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Law firm honors deceased partner

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Creates endowed HLS fund

Houston-based law firm Andrews Kurth LLP announced a new endowed fund at Harvard Law School (HLS). The Richard H. Caldwell Financial Aid Fund will be used to provide aid to deserving HLS students from Texas.

Caldwell was a senior partner at Andrews Kurth until his death in October. A 1963 HLS graduate, Caldwell maintained close ties with the institution.

On Dec. 7, Andrews Kurth held a reception in its Houston office for HLS Dean Martha Minow to accept the donations.

“Richard Caldwell embodied the qualities that Harvard Law School strives to instill in our students — integrity, passion, and professional excellence,” said Minow. “We are honored to create this financial aid fund in his name.”

With individual contributions and matching funds from Andrews Kurth, the fund has surpassed $200,000. The endowment will continue to grow each year as Caldwell’s colleagues and other Harvard alumni direct additional contributions to the fund.

Throughout his distinguished career of more than 45 years, Caldwell handled a variety of commercial and civil litigation matters, including complex securities cases, contested corporate takeovers, product liability cases, and contract disputes. He joined Andrews Kurth in 2001 when it merged with the firm that he helped build, Mayor, Day, Caldwell & Keeton LLP.