Two lawyers – CIA operative-turned-GC Lynne Puckett and associate GC Anne Brooksher-Yen – developed a model to do pro bono projects with two different law firms that they believe will be a roadmap for their relationships with outside counsel on all legal matters going forward. At the core of these creative partnerships is identifying unique opportunities of the corporate legal department with the resources of the law firms to tackle meaningful issues.
Akin Gump is handing over the reins of its Houston office from one prolific energy dealmaker to another. The firm announced Thursday that John Goodgame has succeeded Chris LaFollette as
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr has named veteran environmental lawyer Mary W. Koks as the managing shareholder of its Houston office. Koks will also sit on the firm’s operations committee.
T. Ray Guy has made his next move after hitting Weil Gotshal’s mandatory retirement policy.
Rob Fowler will rejoin forces with Kirkland partner Sean Wheeler, who previously worked with him on deals at Baker Botts.
State Bar actions include actions against three judges, two of them from Houston, as well as a justice of the peace in Waco who is refusing to conduct same-sex marriages.
Houston appellate law expert Kimberly Phillips has long been an advocate for increased diversity in the legal and energy sectors. Now, she is advocating from a new lofty position: general counsel of global litigation at Shell Oil Company.
The Austin partners are two of 10 Bracewell alumni in Texas who have rejoined the firm over the past two years after practicing elsewhere.
McAtee makes the move to Hedrick Kring after a long and distinguished career at two legacy Texas law firms.
The firm also added two lawyers from the Austin regulatory and administrative law boutique Enoch Kever.