Baker Botts Bolsters Corporate, Tax and Global Projects Practices – Adds Group of Nine New Partners

Baker Botts L.L.P, a leading international law firm, today announced that nine partners, formerly with Norton Rose Fulbright, have joined the firm’s Houston office. Included in this group of lawyers is the former head of Norton Rose Fulbright’s U.S. Corporate and M&A Practice, the former head of their Houston Corporate and M&A Practice and the former head of Norton Rose Fulbright’s U.S. Tax Practice.

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Akin Gump Welcomes Oil and Gas Partner David H. Sweeney in Houston

Akin Gump today announced that David H. Sweeney has joined the firm as a partner in its energy practice in Houston. Mr. Sweeney, who advises clients on a broad range of U.S. domestic and international oil and gas, coal, and other natural resource, infrastructure and finance transactions, comes to Akin Gump from K&L Gates, where he was a partner.

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Greenberg Traurig Texas Expands with Addition of Three Attorneys: Former Houston City Controller Ronald C. Green and 2 Associates

Continuing its strategic growth in Texas, the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has added two new attorneys in the Houston office and one associate in Dallas. Ronald C. Green, who joins the firm as a shareholder in Houston, brings deep experience in municipal government and finance, most recently serving as Houston City Controller, the city’s independently elected chief financial officer. Kristin H. Agnew, a corporate transactional associate, joins Greenberg Traurig’s Houston office from Porter Hedges LLP. Amanda McKinzie, an associate with litigation experience, joins Greenberg Traurig’s Dallas office from Bowman and Brooke LLP.

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Greenberg Traurig Texas Expands with Addition of Three Attorneys: International Energy Lawyer Alfredo Ramos and Two Associates

Continuing its strategic growth in Texas, the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has added two new attorneys to the Houston office and one associate in Dallas. Alfredo Ramos, who joins the firm as a shareholder in Houston, was previously a partner at Gardere. Angeles Garcia Cassin, an associate with litigation and employment law experience, joins Greenberg Traurig’s Houston office from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. Lindzi M. Timberlake, an associate with health care law experience, joins Greenberg Traurig’s Dallas office from McGuire Woods.

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Reed Smith’s Houston Office Continues Expansion

Reed Smith LLP today announced the addition of Alan York as a partner in the firm’s Appellate Group in Houston. York was most recently a partner at Godwin Bowman & Martinez LLP. The addition of York follows closely on those of Bruce Blefeld (Antitrust & Competition Practice), who joined the firm in May, and Nic Barzoukas and Josh Davis (Intellectual Property, Information & Innovation Practice Group), who joined in March. Reed Smith’s Houston office, which opened in 2013, currently has 60 attorneys and is one of the fastest-growing law firms in Houston.

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Andrews Kurth Welcomes Attorneys from Kenyon & Kenyon to Create Intellectual Property and Technology Powerhouse

Andrews Kurth, an international business law firm with market-leading practices in energy, finance and technology, announced today that it has entered into an agreement that will allow it to bolster its intellectual property and technology practice by adding 55 lawyers from Kenyon & Kenyon. Kenyon is a top-tier intellectual property and technology firm long recognized for its global legal work in patent, trademark and copyright litigation, counseling and prosecution for Fortune 500 companies. The firm will market its intellectual property and technology practice and certain offices as Andrews Kurth Kenyon. The transaction is scheduled to close, and the Kenyon & Kenyon team would join the firm, in early September.

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