Winston & Strawn LLP today announced the addition of Douglas Atnipp to the firm’s Transactions Department in Houston. Doug joins Winston from Greenberg Traurig LLP, where he served as co-managing shareholder of the firm’s Houston office and co-chair of the energy practice group. (more…)

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Akin Gump today announced that W. Robert Shearer has joined the firm as a partner in its energy practice in Houston. Mr. Shearer focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and capital markets transactions for energy, oil field services, manufacturing and technology clients. Mr. Shearer began his legal career at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP in Houston. He spent the last 13 years as a corporate partner at BakerHostetler LLP, where he was immediately prior to joining Akin Gump. (more…)

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Noted bankruptcy attorney Michelle Vonsenden Larson has joined the Dallas office of Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP, as an insolvency and reorganization practice partner. (more…)

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Veteran Dallas business trial attorneys Ladd Hirsch and John Tancabel join Winstead’s Business Litigation Practice Group as a shareholders in the Dallas office. The duo brings a well-established Business Divorce practice to the firm. (more…)

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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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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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