• June 10, 2021 | The Mid Market Report

    Midsize Moves: Austin Office Expansions and a Chief Business Development Officer

    Stradling Yocca and Balch & Bingham both open new offices in Austin, Texas; Archer & Greiner adds a chief business development officer, and other midsize moves.

    1 minute read

  • June 8, 2021 | Texas Lawyer

    Lured by the 'Hottest District in the Country for Patent Litigation,' Midsize Firm Launches in Austin

    After watching IP litigation case filings increase in the Western District of Texas, and a jury return a $2.18 billion verdict in a patent case in March, the head of Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth's IP practice acted quickly to open an office in Austin.

    4 minutes read

  • June 8, 2021 | The Recorder

    Lured by the 'Hottest District in the Country for Patent Litigation,' Midsize Firm Launches in Austin

    After watching IP litigation case filings increase in the Western District of Texas, and a jury return a $2.18 billion verdict in a patent case in March, the head of California-founded Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth's IP practice acted quickly to open an office in Austin.

    4 minutes read

  • June 7, 2021 | Texas Lawyer

    Smoking-Hot Austin Attracts Another Firm—O'Melveny & Myers

    California-founded Am Law 100 firm O'Melveny & Myers opens an office in Austin with a team from Thompson & Knight that does M&A, private equity, project development, infrastructure, and federal and Texas regulatory work in the energy sector.

    3 minutes read

  • June 7, 2021 | Daily Business Review

    Thompson & Knight Losing More Lawyers Amid Holland & Knight Talks

    California-founded Am Law 100 firm O'Melveny & Myers opens an office in Austin with a team from Thompson & Knight that does M&A, private equity, project development, infrastructure, and federal and Texas regulatory work in the energy sector.

    1 minute read

  • June 7, 2021 | The Recorder

    Smoking-Hot Austin Attracts Another Firm—O'Melveny & Myers

    California-founded Am Law 100 firm O'Melveny & Myers opens an office in Austin with a team from Thompson & Knight that does M&A, private equity, project development, infrastructure, and federal and Texas regulatory work in the energy sector.

    3 minutes read

  • June 4, 2021 | Daily Report Online

    Hugh McNatt, Veteran Georgia Trial Lawyer and Raconteur, Dies at 74

    McNatt was rated as one of Georgia's top trial lawyers over a career that spanned five decades. A managing partner at Balch & Bingham's Vidalia office, he was remembered as "a worthy adversary in the courtroom -- always prepared but, most importantly, always courteous and professional."

    2 minutes read

  • June 3, 2021 | Texas Lawyer

    Balch & Bingham, Already in Houston, Expands Texas Presence With an Austin Office

    The Birmingham, Alabama-based firm has launched an Austin office with a Holland & Knight energy regulatory partner and plans to grow to 25 or 30 lawyers in the Lone Star State.

    3 minutes read

  • Johnson v. Avis Rent A Car System, LLC et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-05-26
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry: Recruitment and Staffing
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Brian Terry, Christopher Todd Giovinazzo, Naveen Ramachandrappa, Amanda Kay Seals, (Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP), Atlanta, Michael Lawson Neff, Darryl Dwayne Adams, Susan Mary Cremer, Timothy Shane Peagler, (The Law Offices of Michael Lawson Neff, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Brantley Cole Rowlen, Jason Phillip Wright, (Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP), Atlanta, George Lee Welborn, (Downey, Cleveland, Parker & Williams), Marietta, William T. Casey, Jr., (Swift Currie Mcghee & Hiers, LLP), Atlanta, Laurie Webb Daniel, Matthew D. Friedlander, (Holland & Knight, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. John David Hadden, (The Hadden Law Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Nathan Alexander Gaffney, (Fried Rogers Goldberg), Lyle Griffin Warshauer, (Warshauer Law Group, P.C.), Atlanta, Brian DeVoe Rogers, (Rogers & Fite, LLC), Atlanta, Darren Wade Penn, (Penn Law LLC), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellant. Mark Behrens, Caroline Marie Gieser, (Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP), Atlanta, Philip Wade Savrin, (Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP), Atlanta, Alexia B. Ruffner Roney, (Nall & Miller, LLP), Atlanta, Jeffrey S. Ward, (Drew, Eckl & Farnham LLP), Brunswick, Elissa Blache Haynes, (Drew, Eckl & Farnham LLP), Atlanta, Philip Michael Thompson, (Ellis Painter Ratterree & Adams LLP), Savannah, Malissa Anne Kaufold-Wiggins, (Balch & Bingham, LLP), Atlanta, William V. Custer, IV, Jennifer Burch Dempsey, (Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellee.

    Case Number: S20G0695

    Tortfeasor's intervening criminal conduct caused plaintiff's injuries, and defendant rental car company was not liable for plaintiffs' injuries

  • GEICO Indemnity Co. v. Whiteside

    Publication Date: 2021-05-13
    Practice Area: Insurance Law | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joseph Robb Cruser, Kathleen Marie Hurley, (Cruser Mitchell Novitz Sanchez Gaston & Zimet LLP), Norcross, Wallace Miller, (Wallace Miller III, LLC), Macon, Leah Ward Sears, Edward H. Wasmuth, Jr., Colin Dang Delaney, (Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Timothy Scot Rigsbee, Frank Mitchell Lowrey, Michael Brian Terry, (Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP), Atlanta, Miranda Johnston Brash, Charles Austin Gower, Jr., Shaun Patrick O'Hara, (Charles A. Gower PC), Columbus, for appellee. David Marlow Atkinson, Bradley S. Wolff, Douglas Lee Clayton, (Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP), Atlanta, Jeffrey S. Ward, Elissa Blache Haynes, (Drew, Eckl & Farnham LLP), Brunswick, Malissa Anne Kaufold-Wiggins, (Balch & Bingham, LLP), Atlanta, Philip Michael Thompson, (Ellis Painter Ratterree & Adams LLP), Savannah, for Amicus Appellant. Richard English Dolder, Jr., James Nicholas Sadd, (Slappey & Sadd, LLC), Atlanta, David Austin Bersinger, (Bersinger Law LLC), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellee.

    Case Number: S21Q0227

    Court Analyzes Tortfeasor's Duty to Give Insurer Notice of Suit, Insurer's Duty to Settle Claim Brought Against Tortfeasor