Editors Reception and Awards

The Chambers Editors' Reception offers distinguished networking opportunities with ranked lawyers and clients. This evening is aimed to celebrate excellence within the legal community on a local and global scale. We are delighted to announce our shortlists below.

It will see awards given to top rankings firms and individuals from the region with the best notable achievements over the past 12 months, in this market and the wider region.

As part of the evening reception attendees will also have the opportunity to be part of the Chambers GC Influencers presentation.

This is a prestigious list highlighting the most influential in-house lawyers working in the American South & South Central region market today, drawing upon the extensive independent market research carried out by our team of researchers. The list is now available here.

Time: 18:00 - 20:00

USA - Texas Awards 2019 - Shortlists

Energy/Projects

Bracewell LLP
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Wright & Talisman PC

Winner: Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Environment

Baker Botts LLP
Guida, Slavich & Flores, PC
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Nossaman LLP

Winner: Baker Botts LLP

Corporate/M&A

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
Sidley Austin LLP
Vinson & Elkins LLP

Winner: Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Intellectual Property

McKool Smith
Pirkey Barber PLLC
Susman Godfrey LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP

Winner: McKool Smith

Bankruptcy

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Jackson Walker LLP
Norton Rose Fulbright
Porter Hedges LLP

Winner: Porter Hedges LLP

Commercial Litigation

Bracewell LLP
Gibbs & Bruns
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
McKool Smith
Winston & Strawn LLP
Yetter Coleman LLP

Winner: Bracewell LLP

Capital Markets

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
Vinson & Elkins LLP

Winner: Vinson & Elkins LLP

Outstanding Contribution (TX)
Kathy Patrick, Gibbs & Bruns LLP

Kathy Patrick has long been considered a leader of the Texas Bar, and is a hugely deserving winner of our Outstanding Contribution award, most notably for her continuing excellence in the securities litigation space. In the years since the financial crisis, the power of Ms Patrick’s courtroom advocacy on behalf of institutional investors has led to some of the most remarkable recoveries from major financial institutions, while her defense-side work has also seen her play a central role in some of the most highly publicized securities fraud cases in American corporate history. She is widely revered as "a leader in the Texas market," with her courtroom opponents acknowledging her as "an extremely knowledgeable and articulate foe" and "an incredibly smart and talented orator." Her clients hold her in similarly high regard, with one describing her as "one of the most naturally gifted lawyers I’ve ever worked with. She is brilliant on her feet, knows how to get to the heart of a matter very quickly and has an incredible presence."