Legal Roundup

ARNOLD & ITKIN LLP: San Marcos Apartment Fire Lawyers Add 4 Plaintiffs to the Case

By Arnold and Itkin LLP | Aug 15, 2018

Our San Marcos apartment fire attorneys have added four more plaintiffs to our case, warranting continued investigation of Iconic Village Apartments and the management company responsible for the safety of the building.

TRITICO RAINEY PLLC: Wife of Texas Doctor arrested for fraud faces charges now, too

By | Aug 15, 2018

Legal problems are piling up fast for a Texas family about six hours south of Houston.

TEXAS OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Paxton Leads 12-State Coalition in Brief Supporting First Amendment in Public Policy Debates

By Texas Office of the Attorney General | Aug 15, 2018

Leading a 12-state coalition, Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a friend-of-the-court brief in defense of the First Amendment.

MCGUIRREWOODS LLP: Texas Diversity Council Honors McGuireWoods’ Melissa Hensley With Top Women Lawyers Award

By | Aug 11, 2018

Melissa Hensley, senior counsel in McGuireWoods’ Dallas office, was selected for a Texas Diversity Council Top 50 Women Lawyers Award honoring accomplished women lawyers, judges, executives and other leaders in the law profession.

MCGUIRREWOODS LLP: McGuireWoods Adds Top Trial Lawyer Yasser Madriz to Litigation Team in Houston

By | Aug 11, 2018

McGuireWoods LLP issued the following announcement on Aug. 9.Yasser Madriz, an accomplished trial lawyer with significant experience representing corporate clients in complex litigation, has joined McGuireWoods as a partner in Houston.

OFFICE OF THE TEXAS GOVERNOR: Governor Abbott Announces “Damon Allen Act”

By Governor Greg Abbott | Aug 11, 2018

Governor Greg Abbott unveiled the “Damon Allen Act,” a set of proposals to reform the bail system in Texas to protect law enforcement and enhance public safety.

TEXAS OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Paxton Recovers $110 Million for Texas in Medicaid Fraud Settlements

By Texas Office of the Attorney General | Aug 11, 2018

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca agreed to pay $110 million to the state of Texas to settle lawsuits alleging that the company falsely and misleadingly marketed two of its drugs in violation of the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act.

TEXAS OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Paxton Continues Pressing for DACA Phase Out in U.S. District Court

By Texas Office of the Attorney General | Aug 11, 2018

Leading a 10-state coalition, Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a response brief in U.S. District Court in advance of Wednesday’s hearing where the states seek to end the unlawful Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Among other points, the brief corrects misrepresentations made in a business coalition’s brief opposing the lawsuit.

GREENBURG & TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig Adds Litigation Attorney Stephen Edmundson in Houston

By Greenberg Traurig, LLP | Aug 11, 2018

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP continues its strategic growth in Texas with the addition of Stephen Edmundson in its Houston office Litigation Practice as of counsel.

GREENBURG TRAURIG LLP: Texas Lawyer Selects Greenberg Traurig Attorneys for Lifetime Achievement and ‘On the Rise’ Awards

By Greenberg Traurig, LLP | Aug 3, 2018

The Houston-based chair of the Energy Litigation Practice at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, James R. “Jim” Leahy, was selected by Texas Lawyer for a Lifetime Achievement Award.

OFFICE OF THE TEXAS GOVERNOR: Governor Abbott Names Jeffrey Oldham General Counsel

By Office of the Texas Governor | Aug 3, 2018

Governor Greg Abbott named Jeff Oldham as General Counsel to the Governor following the confirmation by the U.S. Senate of Andrew Oldham to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Jeff Oldham (no relation) previously worked as a private practice attorney at Bracewell LLP in Houston, TX.

KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP: Sean Wheeler Joins Kirkland & Ellis in Houston

By Kirkland & Ellis LLP | Aug 1, 2018

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Sean T. Wheeler has joined the Firm’s Houston office as a partner in the Corporate Practice Group.

ARNOLD & ITKIN: Decision Upheld in Record $39.74 Million Dust Explosion Verdict

By Arnold and Itkin LLP | Jul 29, 2018

Last April, Arnold & Itkin LLP announced that Attorneys Kyle Findley, Kala Sellers, and Adam Lewis recovered a record verdict of $39.74 million for a dust explosion victim.

JONES DAY: Jones Day's David Lowery and Nicole Perry named Professional Excellence Honorees by Texas Lawyer

By Jones Day | Jul 29, 2018

Jones Day partners David Lowery and Nicole Perry were both recognized in Texas Lawyer's 2018 Professional Excellence Awards.

BRADLEY ARANT BOULD CUMMINGS LLP: Jeffrey Davis, Mary Elizondo Frazier and Peter Scaff Join Litigation and Energy Groups in Bradley’s Houston Office

By Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP | Jul 29, 2018

Bradley is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Davis, Mary Elizondo Frazier and Peter Scaff have joined the firm’s Houston office as partners.

OFFICE OF THE TEXAS GOVERNOR: Governor Abbott, Department of Justice Announce $1 Million Grant For Law Enforcement Overtime Expenses Following Santa Fe Shooting

By Office of the Texas Governor | Jul 29, 2018

Governor Greg Abbott and the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) announced a $1 million grant for overtime expenses of law enforcement officers involved in the response efforts after the shooting at Santa Fe High School.

PECKAR & ABRAMSON: Courtney Bryan Sheafer joins Peckar & Abramson's Houston Office

By | Jul 21, 2018

Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Courtney Bryan Sheaffer has joined the firm’s Houston office as an Associate.

TEXAS OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Paxton Commends Department of Labor for Heeding His Request to Rescind the Unlawful Obama-Era Persuader Rule

By Texas Office of the Attorney General | Jul 21, 2018

Attorney General Paxton today commended the U.S. Department of Labor after it rescinded the Obama-era Persuader Rule, which violated the federal Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act.

FISH & RICHARDSON: EDTX & NDTX Monthly Wrap-Up — June 2018

By Fish & Richardson | Jul 18, 2018

This post is our latest review of noteworthy case developments in the Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas for the month of June 2018.

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