As the nation awaits results of the 2020 election, The American Lawyer spoke with attorneys and staff at law firms around the United States – including Jackson Walker partner Chip Babcock – about how the race is impacting their work.
In the article, he noted:
“I am staying very busy today but on only one matter with any connection to the election. The rest of my work today relates to ongoing litigation, and if my clients are distracted I haven’t seen it. Of course, I am still a member and vice chair of the Commission on Judicial Selection and will be studying data from the 2020 elections across the state and how money played into the various judicial races.”
To read more, view The American Lawyer‘s article “As Votes Are Tallied, ‘Less Work Will Get Done’ but ‘Business Goes On’ at Law Firms” (subscription required).
Houston partner Charles L. Babcock is a nationally recognized trial and appellate attorney. Chip’s practice experience includes bet-the-company litigation, First Amendment litigation, commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, government investigations, media litigation, and appellate litigation. In addition to receiving the Ronald D. Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award from the Texas Bar Foundation, Chip has been named a “25 Greatest Texas Lawyer of the Past Quarter Century” by Texas Lawyer and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
In October 2019, Chip was appointed to serve on the Texas Commission on Judicial Selection. The 15-member Commission has been tasked with studying how Texas selects certain trial and appellate judges—including statutory county court judges, district judges, and appellate justices and judges—and reporting findings and recommendations to the lieutenant governor, the speaker of the House of Representatives, and the governor by December 31, 2020.
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