Austin’s Own Aviation Law Expert, Mike Slack, Looks at Recent Crashes, What They Mean

(Editor’s Note: Mike Slack of Slack & Davis (, a nationally recognized aviation law expert recently looked at the need to incorporate more modern technology in passenger jets.) The recent crashes of Germanwings Flight 9525 and Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are … Continue reading

Austin Tech Company Secures Another Legal Victory in Its Copyright Battle With Perfect 10

iganews, the world’s premium Usenet access provider, announced today that the United States District Court for the Central District of California has once again ruled in its favor in its long running defense against a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by … Continue reading

Pillsbury Expands Austin Presence with IP Lawyers from Bracewell

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP has announced the addition of a four-partner team to the firm’s Intellectual Property practice. Based in Austin, Edward Cavazos, Barry Shelton, Michael Chibib and Conor Civins join Pillsbury from Bracewell & Giuliani, according to the … Continue reading

Austin Legal Technology Company Acquired for At least $70 Million

LDiscovery, LLC, a leading provider of eDiscovery services, has announced its merger with Renew Data Corp, a legal consulting and technology company based in Austin. While the companies did not disclose the terms and suggested it was a “merger,” the … Continue reading

Austin-based Provider of Enterprise Legal Management Solutions Adds Director

Mitratech, an Austin-based provider of enterprise legal management solutions, has announced the appointment of Jason Heyman, an experienced legal industry expert, as its Managing Director, EMEA. The company said “increasing European demand for comprehensive legal management products, including matter management, legal project … Continue reading

Reed & Scardino’s Key Advisor Pike Powers to Receive ATC Hall Of Fame Honor

Pike Powers, a lauded visionary in Austin’s technology and economic development landscape over the last thirty years, will be inducted today into the Austin Technology Council Hall of Fame at their 2014 CEO Summit.  His civic leadership has helped turn … Continue reading

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Adds Partner to Austin Office

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan has announced the hire of Alan Albright as a partner in its Austin office. Albright counsels clients in the Internet, software, hardware, medical equipment and semiconductor industries in patent litigation, licensing, protection and enforcement of trade … Continue reading

Austin Company Appoints Cynthia Schultz as General Counsel

Affiniti LLC, a leading broadband services provider that serves rural and underserved communities nationally, has announced the appointment of Cynthia Schultz as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. “She is known for her risk, compliance, business and political acumen with … Continue reading

Dell Legal Director Leaves for Biotech Company

Austin-based XBiotech has announced that Robert Lindsey has joined the company as Senior Vice President Corporate Development & General Counsel. Lindsey joins XBiotech from Dell where he served as Legal Director. In that capacity, he acted as the sole securities … 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