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.
Scores of Texas companies and law firms hired thousands of corporate lawyers and paralegals over the past 25 years for one reason: Because Susan Pye told them to. Pye, a pioneer in legal recruiting and trusted advisor to dozens of corporate general counsel and law firm leaders, died Thursday. She was 69.
Houston trial lawyer Randy Sorrels took the reins at the State Bar of Texas on Friday. He overcame one of the most contentious elections in the organization’s history to score a record victory. He spoke to The Lawbook’s Natalie Posgate about his path to becoming a lawyer, and described his ambitious agenda for the coming year.
The Texas Citizens’ Participation Act is changing: literally, in terms of legislative alterations, and judicially, in two new interpretations by the Texas Supreme Court. Laura Lee Prather and Wesley Lewis bring you up to date on the specifics of what’s changed, and what to expect for Anti-SLAPP defenses in this altered landscape.
Anti-SLAPP requests have officially touched down in Texas state courts for a new kind of lawsuit. Two law firms on Friday filed
the state’s first TCPA motion to dismiss for an IPO-related securities class action. Natalie Posgate has the details
Have we entered a time of the dying deal? Claire Poole examines this question in her weekly Corporate Deal Tracker roundup.
DLA Piper partner Danny Tobey, co-chair of the firm’s new AI practice, received a prestigious Burton Award in May for outstanding legal writing. The Texas Lawbook has published the former software entrepreneur’s award-winning article here.
The Mississippi-based law firm has recruited attorneys from Weil and Kemp Smith to add depth to its Dallas and Austin offices, respectively.
Jim Nye is a former project manager in the petrochemical industry.
The natural gas producer’s acquisition of Denham Capital-backed Covey Park makes it the leader in the Haynesville Shale. Plus, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones increases his investment in Comstock to $1.1 billion in the deal. Claire Poole has the details.
After issuing a notice of violation on April 11, Harris County Pollution Control last month filed a civil suit accusing Exxon Mobil of violating provisions of the federal Clean Air Act. Perla Trevizo of the Houston Chronicle has the story.