Baker Botts, one of the oldest, largest and most successful corporate law firms in Texas, has chosen John Martin, a partner in its Palo Alto office, as its next managing partner. He is the firm’s first non-Texas based partner to lead the 725-lawyer operation.
Xerox Corporation and several of its former subsidiaries have agreed to a $235.9 settlement with the Texas Attorney General’s Office, the state announced Tuesday. It represents the largest single resolution in a case filed by the AG’s office fo Medicaid-related claims.
The Association of Corporate Counsel Houston Chapter and The Texas Lawbook announced Monday that law firms, corporate legal departments and others have only 10 days left to submit nominations for the 2019 Houston Corporate Counsel Awards.
There are 15 categories, including General Counsel of the Year, Senior Counsel of the Year, Business Litigation and Corporate Transaction of the Year. The awards event is set for Thursday, April 25, at the Four Seasons Hotel.
Former KRCL litigation partner Zach Mayer quietly opened his own shop in downtown Dallas six weeks ago, but he’s already adding partners, opening new offices and has a client list that most larger full service firms would envy. “It has been a fast, furious and chaotic couple of weeks,” Mayer says. The Texas Lawbook has details.
Ivana Rouse is Latham’s third lateral partner hire in Houston this year. She will be a partner in the firm’s corporate department and a member of the investment funds practice.
This week, five doctors and four other officials from Forest Park Medical Center stand trial in federal court in Dallas for an alleged illegal kickback scheme that put tens-of-millions of dollars into their pockets. Healthcare lawyers across the country are closely monitoring the case. The Texas Lawbook has complete details.
Nine of the newly-minted partners are based in Austin. The other four represent the firm’s Dallas, Houston and San Antonio offices.
Heidi Bloch joins GT as a shareholder from Husch Blackwell.
Locke Lord announced Monday that Dallas partner Art Anthony is the 2019 recipient of the National Bar Association’s Heman M. Sweatt Award, which honors the civil rights activist’s legacy.
Matt Lea lateraled over from Porter Hedges.
The moves add depth to the firm’s energy litigation and tax practices.