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Press Releases from Thompson & Knight LLP (122 total)

Thompson & Knight Opens LA Office

The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce the opening of its newest office in Los Angeles, California. The Firm has landed noted litigator Bruce J. Zabarauskas, who joins Thompson & Knight Partner, Shelly A. Youree, to launch operations. Opening October 1, 2012, the new office will be located in Century City at 10100 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 950, Los Angeles, California 90067. “The opening

Ten Thompson & Knight Attorneys Named “Lawyer of the Year”

The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that ten Firm attorneys are being recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas and communities by The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Best Lawyers® is widely regarded as the most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Selections are based on a rigorous evaluation process in

Thompson & Knight Expands Corporate, Real Estate, and Trial Practice Groups

The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce the addition of five associates in the Firm’s Dallas and Fort Worth offices. Dallas Steven Bartz joins the Firm’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group. He focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, other corporate transactions, and corporate governance matters. He earned a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2006 and an A.B. in Economics, with

Thompson & Knight Expands IP Practice with Addition of Jennifer Sickler

The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Jennifer S. Sickler has joined the Firm as a Partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in Houston. “We are thrilled to welcome Jennifer to Thompson & Knight,” says Jane Politz Brandt, Co-Chair of the Firm’s IP Practice Group. “Her expertise across a broad spectrum of intellectual property matters strongly complements our Firm’s capabilities and will be

Thompson & Knight Partner Named to Dallas Wind Symphony Board of Trustees

The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Partner Richard B. Phillips, Jr. of the Firm’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice Group has been named to the Board of Trustees for the Dallas Wind Symphony (“DWS”). Phillips has represented a variety of clients in appeals before Texas courts of appeal, the Texas Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme

Thompson & Knight Named Among the Top 25 U.S. Law Firms to Work For

The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce its ranking among the top 25 law firms in the U.S. in the 2013 list of “The Best Law Firms to Work For” published by Vault. Thompson & Knight is ranked 17th overall and is the only Texas-based law firm listed. The Firm is also ranked 1st in Office Space, 9th in Satisfaction, 9th in Green,

Thompson & Knight Receives Recognition in Top Texas Verdicts of 2011

Texas (May 30, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce its inclusion in Texas Lawyer’s “Top Texas Verdicts of 2011” for securing a $10 million verdict in Resort Development Latin America, Inc., et al v. Timothy L. Barton, et al. Thompson & Knight Trial Partner Hunter M. Barrow served as lead counsel for Resort Development in this verdict, which

Thompson & Knight Partners Again Named Among Nation’s Top Attorneys

Dallas (May 7, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to congratulate Gregory S.C. Huffman and Barbara B. Ferguson on being selected for inclusion in “The Nation’s Top Lawyers – 2012 Edition” by United States Lawyer Rankings. Thompson & Knight is one of only two Texas-based firms in the nation with multiple attorneys ranked in the Top 10. For the third consecutive year,

Energy Attorney Gary D. Compton Joins Thompson & Knight in Austin

The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Gary D. Compton has joined the Firm’s Austin office as a member of the Firm’s Oil and Gas Practice Group. Mr. Compton has 30 years of experience in regulatory and legislative matters. He represents corporations, major utilities, pipelines, oil and gas producers, and alternative and renewable energy companies. He has representative experience with administrative and regulatory

Twenty Thompson & Knight Attorneys Named “Best Lawyers in Dallas” by D Magaz …

Dallas (April 23, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to congratulate its 20 attorneys selected for inclusion in D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Dallas 2012” list, which is featured in the magazine’s May issue. The following are the Firm’s attorneys recognized in this listing: O. Paul Corley Jr. (Banking & Finance) Barbara B. Ferguson (Trusts & Estates) Sharon M. Fountain (ERISA) Herbert J. Hammond (Intellectual Property) Craig A.

Thompson & Knight Expands New York Trial Practice

New York (April 16, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Emily L. Saffitz has joined the firm as an Associate in the Trial Practice Group. “Emily has in-depth experience in commercial litigation and class action matters and is a great addition to our group,” says Joseph S. Pevsner, the Firm’s Trial Department Leader. “Her outstanding skills complement our strong trial practice,

Thompson & Knight Helps Southwest Airlines Win Another East Texas Patent Infring …

Tyler, Texas (April 12, 2012) – Thompson & Knight attorneys Max Ciccarelli, J. Michael Heinlen, and Gary R. Sorden have obtained another courtroom defense win for Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) in an East Texas patent infringement case. The Thompson & Knight team from the firm’s Dallas office represented AirTran Airways Inc. in the trial heard by jurors before the Hon. Leonard Davis in the U.S. District Court for the

Thompson & Knight Attorney Named 2012 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fell …

Houston (April 10, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Demetra L. Liggins has been selected for the 2012 Fellows Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). This year-long mentoring program helps attorneys build relationships and leadership skills by connecting with and learning from a network of top general counsels and managing partners in the legal industry. She joins a class of

Thompson & Knight Again Named “Go-To Law Firm” for Litigation

Texas (April 3, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP has again been recognized as a “Go-To Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies” for Litigation by American Lawyer Media (ALM), based on a recent survey. The rankings will be published in The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel magazines in May. ALM formulates its “Go-To Law Firm” rankings by surveying General Counsel and gathering data from various

Thompson & Knight Recognized by Chambers Global

Texas (March 26, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is proud to announce the Firm has been recognized in the 2012 Chambers Global legal directory by Chambers & Partners. Additionally, Partners Jeffrey B. Andrews, Andrew B. Derman, Hassan Yassine, and William Prescott Mills Schwind are cited for their exceptional legal careers. Thompson & Knight is ranked among the top 10 firms in the U.S. for Energy:

Twenty-Nine Thompson & Knight Attorneys Listed in Texas Rising Stars® 2012

Texas (March 9, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to congratulate its 29 attorneys selected for inclusion in Texas Rising Stars® 2012 by Thomson Reuters. The list will be published in the April 2012 issue of Texas Monthly. The following are the Firm’s attorneys listed in Texas Rising Stars® 2012 and the practice areas in which they were nominated: Dallas Jesse E. Betts, Business/Corporate Gregory D.

Thirty-Three Thompson & Knight Attorneys Selected for 2012 Chambers USA Director …

Texas (March 8, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP congratulates its 33 attorneys who will be included in the 2012 Chambers USA “Leaders in their Field” legal directory by Chambers & Partners. Chambers USA exclusively lists attorneys who are strongly recommended from in-depth interviews with peers and clients. Rankings in the U.S. directory are assessed on specific criteria, including technical legal ability, professional conduct,

Thompson & Knight Partner Named to Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Board of Di …

Dallas (February 27, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Partner Matthew P. Harper has been named to the Board of Directors of the Greater Dallas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Harper will serve a three-year term on the Board. Harper is a Partner in Thompson & Knight’s Intellectual Property Practice Group in Dallas. He focuses his practice on

Thompson & Knight Managing Partner Named 2012 Outstanding Texas Tax Lawyer

Texas (February 23, 2012) - The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Managing Partner Emily A. Parker has been named as the 2012 Outstanding Texas Tax Lawyer by the State Bar of Texas Tax Section. The award recognizes Parker’s outstanding leadership, reputation, expertise, professionalism, and mentorship in the practice of tax law. She is the first woman and ninth recipient to be honored

Thompson & Knight Partner Awarded Civic Achievement Honor by University of Houst …

Houston (February 9, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is proud to announce Partner Ricky A. Raven has been awarded the 2012 Dr. Marguerite Ross Barnett Alumni Achievement Award presented by the University of Houston African American Studies Program. The award, which recognizes civic and social commitment to excellence as an alumnus of the University of Houston, will be presented at the Seventh Annual African

Thompson & Knight Ranked as Top Competition Firm for Second Consecutive Year

Texas (February 7, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce its inclusion in the 12th edition of the GCR 100 ranking by Global Competition Review (“GCR”), a guide to the world’s leading competition law practices. For the second consecutive year, the Firm is listed in the Texas chapter of the GCR 100 as one of the top competition firms in Dallas. “We

Thompson & Knight Recognized in 2012 Tax Directors Handbook

Texas (January 31, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP has been recognized as a leading tax law firm in the United States by the 2012 Tax Directors Handbook, a directory that analyzes the tax capabilities of law firms and includes statistics and thought leadership articles from respected industry commentators. This year marks the Firm’s fourth consecutive recognition by this publication. The Tax Directors Handbook praised

Thompson & Knight Partner Appointed as Chairman of the Tarrant County Bar Founda …

Fort Worth (January 31, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is proud to announce Partner E. Michael Sheehan has been appointed as Chairman of the Tarrant County Bar Foundation for the second consecutive year. Sheehan is a Partner in Thompson & Knight’s Trial Practice Group in Fort Worth. He focuses his practice on the representation of clients in commercial litigation, including general commercial litigation and litigation and

Thompson & Knight Attorney Named as DRI Texas State Representative

Dallas (January 31, 2012) - The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Greg W. Curry has been named by the Texas Association of Defense Counsel to serve as the 2012 Texas State Representative of DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar, an international organization of more than 22,000 defense lawyers and corporate counsel focused on issues important to the defense bar and civil justice

Thompson & Knight Partner Appointed to State Commission on Judicial Conduct

Houston (January 27, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is proud to announce Partner Ricky A. Raven has been appointed to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct for the State of Texas. Raven will serve a six-year term, which begins this year. Raven is a Partner in Thompson & Knight’s Trial Practice Group in Houston. He focuses his practice on civil litigation, toxic tort, products liability,

Thompson & Knight Partner Named to the TACA Board of Directors

Dallas (January 25, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to congratulate Partner Scott P. Stolley on being appointed to the Board of Directors of The Arts Community Alliance (TACA). Stolley is a Partner and leader of Thompson & Knight’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice Group in Dallas. He focuses his practice on the representation of appellants and appellees in state and federal appellate courts, including

Thompson & Knight Attorney Attains Board Certification in Labor & Employment Law

Dallas (January 24, 2012) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Micah R. Prude has obtained Board Certification by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (“TBLS”) in Labor and Employment Law. An induction ceremony and reception will be held on February 17 in Austin, Texas. Prude is an Associate in Thompson & Knight’s Labor & Employment Practice Group in the Firm’s Dallas

Thompson & Knight Partner Appointed to Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee

Dallas, Texas (January 18, 2011) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is proud to announce Scott P. Stolley has been appointed to the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee. Stolley will serve a three-year term, which began in January 2012. Stolley is a Partner in Thompson & Knight’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice Group in Dallas. He focuses his practice on the representation of appellants and appellees in

Thompson & Knight Expands Real Estate and Banking Practice

Houston (January 12, 2012) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Lewis S. Kasner has joined the Firm as an Associate in its Real Estate and Banking Practice Group in Houston. “We are excited that Lewis has joined the Firm and look forward to working with him,” says Andrew A. Ingrum, the Firm’s Real Estate and Banking Practice Group Leader. “His knowledge

Thompson & Knight Partner Publishes Article on New Regulations Under the America …

Dallas, Texas (January 9, 2012) – In his article, “ADAAA Regulations” Thompson & Knight Partner Bryan P. Neal discusses the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (“EEOC”) issuance of regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (“ADAAA”). According to Neal, “The new regulations put teeth into the ADAAA’s goal of making it easier to meet one of the three tests for ‘disability’ needed for coverage under the Americans With

Thompson & Knight Assists EIG in $1.25 Billion Acquisition

Texas (January 4, 2012) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP has assisted EIG Global Energy Partners (“EIG”) in the purchase of $1.25 billion of perpetual preferred shares of CHK Utica, L.L.C. (“CHK Utica”), a subsidiary of Chesapeake Energy Corporation (“Chesapeake”). Funds and co-investment vehicles managed by EIG acquired the CHK Utica preferred shares with GSO Capital Partners LP, an affiliate of the Blackstone Group, and

Thompson & Knight Attorney Honored as "Outstanding Lawyer Under 40" by Cardozo S …

Dallas (December 28, 2011) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to congratulate Justin S. Cohen on being honored as an "Outstanding Lawyer Under 40" for 2012 by the Cardozo Society of the Jewish Federation’s Attorneys Division. The selection process was based on recommendations from top members of the profession and focused on talented young lawyers of varying levels who have demonstrated the maturity, balance,

Thompson & Knight Named Recommended Appellate and Litigation Firm

Texas (December 8, 2011) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP has been recognized as a “Highly Recommended Fifth Circuit Litigation Firm” in the first annual edition of Benchmark Appellate and as a “Recommended Local Litigation Firm” in Texas in the fifth annual edition of Benchmark Litigation. This year marks the Firm’s fifth consecutive recognition by Benchmark Litigation. Benchmark Appellate recognized Thompson & Knight for its expertise

Thompson & Knight Partner Named Treasurer of American College of Trial Lawyers

New York and Detroit (December 6, 2011) - The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Philip J. Kessler has been named Treasurer of the American College of Trial Lawyers (“the College”), widely considered to be the premier professional organization of the most respected courtroom lawyers in the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Kessler is a distinguished trial lawyer with 38 years of experience and

Thompson & Knight Expands Labor and Employment Practice

Dallas (November 21, 2011) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Jennifer Motwani Hurley has joined the Firm as an Attorney in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in Dallas. “Jennifer is an accomplished lawyer and a valuable addition to our labor and employment practice. We are pleased to have her join our team,” says Elizabeth A. Schartz, the Firm’s Labor and

Thompson & Knight Attorney Appointed to UTHealth Development Board

Houston, Texas (November 17, 2011) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is proud to announce Alfred (Alfie) M. Meyerson has been appointed to The University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston (“UTHealth”) Development Board. Meyerson will serve a three-year term, which began in September 2011. Meyerson is a Partner in Thompson & Knight’s Real Estate and Banking Practice Group

Thompson & Knight Named “Law Firm of the Year” in Oil & Gas Law

DALLAS/HOUSTON - The global law firm of Thompson & Knight has been named the “Law Firm of the Year” in Oil & Gas Law in the 2011-2012 edition of Best Law Firms, the preeminent listing of the nation’s top legal practices from the publishers of U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America®. This year marks the first time this recognition has been awarded to one

Thompson & Knight Recognized in 2012 Chambers Latin America Directory

Texas (October 19, 2011) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight is pleased to announce that the Firm and its Mexico offices were recognized in the 2012 Chambers Latin America “Leaders in their Field” legal directory by Chambers & Partners. Additionally, Luis Alvarez, Miguel B. de Erice, Jorge G. De Presno-Arizpe, Leslie Palma, William Prescott Mills Schwind, Guillermo Uribe, and Carlos R. Valencia were cited in the

Thompson & Knight’s Fall 2011 New Associates

Texas (October 12, 2011) - The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce the addition of six new associates* in its Dallas and Houston offices. Dallas Office Hillary E. Lyon joins the Firm’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group. She received a J.D., with honors, from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2011 and a B.A. in Advertising Management and Latin American Studies, summa

Thompson & Knight Partner Named to the Houston Zoo Board of Directors

Houston (October 4, 2011) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to congratulate Partner Ricky A. Raven on being appointed to the Board of Directors for the Houston Zoo. Raven is a Partner in the Trial Practice Group of Thompson & Knight’s Houston office. He has been practicing in Houston for 25 years and has extensive experience in the resolution of complex litigation

Thompson & Knight Attorneys Listed in Michigan Super Lawyers® 2011

Michigan (October 4, 2011) - Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to congratulate Philip J. Kessler, James E. Stewart, and Howard B. Goldman for their inclusion in Michigan Super Lawyers® 2011. Kessler was also listed in the Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyers®, which recognizes those with the highest point totals on the 2011 ballot. The lists were published in September in a special supplement of The New York

Thompson & Knight Expands Corporate and Securities Practice with Addition of Ann …

Houston (September 29, 2011) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Anna Marie Dempsey has rejoined the Firm as a Partner in its Corporate and Securities Practice Group in Houston. “We are delighted to welcome back Anna Marie to Thompson & Knight,” says Michael K. Pierce, the Firm’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group Leader.

Thompson & Knight Attorneys Listed in New York Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars …

New York (September 28, 2011) - Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to congratulate Ira L. Herman for his inclusion in New York Super Lawyers® 2011 and Gabrielle E. Farina for her inclusion in New York Rising Stars® 2011. These lists recognize the top lawyers in the New York metro area and will be published in the October 2, 2011 issue of The New York Times Magazine. Herman

Former SEC Regional Director Joins Thompson & Knight

Dallas and Fort Worth (September 26, 2011) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Rose L. Romero has joined the Firm as a Partner in the Dallas and Fort Worth offices, where she will focus her practice on white-collar criminal litigation, government investigations, SEC regulation and enforcement, and commercial litigation. Ms. Romero previously served as the Regional Director for the Fort Worth

76 Thompson & Knight Attorneys Listed in Texas Super Lawyers® 2011

Texas (September 13, 2011) - Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to congratulate its 76 attorneys selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers® 2011 by Thomson Reuters, which will be published in the October 2011 issue of Texas Monthly. The list reflects only the top five percent of lawyers in Texas. In addition to being named to Texas Super Lawyers® 2011, seven Thompson & Knight attorneys received top

108 Thompson & Knight Attorneys Honored in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012

Texas (September 8, 2011) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to have more Banking and Finance attorneys recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® than any other U.S. firm. The 2012 list also includes more Thompson & Knight attorneys in the practice areas of Antitrust Law, Arbitration, Banking and Finance Law, Litigation-Real Estate, Natural Resources Law, Oil & Gas Law, Transportation Law, and

Six Thompson & Knight Attorneys Named to “International Who’s Who of Oil and …

Dallas (August 26, 2011) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight is pleased to congratulate its six attorneys named to the “International Who’s Who of Oil and Gas Attorneys 2011” list by Who’s Who Legal. The following attorneys, listed by their principal office location, were selected for this honor: Algiers Hassan Yassine Dallas Andrew B. Derman Houston Timothy R. Brown William Prescott Mills Schwind Monterrey Gabriel Ruiz New York Marcello Hallake This prestigious list is comprised of only

Thompson & Knight Expands Trial Practice in New York

New York (August 24, 2011) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Amy A. Lehman has joined the Firm’s Trial Department as an Attorney in the New York office. “Amy is a bright, highly motivated litigator with excellent educational credentials,” says Philip J. Kessler, the Firm’s New York Office Leader. “She will be a worthy addition in supporting the growing litigation

Thompson & Knight Expands Trial Practice

Dallas (August 15, 2011) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Nathan H. Aduddell* has joined the Firm’s Trial Department as an Associate in the Dallas office. “Nathan comes to us with an excellent record of scholastic achievement and success in trial-related competitions, all accomplishments we believe will enhance his trial skills. We are very pleased to have him join

Thompson & Knight Expands Intellectual Property Practice

Dallas (August 10, 2011) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Peter J. Corcoran, III has joined the Firm’s Intellectual Property (“IP”) Practice Group as an Associate in the Dallas office. “Peter is a tremendous asset to our team, and we are thrilled to have him join us. His experience in the Federal Circuit, Eastern District of Texas, and U.S.

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