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.
In the first video teleconference sentencing in federal court in Dallas since the COVID-19 crisis began, U.S. District Chief Judge Barbara Lynn this week sentenced a medical mask-wearing white-collar criminal defendant to nearly four years in prison for her role in a $1.4 million real estate title insurance scheme.
The case centered around the roughly $360 million acquisition of Farelogix, a deal that was first announced in late 2018. Sabre is still looking for another win from the U.K Competition and Markets Authority.
Legendary Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens was 88 years old when he went to court in Pecos against another energy giant, J. Cleo Thompson. Hundreds of millions of dollars were at stake. It was Pickens’ last public fight and it featured fireworks and big-time trial lawyers, including Pickens’ handpicked attorney, Chrysta Castañeda. In their new book, Castañeda and co-author Loren Steffy provide extraordinary insight into Pickens and his last trial. The Texas Lawbook is pleased to provide this exclusive excerpt.
First quarter global M&A activity fell back to levels not seen since 2013 with U.S. results eerily similar to 2008. Meanwhile, dealmaking involving Texas lawyers keeps chugging along thanks to transactions already in the works and some companies’ moves to shore up liquidity.
Oilfield services providers followed with 204 bankruptcies over the last five years and midstream providers amounted to 30, according to Haynes and Boone. But few in the oil and gas industry will be immune given low oil prices and uncertainty around the demand-sapping coronavirus.
(UPDATED TUESDAY) – (April 7) – Joseph Finan, A graduate of the Navy Nuclear Power School with an additional degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M, is part of a grass roots effort to use 3-D printers to make medical masks for doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals treating those infected with the COVID-19. The Greenberg patent agent Joseph Finan now needs to find medical centers who need them. Can you help?
Good attorneys always puts their clients first, and that includes making sure the client is adequately represented at hearings. But is it necessary for attorneys in this day and age of ubiquitous technology to put the health and safety of themselves and others at risk? Further, if the technology is available, why are we still conducting hearings like we were Abraham Lincoln in the 1800s, tethered to live court appearances as the rule?
Barnes & Thornburg’s Victor Vital and Liz Dankers weigh in on the compelling questions COVID-19 is posing for the future of the practice of law.
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.
When a Massachusetts fantasy baseball contestant sued the Houston Astros in Manhattan federal court in January, legal commentators thought the case would take several months or even years before being resolved. But Hilary Preston and Michael Holmes knew better about U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff. Nine weeks later, the case against the Astros has been dismissed. Here’s how it happened.