The merger gives Munck Wilson one of the largest trademark/soft intellectual property practices in the Southwest and more than doubles its headcount in Austin.
With the addition of Toles and his team, Munsch Hardt counts 25 new hires this year. Toles said he was drawn to Munsch’s commitment to Texas and the opportunity to expand his practice in areas he has been growing the last few years.
Withers, an international law firm with $307 million in global revenues, has hired a former Winstead wealth planning and tax expert to lead its Texas entrance.
Quinn Emanuel, a national litigation-focused law firm, is expected to announce in the next few days that it is opening an office in Dallas with two partners – one hired away from a local law firm and the second being transferred from Quinn’s office in New York.
Lehotsky Keller Launches a Supreme Court and Business Boutique with Half its Lawyers Former SCOTUS Clerks
Former Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller and former U.S. Chamber of Commerce Chief Counsel Steve Lehotsky are building a specialty boutique that has one foot in Texas and one in Washington, D.C. And they are attracting a lot of attention from their former law clerks on the U.S. Supreme Court. Texas Lawbook correspondent Tony Mauro has the details.
Dilen Kumar visited with The Lawbook about his decision to join Katten, his highlights from working in the White House Counsel’s Office and what kinds of deals he is seeing in his practice.
A philanthropist and founding partner of Provost Umphrey, Umphrey scored a couple billion-dollar judgments asbestos victims in the 1980s 1990s and then led the Texas litigation team that secured a $15.3 billion settlement in 1998 against the cigarette makers.
The Austin legal market continues to be red hot with the arrival of Latham & Watkins, which tapped corporate attorneys from DLA Piper and Wilson Sonsini. Firm leaders anticipate current partners with strong ties to Texas will either relocate or spend significant time in the state capital.
One of the leading tax controversy attorneys in the country, Richard Husseini discusses why he left Baker Botts after 30 years, changes at the IRS and more in a Q&A with The Lawbook.
Harry Jones, who has practiced for the past 11 years at Littler, found in building a national practice that the boutique model had become too limiting for his client relationships.