Thirteen Partners Join Orrick’s New Houston Office

The international law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe today named 13 partners who have joined the firm’s new Houston office. Orrick announced the opening of its Houston office – its 25th worldwide – on January 19 to focus on four areas that complement Orrick’s global strengths: Energy & Infrastructure, Latin America, Litigation and Intellectual Property, and Public Finance. The founding lawyers, all native Texan practitioners, hail from six prominent law firms. The office will serve clients in the energy & infrastructure, technology and finance sectors – the sectors for which Orrick is a leading global advisor.

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Bar Association President Laura Gibson Joins Dentons to Head Houston Labor and Employment Team

The global law firm Dentons today named Houston Bar Association (HBA) president Laura Gibson as partner in the Firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice. In this role she will head up the Houston Labor and Employment practice and work with clients involved in complex commercial disputes as well as arbitration pertaining to banking, energy, securities, copyright and communications law.

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Baker Donelson Adds Ken McKay to Business Litigation and Energy Groups

Mr. McKay joins Baker Donelson as a shareholder in the Houston office, where he concentrates on commercial, energy and real estate litigation with a particular focus on eminent domain and land use matters throughout the United States. He has extensive trial experience, having first-chaired numerous jury trial victories in addition to successful arbitration proceedings in multiple states. His eminent domain practice encompasses all aspects of condemnation law and right-of-way matters, including regulatory takings and inverse condemnation claims.

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Jones Day Welcomes William Sultemeier as Houston Energy Transactions Partner

The global law firm Jones Day has announced that William H. Sultemeier has joined the Houston Office as a partner in the Energy Practice. With over 20 years of large law firm, general counsel, and transactions management experience, Mr. Sultemeier counsels clients on deal structuring and execution, regulatory trends and compliance, and board of director duties and strategies to improve and advance business goals.

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Squire Patton Boggs Adds Energy & Projects Expert Luke C. McCosker

Squire Patton Boggs is pleased to announce that Luke C. McCosker has joined the firm as a foreign legal consultant in the Energy & Natural Resources Practice. He arrives in London and will transition his practice to the firm’s Houston office in February. Most recently, Mr. McCosker served as in-house counsel for projects and procurement at BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Bank.

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Compliance and Investigations Partner Joins Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright today announced that Mike Munro, an experienced corporate compliance risk management and investigations lawyer, has joined the global law firm as Head of Compliance of its Houston office. Munro comes to Norton Rose Fulbright as a partner from Transocean Ltd., where he was Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.

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BakerHostetler’s Energy Team Adds Energy Transactional Attorney

BakerHostetler today announced that Mark L. Jones has joined the firm’s Houston office as a partner in the Business and Corporate Group and on the Energy team. Jones joins a cross-functional 80-member team of attorneys who counsel international and domestic energy companies and service providers in oil, natural gas, shale, and alternative energy. The team is skilled at managing all the legal needs of an energy company, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, litigation, intellectual property, labor and employment, data privacy and protection, tax, and bankruptcy and restructuring matters. He comes to the firm, with his team intact, from Burleson LLP, and brings more than 30 years of experience handling high-level transactions critical to global energy companies.

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