Thompson & Knight LLP
- Designation: Dallas
- Head Count: 291
- Gross Revenues: $200,000,000
- Revenue Per Lawyer: $685,000
- Profits Per Partner: $925,000
- Year Over Year Change: -4
Thompson & Knight is a Dallas-based law firm. With 319 attorneys, the firm placed 138th on the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size. With respect to revenue, the firm ranked 134th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 200 rankings with $199,000,000 in gross revenue in 2010. Thompson & Knight is a business law firm that primarily represents corporations, businesses, and individual entrepreneurs. Among its practice areas are corporate and securities, energy, finance, government relations, intellectual property, real estate, and technology. In addition to its Dallas headquarters, Thompson & Knight has several other offices in Texas (Austin, Fort Worth, and Houston) and several worldwide office locations, including Monterrey, Mexico, Algiers and Paris.
In the News
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 14, 2014
The verdict has broad implications for businesses in the Gulf Coast area, said Paul Yetter, a partner in Yetter Coleman in Houston who represents MM Steel in the lawsuit.
Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014
A Delaware-based litigation partner leaves Weil for DLA Piper; Mintz Levin lands three IP attorneys in Boston; and, a Utah U.S. attorney returns to Sidley Austin.
Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 01, 2014
A 78-year-old woman's attempt to stay in her rent-stabilized apartment may depend on whether New York's highest court finds the value of her lease constitutes a "local public assistance benefit" and can be exempt from bankruptcy.
: The National Law Journal : January 31, 2014
Randy Aoyama joins Hinshaw & Culbertson as partner in the Phoenix office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.
: New York Law Journal : January 12, 2014
Six firms have added partners and Oleg Sabel has added counsel.
: Texas Lawyer : January 10, 2014
David L. Evans of Benbrook, judge of the 48th District Court in Tarrant County, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Perry as presiding judge of the Eighth Administrative Judicial Region for a four-year term. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 17, 2014
"The first quarter of 2013 was as slow as we have ever seen it in everyone's memory," said Thompson & Knight managing partner Emily Parker, who is in Dallas. "The last quarter of 2012 was a barnburner. … It cannibalized the first quarter of 2013."
Angela Morris and Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 17, 2014
A review of Texas Supreme Court candidates' campaign finance reports shows that the Republican incumbent justices have out-fundraised their primary challengers by more than seven-to-one and outspent them by more than four-to-one.
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 10, 2014
"The first quarter of 2013 was as slow as we have ever seen it in everyone's memory," said managing partner Emily Parker. "The last quarter of 2012 was a barnburner. ... It cannibalized the first quarter of 2013."
Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014
Three New York–based Paul Hastings labor and employment partners jump to Proskauer Rose, and a fourth joins Ogletree in Atlanta; Foley & Lardner adds two partners and an of counsel in Miami; and a Kirkland partner becomes chair of Winston & Strawn's West Coast private equity practice.
George Erb : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014
Dallas boutique Bickel & Brewer harbors Texas-size ambitions about the cases it wants. It has a penchant for matters with a lot of money and business at stake, groundbreaking legal issues or big public policy questions. And it gets what it wants.
: Texas Lawyer : January 20, 2014
Holly E. Engelmann and Kevin Kneupper have been promoted to principals in McKool Smith in Dallas and Austin, respectively. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.
: New York Law Journal : January 15, 2014
Six firms announce promotions, while Karlinsky LLC and Sidley Austin announce new additions and Cozen O'Connor has named Abby Wenzel and Bernard Lee to cochair the firm's real estate practice.
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 13, 2014
Richard Black, senior vice president and general counsel of Fieldwood Energy LLC , turned to Thompson & Knight for the Houston company's pending acquisition of Gulf of Mexico and Gulf Coast assets from SandRidge Energy for $750 million in cash.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014
Racing to capitalize on deal work tied to Africa's abundance of natural resources, Am Law 100 firms are opening offices and forging alliances across the booming continent. Now DLA Piper, the world's largest firm by gross revenue and attorney head count, is headed Algiers, the capital of energy-rich Algeria.
Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014
SandRidge Energy is selling its Gulf of Mexico oil and gas holdings to private equity-backed Fieldwood Energy for $750 million in cash and the assumption of $370 million in liabilities. Thompson & Knight is advising Fieldwood on the deal, Simpson Thacher helped the company line up the necessary financing, and Vinson & Elkins is representing SandRidge.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014
A pair of Dewey & LeBoeuf defectors now with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld are advising the Palestinian Power Generation Company on a 20-year, $1.2 billion deal to purchase natural gas from Israel's Leviathan offshore gas field. Meanwhile, several other energy-related transactions announced this week have yielded roles for Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and Vinson & Elkins.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 23, 2013
Andrews Kurth, Bracewell & Giuliani and Vinson & Elkins are advising on two big energy industry deals announced Monday: Regency Energy Partners' nearly $1.3 billion buy of two Texas pipeline systems and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners' roughly $1 billion acquisition of two tanker companies that transport crude oil.
Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2013
Dentons lands a top Canadian deal lawyer from Baker & McKenzie; Abercrombie & Fitch hires a general counsel from the ranks of Greenberg Traurig; and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett expands in Houston.
: The National Law Journal : January 09, 2013
Abbie Maliniak joins Davis Wright Tremaine's health care practice as of counsel to the Los Angeles office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 05, 2013
A dispute between Houston plaintiff lawyer F. Kenneth Bailey Jr. and a Las Vegas financing company is now in federal court, where U.S. District Judge Kenneth Hoyt of the Southern District of Texas signed an order on Dec. 3 extending a temporary restraining order Bailey secured in November in state court.
: Texas Lawyer : January 02, 2013
Bradley C. Weber, a partner in Locke Lord in Dallas and co-leader of the firm's antitrust practice group, has been elected president-elect of the Dallas Bar Association for 2014. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.
John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 02, 2013
For the first time, parties in a dispute before the American Arbitration Association (AAA) can opt for built-in appellate review of arbitral awards. But reception to the new AAA appellate rules, which became effective on Nov. 1, has been mixed among Texas litigators.
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 18, 2013
A Houston-area man and his company filed a negligence and breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit against Thompson & Knight and partner Wilburn O. McDonald Jr., alleging McDonald failed to act in the best interests of a client when inviting him to invest in a company.
Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : January 18, 2013
In a case that may set nationwide precedent for punishing prosecutorial misconduct, ex-judge Ken Anderson will lose his law license and serve jail time—but will not have criminal convictions—in a settlement resolving criminal and civil charges against him.
John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 18, 2013
A big question for large Texas traditional civil law firms used to be whether they wanted to represent clients on a contingency fee basis. Now the question is: How many of those cases do they want to sign up?
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2013
Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves stunned many this week by announcing that the team will leave its downtown home in 2017 for a new $672 million stadium in suburban Cobb County. Elsewhere in our latest look at sports and the law: Gordon & Rees, Norton Rose Fulbright, Paul Weiss, and Womble Carlyle wade into an NFL bullying case; Alex Rodriguez adds to his robust legal team; and an ex-Milbank associate seeks to make running with the bulls a U.S. sport.
Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2013
The cochair of Jenner & Block's content, media and entertainment practice takes an in-house job with the Motion Picture Association of America; Crowell & Moring adds five attorneys in New York; and Greenberg Traurig woos a lawyer from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. .
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 12, 2013
A Houston-area man and his company filed a negligence and breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit against Thompson & Knight and partner Wilburn O. McDonald Jr. of Houston, alleging McDonald failed to act in the best interests of a client when inviting him to invest in a Houston company.
Mary Welch : Daily Report : January 30, 2013
Mark Shaw is the vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary for Southwest Airlines Co. He has been with Southwest for 13 years, and prior to becoming GC in February 2013, he was the associate general counsel-corporate and transactions.
Mary Welch | Special to the Daily Report : Daily Report : January 30, 2013
Mark R. Shaw is the vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Southwest Airlines Co. He has been with Southwest for 13 years and prior to becoming GC in February 2013, he was the associate general counsel-corporate and transactions. In that role, one of his primary areas of responsibility was aircraft finance and lease transactions.
Jeanne Graham : Texas Lawyer : January 28, 2013
Since the financial crisis of 2008, this is the second year in a row that the large firms participating in 's New Associate Hires survey have brought in a larger entering class than the previous year. The firms are filling in their associate ranks to make up for smaller or nonexistent first-year associate classes since 2008, says one firm consultant.