Federal prosecutors filed a 179-page brief this week challenging demands for a new trial by seven defendants convicted in the Forest Park Medical Center bribery and kickback scheme. Suffice it to say: they are against any new proceedings. Mark Curriden has the details.
Corporate law firms headquartered in Texas are witnessing slower growth in revenue and a more significant decline in demand for legal services from clients so far in 2019 than their competitors across the country.
Dean Foods GC Kristy Waterman and CFO Gary Rahlfs have tapped New York lawyers with Davis Polk and Norton Rose Fulbright partner William Greendyke as its lead outside counsel in the upcoming restructuring, which was filed Tuesday in the Southern District of Texas. The Texas Lawbook has details on the full legal and financial advisory teams.
A new award named after legendary U.S. Supreme Court reporter Tony Mauro recognizing lawyers who zealously advocate for freedom of the press and a more open government goes to an Austin litigation partner who represents numerous news media outlets.
The Texas Lawbook celebrates its eighth anniversary by creating a charitable foundation and a full-time reporter position to write exclusively about pro bono and public service in Texas. Oh, we also have reached 13,500 paid subscribers, including 2,600 corporate in-house counsel.
Dallas commercial litigator and University of Houston Law Center alumni Jeff Cody will be the next managing partner of Norton Rose Fulbright in the U.S., which has 411 lawyers in Texas and 820 attorneys nationwide.
John Martin, one of the founding partners of Dallas-based Carrington Coleman, died Monday. He was 81. The Texas Lawbook looks back on a remarkable human being whose career intersected with some of the most significant moments in American history.
Texas Chief Justice Nathan Hecht says the number of Texans needing legal assistance but who cannot afford an attorney is increasing so fast that the state’s legal profession is not equipped to handle the demand for basic legal services for military veterans, abused spouses and children and other low-income residents. Even so, new Texas Lawbook data shows that most corporate law firms in Texas are not doing their share of pro bono work, even as those same firms achieve record profits. The solution may rest with in-house corporate legal departments and general counsel. The Texas Lawbook has an in-depth report.
Ed Johnson was dragged from his jail cell by dozens of white men, brutally beaten and told his family and friends would be next. The mob hauled Johnson to the county bridge and placed a noose around his neck. “There’s nothing you can do to save your life,” the mob screamed. “God bless you all,” Johnson answered. “I am a innocent man.” This is the story about a time when lynchings were actually lynchings. This lynching forever changed the law.
Are your law firm deals included in the Corporate Deal Tracker’s M&A lawyer rankings? The Texas Lawbook has a new, easy, transparent way to find out. The Lawbook unveils its new CDT M&A Master Chart, which documents every transaction handled by lawyers in Texas. The process is simple. The deal data is quickly updated and accurate. Check out the details.