Firms Battle For Houston Lawyers In Energy Project Boom

Law360, New York (February 28, 2012, 4:19 PM EST) -- A battle for top legal talent is under way in Houston as national law firms open new offices to cash in on the booming oil and gas industry, luring corner-office energy partners from the city's bedrock firms.

In the past year, six firms have moved in, and as many as 10 more are said to be on the way. Rather than staff their new Houston offices with out-of-town partners or merge with local boutiques, many of these big players have chosen to raid the city’s native...
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