The Houston office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Daniel P. LeFort as a partner in the energy, infrastructure and resources practice area. He joins K&L Gates from Eversheds Sutherland LLP. (more…)

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Litigation boutique Yarbrough Law Group has joined Squire Patton Boggs in Dallas, enhancing the firm’s litigation capabilities and continuing its rapid global expansion in cybersecurity and data privacy law. (more…)

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Orrick announced today that Chris Flood, a veteran of the Houston white collar defense bar and a seasoned trial lawyer, has joined the firm as a partner in our Houston office. Chris joins Orrick from Flood & Flood, the firm he founded nearly 20 years ago. (more…)

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Morgan Lewis continues the significant expansion of its healthcare and litigation teams with the announcement today of three new partners in Houston—B. Scott McBride, John Petrelli, and Gregory N. Etzel—as well as healthcare of counsel Summer Swallow, two additional healthcare associates, and a senior health policy analyst. This announcement follows the arrival of two healthcare partners in November, adding nine healthcare team members to Morgan Lewis’s elite group delivering regulatory, transactional, litigation, and government investigations services to hospitals, health systems, and other medical providers. (more…)

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Vinson & Elkins advised Talos Energy LLC in its combination with Stone Energy Corporation in an all-stock transaction that will create a premier offshore-focused exploration and production company. The company will be named Talos Energy, Inc. Based on Stone’s stock price of $35.49 on November 20, 2017 and the terms of the proposed transaction, Talos Energy, Inc. will have an initial equity market capitalization of approximately $1.9 billion and an enterprise value of approximately $2.5 billion. (more…)

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Underwood Law Firm has opened its sixth location in Austin, Texas with founding members Colby Nichols and Andrew Tatgenhorst. (more…)

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Energy industry attorneys Todd Kimbrough and Dane McKaughan have joined Holland & Knight’s Austin, Texas, office as partners. They were both previously with Greenberg Traurig. (more…)

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Morgan Lewis today welcomes to its Houston office two veteran healthcare lawyers who represent hospitals, health systems, and other medical providers on a wide array of regulatory, transactional, litigation, and government investigations matters across the United States. The partners—Susan Feigin Harris and Donna S. Clark—are highly respected healthcare lawyers in Houston, a city known for its world-class, cutting-edge hospitals and medical research facilities. Ms. Harris and Ms. Clark joined Morgan Lewis today, with additional partners and several of counsel, associates, and other team members expected to join Ms. Harris and Ms. Clark later this month. (more…)

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Pillsbury today announced the arrival of litigator Charles C. Conrad to the firm’s Houston office. He joins the firm as a partner from Coats Rose, P.C. (more…)

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Lewis Brisbois is pleased to welcome Lindsay Nickle to its Dallas office as a partner in the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice. (more…)

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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that it has opened an office in Houston. With the firm successfully expanding into Dallas in 2015, Kilpatrick Townsend now has two offices in the Lone Star State. (more…)

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Winston & Strawn LLP is pleased to announce Scott Thomas has joined the firm as a partner in the Dallas office. A trial lawyer with substantial experience in commercial litigation, securities litigation, and shareholder disputes in federal and state courts in Texas, New York, and California, Scott joins Winston after leaving Fish & Richardson earlier this year. (more…)

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