The move expands Kirkland’s growing litigation practice in Dallas, which the firm launched in September with another high-profile lateral hire.
Dallas commercial litigator and University of Houston Law Center alumni Jeff Cody will be the next managing partner of Norton Rose Fulbright in the U.S., which has 411 lawyers in Texas and 820 attorneys nationwide.
One of the youngest leaders of a civil division within the U.S. Attorney’s Office will return to private practice at the prominent Dallas litigation boutique on Nov. 11.
The State Bar of Texas has released its most recent report on disciplinary actions taken against Texas lawyers. Infractions range from possession of child pornography to forgery of court documents.
Christopher E. Hamilton, the ninth attorney to join budding Dallas litigation boutique Crawford, Wishnew & Lang, has two former careers on his résumé unlike most of his peers: a former Navy SEAL and Central Intelligence Agency operator. More on his background in this article.
The additions increase the firm’s Dallas headcount to almost 50 attorneys and include a former Texas appellate court justice and a young oil and gas litigator who co-led the bankruptcy practice at his last firm.
Daniel Terrell worked his way out of a job after closing a $330 million transaction on August 1. But it all worked out and he is now the newest member of the corporate group at Baker Botts. Terrell spoke with The Lawbook about why he chose Baker Botts and the advantage of working at a law firm.
The Dallas boutique’s signing of Sara Chelette comes two weeks after losing a partner to Kirkland & Ellis.
Three energy deal partners are on the move. Two have joined Paul Hastings from Baker Botts, and one jumped to Sidley from Bracewell.
The pro bono organization has promoted from within.