Jenna Johnson, a graduate of Texas A&M School of Law, earned the highest score on the September Texas Bar Exam. Now she is a member of Thompson & Knight’s class of incoming associates. She spoke with The Lawbook about what’s next and what it was like to prepare for the bar exam during a global pandemic.
Yvette Ostolaza said the firm had opportunities to go into the lateral market because of recent retirements in its IP practice and one attorney who moved in-house.
John Bash’s resume also includes five years in the U.S. Solicitor General’s office; a brief stint as associate counsel to President Donald Trump; and clerkships with Justices Antonin Scalia and Brett Kavanaugh.
The Dallas in-house lawyer and ACC-DFW board member said it was her goal to join “the most talented team of attorneys in DFW.”
Eric Holland, who was previously at Reed Smith, is the fifth Houston partner to join Balch since the Alabama firm expanded to Texas in January.
One month after officially retiring from the bench, former Texas Supreme Court Justice Paul Green has joined forces with a former colleague and old friend.
Longtime Baker Botts executive compensation lawyer Eric Winwood moved his office across Dallas’ Klyde Warren Park over the weekend, joining Sidley Austin as a partner.
The firm has added bankruptcy attorneys from Jones Day and Akerman this month.
Aaron Kaufman, who recently guided Gold’s Gym and its affiliates through bankruptcy in the Northern District of Texas, has left Dykema for Gray Reed.
The move comes almost one month to the date that the Atlanta firm announced the addition of Jonathan Newton from Baker McKenzie, who worked closely with the new additions.