Hogan Lovells announced today that Jeffrey Whittle has joined its Intellectual Property, Media, and Technology practice (IPMT) as a partner in the Houston office (more…)

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Sidley Austin LLP announced today that Duston K. McFaul has joined the firm’s Houston office as a partner in both its Corporate Reorganization and Bankruptcy, and Energy practices. Mr. McFaul is an experienced restructuring lawyer with a concentrated practice built around complex business restructurings, negotiated workouts and contested proceedings.

Mr. McFaul takes a solutions-oriented approach to financial restructuring matters in his representation of clients, which include debtors, secured lenders, bondholder committees, other unsecured creditors, and equity sponsors. He also has deep experience representing clients through an array of trials, adversary proceedings and arbitrations resulting from actions, including alleged business torts, contested sales/divestitures, valuation, fraudulent transfer and transactional issues. (more…)

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Continuing its strategic growth in Texas, the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has recently added a top-tier team of nine attorneys across various practice areas including real estate, labor and employment, intellectual property, litigation, and health care. The attorneys, whose experience further enhances the firm’s highly regarded multi-practice capabilities, include shareholders John J. Tucker and Shira R. Yoshor, along with associates Janis E. Clements, Hampton D. Crow, Jr., Alan W. Hersh, Banee Pachuca, Amy E. Simcox, David A. Walker, and Theresa M. Wanat. (more…)

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Akin Gump advised the conflicts committee of the board of directors of Summit Midstream Partners, LP (SMLP) in a $255 million “drop-down” acquisition by its subsidiary Bison Midstream, LLC of the equity interests of certain SMLP subsidiaries (more…)

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Robert J. (“Bert”) Viguet, Jr. has joined Porter Hedges as a partner focusing on mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance. He also regularly assists clients with securities offerings, private equity financing and syndicated credit facilities. He works primarily for clients in the energy, energy service, and technology industries. (more…)

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Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Lucrecia M. Davis has joined the firm’s Houston office as Shareholder. Ms. Davis joins Jackson Lewis from Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, where she spent almost 15 years practicing exclusively in the field of corporate immigration and nationality law. (more…)

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Bracewell & Giuliani LLP announced today that Sean Gorman has joined the firm as a litigation partner in its Houston office.

Gorman focuses on aggressive advocacy for high-risk and high-value U.S. and international business disputes. He has handled complex business litigation and arbitration matters, including oil and gas, contract, fraud, antitrust, force majeure, copyright, products liability, business disparagement, and real estate matters, for both plaintiffs and defendants. He has represented clients based in the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East in the energy, chemical, petrochemical, steel, communications, oil field services, medical products, software, accounting, financial services, construction, real estate, and manufacturing sectors. (more…)

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Jackson Walker L.L.P. welcomes Alfie Meyerson, Thad Armstrong, David Jones, and David Robins as partners in the firm’s Houston office. The four partners, who join the firm from Thompson & Knight LLP, add considerable depth and distinction to Jackson Walker’s already robust Real Estate and Finance practice groups.

“The addition of this excellent group of lawyers, along with other high-profile lateral partners who have joined us recently, truly gives us the premier real estate practice group in the Southwest,” said Jackson Walker managing partner Wade Cooper. “We anticipate great synergies from having a large, efficient, and cost-effective real estate team that is as good as any in this part of the world.” (more…)

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McKool Smith PC has added a seasoned patent trial litigator to serve as a principal with a dual assignment in its Houston and Washington, D.C., offices, after he spent nearly 42 years working at Vinson & Elkins LLP, McKool Smith announced on Monday. (more…)

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Akin Gump advised Genesis Energy, L.P., a master limited partnership or MLP, in an approximately $204 million underwritten public offering of common units representing limited partner interests. Genesis will use the net proceeds from that offering for general partnership purposes, such as funding acquisitions (including organic growth projects) or repaying a portion of the borrowings outstanding under its revolving credit facility (more…)

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Akin Gump advised Sanchez Energy Corporation (SN) in the execution and closing of an agreement with Sanchez Production Partners LP (SPP) to sell escalating amounts of partial working interests in certain wellbores and associated assets to a subsidiary of SPP for aggregate consideration of approximately $85 million to the Company, subject to normal and customary closing and post-closing adjustments. In connection with the transaction, SN novated certain gas and oil hedging transactions related to the production of the wellbores to SPP (more…)

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Charles Eskridge, a former partner at Susman Godfrey, has joined Quinn Emanuel’s Houston office as partner. Mr. Eskridge is an experienced trial lawyer and appellate advocate. He has tried a wide range of complex commercial matters and argued numerous appeals in both federal and state courts. His professional experience includes matters involving such diverse areas as antitrust, intellectual property (including patents and trade secrets matters), aviation disasters, securities fraud, the First Amendment, ERISA, and asbestos bankruptcy litigation, along with state law issues concerning complex contractual disputes, accounting and legal malpractice, fraud, employment and trade secret issues, and insurance coverage. (more…)

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