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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New Partner Bonita L. Hatchett Joins Strasburger in Houston

Strasburger & Price, LLP (Strasburger) is pleased to announce that Bonita L. Hatchett has joined the firm as a partner. She will work in Strasburger’s Houston office and practice with the employee benefits, executive compensation, pension and employee retirement practice groups, while also supporting the tax and labor and employment groups.

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Orrick Adds M&A and Energy Partner in Houston with Latin America Focus

Orrick announced today that Gabriel Salinas has joined the firm as a partner in its M&A and Private Equity practice and Latin America team, resident in its Houston office. Orrick launched its Houston office earlier this year and has rapidly grown it to 42 lawyers drawing on top-tier talent in the Texas market. Gabriel joins Orrick from Mayer Brown.

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Rising Energy Trial Lawyer, Tim McConn, Joins Yetter Coleman

Yetter Coleman is pleased to announce that Tim McConn has joined the firm as a partner. A highly-regarded commercial trial lawyer, Tim’s practice focuses on representing clients as plaintiffs and defendants principally in the upstream and midstream sectors of the oil and gas industry. McConn joins the firm from Andrews Kurth, where he was a partner.

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Greenberg Traurig Continues Growth in Texas, Adds Two Bankruptcy and Restructuring Pros, Karl D. Burrer and Lenard M. Parkins

Bankruptcy and restructuring attorney Karl D. Burrer has joined global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as a shareholder in the firm’s Houston office and a member of its Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring Practice. Burrer and colleague Lenard M. Parkins, who also recently joined Greenberg Traurig, will help to expand the firm’s bankruptcy and restructuring practice in Texas. Parkins will split his time between the Houston and New York offices. Both attorneys previously practiced law at Haynes and Boone.

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