Denver based Bodman LLP has affiliated itself with Dallas firm Strong & Willcox LLP by way of two of its partners. Staci Strong Heuvel and Misty Willcox joined Bodman as of Counsel but will also continue work at their current firm. Bodman is making this move to give more attention to its clients in Texas.
Perkins Coie has launched an office in Dallas. Steven Smith, formerally a partner at Greenburg Traurig, has joined the firm to act as partner-in-charge. Smith focuses his practice on lending and real estate workouts.
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP has hired Steven D. Rubin from King & Spalding in Houston. Rubin joins the Corporate practice. He focuses his practice on private equity, mergers and acquisitions and securities.
Blank Rome LLP has gained a partner with 35 years of litigation experience under his belt. Joseph F. Speelman has joined the firm’s Houston office. He joins from LyondellBasell where he was an associate General Counsel.
Bryan Cave has recently hired Chris Gilbert in Dallas as its newest partner. Gilbert specializes in intellectual property litigation but also practices in corporate litigation. He joins the Property and Commercial Litigation Client Service Groups.