Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is announcing the addition of Juan M. Alcalá as a partner in the Firm’s Austin office where he will head Gardere’s Latin America litigation and dispute resolution practice. Formerly of King & Spalding, Mr. Alcalá focuses on international arbitration and litigation (more…)
On June 21, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP partner Douglas Glass returned to the firm’s Houston office after a combined 17 years in Moscow and London. Mr. Glass’ principal areas of practice are cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions, project development and corporate finance, with a special focus on energy and international matters (more…)
Texas is home to an incredible amount of law firms, and many are recognized each year for their contribution to legal excellence. If you are seeking legal recruitment by a top firm, our attorney headhunters constantly update our list of the top firms in Texas, and we can help you find an applicable opening for career advancement.
Texas Monthly recently completed a two year study and created a list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Texas, which included a four law firms. The following two organizations were recognized for their outstanding employees, exceptional business practices and reliable reputation. Also named to the list were Strasburger and Price LLP and Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend PC.
Hunton & Williams LLP
According to its website, “Hunton & Williams represents clients across the full spectrum of industries that make up today’s global economy, from manufacturers, financial institutions, retailers, healthcare companies and professional-services providers, to businesses and academic institutions developing renewable energy resources and new technology solutions.”
The law firm has over 800 lawyers spread across 19 offices in the United States. Dallas, Austin and Houston are each home to a branch of this respected firm, and each of these three offices contributed to the industry accolade.
Vinson & Elkins LLP
This international firm operates in Austin, Dallas and Houston, and has offices across the world. Vinson & Elkins deals with a wide variety of clients, and is the perfect place to begin a legal career.
Vinson & Elkins was the only law firm in the Houston area to receive the 2011 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility, which is awarded based on alternatives and flexible incentives made available for employees. Any lawyer searching for a fantastic work environment and top-notch legal work should consider a career with Vinson & Elkins.
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP represented BP America Production Company (NYSE:BP) in its $1.03 billion sale of its interests in Jonah and Pinedale upstream operations in Southwestern Wyoming to LINN Energy, LLC (Nasdaq:LINE) announced on June 25, 2012. Included in the sale are BP’s operations center in Sublette County, Wyoming and all of its working interest in a substantial number of operated and non-operated wells that are producing natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil (more…)
The search for legal recruitment can bring a candidate far and wide, and one of the hottest destinations for lawyers right now is Texas.
Before Dr. David Smouse, founder of the David W. Smouse Opportunity School in Des Moines, Iowa, died in 1932 he was looking to the future and how he could continue to support the school.
Eighty years later, thanks to a gift in his will of oil and gas rights on a piece of land he owned in Texas, the Smouse Opportunity School is receiving a payment of nearly $1.2 million, to be followed by monthly royalty payments from Choice Exploration Inc (more…)
While many people have heard the expression “Don’t mess with Texas,” the attitude of the residents of this state is actually very friendly and relaxed.
Texas has a reputation for being one of the more business-friendly regions in the United States, and the recent economic upturn has led many companies to consider opening branches in local metro areas. This includes law firms and legal consulting organizations, so those seeking legal recruitment would be smart to consider Texas as a possible destination for career advancement.
For example, the Tennessean reported Nashville-based law firm Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP is planning to open up a new office in Austin, and three healthcare experts have just been appointed to manage critical operations.
“Waller has been exploring the fast-growing Texas health-care market for some time and we found an opportunity in Austin that dovetails perfectly with our firm’s strengths,” said Waller chairman John Tishler, according to the news source.
Since Texas is home to such a variety of legal subjects, the attorney headhunters at Kinney Recruiting can help potential candidates figure out which career path is best for them. Whether you specialize in healthcare or any other area of law, we can help you get your foot in the door with quality firms like Waller. We have built our reputation through successful placements and satisfied customers – give us a call today to find out if Austin, Houston or another metro area would be a good fit for you.
A lawyer with significant in-house counsel experience has returned to Fulbright as partner.
Kevin McDonald returns to Fulbright’s Houston office after serving in management roles with the corporate legal departments at Cooper Industries, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Valero Energy Corporation (more…)
Waller, a law firm with one of the nation’s preeminent healthcare departments, announced today it is expanding to Texas with a new office in Austin that will be led by Elizabeth N. Rogers, partner and prominent healthcare attorney from the Austin office of Vinson & Elkins. Waller’s new office will also include Anthony E. (Tony) Pletcher, chief strategy officer; Andrew (Drew) C. Rogers, associate; and Amy L. Herzog, healthcare policy analyst (more…)
International law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP today announced the appointments of renowned international tax lawyers Cym H. Lowell and Mark R. Martin as part of a seven-person, full-service transfer pricing team in Texas. The team, whose practice focuses on designing and defending the allocation of income and expense in cross-border transactions, is joining the Firm from Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP. In his new role, Mr. Martin will serve as the head of McDermott’s transfer pricing practice (more…)