Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Shubi Arora has joined the Firm as a corporate partner in its Houston office.

“Shubi is a skilled lawyer whose experience working with private equity sponsors and energy companies perfectly complements the lawyers in our Houston office,” said Jeffrey C. Hammes, Chairman of Kirkland’s Global Management Executive Committee. “He provides additional strength to our energy transactional practice at a time when our energy lawyers are in high demand.” (more…)

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Reed Smith has welcomed veteran attorney William W. Russell to its International Arbitration practice and Latin America Business team. Russell joins from Houston law firm Schirrmeister, Diaz-Arrastia, Brem LLP, where he was senior counsel, and which he had joined from King & Spalding in 2006. (more…)

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Michael J. Blankenship has joined Locke Lord’s Houston office as a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate Practice Group. Blankenship brings a strong capital markets and M&A background and an entrepreneurial approach to the nationally recognized Corporate team at Locke Lord. (more…)

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Bracewell LLP, a leading law and government relations firm, is pleased to announce that Ed Fierro, a former official of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of Municipal Securities, has joined the firm as senior counsel. Fierro will serve as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and underwriter’s counsel, as part of Bracewell’s public finance practice. (more…)

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The global law firm Jones Day has announced the arrival of James Olson, who has joined as a partner with the Firm’s Energy Practice in Houston. Mr. Olson joins an energy team of more than 200 Jones Day lawyers serving clients in nearly every major energy center in the world.  (more…)

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Akin Gump today announced that Kevin E. Cadwell has joined the firm as a partner in its intellectual property (IP) practice in Houston. Mr. Cadwell, who handles complex commercial litigation matters with a focus on intellectual property litigation, comes to Akin Gump from Reed Smith, where he was a partner. (more…)

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Jackson Walker has expanded its intellectual property litigation practice capabilities with the addition of six partners. Danny Williams, Brian Buss, Chris Cravey, Drew Kim, Leisa Peschel, and David Wooten bring considerable experience in intellectual property litigation, including patent litigation, copyright litigation, and trade secret litigation. (more…)

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Global law firm Reed Smith LLP today announced the addition of two leading partners and two experienced associates to its growing Houston office. (more…)

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Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP announced that a team of four AmLaw 50 patent lawyers and their staff have joined the firm’s Houston office. Carey Jordan, Iona Kaiser and Jeremy Harrison will join as partners and Donna Haynes will join as of counsel. (more…)

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Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C. is expanding its energy and industrial practices with the addition of five lawyers from internationally recognized Cogan & Partners LLP. This combination will enable Stone Pigman to better serve clients in the project development and natural resources sectors, and will establish a Houston office for Stone Pigman. John P. Cogan, Jr. and Michael Anthony Nunes joined Stone Pigman as Members, and John P. Cogan III, Carlos A. Morán and James A. Cogan joined as Special Counsel. (more…)

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Chad Mills will be leaving Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, LLP’s Houston office to Haynes and Boone, LLP where he will join the firm’s Commodities Trading and Finance and Projects practices. (more…)

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Norton Rose Fulbright today announced that Brett Young, a complex commercial litigation lawyer, has returned to its Houston office as partner. He started his legal career with Norton Rose Fulbright in 2003, advancing to partner before departing to K&L Gates LLP in 2014. (more…)

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