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 addition to the compelling elements the case brings – royal intrigue, a foreign proceeding, a billionaire, and even a death threat – the case involves novel legal issues that any appellate lawyer would gobble up. Natalie Posgate explains.
A federal judge in Dallas on Wednesday ordered four healthcare professionals to pay the federal government $339.4 million in a whistleblower action tied to one of the largest home healthcare fraud cases in U.S. history.
NRF picked up a pair of experts with industry experience from McGuireWoods.
In separate pleadings filed last week, six of the defendants found guilty in the spring for their roles in a bribery and kickback scheme at the now-defunct Forest Park Medical Center are asking the U.S. District Court in Dallas for judgments of acquittal or, alternatively, new trials. Texas Lawbook correspondent Bruce Tomaso provides a summary of the arguments.
Bankruptcies have hit North American oil and gas explorers and producers harder than oilfield service and midstream operators over the last four-and-a-half years, with an uptick so far this year, according to Haynes and Boone.
Business bankruptcy filings in Texas plummeted during the first six months of 2019, but experts predict a financial storm is brewing that could force hundreds and hundreds of Texas businesses into insolvency. “We are beginning to see some bad signs,” says Sidley’s Duston McFaul. “Another wave is on the way,” says Jackson Walker’s Elizabeth Freeman. Adds Lou Strubeck: “We are on the cusp of something big happening.” The Texas Lawbook has new data and complete details in Part One of a series.
Another oil and gas company has filed for bankruptcy protection, this time Houston-based Sanchez Energy Corp.
Houston energy finance partner Mark Holmes has departed Bracewell for White & Case, the New York-based law firm announced this week. The move reunites Holmes, who had practiced at Bracewell
Oil and gas types gathering at a conference last week in San Antonio didn’t get much cheer from investment bankers, who spoke of grumpy sentiment toward the sector. But there are some bright spots on the dealmaking horizon, as Claire Poole reports, along with her weekly tally of deals.
Last month, The Texas Lawbook officially reached and surpassed more than 13,000 paid subscribers, including more than 2,500 corporate in-house counsel. Our partnerships with the Dallas Business Journal and the Houston Chronicle means The Lawbook reach expands to tens-of-thousands of business leaders in Texas and beyond. But we couldn’t do any of it without one person: Sally Selio.