Today, I am pleased to announce that The Texas Lawbook has reached and surpassed 10,000 paid subscribers – 2,359 of whom are general counsel or corporate in-house counsel.
The time has come to eliminate venue shopping in corporate bankruptcies and restructuring. Based on my first-hand experience leading American Airlines’ corporate restructuring in a distant locale, it is my view that Congress should amend the bankruptcy laws and eliminate venue shopping. U.S. corporations should be required to file bankruptcy cases in their hometown jurisdiction. This exclusive Texas Lawbook article explains why.
(June 8) – The Woodlands-based Talen Energy has hired former Energy Future Holdings General Counsel Andy Wright as its new top lawyer. Wright, who leads a legal team of four lawyers, talks about his reasons for the move after 14 years at EFH in Dallas.
[tribulant_slideshow gallery_id=”2″] © 2018 The Texas Lawbook. By Mark Curriden (June 4) – One by one, young women and men of color stood as their names were called. Brenda Balli.
(May 22) — Since its creation in 2006, the Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation will have awarded almost $400,000 in scholarships and internships to Hispanic law students and provided numerous grants to Hispanic high school and college students with interests in the law. At this year’s Amanacer Luncheon, the Foundation honors and awards 15 deserving Hispanic students with scholarships and grants, and 6 students will receive judicial internships. T-Mobile’s Chris Luna writes about the program and its upcoming event in The Texas Lawyer.
Michael Jackman’s departure is the latest blow for the SEC’s Fort Worth Regional Office, which has seen several of its top and most experienced lawyers leave for the private sector during the past year.
Though that legal degree on your wall is kind of important in order to practice law, it turns out that everything you need to know about civility in the profession boils down to the ‘Golden Rule’ that you already learned in kindergarten: treat others the way you would want to be treated.
Deal activity involving Texas lawyers continued to slide this past week, with only nine transactions worth $1.8 billion announced versus 11 deals worth $2.5 billion the previous week.
On Matt Henry’s first day as a lawyer, he was assigned a research project for a subsidiary of Texas power giant TXU Energy. Twenty-three years later, that company, now called Oncor Electric Delivery, has named Henry to be its general counsel. In exclusive interviews with The Texas Lawbook, Henry and Oncor CEO Allen Nye discuss how they met 25 years ago, the legal needs facing the business and their plans for outside counsel.
© 2018 The Texas Lawbook. By Mark Curriden (April 2) – For John Torres, there was no inspirational story or significant life experience that led him to become a lawyer.