The lawyer, who spent 26 years at Locke Lord, has been busy on the deals front this year.
Cody Carper, who focuses on complex energy and infrastructure transactions, has counseled Macpherson Energy, North Hudson Resources, Samson Energy, Contango Oil & Gas and Southwestern Energy on deals.
Tenants’ rights nonprofit Dallas Eviction Advocacy Center is in a period of growth, both in staff and operations. Its newest employee, Bill Holston, joined today and will focus primarily on growing operations as COO. The Lawbook talked with Holston about why he joined DEAC as well as Mark Melton, who provided the latest on the nonprofit that he founded in the height of the pandemic.
Sean Royall, who has represented AT&T, Facebook, Allergan and JUUL Labs, joins King & Spalding as its global head of antitrust and consumer protection. Since 2019, Royall’s career has taken him from Gibson Dunn to stops at Kirkland and Sidley and now K&S.
The deal lawyer’s departure follows that of tax expert Greg Nelson, who left last month as 11-year chair of Paul Hastings’ Houston office for Gibson Dunn.
Three hours before the Houston Astros reacquired pitcher Justin Verlander in a huge trade Tuesday, O’Melveny & Myers announced its continued expansion into Texas by hiring away two prominent litigation partners from Baker Botts in Houston.
The Philadelphia-founded law firm announced the opening of its second Texas office on Monday with seven attorneys from four firms.
Hillary Holmes, co-head of Gibson Dunn’s Houston office, said Greg Nelson’s “deep tax expertise, particularly in the energy industry, will be of immense value to our clients.” Nelson most recently led the Houston office of Paul Hastings, but worked with Holmes for nearly a decade at Baker Botts.
Mary-Olga Lovett, a member of Greenberg Traurig’s global executive committee, has taken her decades of trial experience to King & Spalding.
After winning a significant pro bono prisoner’s rights case last year, Shook, Hardy & Bacon decided to use the award to foster more pro bono work by forming a new practice group that will handle prisoner’s civil rights and abuse-of-force litigation. The Kansas City-based firm chose Michael Harrison, a Houston lawyer and former prosecutor, to lead it. In a Q&A with The Lawbook, Harrison reflects on his time in the Harris County district attorney’s office, shares details about Shook’s new practice group and conveys his passion for civil rights and racial justice work.