Simpson Thacher Snags V&E Atty For Houston Office

Law360, New York (April 11, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT) -- Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP announced Monday it had lured Vinson & Elkins LLP partner Robert Rabalais to its new Houston office, which will open later this year and serve the firm's energy and finance clients.

Rabalais' practice focuses on financing and derivatives transactions in the oil and gas exploration and production segments, Simpson Thacher said. He is joining as a partner in the firm's banking and credit practice group.

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