Houston trial lawyer Randy Sorrels took the reins at the State Bar of Texas on Friday. He overcame one of the most contentious elections in the organization’s history to score a record victory. He spoke to The Lawbook’s Natalie Posgate about his path to becoming a lawyer, and described his ambitious agenda for the coming year.
The Mississippi-based law firm has recruited attorneys from Weil and Kemp Smith to add depth to its Dallas and Austin offices, respectively.
Jim Nye is a former project manager in the petrochemical industry.
Louis Jenull focuses his tax practice on serving clients in the oil and gas industry.
Miranda Jones previously practiced at the Houston litigation boutique Heim, Payne & Chorush.
Liz Klingensmith is the ninth attorney to join Womble’s Houston office, which opened earlier this year.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings announced on Monday that David R. Roth has joined the firm. He was most recently at Jones Walker.
Kimberly Schlanger has significant experience in structuring joint venture and partnership agreements.
Mark Rowley has been tapped to lead the firm’s Dubai and Riyadh offices.
Cantey Hanger named Brian Newby, chair of the firm’s public/regulatory practice, as its new managing partner on Monday.