The firm also added two lawyers from the Austin regulatory and administrative law boutique Enoch Kever.
Vera de Gyarfas focuses her practice on energy projects in Latin America and Africa.
As the second highest-ranking lawyer at the SEC’s Fort Worth Regional Office, Jessica Magee led several high-profile and pioneering enforcement actions.
In its December description of disciplinary actions, the State Bar of Texas reports that it has disbarred one lawyer, suspended 13 others and issued public admonitions against seven lawyers and two judges.
One week after the Dallas law firm announced it is closing at the end of the year, four more lawyers have announced their next move. They are joining another regional firm that has grown to nearly 40 lawyers in less than a year.
As a little girl, Carter Dugan played in the office of her grandfather, James Kerr, high atop Fulbright Tower in downtown Houston. Kerr practiced alongside legendary lawyers, including Leon Jaworski, for six decades. Now, Dugan is an energy litigation partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, officing only a few floors away from where she played as a kid. Like the old-timers, she has great stories to tell.
Debbie Yee has worked on large infrastructure transactions, including many for pipeline giant Energy Transfer.
The move expands Kirkland’s growing litigation practice in Dallas, which the firm launched in September with another high-profile lateral hire.
Dallas commercial litigator and University of Houston Law Center alumni Jeff Cody will be the next managing partner of Norton Rose Fulbright in the U.S., which has 411 lawyers in Texas and 820 attorneys nationwide.
One of the youngest leaders of a civil division within the U.S. Attorney’s Office will return to private practice at the prominent Dallas litigation boutique on Nov. 11.