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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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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The Houston office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes Anil H. Patel, Ph.D., as a partner in the pharma and biopharma litigation practice. Patel previously practiced at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP. (more…)

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Polsinelli’s Houston office continues to experience growth with the addition of shareholder Mark S. Armstrong to its Health Care Services practice. For more than two decades, Armstrong has provided strategic guidance to a broad range of health care clients involved in complex compliance and adversarial proceedings across the nation. (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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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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