UPDATED The attorney specializes in private equity financings and debt restructurings in the energy industry, including special and distressed situations.
The Dallas-based litigation boutique announced Monday that it has made Chris Schwegmann its newest name partner after Trey Cox departed the firm last week.
Even the coronavirus and stay-at-home orders cannot contain the ever-hot Texas lateral market. Thompson & Knight announced Monday that three intellectual property trial lawyers – Phillip Philbin, Jamie McDole and Michael Karson – have joined the firm’s Dallas office as partners.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher is expected to announce that Trey Cox, a name partner at Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst, is joining the firm as a partner in its trial section. Cox, who is married to Northern District of Texas U.S. Attorney Erin Cox, was a lead lawyer representing Purdue Pharma in litigation over the opioid epidemic in Oklahoma and had been with the Lynn Pinker law firm for 23 years.
The new shareholder has in-house experience, including as general counsel at private equity-backed Northern Star Generation.
Simpson Thacher picks up a former Blackstone managing director while a Texas utility brings on a Kirkland associate as general counsel.
The Cleveland-based firm has launched its second Texas office with attorneys from Winston & Strawn, Kirkland & Ellis, Baker Botts, Barnes & Thornburg and Wick Phillips.
Chasity Henry, a veteran of the Kimberly-Clark and Dr Pepper Snapple legal departments, officially moved into the corporate C-suite Monday as a general counsel of Dallas-based CECO Environmental. At age 39, Henry is widely recognized as one of the leading voices on diversity in the legal profession.
Ryan Cox was co-head of Haynes and Boone’s capital markets and securities practice while Eric Williams was chief of its M&A practice.
Jeffrey Harvey is the Florida law firm’s fourth partner hire in Texas in the past two weeks.