(UPDATED TUESDAY) – (April 7) – Joseph Finan, A graduate of the Navy Nuclear Power School with an additional degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M, is part of a grass roots effort to use 3-D printers to make medical masks for doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals treating those infected with the COVID-19. The Greenberg patent agent Joseph Finan now needs to find medical centers who need them. Can you help?
Even the coronavirus and stay-at-home orders cannot contain the ever-hot Texas lateral market. Thompson & Knight announced Monday that three intellectual property trial lawyers – Phillip Philbin, Jamie McDole and Michael Karson – have joined the firm’s Dallas office as partners.
Gibson Dunn managing partner Rob Walters, fresh out of the hospital after testing positive with the coronavirus, has a unique perspective on the potential impact that COVID-19 and cheap oil prices could have on Texas law firms: “This will affect the entire legal industry [and] prove fatal for some fine businesses and law firms.”
Legal industry experts say corporate law firms across Texas should be more worried than they appear to be. Many need to cancel summer associate programs, tell new lawyers that they may not be needed this fall, start reductions in associate salaries and hold back partner draws. “It could get very bad and the Texas legal market will take an even bigger hit than others,” says an Altman Weil analyst. The Texas Lawbook provides an exclusive, in-depth report.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher is expected to announce that Trey Cox, a name partner at Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst, is joining the firm as a partner in its trial section. Cox, who is married to Northern District of Texas U.S. Attorney Erin Cox, was a lead lawyer representing Purdue Pharma in litigation over the opioid epidemic in Oklahoma and had been with the Lynn Pinker law firm for 23 years.
Corporate law firm leaders across Texas are scrambling to figure out what to tell the hundreds of increasingly nervous law students scheduled to participate in summer associate programs scheduled to start in about six weeks. Sidley is delaying its summer clerks arrival for two weeks. Other firms are not sure.
With President Trump extending the social distancing guidelines through at least the end of April, millions of Americans will continue adjusting to a work-from-home reality for the foreseeable future. Jason Mueller and Stevin George of Sheppard Mullin share tips that can help you transition to this new normal.
The Cleveland-based firm has launched its second Texas office with attorneys from Winston & Strawn, Kirkland & Ellis, Baker Botts, Barnes & Thornburg and Wick Phillips.
Corporate law firms in Texas are going to take a financial hit as a result of the one-two punch of the coronavirus and plunging oil prices, according to a law firm management expert. The crisis is also an opportunity for firm leaders to make significant changes, including giving underperforming partners the boot.
Financial institutions have more tools at their disposal to effect change by driving environmentally conscious behavior across industries, while also meeting board and investor demands for increased volumes of sustainability-driven lending. The net effect of this paradigm shift will result in new sources of capital for environmentally beneficial projects and activities. This article explains why and how.
Thompson Coburn has opened its sixth office nationwide with partners from Thompson & Knight and Hedrick Kring. The firm aims to grow to 40-plus lawyers over the next few years.