McGuireWoods LLP announced today that it has completed its planned agreement to combine operations with the Houston, Texas-based firm of Nickens Keeton Lawless Farrell & Flack LLP (Nickens Keeton). In addition to officially opening the firm’s first Houston office, McGuireWoods is also announcing the establishment of a presence in Austin, Texas, and welcoming several new partners in the insurance and energy industries.
Within the past two years, including most recently in December 2010, the Dallas office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has established a solid track record of victories in asylum cases, winning pro bono matters on behalf of victims of persecution based on political beliefs or sexual orientation. The attorneys have won three asylum cases and one “no deport” outcome for clients ranging from individuals to families of dissidents from Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP was counsel to Darling International Inc., a leading provider of rendering, recycling and recovery solutions to the nation’s food industry based in Irving, Texas, in its acquisition of Griffin Industries, one of the largest privately owned rendering, bakery by-product and used cooking oil recycling companies in North America.
Davis Polk advised Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and RBC Capital Markets, LLC as dealer managers in connection with tender offers for seven series of outstanding notes issued by El Paso Corporation. The aggregate amount of the consideration paid for the notes accepted for purchase was approximately $800 million.