Who represents whom? A Travis County jury returned a $1.29 million verdict against DLA Piper. Reporter Angela Morris speaks with Jeffrey Taylor (pictured), one of the lawyers for the plaintiff.
Arbitration aggravation: An alleged failure to disclose a relationship with an arbitrator has led to a suit. Senior reporter John Council has the filing and some history on the underlying dispute, which involves a vacated $22 million arbitration award.
Bonuses, baby! Research editor Jeanne Graham tests the waters of the wider, deeper bonus pool at big firms in 2011. Firm leaders, including Looper Reed & McGraw’s J. Cary Gray (pictured) discuss what’s new.
Dealmaker of the week: Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys speaks to the man leading a Locke Lord team representing Houston-based El Paso Corp. in its pending $7.15 billion sale of its oil and gas exploration and production business.
Approach the bench: Tough economic times set Judge Camile DuBose (pictured) on her career path. Reporter Angela Morris talks with the judge about how she turned adversity into opportunity.
Football fight: Anthony Buzbee represents Michael Myers, a former Dallas Cowboy in his suit against the NFL. Buzbee spoke with senior reporter John Council about allegations involving “devastating head injuries.”
Patent perils: Judges are weighing disqualification for former big-firm lawyers.
Litigator of the week: The biggest challenge for the plaintiff’s lawyer was persuading jurors that his clients were entitled to lost profits for damages that had not actually occurred. Reporter Miriam Rozen digs deep to learn about this mining-related case.
Appellate lawyer of the week: Senior reporter John Council speaks with a Houston associate about a K-9 controversy and the law.
Technology: Paul Stanfield and Will Ambruzs offer tips on defending sensitive electronic information from hacker attack.
Immigration law: Maggie Murphy (pictured) coaches lawyers on making the case that a client deserves favorable prosecutorial discretion.
Practice management: Biology, bears, and Ben & Jerry’s all hold lessons for public speaking.