Attorney General Ken Paxton announced a settlement with Career Education Corporation (CEC) requiring it to forgo collecting $50 million in debts owed by 6,800 Texas students who were taken advantage of by the for-profit education company’s unfair and deceptive practices.
Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has appointed Rob Friedman as office managing shareholder (OMS) of the firm’s Austin, Dallas and Fayetteville offices.
BoyarMiller, a mid-size business law and litigation firm, has expanded its litigation capabilities through the acquisition of Houston-based Young, Graves & Burt (YGB), a probate and estate litigation firm.
Foley Gardere is pleased to announce that 11 attorneys from the firm’s Dallas and Houston offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 Texas Rising Stars List. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state are chosen by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Locke Lord’s George Bowles has been named a Fellow of the invitation-only American College of Construction Lawyers (ACCL), reflecting his deep commitment to construction law and his achievement of the highest standards of ethical conduct, scholarship, professionalism and collegiality.
Donna Thomisee, managing partner of Lugenbuhl’s Houston office, was recently invited to become a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, an honor limited to only one-third of one percent of licensed attorneys in the state.
Neal Rackleff, who most recently served as Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), working closely with HUD Secretary Ben Carson, will rejoin Locke Lord as a Partner in the Firm’s Affordable Housing and Community Development Section based in the Austin and Houston offices.