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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Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP is pleased to announce that Malissa Wilson joins the firm as a Partner in our Jackson, Mississippi office. Malissa is a proven litigator bringing over 15 years of diverse litigation experience. Prior to joining Forman Watkins, Malissa served as a Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of Houston (Texas) followed by her role as in-house counsel for a national insurance company overseeing cases in Texas, Oklahoma and Mississippi. Malissa was also a senior associate with an area defense firm and a Special Assistant Attorney General for the Office of the Mississippi Attorney General. Malissa’s long litigation experience has given her an extensive trial resume including numerous cases involving labor and employment, premises liability, civil rights and personal injury matters. (more…)

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced today that Kip Brar has joined the firm’s Litigation department as a partner in Seyfarth’s Houston office. Kip comes from Strasburger & Price, LLP, where he served as a partner in Houston. (more…)

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BakerHostetler is proud to announce that Steven Spears has joined the firm as a partner in the Intellectual Property Group. A member of the more than 60-attorney patent litigation team, Spears is the first patent litigator to reside in the firm’s Houston office. He comes to BakerHostetler from McDermott Will & Emery. (more…)

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Sean Hill and Stephanie Berdik have joined the Firm’s Boston office, which opened earlier this month, as partners in the Investment Funds Group. (more…)

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