A Collin County grand jury has indicted the owners and operators of North Forty Development and Texas Cash Cow Investments for securities fraud and money laundering.
She’s only 41, but ETP’s Tonja De Sloover has become the new face of high-stakes business litigation – aggressive, strategic and unafraid to go to trial. She’s also the perfect role model for highly successful women in law today. The Lawbook has an in-depth look at De Sloover, who is being honored Thursday night by the Texas GC Forum.
Jim Baldwin has led Dr Pepper through several multi-billion-dollar mergers, including a highly complex spinoff from Cadbury Schweppes and subsequent IPO in 2008 and its $18.7 billion merger with Massachusetts-based Keurig earlier this year. This week, the Texas General Counsel Forum honors Baldwin with its prestigious Magna Stella Award for General Counsel.
The unprecedented election last week of 20 Democratic candidates to the state courts of appeals in Austin, Dallas and Houston will have an almost immediate and substantive impact on civil litigation and issues such as enforcement of arbitration clauses, excessive use of Anti-SLAPP laws and deference to juries in large-dollar plaintiff’s verdicts.
Texas Supreme Court Justice Phil Johnson, a conservative voice on the court for the past 13 years, has announced that he is retiring at the end of the year. Mark Curriden has the details.
Since relocating its U.S. headquarters to Plano two years ago, the corporate legal department at Toyota has implemented a diversity protocol that is among the most aggressive in Texas. Next week, the Texas GC Forum is honoring Toyota with its Magna Stella Award. The Lawbook has details and exclusive interviews.
The Texas Lawbook has exclusive top 30 rankings of financial advisors in mergers and acquisitions involving Texas-based companies. Mergermarket data shows that 15 investment banks worked on 10 deals or more.
Updated – Democrats Seize Control of Dallas Court of Appeals, Win Houston Appellate Judgeships; TX Lawyers Score Big Congressional Upsets
Democratic candidates for appellate judgeships in Texas scored historic victories in Tuesday’s election. Every Democrat running for the judgeships on the First, Third, Fifth and Fourteenth courts of appeals won. The Texas Lawbook has the details.
Dallas-based Trinity Industries promoted deputy general counsel Sarah Teachout to chief legal officer Thursday and Jared Richardson to the post of corporate secretary. Long-time CLO Theis Rice retains the title of senior VP and will serve as the industrial supply company’s chief corporate compliance officer. The Texas Lawbook has the details.
At the third quarter of 2018, Houston-based Vinson & Elkins ranks No. 1 in the combined value of their M&A transactions for Texas businesses. But exclusive data provided to The Texas Lawbook by Mergermarket shows the next 10 are headquartered outside Texas. In fact, four of the top 10 don’t even have an office in the state. More inside.