2015, The Texas Lawbook’s Corporate Deal Tracker leaderboard shows which Texas lawyers are doing the most business mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and securities offerings. We have all the details.