Energy Group Of The Year: Simpson Thacher

Law360, New York (January 27, 2012, 2:30 PM EST) -- A new Houston office, where about a dozen attorneys are winning market share from deep-rooted Texas oil and gas law firms, is the highlight of a strong 2011 for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, one of Law360's Energy Groups of the Year.

Simpson launched its Texas office in April, hoping the red-hot fossil fuel sector would complement the established power and renewable practice in its New York headquarters.

The firm snagged Rob Rabalais, one of Vinson & Elkins LLP's top energy financing partners, to run the...
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