Three corporate law firms operating in Texas – Baker Botts, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Simpson Thacher – have joined more than a half-dozen other firms that are increasing the amount they pay associates. The Texas Lawbook will provide additional tales as they become available.
More law firms that operate in Texas have announced that they are increasing associate salaries. A half-dozen other firms say they expect to follow suit in the next week. The Texas Lawbook has details.
The overarching goal for the post-pandemic law office should be to create a place that fosters equity and consistency, is easy to use, focuses on people’s well-being and is resilient and sustainable long term for an elevated work experience, writes Gensler’s Faisal Naveed. In this article, he shares design principles that can help law firms achieve that goal and make the office a desired destination.
A whopping 204 lawyers based in Texas had a hand in last week’s deals covered in the latest Corporate Deal Tracker Roundup. The Texas Lawbook has the details on those 26 transactions – and a brief look at the state of venture capital.
The Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation and Others Work to Increase the Number of Hispanics in the Legal Profession
We have all heard an attorney joke. But the lack of Hispanic attorneys in Dallas, Houston, and Texas is no joke, writes T-Mobile VP of Legal Affairs Chris Luna. In this article, Luna highlights the work of the DHLF and identifies programs that have successfully removed barriers and increased diversity in the profession.
A Houston company sued after a tragic trucking accident says that with $100 million on the line, it has a right to look jurors in the eye. Bruce Tomaso explains the viewpoints of both sides, which pit two prominent Houston trial lawyers against each other.
Houston-based Vinson & Elkins became the first Texas corporate law firm to hike compensation for younger attorneys. Other firms are expected to follow. Senior associates will now make about a half-million-dollars this year. The Texas Lawbook has the details.
Susan Fisher rejoined a few former Thompson & Knight colleagues and made partner with the lateral move.
The defamation suit brought by a woman accused by D Magazine of living in University Park while on a federal food program took a step closer to trial last week when the Fifth Court of Appeals refused to dismiss her case against the Dallas publication. The court ruled that enough issues of fact have been raised by the plaintiff to preclude a summary judgment. Allen Pusey has details.
Weil, Kirkland, Dechert and Block & McNeill are playing a role in the combination of two powerhouse logistics providers.