Dickinson Wright Opens First Office in Texas, in Austin

Dickinson Wright PLLC continues its North American expansion with the opening of its 17th office in Austin. Joining Dickinson Wright’s Austin office as members will be corporate & securities attorney, Darrell R. Windham and intellectual property attorneys Ross Spencer Garsson … Continue reading

Rachel Giani Joins Austin Office of Winstead

Rachel S. Giani has joined the Austin Office of Winstead PC as Of Counsel in the Corporate, Securities/M&A practice group. Giani provides legal counsel on regulatory matters and statutory construction to companies that engage in the business of insurance and … Continue reading

Austin Attorney Rick Jordan Promoted to Partner at Gardere

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP has announced that Rick Jordan and others have been elected to partnership. “These distinguished attorneys demonstrate integrity, expertise across a breadth of specialties, professional initiative and a dedication to providing our clients with exceptional service,” says … Continue reading

Texas State Securities Board Publishes Guide about Strategies for Investing Wisely and Avoiding Finanial Fraud

The Austin-based Texas State Securities Board has published its 2016 edition of the Texas Investor Guide: Strategies for Investing Wisely and Avoiding Financial Fraud. The publication has been substantially revised and expanded to help investors – beginning and more experienced … Continue reading

Baker Botts Appoints Special Counsel to Austin Office

Baker Botts has announced the appointment of three new special counsels, one of which, Brendan Day, will reside in its Austin office. Day’s practice consists primarily of civil litigation and appeals, with an emphasis on Securities Litigation. He represents clients … Continue reading

Milam Newby Promoted to Managing Partner at V&E

Milam Newby, a partner in the Austin office of Vinson & Elkins LLP, has been promoted to managing partner for the office. Newby’s practice will continue to focus on private and public companies, from start-ups to national business ventures, venture … Continue reading

Texas Securities Commissioner Issues Emergency Order against Oil Company Over Acceptance of Bitcoin Investment

Texas Securities Commissioner John Morgan entered an Emergency Cease and Desist Order March 10 against a Texas oil and gas exploration company that claims it is the first company in the industry to accept Bitcoin from investors. Balanced Energy LLC … Continue reading

Norton Rose Fulbright Names 8 New Partners, 2 in Austin

Norton Rose Fulbright recently announced the promotion of eight new partners, two of which are in Austin — Stephen Huffaker and Mark Oakes. Huffaker handles pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation with an emphasis on mass tort coordination and … Continue reading