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.
Norton Rose Fulbright began as Fulbright & Crooker at the top of a Houston bank tower 100 years ago. Here is a timeline of their ascent to one of the largest firms on the planet.
Exactly a century ago, R.C. Fulbright and John Crooker started their own law firm. A dozen years later, the firm added a young unknown trial lawyer named Leon Jaworski. No Texas corporate law firm has had a bigger historical impact on the legal profession, business and politics than Fulbright & Jaworski. Now known as Norton Rose Fulbright, the firm occupies 11 floors atop the Fulbright Tower in downtown Houston and boasts more than 4,000 lawyers in 29 countries with revenues expected to top $2 billion this year. This is the story of a law firm everyone just calls “Fulbright” – how it got here and where it is going.
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.
A terminated project risk manager for Anadarko claims the Woodlands-based company downplayed the risks of a multibillion-dollar LNG project in Mozambique. The action, the plaintiff says, came before a beheading of another Anadarko worker and a whistleblower complaint. Natalie Posgate reports.
Federal prosecutors filed a 179-page brief this week challenging demands for a new trial by seven defendants convicted in the Forest Park Medical Center bribery and kickback scheme. Suffice it to say: they are against any new proceedings. Mark Curriden has the details.
Judge Alexandra Smoots-Thomas has been removed from her bench without pay after she was indicted on federal wire fraud charges for allegedly misspending campaign donations.
Hiersche, Hayward, Drakeley & Urbach is closing for business at the end of the year. Thirteen of the firm’s lawyers will be taking their practices elsewhere, according to a statement issued by the firm.
Corporate law firms headquartered in Texas are witnessing slower growth in revenue and a more significant decline in demand for legal services from clients so far in 2019 than their competitors across the country.
The target said it had settled an insurance claim for its Buchanan, New York, plant, which experienced an equipment malfunction, and continues to be encouraged by strengthening demand in the new home construction market.