Houston-based Bracewell LLP announced that Todd W. Eckland has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the corporate and securities group. Eckland had been a senior partner and served for over 15 years as co-leader of the securities team at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. He has over 30 years of experience representing investment banks and public and private companies in capital markets transactions. He has represented clients in more than 250 public offerings of debt, equity and hybrid securities across the energy, technology and life science sectors. Eckland also advises on project financings, private placements and strategic investments, as well as corporate governance matters. He earned his B.S. from the University of Minnesota and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.

Carly Milner is set to join the law firm of Fogler, Brar, Ford, O’Neil & Gray in Houston as a partner, as of Nov. 1. She was previously with Vinson & Elkins in Houston. Her practice focuses on general business/commercial litigation in addition to professional liability, products liability and other civil litigation, and her experience includes both plaintiff and defense work. She has represented clients in contractual disputes, disputes involving business torts, disputes over property rights (including disputes between surface owners and mineral-rights owners), securities litigation, and tort litigation. Milner also has experience with multijurisdictional disputes and personal jurisdiction issues. She earned her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2004, and her B.A. in and government  from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001. She later served as a judicial clerk to U.S. District Judge Samuel B. Kent of the Southern District of Texas, 2004-2005 and 2007-2008. She is admitted to practice in Texas, the District of Columbia, Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.