Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Michael D. Bernard to its Business Litigation practice group as a member in the firm’s San Antonio office. Bernard joins Dykema after practicing in the San Antonio office of Bracewell LLP. Prior to that, Bernard served as City Attorney to the City of San Antonio from 2005-2013, which includes time serving under former Mayor and current Dykema senior counsel Phil Hardberger. (more…)

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Shook, Hardy & Bacon expands its growing Intellectual Property Practice with the addition of leading IP attorney Sharon A. Israel. Israel advocates for clients in rapidly evolving industries including wireless communications systems and devices, consumer electronics, medical devices, oilfield services and others. Shook’s IP Practice stretches from coast to coast and includes more than 100 attorneys and analysts with engineering and computer degrees. The firm represents some of the world’s largest companies, including Microsoft Corp., Sprint Corp., Ford Motor Company, The Coca-Cola Company, Cerner Corp. and Garmin Ltd., in the IP arena. (more…)

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Akin Gump today announced that Courtney S. York has joined the firm as a partner in its corporate practice in Dallas. Ms. York, previously a partner at Baker Botts, is a seasoned M&A practitioner with a strong industry focus in the telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) industries. (more…)

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Thompson & Knight LLP today announced lawyer Brandon L. Bloom has rejoined the Firm’s Dallas office as a Partner in the Tax Practice Group. Mr. Bloom practiced law at Thompson & Knight for more than seven years before becoming Managing Tax Counsel at Vistra Energy Corp. (f/k/a Energy Future Holdings Corp.). (more…)

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National law firm Chamberlain Hrdlicka today announced the additionof five attorneys to its San Antonio office. Joshua Sutin and Katherine Noll are joining the firm as shareholders,and Jillian Gordon Foerster, Erin Hamilton Jansen and Lauren D. Parker as associates. (more…)

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Veteran trial lawyer David Elrod has joined the business and entertainment
law firm Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP, as a partner in the Dallas office,
marking a significant expansion of the firm’s existing litigation practice. (more…)

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Senior litigation attorney, Stephen H. Cagle, Jr. has joined Winstead’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group as a Shareholder in the Houston office. His practice focus is complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on construction and contract disputes. (more…)

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A team of Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers led by Houston Partner Bill Nelson is advising Alta Mesa Holdings, LP, which has reached a definitive agreement to combine with Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II and Kingfisher Midstream LLC. The transaction is subject to the approval of Silver Run II stockholders and the satisfaction or waiver of other customary closing conditions. (more…)

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised Bayou City Energy, an investor in Alta Mesa Holdings, LP (Alta Mesa) and Kingfisher Midstream, LLC (Kingfisher), in the combination of Silver Run Acquisition Corp. II (NASDAQ: SRUN, SRUNU, SRUNW) with Alta Mesa and Kingfisher to form a combined company valued at approximately $3.8 billion. (more…)

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Jackson Walker LLP is pleased to welcome four lateral partners across its Texas-based offices. Meghan Griffiths has joined the firm in Austin, along with Jay Dewald and Michele Schwartz in Dallas, and Michael Shaw in Houston. All four partners come from Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP. (more…)

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National law firm Polsinelli is expanding its footprint in Texas with the addition of Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring shareholder Trey A. Monsour. An accomplished attorney representing clients in industries such as energy, manufacturing, retail, restaurants and healthcare, Monsour will jointly office in Dallas and Houston. (more…)

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DLA Piper announced today that Gislar Donnenberg has joined the firm’s Corporate practice as a partner in Houston. Prior to joining DLA Piper, Donnenberg was a partner with Paul Hastings LLP. (more…)

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