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Houston Attorney Alan York Named New Managing Shareholder for Texas Law Firm GODWIN PC
January 15, 2016
The Texas-based trial and appellate law firm GODWIN PC has named Houston appellate attorney and Firm President R. Alan York as Managing Shareholder and Chief Operating Officer. Firm Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
 
Oil Volatility Spurring Commodity Deal Disputes Says David Baay of Sutherland Asbill
January 15, 2016
The oil price collapse has sparked an increase in disputes over failed commodity deals, and now new turmoil in the Middle East may lead to further volatility. David Baay, an energy litigator in the Houston office of
 
David Wishnew Named Partner at Dallas Law Firm Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank
January 15, 2016
DALLAS – The Dallas-based law firm Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank LLP has named David F. Wishnew as a Partner of the firm, one of largest litigation boutiques in Texas. “This is a validation of
 
Houston Trial Lawyer John Kim Debuts New Business Law Video
January 14, 2016
HOUSTON – Houston trial lawyer John H. Kim, founder of The Kim Law Firm, has released a new animated video touting the business acumen and legal skills he employs to help corporations successfully resolve legal
 
Dallas’ Munck Wilson Mandala Adds Noted Litigator Shain Khoshbin as Partner
January 14, 2016
DALLAS – Dallas-based technology law firm, Munck Wilson Mandala LLP, is pleased to announce the addition of accomplished attorney Shain Khoshbin as a partner in the firm’s Litigation Group. Mr. Khoshbin is an
 
Vehicle Sales Driving Dealership Mergers According to Dallas Attorney John Shackelford
January 13, 2016
Cars and trucks flew off the lots at U.S. auto dealerships at a record rate in 2015, with December posting the highest sales rate of the record year. Strong demand from consumers corresponded with a number of dealership
 
Gardere Partners Write Commentary on FCPA Compliance for Pharmaceutical Compliance Monitor
January 13, 2016
Getting to Know Your Business Partners: FCPA Due Diligence on Third Parties Published January 11 There is no one-size-fits-all approach to conducting anti-corruption due diligence. The level and amount of due diligence to
 
Dallas, Los Angeles Trial Firms Merge to Form Skiermont Derby
January 12, 2016
The Dallas-based intellectual property trial boutique Skiermont Puckett LLP has merged with Los Angeles-based commercial litigation boutique Derby Curtis LLP to form Skiermont Derby LLP, with offices in both cities.
 
Sutherland Expands Energy and Commodities Practice in Houston with Counsel Daniel LeFort
January 12, 2016
HOUSTON—Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announced today that Daniel P. LeFort has joined the firm’s Energy, Environmental and Commodities Practice Group as a counsel in the Houston office. Prior to joining
 
New Godwin Managing Shareholder Profiled in Texas Lawyer
January 8, 2016
Alan York New Managing Shareholder of Godwin PC Published January 8 York said his appointment as managing shareholder shows the firm's commitment to the Houston market and to help the office grow. York joined the firm in
 
Houston Attorney Joe Ahmad Offers Deposition Tips
January 8, 2016
Camille Cosby, wife of comedy legend Bill Cosby, may have received a reprieve for now when a magistrate judge delayed her deposition in a civil defamation case. However, it’s a safe bet she will be called to testify at
 
Texas-based GODWIN PC Names R. Alan York Managing Shareholder, COO
January 7, 2016
DALLAS – The Texas-based trial and appellate law firm GODWIN PC has named Houston appellate attorney and Firm President R. Alan York as Managing Shareholder and Chief Operating Officer, effective January 6, 2016.
 
Androvett NewsWire: January 7, 2016: Commodity Turbulence | Auto Dealership Mergers | Cosby Deposition
January 7, 2016
Oil Volatility Spurs Commodity Deal Disputes The oil price collapse has sparked an increase in disputes over failed commodity deals, and now new turmoil in the Middle East may lead to further volatility. David Baay, an
 
Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson Earns National ‘Best Law Firms’ Honors
January 6, 2016
DALLAS – For the seventh consecutive year, the respected Texas Family Law boutique Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, has earned recognition among the nation’s “Best Law Firms” as
 
Dallas, Los Angeles Trial Boutiques Combine to Form Skiermont Derby
January 5, 2016
DALLAS, LOS ANGELES – The Dallas-based intellectual property trial boutique Skiermont Puckett LLP has merged with Los Angeles-based commercial litigation boutique Derby Curtis LLP to form Skiermont Derby LLP with
 
Chamblee Ryan’s Peyton Inge Discusses Driver eLogs as They Prepare to Become Law of the Land
December 22, 2015
An estimated 3 million commercial drivers must now electronically record their hours behind the wheel under a new government rule designed to prevent driver fatigue. Special devices automatically record driving time by
 
Houston Attorney Joshua Belcher Sees Bright Future Ahead for Renewable Energy
December 21, 2015
The recent signing of the historic U.N. climate accord – if its goals are actually met – means that much of the burning of coal, oil and natural gas for energy would end over the next half-century. It’s
 
Texas Jury Awards Central Freight Lines $1.85 Million in Breach of Contract Case
December 18, 2015
ROCKWALL, Texas – A Texas state court jury in Rockwall County has returned a $1.85 million verdict in favor of Waco-based Central Freight Lines, finding that a local company breached its contract to provide Central
 
Dallas Attorney Rakhee Patel Cautions That Interest Rate Hike Could Profoundly Impact Energy
December 18, 2015
Some are lauding the Federal Reserve’s just-announced short-term interest rate hike as a vote of confidence in the U.S. economy, but the higher rates could cause significant repercussions for the already-shaky energy
 
Androvett NewsWire: December 18, 2015: Interest Rate Impact | Truck Driver eLogs | Top Legal Headlines
December 17, 2015
Interest Rate Hike's Profound Impact on Energy Some are lauding the short-term interest rate hike announced yesterday by the Federal Reserve as a vote of confidence for the U.S. economy, but the higher rates could bring
 
Appellate Lawyer Katherine Elrich Joins Cobb Martinez Woodward in Dallas
December 14, 2015
DALLAS – Noted appellate attorney and litigator Katherine Elrich has joined the Dallas-based commercial litigation firm Cobb Martinez Woodward PLLC. Ms. Elrich has 17 years of experience in significant post-trial and
 
Global Trade Magazine Publishes Gardere International Trade Co-Chairs’ Article on Compliance Issues in Iran and Cuba
December 14, 2015
Sanctions compliance Issues for Non-U.S. Companies Published December 8, 2015 Foreign companies or affiliates of U.S.-based companies may not be aware that they may be subject to U.S. sanctions laws, including programs on
 
Rigzone Explores FCPA Compliance Issues in Mexico with Attorney Tom Fox
December 11, 2015
Anti-Corruption Strategies Still Key to Navigating Mexican Energy Sector Published November 5 Security issues in Mexico, which can be life-threatening, are a greater risk. But corruption or the perception of corruption
 
Environmental Lawyer Scott Deatherage Pens Article on Environment, Economy and Technology for Texas Lawyer
December 11, 2015
How Disruptive Technology Can Provide Money-Making Emissions Reductions Published November 5 The title for this article may seem crazy to many, particularly in a political season marked with fights over climate change and
 
Texas’ Top Legal Stories of 2015: From Clocks to Ice Cream
December 10, 2015
DALLAS & HOUSTON – From politicians in hot water to tainted ice cream to the international furor over a student’s homemade clock, Texas was at the center of some of the country’s top legal news
 
Survey Reveals Challenges for Compliance Pros Says Attorney Thomas Fox
December 10, 2015
A recent global survey of 200 compliance professionals reveals their concerns about increased risks and the challenges confronting them. The Risk Advisory Group survey, released last week, identifies increased regulation,
 
Law 360 Covers Trade Secret Litigation As Related to Oil Prices with Dallas Attorney Michael Hurst
December 9, 2015
3 Kinds Of Legal Battles Being Fueled By Low Oil Prices Published October 30 That includes work the employees themselves may have performed, according to Michael Hurst, a partner at Texas litigation firm Gruber Hurst Elrod
 
International Trade Co-Chairs at Gardere Publish Cuban Trade Article in Global Trade Magazine
December 9, 2015
Is Cuba Really Open for Business? Published December 3 In reality, despite the recent announcement of sanctions relief, most transactions with Cuba remain prohibited. So, while U.S. companies may apply for licenses for
 
Texas Lawyer Honors Rusty Hardin with Lifetime Achievement Honor
December 9, 2015
Lifetime Achiever: Rusty Hardin Published November 2 The 73-year-old criminal defense and criminal litigation attorney has only increased in stature. His client list includes ExxonMobil; Rice University; The Venetian
 
Texas Appeal Could Change Trade Secret Cases
December 8, 2015
The Texas Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a case that may well impact trade secret theft lawsuits statewide and provide a blueprint for other states on an untested question. In January, the high court will
 
Houston Attorney Sheryl Falk Discusses Cyber Liability Law
December 7, 2015
Despite the rise in cyberattacks in the United States, Congress has been slow to react to a proposed federal law prescribing how private data is handled and how consumers should be notified of a breach. “However, just
 
Dallas White-Collar, Criminal Defense Lawyer John Teakell Named to Best Attorneys of America
December 4, 2015
DALLAS – Noted Texas white-collar and criminal defense lawyer John Teakell has been selected for membership in Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America, an honor earned by less than 1 percent of practicing lawyers
 
Texas Supreme Court to Decide NOV Defendant’s Right to Hear Evidence in Trade Secret Dispute
December 3, 2015
HOUSTON – In a case with potential implications for other trade secret disputes, the Texas Supreme Court will decide whether a plaintiff has the right to exclude the company it is suing from hearing key evidence
 
Androvett NewsWire: December 3, 2015: Restructuring Risks | Cyber Liability | Trade Secret Theft
December 3, 2015
Energy Firm Owners at Risk in Restructurings The sinking oil price isn’t just putting over-leveraged companies at risk. It’s also threatening individual investors and managers who own equity in energy firms that
 
Simon Greenstone Panatier Barlett Offers $50,000 in Scholarships
November 25, 2015
The nationally recognized trial law firm Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC, is again offering $50,000 in scholarships to Dallas County students whose lives have been disrupted by cancer. The law firm awarded $10,000
 
Dallas’ Charla Aldous Earns Lifetime Achievement Award, Named to Austin College Board of Trustees, Dallas 500 Business Leaders List
November 24, 2015
DALLAS – Prominent trial lawyer Charla Aldous of Dallas’ Aldous\Walker has been named one of 22 recipients of Texas Lawyer newspaper’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award. The honorees are described by the
 
Trans-Pacific Deal Sets Data Sharing Rules Says Houston Attorney Mark Thibodeaux
November 24, 2015
Among the areas covered by the recently unveiled Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement are data sharing and cybersecurity protections. The agreement allows for cross-border sharing of data and prevents laws
 
Dallas Medical Products Company ThermoTek Wins $9.6 Million in Fraud Case
November 23, 2015
DALLAS – U.S. District Judge Sidney Fitzwater has entered a judgment of $9.6 million for medical products manufacturer ThermoTek Inc. after a jury found that a competitor fraudulently obtained the company’s
 
Law Firms Placing New Priority on Data Security Says Joe Kelly of Legal Workspace
November 23, 2015
Data security has become the No.1 concern of law firms nationwide, according to a recent survey of International Legal Technology Association members. According to the report, “security” replaced “email
 
Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback Predicts Religious Objections May Give Zubik Advantage
November 20, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court precedent suggests that those who are challenging the Affordable Care Act on religious grounds might have the upper hand, says Dallas appellate attorney Chad Ruback. The high court recently agreed to
 
Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association Honors Steve Laird with Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award
November 19, 2015
FORT WORTH, Texas – Noted truck accident lawyer Steve Laird of Fort Worth’s Law Offices of Steven C. Laird is being honored by fellow members of the Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association with the 2015 H.G.
 
Jury Clears Texas Veterinarian in Lawsuit over Rabid Dog that Bit Owner
November 19, 2015
PARIS, Texas – A negligence and liability lawsuit brought by a man who was bitten by his own rabid dog at a veterinary clinic in Paris, Texas, has been effectively dismissed after a Lamar County jury found the owner
 
Dallas Attorney Frank Branson Says Oilfield Budget Cuts Take Deadly Toll
November 19, 2015
On-the-job fatalities for oil and gas workers increased 27 percent last year, with Texas accounting for half of all oilfield fatalities in the U.S., according to a recent federal study. The increase underscores the
 
Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson Attorneys Named Among Dallas 500 Business Leaders
November 18, 2015
DALLAS – Three attorneys from the Texas-based Family Law boutique Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, have been selected by the editors of D CEO magazine for the inaugural edition of the Dallas 500, which
 
Dallas Attorney Caleena Svatek Discusses Concerns over EEOC’s DNA Proposal
November 18, 2015
Under a newly proposed Equal Employment Opportunity Commission rule, companies with voluntary wellness programs could offer participating employees a savings of up to 30 percent off the cost of their group health plans. But
 
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan Law Firm Designs Free Texas Courts Mobile App
November 17, 2015
The law firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, which has offices in Houston and Austin, has launched a new mobile app that provides extensive user-friendly information on Texas civil courts. And it’s free.
 
Simon Greenstone Files RICO Counterclaim against Garlock Sealing Technologies
November 16, 2015
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The law firm Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC, filed a counterclaim today in federal court alleging violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and other claims
 
Former Texas Federal Judge T. John Ward Earns Lifetime Achievement Awards
November 16, 2015
LONGVIEW, Texas – Accomplished attorney and former U.S. District Judge T. John Ward of Longview, Texas-based Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC, is being honored by the top two legal publications in Texas based on his
 
VW’s ‘Goodwill’ Gesture Falls Short According to Dallas Attorney Warren Burns
November 16, 2015
Volkswagen is offering a “goodwill package” of $500 in the form of a prepaid credit card and another $500 in dealer credit to almost 500,000 U.S. owners of its diesel cars as a stopgap measure while the automaker
 
Dallas’ Southwest Securities Hit with $5.45 Million Fraud Verdict
November 13, 2015
DALLAS – A Dallas County jury has returned an actual damages verdict totaling more than $5.45 million in favor of local investment firms Gerritsen Beach Investments Ltd. and SSST Riviera Investments Ltd. after finding
 
Ethics Expert Jonathan Smaby Says Shooting is Important Reminder of Dangers Judges Face
November 13, 2015
The disclosure that authorities have identified a “person of interest” in the Nov. 6 shooting of a Travis County judge may have helped calm some fears, but it doesn’t diminish the dangers faced by judges
 
Androvett NewsWire: November 12, 2015: Religious Objections | Oilfield Dangers | Pandora’s DNA Box
November 12, 2015
Religious Objections May Give Zubik Advantage U.S. Supreme Court precedent suggests that those who are challenging the Affordable Care Act on religious grounds might have the upper hand, says Dallas appellate attorney Chad
 
Sutherland Launches Texas openCourts Mobile App
November 12, 2015
AUSTIN and HOUSTON (November 12, 2015)—Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announced today the launch of its Texas openCourts mobile app, the only free app to provide extensive user-friendly information on Texas
 
Houston’s AZA Law Firm, 3 Name Partners Earn Benchmark Litigation Honors
November 11, 2015
HOUSTON – Three name partners from the Houston complex commercial litigation boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, are being recognized as Local Litigation Stars in the 2016 edition
 
Mortgage Contracting Services Names Tracy Hager as Senior Industry Relations Officer, Dave Sunlin as Senior Vice President
November 11, 2015
PLANO, Texas – Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC (MCS), a nationwide provider of property preservation, inspections, REO property maintenance and valuations to the financial services industry, has named Tracy Hager
 
Houston’s AZA Law Firm Defeats Key Motion in Federal Patent Case for Versata
November 10, 2015
AUSTIN, Texas – Lawyers with the Houston complex commercial litigation boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, have won a significant victory for Austin-based client Versata Software
 
Three Gardere Partners Selected to 2015 ‘Who’s Who in Energy’ List
November 6, 2015
DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that Dallas Partner Robert Sarfatis and Houston Partners Geoffrey H. Bracken and Alfredo Ramos have earned recognition among the preeminent energy
 
Beaumont’s Provost Umphrey Earns Best Law Firms Title in US News & World Report
November 6, 2015
BEAUMONT, Texas – A long track record of courtroom success on behalf of plaintiffs has earned Beaumont, Texas-based Provost Umphrey Law Firm, L.L.P., the Best Law Firms designation from the publishers of U.S. News
 
Attorneys from Law Offices of Steven C. Laird Named Among Best in Texas
November 5, 2015
FORT WORTH, Texas – Noted Texas truck accident attorneys Steven C. Laird and Wade A. Barrow from Fort Worth’s Law Offices of Steven C. Laird, P.C., have earned selection to the 2015 Texas Super Lawyers list,
 
Munck Wilson Mandala Partners Named to 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers in America©
November 5, 2015
DALLAS – The Dallas law firm Munck Wilson Mandala is pleased to announce that four partners have been named in the 22nd edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, an annual guide that highlights top attorneys in
 
Accomplished Business Attorneys Join Chamblee Ryan in Dallas
November 4, 2015
DALLAS – Four experienced business law attorneys have joined the Dallas-based trial law firm Chamblee, Ryan, Kershaw & Anderson, PC, further strengthening the firm’s capabilities to support business clients
 
Gardere Chair Holly O’Neil and Firm Partner Kevin Kelley Named to The Dallas 500
November 4, 2015
DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that Gardere Chair Holland N. O’Neil and Real Estate Partner Kevin L. Kelley have been named to The Dallas 500: The Most Powerful Business Leaders in
 
Dallas Law Firm Again Offers $50,000 in Scholarships to Students Affected by Cancer
November 3, 2015
DALLAS – The nationally recognized trial law firm Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC, is offering a total of $50,000 in annual scholarships for the second straight year to help further the education of Dallas
 
Trucking Settlement Involving Wes Ball of Farrar & Ball Mentioned in Overdrive Magazine
November 3, 2015
Swift Settles With Owner-Op Following $2.6M Court Order Published October 23 Willoughby’s attorney, Wes Ball, said the settlement is a victory for Willoughby, as the settlement means Swift will not appeal the
 
Houston Litigation Boutique AZA Again Earns ‘Best Law Firms’ National Ranking
November 3, 2015
HOUSTON – The commercial litigation firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is being recognized for the fourth year among the nation’s Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report
 
Provost Umphrey, Cook & Logothetis Attorneys Seek Class-Action in VA Unpaid OT Case
November 3, 2015
Advanced practice nurses, physician assistants and other health care workers employed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are seeking class-action status in a lawsuit that says they have been required to work off the
 
Gardere Earns National Recognition in 2016 ‘Best Law Firms’ Rankings
November 2, 2015
AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that the Firm has been ranked in the 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” The Firm is
 
Gruber Hurst Elrod Partner Shares Associate Training Tips With Law360
November 2, 2015
4 Things You Should Never Say to an Associate Published October 20 Tricia DeLeon, a partner at Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank LLP, says she asked several associates at her firm and other firms what they hate to hear
 
Former Judge Marilea Lewis Bolsters Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson’s Family Law Expertise
November 2, 2015
Already among the most respected Family Law boutiques in Texas, Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, has added even more expertise with the arrival of former state district judge Marilea Lewis and attorney Lon
 
Law360 Talks to Criminal Defense Attorney Nicole Knox About the Law in Film
October 30, 2015
From Atticus To Vinny, Your Favorite Movies About The Law Published October 21 Twelve Angry Men is my favorite legal movie because it shows that the American jury system is the heart of protecting equal justice for all. The
 
Eminent Domain Attorney Luke Ellis Comments on Proposed High-Speed Rail Project for The Dallas Morning News
October 30, 2015
Schnurman: High –speed rail pits urban against rural Published October 19 In Grimes County, the added annual tax revenue would be roughly 10 percent of the current budget, Keith said. Whether that’s used to boost
 
Houston Trial Attorney John H. Kim Named Among Nation’s Top Lawyers
October 29, 2015
HOUSTON – Houston trial attorney John H. Kim is being honored as a national Litigation Star and The Kim Law Firm is included among a list of recommended law firms in the 2016 edition of Benchmark Litigation, a
 
Androvett NewsWire: October 29, 2015: Halloween Hazards | VA Overtime Claims | Firm Adds Expertise
October 29, 2015
Homeowners Beware: Remove Halloween Hazards Halloween has become one of the most popular annual holidays, with homeowners decking the halls in pumpkins, skeletons and hay bales every bit as enthusiastically as they festoon
 
Attorneys from Dallas Trial Law Firm Sayles Werbner Honored as Litigation Stars
October 28, 2015
DALLAS – Noted trial lawyers Richard A. “Dick” Sayles and Mark S. Werbner of the Dallas trial law firm Sayles Werbner are being recognized as Texas Litigation Stars in a leading guide to the nation’s
 
Celanese Hit with $14M Mesothelioma Verdict
October 28, 2015
A South Carolina jury recently awarded $14 million to the family of a maintenance worker who died from mesothelioma after inhaling asbestos fibers at a Celanese Corp. polyester fiber plant in the 1970s. Mesothelioma is a
 
Nurses, Physician Assistants Move Forward with High-Stakes Overtime Lawsuit
October 27, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Advanced practice registered nurses, physician assistants and other health care professionals employed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are one step closer to getting their day in court
 
Level 2 Legal Solutions Works to Help Curb E-Discovery Costs
October 27, 2015
Discovery remains the single largest pretrial expense that companies face in large-scale litigation because of the rising volume of electronic data subject to discovery. “There is a new value model quickly emerging in
 
David McDougald Wins $1.1 Million Jury Verdict Against Builders in Fraud Case
October 26, 2015
HOUSTON – Trial lawyer David A. McDougald, Of Counsel to The Kim Law Firm in Houston, recently obtained a final judgment for his homebuyer client after a jury awarded more than $1.1 million for the fraudulent
 
First Plant Explosion Cases Resolved in Waco
October 26, 2015
The 170th District Court in Waco and attorneys representing the families of three firefighters who died in the 2013 explosion at the West Fertilizer Company plant are confirming that all three cases have been resolved. Jury
 
Dallas’ Caldwell Cassady & Curry Named to 2015 Elite Trial Lawyers List
October 22, 2015
DALLAS – The Dallas commercial litigation firm Caldwell Cassady & Curry has earned a place on The National Law Journal’s 2015 Elite Trial Lawyers list, which recognizes an exclusive group of law firms that
 
Houston Attorney Thomas Fox Says EU Court Decision Tough for FCPA Probes Says
October 22, 2015
Last week’s decision by the European Union’s top court to prevent the transatlantic transfer of European citizens’ private data has sent shock waves through the data-gathering industry. The European Court
 
Gardere Partner Fernando Camarena Named to The Best Lawyers in Mexico 2016
October 21, 2015
MEXICO CITY – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Fernando Camarena Cardona has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Mexico 2016 in the areas of Corporate and M&A Law. This is
 
Oilfield Supplier Cleared in Race Bias Claim
October 21, 2015
After finding no wrongdoing on the part of the company, a Houston federal jury has returned a verdict in favor of National Oilwell Varco L.P. (NOV) in an employment discrimination lawsuit filed by eight former and current
 
Gun Insurance Laws Would Have Limited Effect Says Austin Attorney Mark Kincaid
October 21, 2015
Requiring gun buyers to get insurance is one of several ideas drawing renewed interest in the aftermath of the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Roseburg, Oregon. Insurance attorney Mark Kincaid of George Brothers Kincaid & Horton
 
Attorneys, Judges Headed to Texas for Eastern District Bench Bar Conference
October 19, 2015
PLANO, Texas – Each year, lawyers and judges from across the U.S. travel to the Lone Star state for the Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference sponsored by the Eastern District of Texas Bar Association. This
 
Dallas Women Lawyers Association Bestows Top Honor on Male Lawyer For First Time
October 16, 2015
The Dallas Women Lawyers Association honored a distinguished group of attorneys during its annual awards dinner Oct. 15, including presenting its top honor to a male lawyer for the first time in the organization’s
 
Androvett NewsWire: October 15, 2015: Gun Insurance | Data Privacy | West Explosion
October 15, 2015
Gun Insurance Laws Would Have Limited Effect Requiring gun buyers to get insurance is one of several ideas drawing renewed interest in the aftermath of the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Roseburg, Oregon. Insurance attorney Mark
 
Caldwell Cassady & Curry Attorney Named Among Top Lawyers in Texas, US
October 14, 2015
DALLAS – Intellectual property and business litigation attorney Brad Caldwell of Dallas’ Caldwell Cassady & Curry is being recognized by his peers in the legal community as one of the top trial lawyers in
 
Gardere Welcomes Government Affairs Attorney Marisol Saenz to the Austin Office
October 13, 2015
AUSTIN – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that Administrative Law Attorney Marisol Saenz has joined the Firm’s Government Affairs Practice in Austin, Texas. Ms. Saenz joins Gardere from the Texas
 
Noted Attorney, E-Discovery Expert Christopher Schultz Joins Level 2 Legal Solutions
October 13, 2015
DALLAS, Texas — Christopher M. Schultz has become Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Level 2 Legal Solutions, a leading e-discovery and legal services outsourcing firm. Schultz comes to Level 2 from the
 
South Carolina Jury Hits Celanese Corp. with $14 Million Mesothelioma Verdict
October 13, 2015
SPARTANBURG, South Carolina – A South Carolina state court jury has awarded $14 million to the family of a maintenance worker who died from mesothelioma after inhaling asbestos fibers in the 1970s at a Celanese Corp.
 
Houston Attorney Thomas Fox Says VW Cheating Raises Wider Ethical Questions
October 13, 2015
U.S. and international regulators are just getting started with what will be extensive investigations of Volkswagen’s decision to equip millions of vehicles with technology specifically designed to cheat emissions
 
Burns Charest Lawyers Propose Virginia MDL for Volkswagen Cases
October 12, 2015
Volkswagen is facing a mountain of litigation now that the company has admitted to rigging its “clean diesel” cars to produce less pollution during emissions testing, which leads to the question of where the
 
Inside Counsel Publishes Cybersecurity Article by Carrington Coleman's Sara Romine
October 9, 2015
Cybersecurity and intellectual property: How protected are you? Published September 1 Employees are frequently the primary threat to data security, whether it's a departing employee stealing trade secrets, a well-intentioned
 
Arnold & Itkin’s Jason Itkin Comments on Black Elk Oil Accident for Energy Column
October 9, 2015
Opinion: Black marks for Black Elk – Too little too late? Published September 13 “Guys are getting hurt every day because companies aren’t following the safety procedures,” Itkin says.
 
Houston Attorney Philip Hilder Named to Top Lawyer Lists for Texas, US
October 9, 2015
HOUSTON – Noted white-collar criminal defense attorney Philip Hilder of Houston has earned selection in the most recent editions of The Best Lawyers in America and Texas Super Lawyers, two widely respected guides to
 
Lanier Law Firm Names Dara Hegar New National Managing Attorney
October 9, 2015
The Lanier Law Firm, which has offices in Houston, New York and Los Angeles, has named Dara Hegar as the firm’s new Managing Attorney. Hegar, who has worked in the firm’s Houston office for 16 years, will be
 
Energy Slump Brings Houston Bankruptcy Boom Says Lydia Protopapas of Winston & Strawn
October 8, 2015
Banks finally are being forced to call in loans that were made to companies in the slumping energy industry. As a result, more and more businesses in the energy sector are seeking bankruptcy protection, including many in
 
Gardere Environmental Partner Scott Deatherage Discusses EPA Regulations with Law360
October 8, 2015
Industry Has Edge Over Enviros To Fight EPA Ozone Rule Published October 1 “There's deferential standard whenever a government agency makes a scientific decision, the courts don't overturn that decision unless there's
 
Dallas Lawyer Michael Gardner Earns Back-to-Back Top Lawyer Honors
October 8, 2015
DALLAS – The Dallas commercial litigation boutique Gardner Haas PLLC is pleased to announce that name partner Michael S. Gardner has earned back-to-back professional honors for his commercial litigation work. Mr.