The sound of silence: Why did the phones at a Texas firm’s Fort Worth office abruptly stop ringing? Reporter Angela Morris gets the 411 on a story of interest to firms whose clients like to be able to call their lawyers. Pete Kennedy (pictured) represents the firm.
Clients as defendants in lawyer's suit: Reporter Miriam Rozen finds out why a contract lawyer has sued a firm and clients.
Change-maker: Michael Hunter Schwartz (pictured), founding UNT Dallas College of Law associate dean, opens up about his priorities and plans for the new law school. Reporter Miriam Rozen has the Q&A.
Twice as nice: A BigTex firm and its former client have filed dueling suits in connection with a large San Antonio land deal. Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys has details.
Trying to get paid: The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has given two companies a chance to recover their attorneys’ fees from a former employee who sought to discharge the fee award in bankruptcy. Senior reporter John Council speaks with Patrick Devine (pictured), the former employee’s lawyer.
Affirmative action: The U.S. Supreme Court will revisit affirmative action in higher education, in a case involving the University of Texas at Austin.
Deal of the week: Gibson Dunn & Crutcher represents subsidiaries of Energy Future Holdings Corp. of Dallas in a $200 million private offering.
In-house counsel: Disaster has struck, the sky has fallen, but Ileana M. Blanco helps a savvy legal department prepare the company for and hopefully mitigate a crisis.
The candid mentor: Michael P. Maslanka offers some frank advice for new and would-be lawyers looking for jobs and mentors.