Service has always been a part of Jonny Havens’ life, whether it was serving two deployments in Iraq or helping veterans adjust to civilian life. The Houston-based personal injury lawyer, who just launched a new law firm, spoke with Natalie Posgate about his service as a Ranger qualified infantry officer, why he became a lawyer and why he continues to serve veterans through nonprofits and pro bono work.
Three Houston attorneys who advised on a $1.8 billion forestry ESG deal last week are on the move to Holland & Knight.
Gibson Dunn gained a former Blackstone lawyer and Winston & Strawn picked up a former energy executive.
David Tobin, who is made a partner with the move, is the 13th lawyer to leave Baker Botts for McDermott Will & Emery this year.
In this week’s P.S. column, we highlight a slew of attorneys and law firms awarded for their pro bono efforts, some recent nonprofit board appointments, an upcoming CLE featuring pro bono veterans in the industry (with ethics credit), and a significant grant awarded to a San Antonio-based project that supports children and their families impacted by bullying.
Finding diverse job candidates in Dallas just got easier for firms. Six minority bar organizations have launched the Dallas Legal Equity and Diversity job board, a diversity and inclusion-focused job site. Natalie Posgate reports on how it came together and how employers and diverse attorney candidates can begin connecting on the platform.
V&E is adding Rebecca Baker, who is a past chair of Bracewell’s labor and employment practice, and two New York executive compensation partners from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.
Sheila Armstrong has left Morgan Lewis to go back to the firm where she made partner earlier in her career.
Winstead added depth to its litigation and corporate teams in DFW this week by adding Joshua Sandler from Lynn Pinker and Jarratt Watkins from Kelly Hart.
Blue Peak Fiber, a high-speed internet service in the Midwest, has hired Houston lawyer Marc Krasney as its first vice president of legal affairs. Krasney, who started his new position Monday, had served as general counsel at Houston-based internet provider Pure Speed Lightwave for more than seven years.