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Texas Lawbook Analysis Reveals Forshey Prostok as Leading NDTX Bankruptcy Firm, via Forshey Prostok LLP. Forshey Prostok LLP is on par with large international firms when it comes to recent bankruptcy filings, according to a recent report in The Texas Lawbook. In fact, only five law firms have filed more bankruptcy cases in Texas than 11-lawyer Forshey Prostok – and all of those firms have more than 100 attorneys on their rosters; one has more than 2,000.

The White Collar Defense Report® | September 2020 News Roundup, via The Law Office of Dan C. Guthrie, Jr. People are getting creative with their alleged PPP loan fraud coverups: In Miami, one individual allegedly claimed to be a farmer operating out of a residential home. As usual, outlandish purchases continue; plus, one couple is accused of trying to flee to Poland with their ill-gotten gains. Read on and subscribe to white collar defense attorney Dan C. Guthrie‘s monthly rundown of prosecution news and analysis.

Managing Litigation Efficiently: A Q&A with Michael Ellis, via Grable Martin Fulton. Grable Martin Fulton’s new attorney Michael Ellis has been practicing litigation for more than a quarter of a century, so he knows a thing or two about trends. In this Q&A, he discusses which new litigation trends have staying power, why flexibility is important to both lawyers and their clients, and how to clear your head after spending some long hours handling complex case management.

Camille Avant Appears on Inaugural List of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, via Clouse Brown, PLLC. Clouse Brown attorney Camille Avant has been selected to the inaugural list of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, which recognizes attorneys who have achieved notable successes early in their careers. Selection to Ones to Watch is based on the same methodology as The Best Lawyers in America, which includes a nominations and peer-review process, independent evaluation and confirmation of eligibility.

Texas Lawbook Hosts CLE Webcast on First Anniversary of T. Boone Pickens’ Death, via The Castañeda Firm. On September 11, the one-year anniversary of the death of legendary Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens, Texas Lawbook will host a CLE webcast to look back on his life, business career, and major legal battles, including his final courtroom drama in Pecos, Texas. That trial ended in a $146 million verdict. Chrysta Castañeda, who represented Pickens’ company in that trial, will be one of the CLE’s featured panelists.

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The White Collar Defense Report® August 2020 News Roundup, via The Law Offices of Dan C. Guthrie, Jr. Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan fraud continues to be a prosecution priority for the Department of Justice. Florida and Texas seem to have the most high-profile prosecutions related to the loan program. Read on and subscribe to white collar defense attorney Dan C. Guthrie‘s monthly rundown of prosecution news and analysis.

Forshey Prostok LLP in the News, via Forshey Prostok LLP The firm has had some attention in the press lately, partly because of the growth in bankruptcy cases in Texas; partly for the recent addition of partner Deirdre Carey Brown, who planted our flag in Houston; and partly for our work in the Chesapeake Energy case, in which we represent the official committee of royalty owners. Here’s a compilation of their recent coverage.

What Small Businesses Need to Know about Required COVID Leave, by Luna Law’s Rachel Luna. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provides new federally mandated leave requirements that generally apply to all public and private employers with fewer than 500 employees. The new leave, Paid Sick Leave (PSL) and Expanded Family and Medical Leave (Expanded FMLA), must be provided from April 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020, and each covered employer must post, in a conspicuous place on its premises, a notice of the FFCRA’s requirements. Small business attorney Rachel Luna has the details that business owners should keep in mind.

Texas Bankruptcy Law Firm Forshey Prostok LLP Adds Additional Firepower, via Forshey Prostok LLP. The complex bankruptcy and restructuring law firm Forshey Prostok L.L.P. is pleased to announce the addition of Michael D. “Mickey” Ricketts as Of Counsel in the firm’s Fort Worth headquarters. Mickey, who handles bankruptcy and commercial litigation, has also done extensive work as an intellectual property litigator, successfully representing plaintiffs and defendants in complex patent infringement cases.

Forshey Prostok Welcomes Deirdre Carey Brown, via Forshey Prostok LLP. Forshey Prostok LLP is proud to announce the addition of Deirdre Carey Brown, pllc, as a Partner in the firm’s Houston office. Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Deirdre has 20 years of bankruptcy and restructuring experience. Her work includes representing both Chapter 11 debtors, official committees, creditors, and equity, in a variety of industries, with particular focus in the construction and energy markets.

The Teen Who Enjoys Reading About Marginal Income Tax: A Q&A with Intern Elaine Mei, via Grable Martin Fulton. Grable Martin Fulton is excited to introduce their summer intern, Dartmouth class of ‘23 student, Elaine Mei. This economics major and public policy minor has been a great help around the distributed office and has quickly taken to all the projects she’s assigned. From administrative assistance to valuation research and drafting memos, Elaine approaches every task with integrity and enthusiasm. They’re happy to have her on the team!

CBS Affiliate Found in Violation of Age Discrimination Protections, by Jackson Spencer Law’s Jennifer Spencer. In this hot take on a recent ADEA verdict, employment attorney Jennifer Spencer discuses a case involving a veteran traffic reporter who was passed over for a full-time position in favor of a younger candidate. Read on for an analysis and key takeaways.

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