Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is given the honor (for the fifth year) as being one of the top law firms in Texas in the annual listing of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” conducted by Chambers & Partners. Chambers USA guide recognizes 19 of Gardere’s partners were noted as being among the best in their respective fields.
At least some one is getting something out of many businesses losing their shirts, along with millions of workers getting the boot. Bankruptcy attorneys are expecting to have much to work on, especially in bankruptcy hot spots like New York, Delaware, California, and Texas. Not only were there many bankruptcy cases from 2007, the outlook for the future shows this already large number will increase, says many big law firms.
Dewey & LeBoeuf has announced its plans to close three US offices in an attempt to boost its major capital markets practice. The Jacksonville office will close at the end of this year in December. The Hartford office is to close in February and the Austin office will be closing in March 2009. All 48 lawyers amongst the three offices are asked to remain with Dewey & LeBouef and relocate to another of its offices.
Eversheds has announced plans for big changes for its litigation management; they will soon have four department head, instead of the current 10. This strategy will support the overall objective to target commercial clients.