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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
 
Munck Wilson Mandala Attorney Matt Anderson quoted in Dallas Business Journal article
Should patent trolls pay for 'frivolous' lawsuits?
February 27, 2014
Dallas Business Journal: The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments this week asking the court to change the rules in the Patent Act and invoke "loser pays" fee-shifting in patent disputes. Patent trolls — firms that buy
 
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
 
Munck Wilson Mandala Attorney Randy Ray quoted in Dallas Business Journal article
Federal judge nixes Texas' gay marriage ban
February 26, 2014
Dallas Business Journal: A federal district judge in San Antonio has ruled the Texas ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional, but left the ban in place while an appeals court considers the issue. U.S. Judge Orlando
 
Gardere Technology Attorney Peter Vogel quoted in The Dallas Morning News article
HAL on the horizon, Dallas law professor says
February 26, 2014
The Dallas Morning News: Nearly a decade ago, Dallas attorney Peter Vogel made a call while standing atop the Great Wall of China and then sent an email to his colleagues at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP bragging about it. "I
 
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
 
Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback quoted in Fort Worth Star-Telegram article
A teacher, sexting and the right to free speech
February 25, 2014
Fort Worth Star-Telegram: He was 30 and she was 13 – a teacher and his student – but their relationship went far beyond the classroom, authorities say. In six days in October 2012, they sent 688 text messages
 
Thompson & Knight Attorney Bruce Zabarauskas noted in L.A. Biz article
People on the move
February 25, 2014
L.A. Biz: Bruce Zabarauskas Date added: February 25, 2014 Submission Type: Promotion Current employer: Thompson & Knight LLP Current title/position: Partner Industry: Legal Services Previous position: Counsel
 
Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith Attorney Clyde Siebman quoted in Plano Star Courier news article
Texas-based law firm promotes new partner in Plano
February 25, 2014
Plano Star Courier: Texas-based law firm Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith, LLP, announced the promotion of courtroom litigator Stephanie Barnes to partner. Barnes practices in the firm's offices in Plano. She is a
 
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
 
Munck Wilson Mandala Intellectual Property Attorney Jamil Alibhai quoted in Dallas Business Journal article
T-Mobile defeats AT&T in battle over promotional purple shade
February 21, 2014
Dallas Business Journal: From a battle royal over the color purple to sniping tweets and a no-holds-barred push to steal each others' customers, Dallas-based AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile just can't seem to play nice. The
 
Thompson & Knight Attorney Mary McNulty noted in Law360 news article
Law360 Tax Editorial Advisory Board
February 21, 2014
Law360: New York (February 21, 2014, 12:18 PM ET) -- Law360 is pleased to announce the formation of its 2014 Tax editorial advisory board. The purpose of the editorial advisory board is to get feedback on Law360's coverage
 
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan Attorney Jeffrey Friedman noted in Law360 news article
Law360 Tax Editorial Advisory Board
February 21, 2014
Law360: New York (February 21, 2014, 12:18 PM ET) -- Law360 is pleased to announce the formation of its 2014 Tax editorial advisory board. The purpose of the editorial advisory board is to get feedback on Law360's coverage
 
Thompson & Knight Attorney Arthur Wright noted in Law360 news article
Law360 Energy Editorial Advisory Board
February 21, 2014
Law360: New York (February 21, 2014, 1:00 PM ET) -- Law360 is pleased to announce the formation of its 2014 Energy editorial advisory board. The purpose of the editorial advisory board is to get feedback on Law360's
 
Chamblee, Ryan, Kershaw & Anderson Attorney Bill Chamblee quoted in Dallas Business Journal article
Patients look to medical board for defense
February 21, 2014
Dallas Business Journal: It's not surprising that fewer patients are turning to the courts in Texas in the aftermath of tort reform. But it may be surprising to learn that more patients are turning to the Texas Medical
 
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
 
Androvett NewsWire: February 20, 2014: Clean Air | Corporate Apologies | Judicial Primaries
February 20, 2014
Supreme Court to Hear EPA Air Regs Case 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
 
Thompson & Knight Attorneys Mark Weibel and William O'Connor noted in BizNow The Deal Sheet article
The Week in Deals
February 18, 2014
Biz Now - The Deal Sheet: SALES Olympic 1401 Elm Associates, a collaborative JV of Seth G. Weinstein of Olympic Property Partners and Bryan Dorsey of BDRC, purchased the 1.5M SF 1401 Elm. The new owners plan $170M in
 
McGuire, Craddock & Strother Attorney Steven Thomas quoted in Dallas Business Journal article
Is the NSA reading your email to your attorney?
February 18, 2014
Dallas Business Journal: Here's a scary thought. The government might be reading your emails to your attorney. That possibility has big implications for lawyers and their clients, Dallas attorney Steve Thomas of McGuire,
 
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.
 
Dallas Medical Malpractice Attorney Debbie Dudley Branson quoted in Modern Healthcare article
Helping Dallas' public hospital survive a near-death experience
February 15, 2014
Modern Healthcare: When medical malpractice attorney Debbie Dudley Branson was asked to serve on the Board of Managers at Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas, she was told the position would require no more than
 
Bailey Brauer Attorneys Alex Brauer and Clayton Bailey quoted in The Texas Lawbook article
Alternative Fees Take Bite Out of the Billable Hour
February 14, 2014
The Texas Lawbook: It’s been 20 years since Fred Bartlit and Philip Beck turned the typical law firm structure on its head and opened a firm that shunned the billable hour. Today, Bartlit remains revered for
 
Skiermont Puckett Attorney Paul Skiermont quoted in The Texas Lawbook article
Alternative Fees Take Bite Out of the Billable Hour
February 14, 2014
The Texas Lawbook: It’s been 20 years since Fred Bartlit and Philip Beck turned the typical law firm structure on its head and opened a firm that shunned the billable hour. Today, Bartlit remains revered for
 
Thompson & Knight Attorney Mark Weibel quoted in Law360 news article
Thompson & Knight Guides Olympic's $170M Tower Reno
February 14, 2014
Law360: New York (February 14, 2014, 6:41 PM ET) -- Olympic Property Partners has acquired the 1.5 million-square-foot First National Bank Building in Dallas, Texas, with plans for a $170 million renovation and conversion,
 
Thompson & Knight Energy Lawyer Hunter White quoted in The Dallas Morning News article
Boom in Texas energy mergers is fattening lawyers' wallets
February 13, 2014
The Dallas Morning News: The Texas Lawbook: HOUSTON — Breitburn Energy Partners general counsel Greg Brown faced a dilemma last year when his oil and gas company decided to buy $860 million of oil fields in
 
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
 
Article Authored by Thompson & Attorneys Ned Price and Greg Curry Published in The Texas Lawbook
Courts Address Important Questions About Allocation Wells in Texas
February 12, 2014
The Texas Lawbook: By Ned Price Jr., counsel in Thompson & Knight's Houston office, and Greg Curry is a partner in the firm’s Dallas office. TK attorneys Catherine W. Clemons, Gregory D. Binns, Gaye White, Debra
 
Gardere Attorneys Craig Florence, Randy Gordon and Rachel Kingrey in Law360 article
Appeals Bond On $595M Award Slashed In Eagle Ford Suit
February 12, 2014
Law360: New York (February 12, 2014, 8:08 PM ET) -- A Texas appeals court ruled Wednesday that two energy companies and their directors were required to put up excessive bonds while appealing an estimated $595 million
 
Gardere Attorney Todd Murray noted in The American Lawyer article
The Churn: Bingham Loses Trio of Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves
February 11, 2014
The American Lawyer: .... In other Churn news … Securities litigator TODD MURRAY is now with Gardere Wynne Sewell in Dallas. Previously with Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, Murray joins Gardere as a
 
Munck Wilson Mandala Attorney Jamil Alibhai quoted in the Dallas Business Journal
T-Mobile to AT&Tís Aio Wireless: Give me back my magenta!
February 11, 2014
Dallas Business Journal: Can a company own a color? Apparently so, according to a federal judge who has sided with T-Mobile in a trademark lawsuit, saying that Aio Wireless, a subsidiary of Dallas-based AT&T Inc., isn't
 
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
 
Chamblee Ryan Kershaw Anderson Attorney William "Bill" Chamblee quoted in the Dallas Business Journal
Texas Medical Board cases against doctors rise 76 percent in 10 years
February 11, 2014
Dallas Business Journal: The number of Texas Medical Board enforcement cases against physicians and other health care professionals in the state increased 76 percent between 2004 and 2013, as more patients turned to the
 
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
 
Article Authored by Gardere Technology Attorney Peter Vogel in TechNewsWorld
Will Data Localization Kill the Internet?
February 10, 2014
E-Commerce Times: By Peter S. Vogel a partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell, where he is Chair of the Internet, eCommerce & Technology Team. Peter tries lawsuits and negotiations contract dealing with IT and the Internet.
 
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
 
Thompson & Knight Attorney Randy Williams quoted in Houston Chronicle article
Astros' appeal might prolong CSN Houston saga
February 7, 2014
Astros' appeal might prolong CSN Houston saga Houston Chronicle: The Astros asked a federal judge Friday to overturn an order placing the parent company of Comcast SportsNet Houston under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
 
McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing Family Law Attorney Jeffrey Anderson quoted in The Texas Lawbook article
McCurley Orsinger Partner Named General Counsel for Kids Matter International
February 7, 2014
The Texas Lawbook: Jeffrey Anderson, a partner in the Dallas office of family law firm McCurley Orsinger, has been named general counsel of the Southlake-based non-profit Kids Matter International (KMI). He will serve in
 
Thompson & Knight Attorney Andrew Derman in Law360 article
4 Hot Energy Investments Likely To Lure Chinese Cos. In 2014
February 7, 2014
Law360: New York (February 07, 2014, 5:26 PM ET) -- China, already the largest global energy consumer, is getting hungrier. A report issued this week by the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows a widening gap
 
Commentary Authored by Gardere Attorney Charles Meacham in Latin Business Chronicle
Mexican Energy Reforms and the U.S. FCPA and 2012 Mexican Anti-Corruption Law
February 7, 2014
Latin Business Chronicle: By Charles E. Meacham is a Partner and Chairman of the International Practice Group at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP. Practicing in the Firm's Houston and Mexico City offices, he assists on
 
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.
 
Androvett NewsWire: February 6, 2014: Keystone Oil Pipeline | Child Abuse Claims | Credit Card Security
February 6, 2014
Child Welfare Paramount in Molestation Claims 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,
 
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