K&L Gates Grows Public Policy Practice with Hire of Texas Governor’s Budget Director in Austin Office

The Austin office of K&L Gates LLP has announced the hire of Ky R. Ash as a government affairs advisor in the public policy and law practice. He will join K&L Gates in early September from the Texas Governor’s Office, where he most recently served … Continue reading

Austin Attorney Claims Victory for All Texas Property Taxpayers With Court Ruling

Austin property tax law firm Michel Gray has announced the firm prevailed in a precedent-setting appeals case filed on behalf of its client, Sebastian Cotton & Grain Ltd., against the Willacy County Appraisal District (WCAD). “This is a major victory … Continue reading

Greenberg Traurig Adds Former City Attorney to Austin Office

Greenberg Traurig, LLP has announced the hire of Karen M. Kennard as a shareholder in the Government Law & Policy Group in Austin. Kennard focuses her practice on government law, policy, and regulatory matters with an emphasis on municipal local government issues. … Continue reading

Ewell, Brown, Blanke & Knight LLP Welcomes Lawyer Joseph R. Knight to Its Team

Ewell, Brown & Blanke LLP has announced that Joseph R. Knight has joined the firm as a partner. Formerly the head of Baker Botts LLP’s Austin litigation department and the partner in charge of its Austin  office, Knight will continue … Continue reading

Thompson & Knight LLP Announces Hire of Associate in Austin

Thompson & Knight LLP ha announced the hire of 13 associates, including one in Austin. Nathan K. Palmer joins the firm, specializing in Government and Regulatory, as well as Trial law. Palmer received his J.D. this year from Harvard Law School … Continue reading

Gardere Welcomes Litigator Who Will Work with Firm’s Government Affairs Team in Austin

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP has announced that David Cabrales has been hired as a partner. Among his responsibilities is to work with members of the firm’s Government Affairs team in Austin. Cabrales, who joins Gardere from Locke Lord LLP, has broad experience representing clients in … Continue reading

Greenberg Traurig’s Elizabeth Ross Hadley to Lead Junior League of Austin Initiative

Elizabeth Ross Hadley, of counsel in the Austin office of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has taken over as chair of the Austin-based Food In Tummies (FIT) program facilitated by the Junior League of Austin (JLA). The FIT … Continue reading

Austin Firm Earns Capitol Inside’s Recognition as One of Texas’ Top Legal Lobbying Teams

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is one of the top legal lobbying teams in Texas, according to Capitol Inside’s recently released “2015 Texas Lobby Power Rankings.” This listing marks the third consecutive time that the Austin-based publication has named Gardere one … Continue reading

Gardere Welcomes Government Affairs Attorney to the Firm’s Austin Office

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP has announced that Senior Attorney Royce Poinsett has joined the Firm’s Government Affairs Practice in Austin. “We are thrilled that Royce has decided to join our government affairs practice,” said Kimberly A. Yelkin, executive partner of Gardere’s Austin … Continue reading