Jackson Walker LLP welcomes Kent C. Sullivan and Sean D. Jordan as partners in the firm’s Austin and Houston offices. Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Jordan add significant expertise to Jackson Walker’s robust commercial litigation group, having handled complex civil litigation matters for 25 and 20 years, respectively. The two will act as co-leaders of the firm’s Appellate practice. They will also, along with recent firm addition Bill Powers, expand Jackson Walker’s government relations/special investigations practice. (more…)
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. (Munsch Hardt) recently welcomed Thomas R. Barber as shareholder in the firm’s Houston office. With more than 35 years of experience in the construction industry, Barber significantly bolsters Munsch Hardt’s construction practice from both a controversy and transactional perspective. (more…)
John M. Elsley joined Phelps Dunbar’s Houston, Texas office as a partner in the firm’s admiralty and litigation practice. His addition further expands the firm’s ability to serve clients in Texas and throughout the Gulf South with admiralty, litigation and arbitration needs. (more…)
The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Jason S. Varnado, Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, will join its Houston Office in December as a partner in the Firm’s Investigations & White Collar Defense Practice. Mr. Varnado has focused on high-profile white collar prosecutions. (more…)
The law firm of Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC (“KRCL”) has expanded its Energy Group in Houston with the addition of four attorneys. David Bond, Thomas G. Ciarlone, Jr., Andrea “AJ” Johnson, and Demetri Economou have joined KRCL after working at a national law firm that primarily represents companies in the oil and gas industry. (more…)
Holland & Knight today announced the opening of its 22nd U.S. office in Houston, Texas. The Houston office is the firm’s third in Texas. Holland & Knight opened offices in Dallas and Austin in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Partners L. Bradley Hancock and Christopher D. Johnsen are joining the firm to establish the new office. Their practices focus on complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution. They are accompanied by associate Theresa Wanat. All were formerly with Greenberg Traurig in Houston. Mr. Hancock will serve as executive partner of the office.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised GEP Haynesville, LLC in its $850 million acquisition of Haynesville Shale assets from indirect, wholly-owned subsidiaries of Canada-based Encana Corporation (TSX: ECA, NYSE: ECA). The properties, which are located primarily in DeSoto and Red River Parishes, Louisiana, contain approximately 112,000 net acres and 300 operated wells in the most prolific area of the Haynesville Shale. (more…)