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Location

Dallas
2200 Ross Avenue, Suite 2200 ,
Dallas, Texas - 75201

Website

http://www.lockeliddell.com

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Locke Liddell is one of the largest law firms in Texas and its attorneys practice in almost all areas of the law. The firm represents an impressive list of Fortune 500 companies, individuals, and startup firms from around the world, and its practice includes virtually all types of transactional law and litigation. The atmosphere at this firm is collegial and informal, and all attorneys are given significant client contact and responsibility. Billable hours are reasonable, so attorneys can have lives outside of their work. All attorneys are treated with respect, and they are given substantial formal training and mentoring to enhance their careers. The firm is keen on diversity issues and hires, retains, and promotes women and minority attorneys. Apart from recruiting new lawyers the firm also makes lateral hiring of outstanding women and minority attorneys.


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Austin $140,000* N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $2,700/week
Dallas $140,000* N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $2,700/week
Houston $140,000* N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $2,700/week
New Orleans $140,000* N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $2,700/week
Washington $140,000* N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $2,700/week


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09-21-2007

Attorneys at Texas-based Locke Liddell & Sapp PLLC and Lord Bissell & Brook LLP, a national firm headquartered in Chicago, have voted to approve combining the two firms. The new firm, Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP, will have approximately 700 attorneys with offices in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Sacramento and Washington, D.C. The combination will go into effect on October 2, 2007.

The new firm will have gross revenues of approximately $400 million, placing it within American Lawyer’s “AmLaw 100” annual rankings of the top U.S. law firms. Locke Liddell & Sapp’s managing partner Jerry Clements will serve as its chair. Lord, Bissell & Brook’s current chair, Thomas Jenkins, and Locke Liddell & Sapp’s Marc Watts will serve as the firm’s co-vice chairs.

Other members of the combined firm’s Executive Committee will be Locke Liddell lawyers Ed DeYoung, Don Glendenning and Bill Swanstrom, as well as Lord Bissell lawyers Tom Cunningham, Nick DiGiovanni and Jackie Klein. Bryan Goolsby, Locke Liddell & Sapp former managing partner, will serve as executive chair and will advise the Executive Committee on financial and strategic matters.

“This merger of equals represents a shared vision by the attorneys of both firms to provide opportunities that ensure the long-term success of our lawyers and our clients,” Ms. Clements said. “It became very clear during our meetings over the past three months that both firms have similar cultures, share the same objectives and philosophies, and want to build on each other’s strengths and experiences. Together, we will immediately realize geographic diversity, establish a larger national footprint and increase our breadth and depth.”

Ms. Clements went on to say, “As Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell, we have a partnership that is diverse, dynamic and positioned to be competitive and successful in the 21st century. Most importantly, we will have the expertise, size and commitment to serve our clients effectively and
efficiently in the years to come.”

Mr. Jenkins added, “Our firms’ practices complement one another. This combination allows us to expand our legal expertise and provide service to clients in additional industries from offices
09-14-2007

Who’s Who Legal: Texas, the official research partner of the International Bar Association, has listed eight Members at Locke Liddell & Sapp among “the state’s finest practitioners.” Based in the United Kingdom, Who’s Who Legal selects attorneys based on independent research that includes questionnaires and interviews to determine the selection of attorneys considered “pre-eminent lawyers in the field.”

Below are the Locke Liddell attorneys listed, followed by the city in which they office and the area of practice for which they were cited:

• Stuart M. Bumpas, Dallas, Employee Benefits
• E. Philip Bush, Dallas, Employee Benefits
• R. Brent Clifton, Dallas, Corporate Tax
• Billie Ellis, Dallas, Real Estate
• Bryan L. Goolsby, Dallas, Mergers & Acquisitions
• Phillip R. Jones, Dallas, Management Labor & Employment
• Robert J. Sussman, Houston, Business Crime
• Paul C. Van Slyke, Houston, Trademarks


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Corporate,Intellectual Property,Real Estate,Litigation,Labor & Employment,Business Leaders in The Financial Services, Manufacturing, Technology and Energy Industries.

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