The Texas-based corporate law firm is expected to announce next week that it has added up to nine partners – three of them based in Texas – to its environmental and workplace safety practice, The Texas Lawbook has learned. All nine attorneys have been partners in the Austin, Houston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. offices of Chicago-based Katten Muchin.
Kirkland has landed what is believed to be its first Dallas litigation partner, who joined from Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst. The move comes two months after the firm announced it was launching a plaintiff-side trial group that tackles commercial litigation matters on a contingency or other alternative fee basis. Natalie Posgate has the scoop.
Bell Nunnally has had the same managing partner for two decades. That changes Sept. 1 when trial partner Christopher Trowbridge takes the reins of the 63 lawyer corporate firm. But he knows there will be many challenges ahead.
Spencer Fane has combined with a 19-lawyer Houston law firm to launch its third Texas outpost.
Perkins Coie, which boasts Amazon, Costco, Microsoft and Starbucks as clients, officially added three partners to its Dallas operation last week and plans to announce more lawyers joining in the next couple months.
Gardere would have celebrated its 110th anniversary this year. Andrews Kurth of Houston would have been 117 years old. Strasburger & Price would have turned 80. In April, the three firms merged with national practices within days of each other. The Texas Lawbook examines how each of those mergers has worked out.
Two Texas law firms are one step closer to obtaining what they say are long-overdue reforms to the state’s foster care system after a ruling issued Monday by the Fifth Circuit. Natalie Posgate has the details on the ruling and the 411 on the Texas lawyers involved and how they got on the case.
There are many ways to judge the financial success of a law firm, including head count, total revenues, net profits and profits per partner. The Texas Lawbook uses revenue per lawyer. A new Texas-based law firm crashed into the group of elite firms that had RPLs of $1 million or more in 2018. The Lawbook has the exclusive rankings.
Scores of Texas companies and law firms hired thousands of corporate lawyers and paralegals over the past 25 years for one reason: Because Susan Pye told them to. Pye, a pioneer in legal recruiting and trusted advisor to dozens of corporate general counsel and law firm leaders, died Thursday. She was 69.
Gary Bledsoe, the acting dean of the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University, has launched an entrepreneurship incubator for community-minded law graduates.