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Bracewell Brings Back Partner Pair From Pillsbury, Boosting Texas IP Heft

Aiming to rebuild its intellectual property litigation practice in Austin, Bracewell brought back two IP litigators who departed nearly five years ago to join Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman’s Austin office. Conor Civins and Michael Chibib, who also do commercial litigation, rejoined Bracewell as partners on Dec. 3.

They said they could not pass up the opportunity to boomerang back to the homegrown Texas firm because of its strong energy and technology practices. They also cited resurgence of intellectual property litigation in the Western District of Texas since Alan Albright took the bench in Waco just over a year ago.

Click here to read more from Brenda Sapino Jeffreys in Texas Lawyer.