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Archived News Releases

Gardere Welcomes Partner Arcie Jordan to the Firmís Austin Office
September 9, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to welcome Arcie I. Jordan as a corporate partner in the Firm’s Austin office. Ms. Jordan joins Gardere from Jackson Walker LLP and brings more than 20 years’
 
Security at Center Stage in McDonaldís Verdict According to Standly Hamilton Attorneys
August 11, 2014
The $27 million verdict handed down recently in Brazos County against fast-food giant McDonald’s is spotlighting the importance of customer safety for businesses that rely on late-night revenue. Jurors found
 
Craig Florence of Gardere Wynne Sewell Talks to Law360 About Litigation Trends
May 21, 2014
Dallas juries have ruled in favor of businesses in a number of multimillion-dollar verdicts so far in 2014. In looking at this trend, Law360 talked with some of Texas’ top litigators, including Craig Florence of
 
Gardere Wynne Sewell Attorney Peter Vogel Writes on Cybersecurity for the Texas Bar Journal
May 1, 2014
Attorneys, as well as anyone else who uses a computer or cellphone for digital communication are at risk of cyberattacks. In his commentary “Attack Plan,” written for the Texas Bar Journal, Peter Vogel of Gardere
 
Higher Speed Limits Mean Greater Consequences says Fort Worth Personal Injurty Attorney Steven Laird
April 10, 2014
The state’s move to increase speed limits on some highways in and around Dallas and Fort Worth could bring more accidents and more fatal crashes, says Fort Worth personal injury attorney Steven C. Laird, founder of the
 
WhiteRock Lake Conservancy Co-Chair Mike Androvett says Celebration! White Rock Honors Urban Oasis
March 31, 2014
The WhiteRock Lake Conservancy in cooperation with the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department will host Celebration! White Rock from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, at historic Winfrey Point. The one-night race
 
Marcos Ronquillo says He's Honored to Be Named to Latino Center Board
March 28, 2014
Dallas attorney Marcos G. Ronquillo has been named to the national board of directors for the Smithsonian Latino Center. Ronquillo is the managing partner of the Dallas office and chair of the international practice at
 
Former Federal Judge T. John Ward Honored with Texas Tech University's Distinguished Alumni Award for 2014
March 27, 2014
LONGVIEW, Texas – Former U.S. District Judge and noted attorney T. John Ward of Longview's Ward & Smith is being honored by Texas Tech University with the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award. Judge Ward earned a
 
AZA Lawyer Steven Mitby says Verdict Gives 11 Million Reasons Not To Talk Smack
March 27, 2014
A Harris County jury awarded $11.4 million to Houston technology company Function One Consulting Group L.L.C. last week after competitor Accudata Systems Inc. contacted Function One's then-largest customer with false
 
Allyson Gault Awarded Donald C. McCleary Gardere Leadership Scholarship
March 26, 2014
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP 214.999.3000 phone 214.999.4667 fax gardere.com Contact: Ashley McNew 214.999.4718 amcnew@gardere.com DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP presented the 2014 Donald C. McCleary Gardere
 
Divorce Lawyer Jeff Anderson says Smokey Robinson May Have to Share Copyrights
March 26, 2014
Music legend Smokey Robinson's former wife may be in line for half the future profits from his Motown catalog under the terms of a divorce that took place nearly 30 years ago. Mr. Robinson recently filed suit under the
 
Forshey Prostok Adds Trial Lawyer Steve Aldous as Partner in Dallas
March 25, 2014
DALLAS – The complex bankruptcy law firm Forshey Prostok is expanding its Dallas office with the addition of longtime trial attorney Steve Aldous, who brings more than 25 years of civil litigation experience. Mr.
 
Longview's Ward & Smith Home to Two of Texas' Top Young Lawyers
March 25, 2014
LONGVIEW, Texas – The publishers of Texas Rising Stars once again are recognizing the expertise of two lawyers on the deep roster of legal talent at the Texas law firm Ward & Smith. Longview attorneys Claire
 
Fort Worth Personal Injury Attorney Steven Laird says Texas' Energy Boom Engulfs Enforcement Efforts
March 25, 2014
Texas' rosy employment picture has been sullied by reports that workers in Texas' energy patch have been dying in alarming numbers, says Fort Worth personal injury attorney Steven C. Laird, founder of the Law Offices of
 
Texas Landowners Win $2.1 Million Judgment Against Pipeline Company Over Lower Property Value
March 24, 2014
CLEBURNE, Texas – North Texas family members have won a $2.1 million verdict against a pipeline company after their parcel of land lost value because an easement was taken for a gas line. This marks the third time
 
Four Lawyers from Dallas' Sayles Werbner Honored on Texas Rising Stars List
March 24, 2014
DALLAS – Four attorneys from Dallas' Sayles Werbner are among the top young lawyers in Texas honored on the 2014 Texas Rising Stars list. They are being recognized for their work in business litigation. Joel Israel,
 
Texas-Based ContentGuard Names Keith Hayes Mobile Product Manager
March 24, 2014
PLANO, Texas (PR Newswire) March 24, 2014 – ContentGuard, a Texas-based pioneer of digital rights management technologies, is pleased to announce that Keith Hayes has been named the company’s mobile product
 
Shackelford Melton & McKinley Attorney John Shackelford says Tesla Pushing for Dealership Sales Model Change
March 24, 2014
New Jersey is the latest state to bar electric vehicle maker Tesla from direct sales to consumers. The upstart car company is now telling Texas and other states vying to secure a $5 billion next-generation battery factory
 
Houston Attorney John Zavitsanos Shares Punitive Damages Insights in April Webinar
March 21, 2014
HOUSTON – Accomplished Houston attorney John Zavitsanos, a founding partner of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, will be providing his insights on punitive damages in commercial litigation
 
Dallas Attorney Mark Werbner says Malaysia Airlines Families May Turn to Courts on Loved One's Behalf
March 21, 2014
Lawsuits are being threatened by the relatives of passengers on the still-missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370. The plane's March 8 disappearance has confounded international investigators while many of the 239 passengers'
 
Tax Directors Handbook Names Gardere, Arena y Asociados S.C. Leading Tax Law Firm in Mexico
March 20, 2014
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP 214.999.3000 phone 214.999.4667 fax gardere.com Contact: Dorothy L. Seals 214.999.4019 dseals@gardere.com MEXICO CITY – For the second year in a row, Gardere Wynne Sewell's Mexico City
 
AZA Attorney Sean Gorman Featured in Oil and Gas Investor Article on Rise of U.S. Shale Production
March 20, 2014
HOUSTON – The U.S. shale oil and gas production boom has boosted demand for the legal expertise needed to handle regulatory issues, property and mineral rights disputes, and other related matters, Sean Gorman, a
 
Family Law Attorney Richard Orsinger to Receive Dan Rugeley Price Memorial Award
March 19, 2014
DALLAS – Respected Family Law attorney Richard R. Orsinger, name partner in the boutique firm of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., has been selected to receive the Texas Bar Foundation's
 
Dallas' Carrington Coleman Expands Corporate Practice with Addition of Attorney Bret Madole
March 18, 2014
DALLAS – Dallas-based Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP, is expanding its corporate practice with the addition of corporate and transactional attorney Bret Madole as leader of the firm's corporate
 
Legal Media Consultant Mary Flood is Androvett's Own 'Fixer' and Her TV Counterpart
March 18, 2014
Houston television viewers who are fans of the ABC program, "Scandal," learned last week that the city is home to a real-world "Olivia Pope," albeit one who self-deprecatingly claims to lack the stunning wardrobe of the
 
The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson's Chip Brooker Selected to 2014 Texas Rising Stars List
March 17, 2014
DALLAS – The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson is proud to announce that firm attorney Chip Brooker again has been selected to the Texas Rising Stars list of the state's top young attorneys based on nominations from his
 
Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith Firm Founder Clyde Siebman says Stephanie Barnes is an Invaluable Asset
March 17, 2014
The attorneys at Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith, LLP, have been successfully representing clients in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas and courtrooms throughout the nation for
 
Houston Jury Awards Tech Company $11.4 Million Over Competitor's False Accusations to Government Agencies, Customers
March 14, 2014
HOUSTON – A Harris County jury has awarded $11.4 million to Houston technology company Function One Consulting Group L.L.C. after a competitor made false accusations of tax violations to Function One's then-largest
 
Dallas Family Lawyer Jeff Anderson says Gay Marriage Debate Headed to Supreme Court
March 14, 2014
The recent decision by U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia declaring Texas' ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional is symptomatic of a nationwide attitude change on gay marriage, says Jeff Anderson, a partner in the Dallas
 
Thompson & Knight Attorney Chris Smith says Prairie Chicken Conservation Controversy Was Prompted by Federal and State Agencies
March 13, 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will announce by March 31 whether it plans to list the lesser prairie chicken as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act. That designation would bring restrictions on land use and
 
The Lanier Law Firm Attorneys Earn Multiple Professional Honors
March 12, 2014
HOUSTON/LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK – Eight lawyers from The Lanier Law Firm have been recognized by their peers and Thomson Reuters' legal division among the top attorneys in their respective states. In Houston, Alex J.
 
Three from McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing Among Top Young Lawyers in Texas
March 12, 2014
DALLAS – Three attorneys from the Dallas and San Antonio offices of the Family Law boutique McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., have been selected to the 2014 Texas Rising Stars listing of the
 
Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney John Teakell says Dashcam Videos Serve as Great Equalizers
March 12, 2014
The recently publicized dashcam video of a traffic stop in Electra, Texas, illustrates the growing importance that video and audio surveillance play in law enforcement, says criminal defense attorney John R. Teakell of
 
Eleven Godwin Lewis PC Attorneys Selected to 2014 Texas Rising Stars List
March 11, 2014
DALLAS – Eleven attorneys from the Dallas and Houston offices of the respected trial and appellate law firm Godwin Lewis PC have been named to the 2014 Texas Rising Stars listing, which recognizes the top young lawyers
 
Houston Lawyer Jason Itkin says Tougher Safety Stance Needed in Oil Patch
March 11, 2014
Worker hazards in the booming Texas oil patch continue to get attention. An investigation by the Houston Chronicle found that 40 percent of the nation's 663 oil field-related deaths occurred in Texas during a recent
 
Houston Lawyers Denise Kim, Heather Potts Selected Among State's Top Young Attorneys
March 10, 2014
HOUSTON – Civil trial attorney and former prosecutor Denise H. Kim and commercial litigator Heather R. Potts, both of the The Kim Law Firm in Houston, have earned selection to the 2014 Texas Rising Stars list of the
 
Gardere's Deirdre Ruckman Named American College Of Bankruptcy Fellow
March 10, 2014
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP 214.999.3000 phone 214.999.4667 fax gardere.com Contact: Dorothy Seals 214.999.4019 dseals@gardere.com DALLAS - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Bankruptcy and Business Reorganization Partner Deirdre
 
Three Attorneys from Austinís Weisbart Springer Hayes Earn Texas Rising Stars Recognition
March 10, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas – Attorneys Sara Janes, Tim Cleveland and Kevin Terrazas of the Austin-based boutique litigation firm Weisbart Springer Hayes have been named to the 2014 Texas Rising Stars list of the state’s top
 
AZA Attorney Featured in National News Coverage of 'Meritless' Appeal to Texas Supreme Court
March 10, 2014
HOUSTON – Following her successful defense of a client in a 2011 non-compete case, AZA attorney Elizabeth Pannill Fletcher characterized the plaintiff's petition for review by the Texas Supreme Court as "meritless" in
 
Attorney Glenn Legge to Speak at DecomWorld Concerning Offshore Oil Liability
March 10, 2014
Regulations continue to tighten on the offshore oil industry since the massive 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The recently proposed increase in liability limits under the Oil Pollution Act from $75 million to $133.65
 
Attorney from Houston Litigation Boutique Hicks Thomas Earns Texas Rising Stars Listing
March 7, 2014
HOUSTON – The Houston litigation boutique Hicks Thomas LLP is pleased to announce that firm attorney Greg Koush has earned a spot on the annual Texas Rising Stars list, which recognizes the state’s top
 
Houston International Trade Lawyer Jamie Joiner Earns Spot on 2014 Texas Rising Stars List
March 7, 2014
HOUSTON – International trade lawyer Jamie Joiner is being recognized once again as a young legal leader after earning a place on the Texas Rising Stars list for the eighth time. The founder and managing member of
 
Thompson & Knight Attorney Tony Campiti says Workplace March Madness Pools Are a Sure Bet
March 7, 2014
"Selection Sunday" is right around the corner and the NCAA basketball tourney, with its ubiquitous brackets, is about to tip. An estimated 25 percent of employees at U.S. businesses will be wagering large sums of money in
 
Gardere Attorneys Earn Selection To 2014 Texas Rising Stars Listing
March 7, 2014
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP 214.999.3000 phone 214.999.4667 fax gardere.com Contact: Ashley McNew 214.999.4718 amcnew@gardere.com AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that 18
 
Eleven Attorneys from Dallas' Gruber Hurst Earn Texas Rising Stars Recognition
March 7, 2014
DALLAS – Eleven attorneys from the Dallas litigation firm Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP have been named to the 2014 Texas Rising Stars list of the state's top young lawyers. The group represents almost half of
 
Five Lawyers from Houston's Arnold & Itkin Earn Place on Texas Rising Stars List
March 7, 2014
HOUSTON – Five lawyers from the Houston civil litigation firm Arnold & Itkin LLP have earned a place on the 2014 Texas Rising Stars listing of the top young lawyers in the state. Honored this year are Cory Itkin,
 
Vacant Property Security's Senior V.P. says Securing Vacant Properties Still a Priority
March 7, 2014
Even as the housing industry recovers and the number of vacant properties begins to decline, cities around the country continue to struggle with how to maintain and secure those homes that are still vacant. "Vacant homes
 
Eight from Houston's AZA Named to Texas Rising Stars Listing
March 7, 2014
HOUSTON – Eight attorneys from the Houston office of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, have been selected to the 2014 Texas Rising Stars list, which recognizes the state's top young
 
Chamblee Ryan Attorney David Walsh says Health Care Fraud is Drawing Federal Scrutiny
March 5, 2014
The recent crackdown on fraud among North Texas health care providers is a reminder of the federal government's increased vigilance on how Medicare dollars are being spent, says David M. Walsh IV, a health care attorney and
 
Thompson & Knight Attorney Steve Stein says Companies May Dip into Chip-and-Pin Cards
March 4, 2014
Demand is growing for U.S. retailers, banks and credit card companies to accelerate the introduction of chip-and-pin technology to combat cybersecurity risks. Rather than a magnetic stripe, chip-and-pin cards feature an
 
Committee for a Qualified Judiciary Chair Rudy Rodriguez says Panel Aids Voters in March 4 Primaries
March 3, 2014
Dallas County voters have an additional resource to consult before casting their ballots for judicial candidates in the March 4 primaries based on the nonpartisan Committee for a Qualified Judiciary's recent list of
 
Mary Flood profiled on Houston's KTRK-TV, Ch. 13
February 28, 2014
HOUSTON (KTRK) - If you watch ABC's hit show "Scandal," you know Olivia Pope, a brilliant and glamorous fictional crisis manager in Washington, D.C. Her clients hire her to make the best of a very bad situation. And when it
 
Houston Compliance Lawyer Tom Fox says Corporate Apologies Should Also Include Accountability
February 28, 2014
The New York Times – inspired by public apologies offered by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, bank executive Jamie Dimon, and sports star LeBron James – has launched the "Apology Watch" column on the popular
 
Godwin Lewis CEO Donald E. Godwin Earns Chambers USA Recognition
February 27, 2014
DALLAS – Dallas Attorney Donald E. Godwin, Chairman and CEO of the trial and appellate law firm Godwin Lewis PC, has been recognized in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business among the
 
Intellectual Property Attorney Matthew Anderson says We Should Make Patent Trolls Pay for Frivolous Lawsuits
February 26, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases next week in which businesses are seeking to recover attorneys' fees for the cost of defending frivolous lawsuits. The two cases ask the Court to revisit the Patent Act and the
 
Former Continental Pilots File Class-Action Lawsuit Over Unfair Treatment by Union
February 25, 2014
HOUSTON – Six former Continental Airlines pilots who now work for the merged United Airlines have filed a class-action lawsuit against their own union today based on claims their seniority was unfairly stripped when
 
AZA Executive Employment Lawyer Joe Ahmad says Astros' Snapping up Ryan was a 'Smart Move'
February 25, 2014
Former Texas Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan's decision to join the Houston Astros as an "executive adviser" is a solid move for the Astros that resembles other high-profile executive moves, says executive employment lawyer Joe
 
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan Attorney Daniella Landers says Supreme Court to Hear EPA Air Regs Case
February 24, 2014
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to require air permits for greenhouse gases emitted by large new and modified industrial pollution sources,
 
Texas Law Firm Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith Promotes Stephanie Barnes to Partner
February 24, 2014
PLANO, Texas – The Texas-based law firm Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith, LLP, is proudly announcing the promotion of accomplished courtroom litigator Stephanie Barnes to partner. Ms. Barnes practices in the firm's
 
Dallas Divorce Attorney Jeffrey Anderson says Kids Matter International Benefit Gala Helps Thousands of Children
February 21, 2014
The annual Fruit of the Vine Gala benefitting Kids Matter International is this Friday, Feb. 21, at The Hilton Southlake. This year's Monte Carlo-themed Gala will feature a seated French dinner, premium cocktail bars,
 
Attorneys Angel, Muenster Named Partners at Dallas' Estes Okon Thorne & Carr
February 20, 2014
DALLAS – The Dallas-based law firm Estes Okon Thorne & Carr PLLC is proud to announce that complex, commercial litigators Shelby Angel and Kevin Muenster have been promoted to partners. "Both Shelby and Kevin have
 
Gardere's Scott Ellis Named Texas Bar Foundation Fellow
February 17, 2014
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP 214.999.3000 phone 214.999.4667 fax gardere.com Contact: Dorothy L. Seals 214.999.4019 dseals@gardere.com HOUSTON - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that Trial Attorney Scott D.
 
Trinity East Energy Sues City of Dallas Over Oil and Gas Leases
February 13, 2014
DALLAS – A Fort Worth-based oil and gas exploration company filed a lawsuit against the City of Dallas on Thursday after the company paid more than $19 million to secure oil and gas leases on city property and invested
 
Technology Lawyer Peter Vogel says Security Lapses Show It's Time for Change
February 11, 2014
The headlines generated by the recent high-profile data breaches at popular retailers have done more than create awareness among consumers about their vulnerability at checkout. They also have provided impetus for improving
 
Texas Jury Rejects $3.5 Million Lawsuit Against Trucking Company
February 10, 2014
HENRIETTA, Texas – A Texas district court jury has awarded a take-nothing verdict in favor of Dallas-based trucking company FFE Transportation Services Inc. after rejecting a $3.5 million lawsuit filed by the City of
 
Lubbock Custom Home Builder Wins Major Copyright Infringement Victory
February 10, 2014
LUBBOCK, Texas — Attorneys from Lubbock's McCleskey, Harriger, Brazill & Graf LLP won a major victory in a copyright infringement case after successfully defending local custom home builder Dan Wilson and Dan
 
Energy Litigation Lawyer Kent Sullivan asks Can Anything Stop Keystone Oil Pipeline Now?
February 10, 2014
The oil industry has all but declared victory for TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline thanks to the State Department's recent pronouncement that the transnational project won't have a significant effect on overall greenhouse
 
Houston Bar Foundation Recognizes Gardere For Outstanding Pro Bono Work
February 7, 2014
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP 214.999.3000 phone 214.999.4667 fax gardere.com Contact: Dorothy L. Seals 214.999.4019 dseals@gardere.com HOUSTON - The Houston Bar Foundation is honoring Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP for its
 
Dallas Divorce Lawyer Jeffrey Anderson says Child Welfare is Paramount in Molestation Claims
February 7, 2014
There are few Family Law scenarios more difficult than the accusation of child molestation by one parent against the other. Even more complicated are decades-old accusations, such as those that continue to haunt Woody Allen.
 
The Lanier Law Firm Announces New Roles for Two Top Attorneys in NY
February 5, 2014
NEW YORK – The Lanier Law Firm, one of the country's leading trial law firms, is pleased to announce notable new roles for New York attorneys Richard D."Rick" Meadow and Evan M. Janush. Mr. Meadow has been promoted to
 
Gardere Welcomes Securities Litigator Todd Murray In Dallas
February 5, 2014
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP 214.999.3000 phone 214.999.4667 fax gardere.com Contact: Dorothy L. Seals 214.999.4019 dseals@gardere.com DALLAS - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce the addition of respected
 
Dallas Family Law Attorney Jeffrey Anderson Named General Counsel of Kids Matter International
February 4, 2014
DALLAS – Respected Family Law attorney Jeffrey O. Anderson, a partner in the Dallas office of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., has been named general counsel of the not-for-profit Kids Matter
 
Attorneys from Dallas' Sayles Werbner Recognized Among Nation's Best for Commercial Litigation
February 4, 2014
DALLAS – Trial attorneys Richard A. "Dick” Sayles and Mark S. Werbner from the Dallas law firm Sayles Werbner once again are being recognized among the nation's top experts in commercial litigation following
 
Dallas Trial Lawyer Clayton Bailey Recognized as Client Service All-Star
February 4, 2014
DALLAS – Attorney Clayton Bailey, co-founder of the Dallas complex commercial litigation and appellate boutique Bailey Brauer PLLC, has been recognized as a Client Service All-Star by The BTI Consulting Group of
 
McCleskey, Harriger, Brazill & Graf Named Among Texas' Top Ranked Law Firms
February 3, 2014
LUBBOCK, Texas — McCleskey, Harriger, Brazill & Graf LLP, a Lubbock-based law firm that handles commercial transactions, civil litigation, personal injury, family law and estate planning, is being honored by the
 
AZA, Firm Attorneys Rated Among Best in Commercial Litigation by Chambers USA
January 31, 2014
HOUSTON – The Houston-based law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has earned a coveted rating for its work in commercial litigation in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America's
 
Gardere Chair Holland O'Neil says Gardere Welcomes Investment Funds Attorneys
January 30, 2014
Investment funds attorneys George T. Lee IIIand Evan D. Stone, formerly of Lee & Stone LLP, have joined the Dallas office of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP as partners in the firm's Corporate Practice Group. Also joining
 
Houston Attorney Tom Foxís New E-Book Examines 2013 Overseas Bribery
January 29, 2014
Recapping U.S. efforts to curb corruption overseas, Houston attorney Tom Fox has published his third e-book, "2013: The FCPA Year in Review," available through Amazon's Kindle. An expert on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,
 
Legge Farrow Attorney Jim Brown says One-Size-Fits-All Offshore Rules Are Unrealistic
January 28, 2014
It's one more piece of the big regulatory puzzle facing the offshore oil industry – proposed new Coast Guard regulations. That agency wants each vessel involved in exploration and production to have its own
 
Attorney Kent Sullivan says Texas High Court May Use Keystone Land Case for Clarity
January 27, 2014
Oil is already flowing through the southern leg of the TransCanada Keystone pipeline that sits on the Crawford family farm in North Texas thanks to the power of eminent domain. But a court challenge continues. The Texas
 
International Corporate Expansion, in Energy or Other Industries, Demands Compliance Diligence
January 24, 2014
HOUSTON – The same countries that open their doors to foreign investment in offshore drilling and other business opportunities may be beefing up their nations' anti-corruption regulations, making caution and compliance
 
Personal Injury Attorney Steve Laird says Josh Brent DUI Details Will Prove Valuable for Civil Case
January 24, 2014
The same evidence that helped convict former Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent of intoxication manslaughter in the single-car crash that killed his teammate and best friend Jerry Brown also could be used against the club where Brent
 
Gardere Attorneys Named Texas Bar Foundation Fellows
January 24, 2014
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP 214.999.3000 phone 214.999.4667 fax gardere.com Contact: Dorothy L. Seals 214.999.4019 dseals@gardere.com HOUSTON - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that Trial Attorneys Rhonda
 
VPS Senior Vice President Chad Mosley says A/C Fortress III Helps Deter A/C, Copper Theft
January 17, 2014
As a deterrent to the theft of air-conditioning units and copper, particularly at vacant and unoccupied properties, Vacant Property Security has introduced the A/C Fortress III. The virtually impenetrable 14-gauge steel cage
 
Gardere Attorney Holland O'Neil says Dallas, Houston Gardere MLK Competitions Set
January 16, 2014
Dallas and Houston elementary students will participate in the Annual Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory Competition on Friday, Jan. 17. It focuses on the theme, "If Dr. King were speaking at a march on Washington today, what would he
 
Family Law Attorney Amber Liddell Alwais says Out-of-State Marriage May Create Legal Limbo
January 15, 2014
Utah's on-again, off-again relationship with gay marriage highlights the instability and unpredictability of same-sex marriage laws in the United States. The issue may be settled within the next decade, as more states
 
ContentGuard Chief Product Officer Scott Richardson says NSA Revelations Raise Need for Erasable Content
January 14, 2014
Growing concern over the extent of the National Security Agency's apparent ability to spy on every aspect of our lives has prompted the development of smartphone apps and computer programs that simply delete online content
 
Veteran Litigator Orrin Harrison Joins Dallas' Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank
January 13, 2014
DALLAS – Orrin L. Harrison III, a prominent and longtime leader in the Texas legal community, has joined the Dallas litigation firm Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank as a partner. During nearly 40 years of practice,
 
Munck Wilson Mandala Attorney Audrey Mross says Pot Tourism Creates Legal, HR Concerns
January 13, 2014
On Jan. 1, Colorado became the first state to allow adults over 21 to purchase and smoke small amounts of marijuana without fear of prosecution under state law. Already a popular tourism destination for Texans, Colorado's
 
Attorney Martin Siegel says Texas Courts Should Ban Web Falsehoods
January 10, 2014
After hearing arguments today, the Texas Supreme Court is set to rule whether state courts can order the removal of false and defamatory statements from the Internet, says Houston appellate lawyer Martin J. Siegel, who
 
Attorney Steven E. Kennedy Elected Chairman of Dallas Bar Association Construction Law Section
January 9, 2014
DALLAS – The Dallas-based law firm McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C., is proud to announce that firm shareholder Steven E. Kennedy has been elected chairman of the Dallas Bar Association's Construction Law Section
 
Gardere Welcomes Investment Funds Attorneys Lee, Stone
January 8, 2014
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP 214.999.3000 phone 214.999.4667 fax gardere.com Contact: Dorothy L. Seals 214.999.4019 dseals@gardere.com DALLAS - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Corporate
 
Dallas Litigator Brian Shaw Named Partner at Shackelford, Melton & McKinley
January 6, 2014
DALLAS – The business and entertainment law firm Shackelford, Melton & McKinley, LLP, is pleased to announce that Dallas litigator Brian P. Shaw has been named a partner, effective Jan. 1. An experienced
 
New E-Book by Houston Attorney, FCPA Expert Tom Fox Recaps 2013 Overseas Bribery Cases
January 6, 2014
HOUSTON – The past year saw the highest number of U.S. prosecutions of overseas corporate bribery since the banner year of 2010. The case numbers and noteworthy fines illustrate the government's commitment to
 
Dallas Attorney Michael Wysocki Named Partner at McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing
January 6, 2014
DALLAS – The Family Law boutique McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael Wysocki to partner in the firm's Dallas office. "Michael has proven himself
 
Anti-Theft Container from Vacant Property Security Protects A/C Units
January 6, 2014
CHICAGO – Vacant Property Security (VPS), a trusted leader in securing both residential and commercial properties, is continuing the expansion of the company's security offerings by announcing their newest product, A/C
 
Texas' Top 13 Legal News Stories of 2013
December 31, 2013
There was no shortage of angst and melodrama in the Texas legal community during 2013. From the state's new abortion law taking effect to billionaire Mark Cuban escaping insider trading charges, the Lone Star State once
 
Head of Alcuin School Walter Sorensen says IB Offers A Challenging Education Alternative
December 30, 2013
The holidays aren't the only thing currently on the minds of eighth-grade students and their parents. With the January application deadline at many public and private schools looming, many Texas eighth-graders are trying to
 
Houston Attorney Tom Fox says There Are Important Lessons in JPMorgan China Probe
December 27, 2013
A solid overseas compliance policy alone isn't enough to protect a company from potential bribery charges, according to Houston attorney Tom Fox, an expert on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Fox points to the ongoing
 
Gardere Environmental Attorney Fran Phillips says EPA Looking at Vapor Intrusion Requirements
December 25, 2013
Hazardous vapors migrating through a building's basement or foundation from contaminated soil or groundwater and potentially creating health problems for occupants is a growing concern. Although many states have vapor