Manufacturing & Industrial

Manufacturing is a key element of the global marketplace. With the second largest manufacturing workforce in the nation, industry leading companies of all sizes call Texas home. Alongside the explosive economic growth in the state, Jackson Walker has played a vital role in the development of the manufacturing industry in Texas. Our multi-disciplinary industry group helps domestic and multinational companies expand operations and achieve business objectives.

We partner with clients on historical multi-billion dollar projects that are changing the face of Texas. Significant in size and scope, these projects have implications that reach across the globe. Our team is known for deep market knowledge, strong long term relationships with local business leaders, elected officials and state agencies, and for providing clients with innovative solutions that are critical to the various phases of the development process.

How we help:

  • Infrastructure Development – Permitting, Development and Construction
  • Corporate transactions including M&A and contractual agreements
  • Intellectual Property protection and prosecution
  • Complex financing
  • Litigation
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Procurement of water, electricity and natural gas
  • Real Estate and Land Use including site selection and entitlements
  • Tax and Incentive Agreements

Who we advise:

  • Agribusiness
  • Automotive
  • Chemical & Petrochemicals
  • Data Center & Battery Storage
  • Energy and Renewable Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Mining
  • Power Generation
  • Semiconductors
  • Steel

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August 29, 2023

Intellectual Property on the High Seas | Asia IP Magazine

With the maritime industry seeing a wave of innovation activities in the United States, Asia IP Magazine featured insight from Jackson Walker attorneys Will Borchers and Chris Rourk as they discussed intellectual property and international trade issues related to maritime technology.

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May 25, 2023

On Section 230, SCOTUS Says It Best When It Says Nothing At All

In the space of a three-page per curiam opinion, Gonzalez v. Google went from blockbuster to nothingburger. The first (and, therefore, the biggest) Section 230 case to be considered on the merits by the U.S. Supreme Court, Gonzalez was widely billed as the case that could break the internet, garnering headlines and attracting armies of amici on both sides.

By Marc Fuller & Hannah Walsh

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November 30, 2020

Chris Rourk Weighs in on Patent Sharing Initiatives to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

As high-technology companies worldwide engage in patent sharing initiatives to address the COVID-19 pandemic, Asia IP featured insights from six IP attorneys about the advantages and risks associated with sharing their assets with researchers, manufacturers, developers, and those in between.

Jackson Walker U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings

November 6, 2020

Jackson Walker Named One of Three Firms Headquartered in Texas to Earn Over 25 National and 100 Regional “Best Law Firms” Rankings

This year, Jackson Walker saw notable improvements in the national rankings, with the private funds/hedge funds practice advancing to Tier 2, and the addition of the appellate practice to the national rankings roster.

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May 6, 2020

Phase Two of Open Texas Plan Allows Offices and Manufacturers to Resume Operations on May 18

Governor Abbott announced Phase II of his plans to reopen Texas businesses expanded the scope of office-based and manufacturing work allowed to operate across the state, and implemented new workplace safety rules for offices and manufacturers.

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March 25, 2020

Harris County Ordered to “Stay Home, Work Safe” to Reduce COVID-19 Exposure

On March 24, 2020, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo issued a “Stay Home, Work Safe” order in effect until 11:59 p.m. on April 3, unless extended.