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Capitol Inside Names Gardere One of the Top Legal Lobbying Teams in Texas
February 6, 2015
AUSTIN, Texas – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is one of the top legal lobbying teams in Texas according to Capitol Inside’s recently released “2015 Texas Lobby Power Rankings.” This listing marks the third
Admission He Was Not On Downed Helicopter Likely to Impact Williams’ Career
February 6, 2015
Brian Williams’ admission that he lied about being on a helicopter that was hit by RPG fire in Iraq is highly damaging to Williams’ reputation and, potentially, his career, says Mike Androvett, President and
Androvett NewsWire: February 5, 2015: Vaccination Mandates | PGA Caddies Sue | Energy Downturn Upside
February 5, 2015
Can Workers Be Required to Vaccinate? As measles cases spread across the U.S., concerned employers face a patchwork of federal and state laws that can put them at legal risk if they require workers to be vaccinated. Lacking
ABC Features Audrey Mross of Munck Wilson Mandala in Q&A on HR and Measles
February 4, 2015
What to Do? Some Questions and Answers About Measles at Work Published February 3 Employers are required to provide a safe workplace that's free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or physical harm, attorney Mross
Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett Adds Noted Trial Lawyer Ron McCallum in Dallas
February 4, 2015
DALLAS – Dallas-based Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC, a nationally recognized trial law firm, is announcing the addition of trial attorney Ron C. McCallum in the firm’s Catastrophic Personal Injury &
As Oil Prices Drop, Litigation Likely to Rise Says Tim Shelby of Houston’s AZA
February 3, 2015
Much has already been written about the oil price dive leading to both energy sector bankruptcies and mergers and acquisitions, creating more work for attorneys. But Tim Shelby, a partner at the Houston litigation boutique
Chamblee Ryan’s Bill Chamblee and AZA’s John Zavitsanos Weigh In on Associate Bonuses in Texas Lawbook
February 2, 2015
TX-Based Firms Begin Paying Associate Bonuses Published January 28 However, John Zavitsanos of Houston-based Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos Alavi & Mensing said the firm based its associate bonuses on the 2013 compensation
Gardere’s Jessica Mason Quoted in Houston Business Journal Article on Energy Layoffs
February 2, 2015
Cut energy workers could spur flurry of employment litigation Published January 30 Some may simply be disgruntled and pursue a wrongful termination suit, but the majority will likely be driven by the practical concern for a
Dallas Attorney Mark Werbner to Deliver Lecture at UC Hastings on Anti-Terrorism Litigation
February 2, 2015
Dallas attorney Mark S. Werbner of Sayles Werbner is set to deliver a presentation at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law on Monday, Feb. 9 that will focus on the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act and
Gender Shouldn’t Cloud Challenges Over Parental Rights Says San Antonio Family Law Attorney Amber Liddell Alwais
January 30, 2015
Non-traditional families are taking note of the case of a transgendered Texas man’s quest to continue his parental relationship with the two boys he helped raise for the better part of a decade while in a committed
Attorneys at Bailey Brauer and Godwin Lewis Discuss Declining Bankruptcy Filings with the Dallas Morning News
January 29, 2015
Expense puts lid on bankruptcy filings Published January 28 “There are multiple reasons why business bankruptcies are down in Texas, some good and some bad,” said Sidney Scheinberg, a partner in the bankruptcy
AZA Promotes Prominent Litigator Elizabeth Pannill Fletcher to Partner
January 29, 2015
HOUSTON – Successful litigator Elizabeth “Lizzie” Pannill Fletcher has been promoted to partner at Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA. A fourth-generation Texas trial lawyer and
AZA’s John Zavitsanos Speaks to Law360 About Lateral Hires
January 28, 2015
The Question You Should Ask All Lateral Hires Published January 26 Another question we typically ask is: 'What’s the gutsiest thing you’ve ever done in your life?' That one can be telling. Click here to read
Gardere’s John Melko Advises Companies to Get Ahead of Potential Energy Earning Shortfalls
January 28, 2015
With the energy industry destabilized by the continued drop in crude oil prices, even worse news could be on the horizon as companies grapple with year-end audits. “Year-end financial reports and loan covenants
Bill Munck of Munck Wilson Mandala Provides Feedback on Trademark Ruling to Law360
January 28, 2015
Lawyers Weigh In On High Court Trademark Tacking Ruling Published January 21 Hana stands for the proposition that the average juror is the best person to assess how a consumer would understand the impression of a trademark.
Unsealed Court Documents Reveal Garlock RICO Claims Based on ‘Boldly False Claims,’ Say Lawyers for Asbestos Victims
January 27, 2015
DALLAS, Jan. 20, 2015 -- Newly unsealed court documents in the bankruptcy of Garlock Sealing Technologies discredit allegations previously leveled by Garlock against nationally recognized trial law firm Simon Greenstone
Texas Police Officer’s Family Sues Trucking Company for Wrongful Death
January 27, 2015
FORT WORTH, Texas – A lawsuit has been filed in the death of a 22-year-old Midlothian policewoman who died of injuries suffered in a collision with a flatbed trailer making an illegal U-turn. Fort Worth truck accident
Fossil Gate Farms’ Jess Walking Thru Named AQHA World Champion
January 27, 2015
ARGYLE, Texas – Fossil Gate Farms is proud to announce that its first racehorse, Jess Walking Thru, has been named the 2014 American Quarter Horse Association World Champion 2-year-old Filly. The honor was announced
Simon Greenstone Lawyer Authors Toxic Tort Article in Texas Lawyer
January 27, 2015
Understanding Causation: The Heart of the Plaintiff's Toxic Tort Claim Published January 26 One of the major concerns of the plaintiffs' bar was that the Court of Appeals decision in Bostic seemed to require a showing of
Chamblee Ryan Transportation Attorney Peyton Inge Discusses Opening Border for Mexican Truckers
January 27, 2015
The Obama administration’s announcement that Mexican trucking companies will be allowed to operate in the United States should have little initial impact on U.S. carriers, says Dallas transportation attorney H. Peyton
KERA 90.1 Talks Housing Discrimination with John Shackelford
January 23, 2015
From The Newsroom: ‘Stagger Lee’s Creator; Highest Court Sees Housing Case Broadcast January 21 “It also impacts financial institutions because regulators have looked at financial institutions and
Noted Litigator Jay Bowen Joins Nashville Office of Shackelford, Melton, McKinley & Norton
January 23, 2015
Respected music industry litigator Jay Bowen has joined the Nashville, Tennessee, office of the Dallas-based business and entertainment law firm Shackelford, Melton, McKinley & Norton, LLP. Recognized among the
New Firm Fogler Brar Covered in Houston Business Journal
January 23, 2015
Well-known Houston litigator forms new law firm Published January 20 Acclaimed lawyer Murray Fogler, known for handling complex cases including big legal malpractice lawsuits, left Beck Redden to start his own litigation
Androvett NewsWire: January 22, 2015: Energy Loans | Employee Wellness | Anti-Terrorism Litigation
January 22, 2015
Mortgage Loans No Rescue for Energy Lenders Mortgage rates have been falling dramatically, leading to a surge in home loan applications and new business for many banks. That seems like a hopeful sign to banks in oil states
Dallas Law Firm Carrington Coleman Begins Another Year of Growth with Additions of Carmen Eiker, Marc Myrin
January 21, 2015
DALLAS – Dallas-based Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP, has added two more partners and a new practice area as the firm begins the year with more growth and expansion. Carmen Eiker joins the firm as a
Acclaimed Attorney Murray Fogler Opens New Litigation Boutique in Houston
January 20, 2015
HOUSTON – High-stakes commercial litigation attorney Murray Fogler of Houston is announcing the formation of the complex commercial law firm Fogler, Brar, Ford, O’Neil & Gray LLP. Mr. Fogler founded the firm
FCPA Expert Tom Fox Says Bribery Fines a Lesson for Energy Companies
January 20, 2015
Federal authorities ended 2014 by assessing massive fines against two companies based on bribery claims filed under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Beauty company Avon Products Inc. was fined $135 million and
Texas-based Weisbart Springer Hayes Promotes Two to Partner in Austin
January 20, 2015
AUSTIN – The Austin litigation firm Weisbart Springer Hayes LLP has promoted trial attorneys Kevin Terrazas and Tim Cleveland to partners in the firm. “Our objective is to hire and promote the most talented
Dallas Attorney Monica Cruz of Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson Earns Family Law Board Certification
January 20, 2015
DALLAS – The Family Law boutique Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, is proud to congratulate Dallas lawyer Monica Cruz on earning Board Certification in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal
Noted Nashville Entertainment Lawyer Jay Bowen Joins Tennessee office of Shackelford, Melton, McKinley & Norton
January 20, 2015
DALLAS – Respected music industry litigator Jay Bowen has joined the Nashville, Tennessee, office of the Dallas-based business and entertainment law firm Shackelford, Melton, McKinley & Norton, LLP. Also joining
Shackelford Aviation Team Co-Authors Feature for Jetset Magazine
January 19, 2015
So Why Do You Need a Good Aviation Lawyer? Published January 16 As a prospective or current owner, lessee or operator of a private aircraft, have you identified the myriad legal issues that pertain to your aircraft, and
Sutherland Partner David Baay Quoted in Law360 Article on BP Financial Battle
January 19, 2015
BP, USA Square Off In Final Deepwater Stage Published January 16 David A. Baay, a partner at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, which represented Transocean Ltd. in its insurance dispute with BP over the oil spill, said
Godwin Lewis Attorney Michelle May O’Neil Discusses Divorce Concerns for Business Owners
January 19, 2015
The new year is traditionally a busy time in divorce court, as disgruntled spouses line up to make their fresh starts in the first quarter. For business owners, getting divorced can be especially tricky, says Michelle May
Former Federal Prosecutor Kimberly Priest Johnson Comments on Commissioner’s Legal Bills in Dallas Observer
January 15, 2015
John Wiley Price Wants the Government to Pay for His Lawyer. That's not as Crazy as It Sounds. Published January 15, 2015 "I can't see our judges in the Northern District of Texas, especially Judge Lynn, allowing his defense
Gardere Partner John Melko Discusses Oil Prices Affecting Bankruptcy Filings in Houston Business Journal
January 15, 2015
Falling oil prices to spur business bankruptcy storm in Houston Published January 15, 2015 "We're seeing ripples, but we're not seeing waves crashing on the shore," said Melko. "(But) if these prices stick, then we're going
SCOTUS to Hear Texas Tax Credit Case
January 15, 2015
On Jan. 21, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments as to whether Texas discriminates and violates fair housing laws when deciding where federally subsidized low-income affordable housing developments are built.
Chris Hamilton of Dallas’ Standly Hamilton Elected to Fellows of Texas Bar Foundation
January 13, 2015
DALLAS – Trial attorney Chris Hamilton of Dallas’ Standly Hamilton, LLP, has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation based on his professional achievements, contributions to the
Oil Price Drop Stalling Mineral Deals Says Israel Silvas of Godwin Lewis
January 12, 2015
The recent precipitous drop in the price of crude oil has stalled energy deals across the United States, says energy transaction lawyer Israel Silvas, a shareholder in the Dallas office of Godwin Lewis PC. “The
Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank Attorneys Elected as Legal Leaders in Dallas
January 12, 2015
DALLAS – Four attorneys from the Dallas-based law firm Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP have been named to high-ranking leadership roles for several professional legal associations in Dallas. Firm partner Michael
Legge Farrow Patrner Mike Wray Comments on Kurdish Oil Conflict in Houston Chronicle's FuelFix
January 9, 2015
Dispute over tanker’s Kurdish oil continues in Houston court Published January 8, 2015 For both Iraq and Kurdistan, the lawsuit has evolved from a commercial dispute over whether Kurdistan could sell the oil outside of
Scott Callahan Column on Spying Featured in
January 9, 2015
Secretly Recording Private Conversations. Is It Legal? Published January 7, 2015 Where you do the recording, what you record, and who you record will impact which laws apply. There is a minefield of related federal and state
Godwin Oil and Gas Attorney Israel Silvas Featured in Fox 4 Broadcast
January 9, 2015
Record low oil, gas prices concern industry experts Broadcast January 5, 2014 “It's gonna get to a point where it's not inexpensive to drill anymore, and that is gonna halt production at some level,” said
AZA Named Among Houston's Top Energy, Intellectual Property Law Firms
January 8, 2015
HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has earned selection to the Houston Business Journal’s 2014-2015 list of leading local law firms, ranking among the largest energy and
Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin Named Among Dallas’ Leading Insurance Law Firms
January 8, 2015
DALLAS – The law firm Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, P.C., has been recognized among the top Dallas-based firms for insurance work by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America. The
MCS Valuations Management Featured in DS News
January 6, 2015
MCS Valuations Announces Management Changes Published December 17 In a statement, MCS CEO Caroline Reaves said the management changes "highlight MCS' growth and commitment to quality in providing valuations, appraisals and
FCPA Expert Tom Fox Looks at Recent Foreign Bribery Cases Involving Aircraft Work
January 6, 2015
A Texas aircraft maintenance company last month admitted bribing government officials in Argentina, Brazil and Peru to secure lucrative engine maintenance contracts. Officials with Dallas Airmotive Inc. agreed to pay $14
Gardere’s Daniel Aranda Offers Global Finance Perspective on the 2015 Latin American Economic, Market Outlook
January 6, 2015
Latin America: End of the Boom Era? Published December 17, 2014 “Chile remains the most competitive economy in Latin America, with a strong institutional setup, low levels of corruption and an efficient
Austin Political Law Attorney Chris Gober Discusses Voting Rights Battle With the Associate Press
January 5, 2015
City Emerges as New Battleground on Voting Rights Published January 2, 2015 Attorneys who helped dozens of Texas cities and counties redraw their political boundaries after the 2010 Census said cities moving to change their
Dallas Attorneys Joshua Northam, Benjamin Sparks Join Shackelford, Melton, McKinley & Norton
January 5, 2015
DALLAS – The business and entertainment law firm Shackelford, Melton, McKinley & Norton, LLP is pleased to announce that civil litigator and family law attorney Joshua Northam and tax and financial services
Chamblee Ryan’s Peyton Inge authors Avoiding Accidents feature in Transportation and Logistics International Magazine
December 31, 2014
Crash Course: You can keep a truck wreck from becoming a legal catastrophe. Published December 30 Winter 2015 Issue After getting to safety and checking on the other driver if it is safe to do so, call 911. Calmly, slowly
Barry Sorrels discusses Williams plea deal in Kaufman DA murder trial with KERA
December 31, 2014
Kim Williams, Wife Of Kaufman County Killer, Pleads Guilty Published December 30 “The family has expressed their view that if she ever becomes eligible for parole, that they will make sure they exert every effort to
Androvett Legal Media Announces List of Top 10 Texas Legal Stories of 2014
December 31, 2014
The criminal indictment of Gov. Rick Perry and the multiple Ebola cases in Dallas are among Texas’ top legal news stories in 2014, according to the staff of Androvett Legal Media & Marketing. “Since we
Mark Shank of Gruber Hurst Analyzes Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act for Texas Lawyer’s Substantive Law Developments of 2014
December 30, 2014
2014 Year in Review: Labor & Employment Published December 15, 2014 Although D.R. Horton Inc. has been rejected by several courts, including the Second, Eighth, and Fifth circuits, which heavily relied on the U.S.
Sutherland Asbill’s Daniel Johnson Looks at Impact of Increasing Liability for Oil Spill-Related Damages
December 30, 2014
Offshore oil companies are now liable for $134 million in certain oil spill-related damages, an increase from the previous cap of $75 million. The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management raised the liability limit earlier
Michael Wray of Legge Farrow Discusses Challenges of Moving US Oil to US Ports by Sea
December 29, 2014
Like pipelines and trains, ships are another way to move U.S. crude oil. While there are plenty of foreign-made ships to carry crude, domestic oil transported between points in the U.S. must be carried by a U.S.-built,
Dallas Attorney Chris Hamilton Discusses Family’s Suit Against Medical Center Arlington
December 24, 2014
The family of a 29-year-old Burleson woman has filed a medical negligence lawsuit against Medical Center Arlington – the same place where she worked as a surgical technician for eight years. The lawsuit was filed by
Houston Attorney Denmon Sigler Predicts Auction Offerings Could Reflect Oil Price Drop
December 23, 2014
Just as Mexico begins the first phase of historic steps to open its oil fields to foreign companies, the price of crude reached new lows. Whether that will lead to lackluster interest in a long-anticipated opportunity
Chris Hamilton Featured in WFAA Broadcast About Client who Suffered Brain Damage
December 19, 2014
Woman's family sues hospital over brain damage claim Published December 17, 2014 Attorney Chris Hamilton is representing the family in the lawsuit. "There were five things that had to go wrong for this to happen," he said.
Houston Attorney Mark Thibodeaux Says Sony Could Face Liability Problems Over Data Breach
December 19, 2014
The computer attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment that released vast troves of employee information, passwords, snarky comments, and business negotiations raises a host of legal issues. “A lot of questions have been
Gardere’s James Howard Provides Texas Lawyer With 2014 Tax Law Review
December 19, 2014
2014 Year in Review: Tax Law Published December 15, 2014 Tax practitioners and information management professionals around the country rejoiced in June 2014 when the Internal Revenue Service revised Circular 230 and
Texas Family Sues Medical Center Arlington Over Young Mother’s Brain Damage
December 18, 2014
DALLAS – The family of a 29-year-old mother of two from Burleson, Texas, has filed a medical negligence lawsuit against Medical Center Arlington, the same hospital where the woman had worked as a surgical technician
Criminal Defense Attorney Barry Sorrels on KERA 90.1 Discussing Eric Williams Case
December 18, 2014
Jury Sentences Eric Williams To Death For Kaufman County Murder Published December 17, 2014 Former Dallas assistant district attorney Barry Sorrels watched the case in the court room and online. He was not surprised by the
Texas Lawyer Features Rakhee Patel of Shackelford, Melton, McKinley & Norton on Developments in Bankruptcy Law
December 17, 2014
2014 Year in Review: Bankruptcy Published December 15, 2014 Constitutional turmoil continued throughout 2014 for bankruptcy courts and practitioners alike, and may ultimately have a broader impact on other areas, including
Gruber Hurst’s Jeff Erler in The Dallas Morning News on Radio Shack’s Financial Problems
December 17, 2014
Schnurman: RadioShack’s bitter whine December 8, 2014 “It’s a plea to the buying public to not be fearful,” said Jeffrey Erler of the law firm Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank in Dallas.
Patent Mediator Gaynell Methvin Joins Dallas’ John DeGroote Services LLC
December 15, 2014
DALLAS – John DeGroote Services LLC announced today that experienced Dallas patent mediator and court-appointed special master Gaynell Methvin has joined the firm as a co-mediator in patent and intellectual property
MCS Valuations Strengthens Management Team to Focus on Quality
December 15, 2014
SANDY, Utah and PLANO, Texas – MCS Valuations, LLC (MCSV), a nationwide provider of appraisals, Broker Price Opinions and other valuation-related review products to the financial services industry, has strengthened its
The Lanier Law Firm’s Jud Waltman Authors Year-in-Review Article on Personal Injury for Texas Lawyer Newspaper
December 15, 2014
Each year, Texas Lawyer newspaper calls on some of the state’s top practitioners in various areas of law to write year-end roundups of the most significant developments in their individual practice areas. For the
Eden Roc Management Agreement Dispute Among Key 2015 Cases to Watch Gardere’s Cliff Risman Tells Law360
December 11, 2014
The ongoing breach-of-contract battle between the owner of Miami Beach’s luxury ocean front Eden Roc resort is one of several hospitality industry-related cases that Law360 article “Hospitality Cases to Watch in
Gardere’s Jessica Glatzer Mason Discusses Increase in Wage-and-Hour Lawsuits With Texas Lawbook
December 11, 2014
An increasing number of Texas businesses are coming under fire from employees who claim they are not being properly compensated for the time they spend at the workplace, with wage-and-hour lawsuits filed by workers and
Androvett Legal Media Releases Marketing Checklist for 2015 White Paper
December 10, 2014
With the new year approaching, it’s time for law firms to do a quick review of their 2015 marketing plans and ensure their image and branding are keeping up with the times – and their lawyers’ hard work.
Law360 Features New Gardere Government Affairs Attorney Royce Poinsett
December 10, 2014
Government affairs specialist Royce Poinsett has joined the Austin office of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP. His arrival at the firm was the focus of the Law360 profile “Gardere Adds Gov’t Affairs Pro to Austin
Gardere Welcomes Government Affairs Attorney Royce Poinsett to the Firm’s Austin Office
December 9, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that Senior Attorney Royce Poinsett has joined the Firm’s Government Affairs Practice in Austin. “We are thrilled that Royce has decided to join
Attorney John Keville Looks at Sealtite, Sealtight Trademark
December 9, 2014
The Supreme Court recently heard a rare trademark argument in B&B Hardware Inc. v. Hargis Industries Inc. about whether federal courts should defer to earlier administrative findings. “This case came to the high
Deans & Lyons Wins Take-Nothing Verdict in Texas Commercial Loan Dispute
December 8, 2014
SAN ANTONIO --- Attorneys Robert A. “Bobby” McNiel and Kathleen Kilanowski of the Dallas-based law firm of Deans & Lyons, LLP have won a take-nothing verdict in Bexar County District Court for three Florida
Godwin Lewis PC Names New Managing Shareholder and Promotes Two to Shareholder
December 8, 2014
DALLAS – The Texas trial and appellate law firm, Godwin Lewis PC has announced that Commercial litigation attorney Robert C. Wiegand has been named Managing Shareholder and Chief Operating Officer of the Firm, and
US Supreme Court to Hear Appeal in Patent Fight with Cisco
December 8, 2014
DALLAS – The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal of a controversial appeals court decision that set aside a $63.8 million patent infringement verdict won by The Woodlands, Texas-based Commil USA LLC against
Two California Men Win $7.6 Million Wrongful Discharge Claim Against Goldman Sachs
December 8, 2014
LOS ANGELES – A panel of securities industry arbitrators has unanimously ordered investment giant Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) to pay more than $7.6 million for wrongful discharge and violating USERRA, the federal law that
Houston Attorney John H. Kim Once Again Listed among Who’s Who in Energy
December 8, 2014
HOUSTON – Respected trial lawyer John H. Kim, founder of The Kim Law Firm, is being recognized as one of the Top 100 leaders in the Houston energy market in the 2014 edition of Who’s Who in Energy. This marks
Dallas Attorney Audrey Mross Offers Holiday Party Advice for Workers, Employers
December 5, 2014
With the holiday season upon us, employers and workers alike should take heed of the legal perils and career-derailing possibilities that come with excessive merrymaking at the holiday office party. A little planning and
Androvett NewsWire: December 4, 2014: Holiday Party Survival | Trademark Confusion | Marketing for 2015
December 4, 2014
Holiday Party Etiquette for Workers, Employers With the holiday season upon us, employers and workers alike should take heed of the legal perils and career-derailing possibilities that come with excessive merrymaking at the
Gardere’s Glenn Singleton Outlines the Best Practices for Raising Capital with VC-List
November 30, 2014
As an attorney in the Dallas office of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP and a founder of the Dallas-area networking group Young Professions in Private Equity, Glenn Singleton has assisted both investors and business owners with
Houston Attorney John H. Kim Named Local Litigation Star for Third Year
November 26, 2014
HOUSTON – Accomplished Houston trial lawyer John H. Kim, founder of The Kim Law Firm, is being honored as a Local Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation for the third year in a row, making the 2015 list. Mr. Kim,
Gardere’s Peter Vogel Discusses BPO Growth with Global Delivery Report
November 24, 2014
India’s business process outsourcing (BPO) sector has been bolstered by interest from the travel and hospitality, and e-commerce sectors. Global Delivery Report spoke to experts, including Dallas attorney Peter Vogel,
Austin Attorney Alan Albright Sees Signs That Congress May Tackle Patent Reform
November 24, 2014
Despite low expectations for new laws from the next Congress, there are bipartisan signals that lawmakers might take on patent lawsuit reform. U.S. Senator John Cornyn of Texas, the new GOP whip, vows that lawmakers will
Law360 Profiles Shackelford’s Rakhee Patel in Minority Powerbrokers Series
November 21, 2014
Rakhee Patel, a financing, loan workout and restructure, and bankruptcy partner in the Dallas office of Shackelford, Melton, McKinley & Norton LLP, was profiled as part of Law360’s Minority Powerbrokers series. A
Houston Attorney Joshua Belcher Predicts Keystone Veto Would Mean Oil by Rail, Ship
November 21, 2014
GOP leaders promise there will be another vote on the TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline next year when Republicans have the Senate majority. But they likely won’t have enough votes to override a possible
Law360 Looks at ‘Property Damage’ Question Before 5th Circuit
November 21, 2014
Law360 takes a look in “Insurer Asks 5th Circ. For Rehearing In Home Defect Row” (subscription req.) at the arguments concerning what constitutes “property damage” under a builder’s commercial
Androvett NewsWire: November 20, 2014: Keystone Prospects | Drone Regulation | Patent Reforms
November 20, 2014
Keystone Veto Would Mean Oil by Rail, Ship GOP leaders promise there will be another vote on the TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline next year when Republicans have the Senate majority. But they likely won’t have
Two Gardere Partners Named to 2014 ‘Who’s Who in Energy’ List
November 20, 2014
DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that Dallas Partner Robert Sarfatis and Houston Partner N.L. Stevens III have been selected by the American City Business Journals for inclusion in the
Gardere Partner Bill Whitehill to Serve on the Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals
November 19, 2014
DALLAS - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP congratulates Trial Partner William G. Whitehill on his election to the Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals. On Jan. 1, 2015, Mr. Whitehill will fill the seat being vacated by Justice
Dallas Trial Law Firm Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett Offers $50,000 in Scholarships to Students Affected by Cancer
November 19, 2014
DALLAS – Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC, a nationally recognized trial law firm, is offering up to $50,000 in annual scholarships for Dallas County students whose lives have been disrupted by cancer. The Simon
Former GC Tracy Schrader Joins Dallas Insurance Coverage Boutique Amy Stewart Law
November 19, 2014
DALLAS – Dallas insurance coverage boutique Amy Stewart Law is pleased to announce the addition of Tracy Schrader as Of Counsel. Mr. Schrader’s legal track record includes serving in various general counsel
Gardere’s Michael Abbott Discusses Appeal of Human Resource Firms With Houston Chronicle
November 18, 2014
Worried about complying with the coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act, businesses increasingly are turning to human resource firms for help. The value companies such as Houston-based Insperity provide to smaller
Gardere’s Peter Vogel Looks at LinkedIn’s Potential FCRA Violations in eCommerce Times Article
November 17, 2014
Although members voluntarily post their own personal employment history on LinkedIn, Gardere Wynne Sewell’s Peter Vogel writes in the eCommerce Times column “LinkedIn Faces More Litigation for Doing What Its
Book: How to Build an Anti-Corruption Program
November 17, 2014
Houston attorney, author and foreign bribery law columnist Tom Fox of Tom Fox Law has released a new book explaining the basics for U.S. companies to set up and maintain an anti-corruption and anti-bribery compliance program
Gruber Hurst Attorney Mark Shank Looks at Rising Workplace Retaliation Claims
November 14, 2014
A record number of U.S. workers accused their employers of unlawful retaliation last year. A total of 38,539 claims were reported to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency that enforces workplace
Power Outage Spotlights Importance of Perception in Bankruptcy Says Attorney Frances Smith
November 13, 2014
Recent speculation that Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC diverted profits to its parent company, Energy Future Holdings, at the expense of Texas’ electric grid is a reminder of the delicate balancing act faced by
The Lanier Law Firm Named Among Most Feared Plaintiffs’ Firms, Earns Verdicts Hall of Fame Honors
November 13, 2014
HOUSTON – The Lanier Law Firm, founded by acclaimed trial lawyer Mark Lanier, is being recognized as one of the nation’s Most Feared Plaintiffs’ Firms of 2014 by the national legal publication Law360. The
Shredded Prenup Deal Still Most Likely Valid Explains Family Law Attorney Michelle O’Neil
November 12, 2014
Couples who sign a prenuptial agreement and then – in a fit of passion or even subterfuge – tear it up, declaring it void, likely are still bound by its terms, says Michelle O’Neil, a shareholder in
Brian Lauten Joins Deans & Lyons
November 11, 2014
Respected trial and appellate attorney Brian P. Lauten has joined the Dallas office of Deans & Lyons, LLP as a partner. “We have built a firm that clients know they can turn to when the stakes are highest. And