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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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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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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Vinson & Elkins advised Talos Energy LLC in its combination with Stone Energy Corporation in an all-stock transaction that will create a premier offshore-focused exploration and production company. The company will be named Talos Energy, Inc. Based on Stone’s stock price of $35.49 on November 20, 2017 and the terms of the proposed transaction, Talos Energy, Inc. will have an initial equity market capitalization of approximately $1.9 billion and an enterprise value of approximately $2.5 billion. (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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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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