6-13-18 News Roundup

Texas Lawyer: “White & Case, which is building up its Houston office with lateral hires from several prominent firms in Texas, raided King & Spalding for its latest conquest—partner David Strickland.” Read More

Houston Public Media: “The trial of Terry Thompson for the murder of John Hernandez in May 2017 started Wednesday and Thompson’s defense attorney said during the opening arguments his client didn’t intend to kill the 24 year-old man.” Read More

Law.com: Partners at local firms complain that it is increasingly difficult to win client work. “Part of the difficulty”, a partner at a leading Houston based law firm told ALM Intelligence, “is that clients have gotten more sophisticated over the past couple years, but the other part of the problem is that there are just so many more firms to compete with these days.” This partner’s comments are understandable – Houston has seen 46 NLJ 250 market entries since 2001. Read More

Houston Chronicle: Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg, in what may be the first case of its kind across the country, has filed a civil lawsuit to shut down a Houston bar she called a “crime factory” because of repeated criminal behavior linked to over serving alcohol to customers. Read More