Chicago-based Katten Muchin Rosenman is once again expanding its North Texas presence by launching a healthcare practice and hiring two prominent healthcare partners away from competitors to lead it. The Texas Lawbook has the details.
Bill Munck discusses the S.H.E. Summit, an empowerment movement focused on building a culture of support and inclusiveness that challenges women to be the drivers of this cultural shift.
Last summer, LexisNexis began tying access to standalone products such as Law.com to subscriptions to its Lexis Advance platform. In response, the American Association of Law Librarians has argued that these tactics are anti-competitive and violate AALL guidelines. Greg Lambert, past president of the AALL executive board and chief knowledge services officer at Jackson Walker, explains what is at stake.
For generations technology has been replacing human manual labor. But today’s innovations are capable of doing increasingly complex “intellectual” tasks. Technology has already reshaped the practice of law, but will it ever make lawyers obsolete? Randy Gordon of Crowe & Dunlevy provides an analysis.
When star Houston corporate lawyer Sean Wheeler moved his law practice to Kirkland & Ellis last week, he likely took his book of business with him. During the past 18 months, Wheeler led or co-led 29 M&A and capital markets deals worth a combined $14.3 billion.
A Texas Lawbook investigative report found that at least 84 prominent dealmaking lawyers in Texas jumped to new law firms since Jan. 1, 2017. Those lawyers handled hundreds of deals valued at nearly $200 billion, according to the Corporate Deal Tracker. The Texas Lawbook has exclusive details.
The number of large corporate Texas law firms increasing compensation for their associates continues to grow. The new pay scale for associates is likely to cost law firms anywhere from $500,000 annually for mid-sized boutiques to $5 million for the large full-service law firms.
Atlanta-based Troutman Sanders definitely wants to expand into Texas and Dallas-based Winstead clearly wants to partner with an out-of-state law firm, but merger discussions between the two corporate law firms are off. The Texas Lawbook has details.
In the past two weeks, more than 140 lawyers for the corporate law firm Haynes and Boone in Austin, Dallas, Houston and beyond have volunteered thousands of hours to represent and advise detainees from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador for free. The firm represents 13 mothers and fathers – all of them with younger children – who fled their homelands in fea
What role, if any, do legal marketers play in turning a discussion on the business case for diversity into action or starting the conversation at all? How do various departments work together to respond to their clients requests in this area? Why does this matter to clients? Terra Davis, regional marketing development coordinator at Holland & Knight, addresses these questions in this article.
Cindy Johnston is one of the most beloved employees in Locke Lord’s Dallas office. She also helped shape former Houston Bar Association President Alistair Dawson’s vision for Project TRAIN, a program that is being recognized this week at the State Bar Annual Meeting in Houston with a Star of Achievement Award.