The accolade honors "50 of the state's legendary business lawyers who have made significant contributions to the legal profession," according to the two publications.
In a special feature titled, "Chip Babcock: The First Amendment's Champion
," Chip is described as "one of the legal profession's best media and First Amendment lawyers," who "has defended the nation's largest media companies against allegations of libel and defamation." The article also covers Chip's successful defense of high-profile clients including Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht and Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Presiding Judge Sharon Keller.
Regarding the matters he handles, Chip said, "In these cases, you must look at every angle. Our clients want us to be there to win trials, of course, but they also seek legal counsel advising them on ways to avoid litigation."
Bill's featured profile, titled, "William Powers: Teacher, Leader, Lawyer
," outlines his storied career, including his years teaching law, the 50-plus cases he's handled at the Texas Supreme Court and in state appellate courts, his years as dean of the University of Texas School of Law and then as UT's president, his leadership of the Enron fraud and corruption investigation, and more, and sums it all up by stating, "No one has a résumé like Bill Powers."
"Mostly, I like being known as a teacher," Bill said. "The law is still a noble profession. It is our duty to make sure that the younger generations understand what that means."
Jackson Walker congratulates these two accomplished attorneys in receiving this honor.