The new measure has been enthusiastically received, according to the firm’s human resources manager.
The new addition includes a promotion and comes two weeks after the firm announced that A.J. Ericksen and Jason Rocha moved their practices to the New York-based firm.
Akin Gump has added two transaction lawyers that previously held leadership roles at Thompson & Knight and have deep ties to North Texas’ energy community.
The Palo Alto firm’s new Texas teammate previously helped lead Shearman & Sterling’s entrance into the market in 2018.
Justice Bill Whitehill has returned to private practice after losing his reelection bid for a seat on the Dallas Court of Appeals in November.
Kyle Hawkins, who argued four cases to the U.S. Supreme Court as Texas solicitor general, started a new job today as a partner in Texas for Gibson Dunn. A former clerk to Justice Samuel Alito Jr., Hawkins plans to boost the firm’s litigation and appellate presence in Houston.
The pair of former Baker Botts deal partners handled a number of notable deals last year.
McGuireWoods is adding a partner with experience advising in transactions as they pertain to private equity funds, portfolio companies, independent sponsors and family offices.
Jennifer Rangel was previously a partner at Locke Lord, where she had practiced for close to 25 years.
Exactly one month after announcing his resignation as the U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of Texas, President Trump-appointee Ryan Patrick has returned to private practice in a move that adds depth to Haynes and Boone’s white-collar practice in Texas.