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Most Highly Regarded Firms: Texas 2007 - Patents

The research for this chapter has identified 27 leading practitioners in Texas from 15 firms. We focused our research on pre-eminent patent litigators – excluding, where possible, patent attorneys (or patent agents).

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Texas 2007 - Franchise

A very select band of lawyers make up this chapter, which identifies just six individuals from three firms. We recognise them as the leading lights of Texas’s Franchise Bar. They represent companies of all sizes, in diverse industries.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Texas 2007 - Construction

The 19 lawyers and 13 firms featured in this chapter have proven expertise in representing owners, contractors and subcontractors in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Each individual should be regarded as a leader in the field of construction law.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Texas 2007 - Capital Markets

With an astonishing seven practitioners featuring in this chapter, Baker Botts LLP is “a real powerhouse” for capital markets.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Texas 2007 - Corporate Immigration

Texas is home to some of the United States’ leading corporate immigration lawyers. A number of factors contribute to this: Texas sits conveniently between the east and west coasts, while Houston is home to some of the world’s largest petrochemical and biomedical companies and Dallas is a centre for defence and IT.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Texas 2007 - Business Crime Defence

Texas’s business crime bar has had a particularly high profile ever since light was thrown upon the goingson at Enron Corp in 2001. The state fields 16 practitioners of the highest reputation in white-collar defence work. An obvious breeding ground for such extraordinary ability is the United States Department of Justice, with many of the individuals below having served as US attorney or assistant attorney before entering private practice. The inclusion of a large number of individuals from specialised firms highlights the presence litigation boutiques carry within the market.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Texas 2007 - Arbitration

Commercial arbitration is now established as a popular mechanism for dispute resolution in the United States, across a range of industries. This chapter identifies 21 individuals who are leaders in arbitral practice, whether as neutral, panellist or counsel, and who have experience of both domestic and international disputes.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Texas 2007 - Insolvency & Restructuring

Despite the relative health of the US economy in recent years, there remains ample restructuring and bankruptcy work for Texan lawyers. This chapter identifies 29 outstanding private practitioners in the state.

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