When Baker Botts partners elected John Martin to be its new leader this week, the 179-year-old Houston-based corporate law firm sent a message that its future growth is likely beyond the borders of Texas. Martin, corporate transactional lawyer in the firm’s Palo Alto office, is Baker Botts’s first managing partner based outside the state.
Baker Botts, one of the oldest, largest and most successful corporate law firms in Texas, has chosen John Martin, a partner in its Palo Alto office, as its next managing partner. He is the firm’s first non-Texas based partner to lead the 725-lawyer operation.
The State Bar of Texas has announced its most recent disciplinary actions. According to the state bar, five judges were disciplined, including one judicial suspension. In addition, seven Texas lawyers were suspended and two more received public reprimands.
Two Houston judges who lost in the 2018 midterm elections announced Tuesday that they have landed at new firms. Natalie Posgate has the specifics.
Latham & Watkins announced that it hired midstream-focused corporate M&A attorney Jonathan Castelan from Kirkland & Ellis’ Houston office.
The new office is expected to serve an “expected surge” of intellectual property cases filed in the Western District of Texas.
Womble Bond Dickinson, a 1,000-lawyer firm with co-headquarters in London and North Carolina, quietly opened a Houston office earlier this month. The firm has six lawyers but plans to triple in size in the next couple months. The Texas Lawbook has exclusive details.
Mississippi-based Butler Snow announced Thursday that it has added four commercial litigators and one healthcare litigator to its Austin office. The commercial litigators join from Beck Redden, while the healthcare litigator joins from Bowman & Brooke. Details on who in this article.
The 145-year-old Kansas City legal operation announced Thursday evening it is launching in Dallas with four lawyers and plans to have several more.
The Dallas tech-focused law firm has merged with a Los Angeles-based intellectual property and entertainment boutique. It is Munck Wilson’s fourth office overall and first outside of Texas.