Legal Roundup

FOLEY & LARDNER LLP: Melko Reappointed to Houston Bar Association’s Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Section Council

By Foley & Lardner LLP | Apr 8, 2019

Partner John Melko was reappointed to the Houston Bar Association’s Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Section Council.

BRYAN CAVE: Massey to Present at Aviation Law Section Mid-Year Meeting

By Bryan Cave | Apr 3, 2019

Irvine Partner Shalem Massey will present as a featured speaker March 29 at the State Bar of Texas Aviation Law Section Mid-Year Meeting in Irving, Texas.

BRYAN CAVE: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Named the Top Data Privacy Firm by JD Supra

By Bryan Cave | Apr 2, 2019

JD Supra, one of the leading publishers of legal news and information for C-suite executives, in-house counsel, media and other professionals, named Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner as the “Top Data Collection & Use Firm”.

SHOOK HARDY & BACON LLP: Shook-Client Relationship Finalist for ACC/Texas Lawbook Creative Partnership Award

By Shook Hardy Bacon | Apr 2, 2019

he Houston Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel and Texas Lawbookselected the team of Shook, Hardy & Bacon and Carriage Services’ Legal Counsel Mike Elliott as a finalist for its Creative Partnership Award.

BRYAN CAVE: JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards 2019

By Bryan Cave | Apr 1, 2019

Five attorneys from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner have been recognized as 2019 JD Supra Top Authors.

CLARK HILL: Former GOP Congressman John Culberson Joins Clark Hill's Government & Public Affairs Practice in D.C. & Houston

By Clark Hill PLC | Apr 1, 2019

Clark Hill announced the addition of former U.S. Congressman John A. Culberson to its Government and Public Affairs Practice in the firm’s Washington, D.C. and Houston offices.

MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE: Ashton G. Cumberbatch, Jr. To Be Honored by The First Tee of Greater Austin

By McGinnis Lochridge | Mar 25, 2019

On Monday, March 25, Ashton G. Cumberbatch, Jr., Special Counsel with McGinnis Lochridge, will be honored at The First Tee of Greater Austin’s 11th Annual 9 Core Values Awards Luncheon.

TEXAS OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Pax­ton Com­mends Gov­er­nor Abbott’s Appoint­ment of Assis­tant Texas Solic­i­tor Gen­er­al Kristofer Mon­son to Chief Admin­is­tra­tive Law Judge

By Texas Office of the Attorney General | Mar 25, 2019

Attorney General Ken Paxton applauded Governor Greg Abbott’s appointment of current Texas Assistant Solicitor General Kristofer Monson to Chief Administrative Law Judge for the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH). The Chief Administrative Law Judge oversees SOAH, which is a forum for the conduct of adjudicative hearings in the executive branch of state government.

PECKAR & ABRAMSON: Jackson Mabry Joins Dallas Office of National Construction Law Firm Peckar & Abramson as an Associate

By Peckar and Abramson, A Professional Corporation | Mar 25, 2019

Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Jackson Mabry has joined the firm’s Dallas office as an Associate.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas to Pay $75,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Mar 25, 2019

BlueCross/Blue Shield of Texas (BCBS), a Dallas health care company, will pay $75,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced.

TEXAS SUPREME COURT: Hours After Senate Confirmation, Justice Busby Takes Oath to Join the Texas Supreme Court

By Texas Supreme Court | Mar 25, 2019

Standing before Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who nominated him, J. Brett Busby repeated the oath of office as the governor delivered it Wednesday afternoon, becoming the Court’s newest justice.

HUSCH BLACKWELL LLP: Husch Blackwell P3 Report and Survey Document Growing Appeal of Public-Private Partnerships

By Husch Blackwell LLP | Mar 18, 2019

Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce the release of its second-annual Public-Private Partnership Trends Report and the results of its fifth-annual survey of registrants attending the Public-Private Partnership Conference & Expo (P3C), which took place March 4-6, 2019, in Dallas, Texas.

GREENBERG TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig’s Adelaida Vasquez Named a 2019 Fellow by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

By Greenberg Traurig LLP | Mar 18, 2019

Adelaida Vasquez, a Shareholder in the Houston office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been named a 2019 Fellow by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD).

MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE: Department of Labor’s Newly Proposed Overtime Rule Raises Salary Thresholds of White Collar Exemptions to FLSA

By McGinnis Lochridge | Mar 18, 2019

The Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Wage and Hour division issued a highly anticipated notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on March 7, 2019, seeking to raise the minimum salary threshold to qualify for the Fair Labor Standard Act’s (“FLSA”) “white collar” exemptions for executive, administrative, or professional (“EAP”) workers.

HUSCH BLACKWELL LLP: Four Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2019 Texas Rising Stars

By Husch Blackwell LLP | Mar 18, 2019

Husch Blackwell LLP issued the following announcement on March 12.Four Texas-based Husch Blackwell attorneys have been named to the 2019 Texas Rising Stars list. Katharine David, Houston – Eminent Domain Kevin Koronka, Austin – Employment & Labor *Philip J.

PILLSBURY: Amanda G. Halter Named Managing Partner in Houston

By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaww Pittman LLP | Mar 18, 2019

Pillsbury has named Amanda G. Halter managing partner of the firm’s 20-lawyer Houston office. Halter, who joined the firm in 2013, is the first woman to lead the 16-year-old office.

TEXAS OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Pax­ton Applauds Pres­i­dent Trump’s Nom­i­na­tion of Texas Deputy First Assis­tant Attor­ney Gen­er­al Brant­ley Starr to a U.S. Dis­trict Court in Dallas

By Texas Office of the Attorney General | Mar 11, 2019

Attorney General Ken Paxton today commended President Trump’s nomination of current Texas Deputy First Assistant Attorney General Brantley Starr to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas.

MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE: Five McGinnis Lochridge Attorneys Recognized as 2019 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars

By McGinnis Lochridge | Mar 11, 2019

Five attorneys from McGinnis Lochridge have been recognized as Rising Stars in the 2019 edition of Texas Super Lawyers.

BOYARMILLER: Texas Super Lawyers Selects Five BoyarMiller Attorneys as 2019 Rising Stars

By BoyarMiller | Mar 11, 2019

Texas Super Lawyers has selected five BoyarMiller attorneys to its 2019 Rising Stars list in the Texas edition of Super Lawyers.

ABRAHAM WATKINS NICHOLS SORRELS: $37.6 Million Verdict Against Honda in Defective Seat Belt Lawsuit

By Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels & Friend | Mar 11, 2019

On February 13, 2019, a Texas jury returned a $37.6 million verdict against Honda, finding that the seat belt system in a Honda minivan had a design defect that left a woman paralyzed after the vehicle was involved in a rollover crash.

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