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(l-r) Daryl Lansdale, Peter Martyr and Andrew Giaccia.

It’s Official: Norton Rose Fulbright, Chadbourne & Parke Catch Merger Fever

By James Booth and Christine Simmons |

The year is already shaping up to be a busy one for Big Law combinations.

Dan Binstock of Garrison & Sisson.

Is Your Firm Guilty of Playing Lateral Partner Bingo?

By Dan Binstock |

In selling their firm to lateral candidates, firm leaders are often using the same pitches as their competitors. Recruiter Dan Binstock offers advice on differentiation.

Andrew Baker

Nine Norton Rose Fulbright Energy Partners Jump to Baker Botts

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

In a major lateral move in Texas, nine transactional partners who work in the energy sector have joined Baker Botts in Houston, coming from the Houston office of Norton Rose Fulbright.

Russell Munsch.

Munsch Hardt Founder Russell Munsch Dies in Plane Crash

By John Council |

Russell Munsch, who founded Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr in Dallas 31 years ago and represented a wealthy Texas oilman in one of the largest personal bankruptcies in history, died in a plane crash while on a golfing vacation in Australia.

 Kervyn B. Altaffer of Altaffer & Chen.

Public Has Right to Videotape Police Action, Fifth Circuit Says

By JOHN COUNCIL |

Citizens have a First Amendment right to film the activities of police officers, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has ruled.

Jerry K. Clements

Locke Lord's Revenue Down But Income Up

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Gross revenue declined by 6.4 percent in 2016 at Dallas-based Locke Lord, but net income improved by 11.1 percent with lawyers in many practice areas very busy.

Protestors opposed to deportation policies demonstrated in front of the Homeland Security office in lower Manhattan on Feb. 16th.

Stepped-Up Immigration Enforcement May Strain Court System, Lawyers

By Andrew Denney |

The new immigration enforcement guidelines issued this week by the Trump administration may impose a heavier burden on the country's immigration courts, which are already overwhelmed by growing case backlogs and, in some locales, face a dearth of attorneys.

(Clockwise from top left) Roxanne Almaraz, David Runnels, Stuart Zisman, Cindy Lin, Jason Peters, and Darren Inoff.

King & Spalding Hires 6 Lateral Partners in Houston

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Lawyers from two big firms in Houston, Andrews Kurth Kenyon and Bracewell, move to the Houston office of King & Spalding.

Mark Sloan.

Thompson & Knight Posts Gains in Revenue and Income

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Following a strong 2015, gross revenue improved by 2.9 percent at Dallas-based Thompson & Knight in 2016, and net income increased by 3.5 percent compared with the prior year.

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch

What Energy Producers Need to Know About Trump's SCOTUS Pick

By Miriam Rozen |

Neil Gorsuch, a Colorado native and the son of the first woman to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, has a mixed record in cases that pit the energy sector against environmentalists and regulators.