Attorney fees: Led by Marie Yeates (pictured) on appeal, Vinson & Elkins scored $11 million in fees; its lawyers literally had sweated the details earlier. Senior reporter John Council learns about al fresco document review.
Disgorgement: Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys writes that a bankruptcy trustee has sued a lawyer and firm, seeking disgorgement of about $3 million.
Go-To Guide: On Dec. 10, the Texas Lawyer editorial department will publish The Go-To Guide, a magazine that includes the Lone Star State’s leading lawyers in 18 practice areas. Find out who the finalists are.
Five years of FINRA: Tom Ajamie (pictured, left) and Jack Ballard (pictured, right) answer questions from senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys about the first five years of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
Politics: A Houston trial lawyer who was sued in July by two political consulting has filed his answers. Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys finds out how he responded.
Approach the bench: Reporter Angela Morris speaks with 69th District Judge Ron Enns (pictured) about growing tired of farming and later cultivating justice in his courtroom.
Securities law: A federal appeals court has ruled that the statute of limitations bars the SEC from bringing stock option backdating charges against two former Microtune Inc. executives more than five years after the alleged illegal conduct.
Dealmaker of the week: Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys learns why an energy asset sale was far from the typical deal.
Appellate lawyers of the week: Senior reporter John Council looks at what it took to beat the EPA at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Litigation: Three of Roger Clemens’ attorney aces — Andy Drumheller, Derek Hollingsworth and Jeremy Monthy — have the view from the dugout on the pitcher’s perjury trial.
Litigation: Olympic athletes can teach lawyers about victory and defeat, writes Michael P. Maslanka.