Highlights for 2019: Texas remains strong despite drop in overall partner movement; non-Texas-based firms netted 66% of moves; Houston and Dallas dominated statewide market; Corporate Litigation moves hot, no sign of cooling

Announcing the Inaugural “100 Attorneys Who Give a Damn”

A formal invitation will follow, but we want to make sure we get on your radar now. This spring, Aspire Legal Search Group will host a happy hour in Dallas with a simple purpose: Share a beer with our fellow attorneys and colleagues and do some (more) good.

By each committing to a $100 donation, in a single night, this network of community leaders will make a huge difference by raising $10,000 for a local nonprofit. We hope you’ll join us in strengthening the communities we serve and strengthening the bond we share as Texas attorneys. Stay tuned — we’ll share more information in the coming months!

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LIST OF PARTNER MOVES: Q4 OF 2019

Name
New Firm
Old Firm
Practice Area
City
Date Announced
Link
Danny WorrellBaker BottsKatten Muchin Rosenman EnvironmentalAustin10/2/2019https://www.bakerbotts.com/news/2019/10/baker-botts-welcomes-leading-nine-partner-environmental-white-collar-and-crisis-response-team
Greg DillardBaker BottsKatten Muchin Rosenman EnvironmentalHouston10/2/2019https://www.bakerbotts.com/news/2019/10/baker-botts-welcomes-leading-nine-partner-environmental-white-collar-and-crisis-response-team
Scott ElliottBaker BottsKatten Muchin Rosenman EnvironmentalHouston10/2/2019https://www.bakerbotts.com/news/2019/10/baker-botts-welcomes-leading-nine-partner-environmental-white-collar-and-crisis-response-team
Robert FordBradley ArantFogler, Brar, Ford, O'Neil & GrayCommercial LitigationHouston11/19/2019https://www.bradley.com/insights/news/2019/11/bradleys-houston-office-adds-recognized-litigation-partner
Stephanie GastonBradley ArantClark Hill StrasburgerLabor and EmploymentHouston10/16/2019https://www.bradley.com/insights/news/2019/10/stephanie-gaston-joins-bradleys-houston-office-as-labor-and-employment-partner
Israel SilvasDykemaGodwin BowmanCommercial LitigationDallas10/24/2019https://www.dykema.com/news-press-dykemas-dallas-office-continues-growth-with-addition-of-litigators-israel-silvas-mike-toth-and-alexis-farrell_102219.html
Kathleen BarrowFox Rothschild Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete Employee BenefitsDallas10/08/2019https://www.foxrothschild.com/news/fox-expands-in-dallas-with-employee-benefits-partner-kathleen-barrow/
Michael FreemanHaynes and BooneWinsteadEnergy and InfrastructureDallas10/10/2019https://www.haynesboone.com/press-releases/michael-freeman-joins-haynes-and-boone
Darren McHughHunton Andrews KurthStradling Yocca Carlson & RauthTaxAustin10/24/2019https://www.huntonak.com/en/news/hunton-andrews-kurth-expands-national-public-finance-practice-with-addition-of-darren-c-mchugh.html
Kirk RasmussenJackson WalkerEnoch KeverEnergy and InfrastructureAustin12/09/2019https://www.jw.com/news/lindsey-berwick-kirk-rasmussen-join-jackson-walker-finance-electric-utility-practices/
Lindsey BerwickJackson WalkerFrost BankBanking & FinanceSan Antonio12/09/2019https://www.jw.com/news/lindsey-berwick-kirk-rasmussen-join-jackson-walker-finance-electric-utility-practices/
Jacqueline B. HoffmanK&L Gates LLPTenet HealthcareHealth CareDallas11/06/2019http://www.klgates.com/kl-gates-boosts-health-care-practice-with-senior-in-house-counsel-hires-in-dallas-and-research-triangle-park-11-06-2019/
Derek MontgomeryKelly HartMontgomery LegalCommercial LitigationMidland12/1/2019https://www.kellyhart.com/news/2782-derek-montgomery-joins-kelly-hart
Debbie YeeKirkland & EllisLatham & WatkinsCorporate M&A SecuritiesHouston11/18/2019https://www.kirkland.com/news/press-release/2019/11/debbie-yee-joins-kirkland-energy-practice
Jeremy FieldingKirkland & EllisLynn, Pinker, Cox & HurstCommercial LitigationDallas11/06/2019https://www.kirkland.com/news/press-release/2019/11/kirkland-adds-trial-lawyer-jeremy-fielding
Sara CheletteLynn Pinker Cox & HurstJackson WalkerCommercial LitigationDallas10/02/2019http://www.lynnllp.com/news/2019/10/introducing-sara-chelette-as-lpchs-newest-partner
Vera de GyarfasMayer BrownKing & SpaldingEnergy and InfrastructureHouston12/05/2019https://www.mayerbrown.com/en/news/2019/12/mayer-brown-enhances-global-energy-capabilities-with-arrival-of-vera-de-gyarfas-as-partner-in-houston
Phyllis YoungMcGuire WoodsAkin GumpBanking & FinanceDallas11/04/2019https://www.mcguirewoods.com/news/press-releases/2019/11/mcguirewoods-continues-texas-growth-with-arrival-of-debt-finance-partner-phyllis-young
David B. Dowell "Brad"Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee, PLLCDowell Pham HarrisonLabor and EmploymentFort Worth11/01/2019https://www.namanhowell.com/2019/November/Naman-Howell-Welcomes-Brad-Dowell.aspx
Gordon Stafford, Jr.Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee, PLLCNationwide Insurance CompanyCommercial LitigationSan Antonio10/11/2019https://www.namanhowell.com/2019/October/Naman-Howell-Announces-Addition-of-Gordon-Staffo.aspx
Kayla LanderosNaman, Howell, Smith & Lee, PLLCCity of TempleReal EstateWaco10/09/2019https://www.namanhowell.com/2019/October/Naman-Howell-Announces-Addition-of-Kayla-Landero.aspx
Elly Austin VecchioPhelps DunbarHunton Andrews KurthCommercial LitigationHouston10/04/2019https://www.phelps.com/phelps-dunbar-expands-condemnation-services-in-texas-10-4-2019
Frederick JunkinPhelps DunbarHunton Andrews KurthCommercial LitigationHouston10/04/2019https://www.phelps.com/phelps-dunbar-expands-condemnation-services-in-texas-10-4-2019
Edward LabordePolsinelliDentonsCorporate M&A SecuritiesHouston11/20/2019https://www.polsinelli.com/newsevents/pp-polsinelli-welcomes-new-texas-shareholder-liz
Liz BoydstonPolsinelliK&L GatesBankruptcyDallas11/20/2019https://www.polsinelli.com/newsevents/pp-polsinelli-welcomes-new-texas-shareholder-liz
Chauncey M. LaneReed SmithHusch BlackwellCorporate M&A SecuritiesDallas11/07/2019https://www.reedsmith.com/en/news/2019/11/reed-smith-continues-dallas-growth-with-addition-of-chauncey-lane
Davis BradfordSpencer FaneDobrowski, Larkin & JohnsonCommercial LitigationHouston11/18/2019https://www.spencerfane.com/spencer-fane-grows-new-houston-office-with-addition-of-2-partners/
Fred JohnsonSpencer FaneDobrowski, Larkin & JohnsonCommercial LitigationHouston11/18/2019https://www.spencerfane.com/spencer-fane-grows-new-houston-office-with-addition-of-2-partners/
Jessica MageeThompson & KnightThe Beneficient Company GroupSecurities Litigation and EnforcementDallas12/04/2019https://www.tklaw.com/news-insights/news/thompson-knight-welcomes-trial-partner-to-dallas-office