Paul Hastings Opens In Houston, Boosting Energy Practice

Law360, New York (April 23, 2012, 1:11 PM EDT) -- Joining a rush of law firms into Houston's energy market, Paul Hastings LLP said Monday it was setting up shop in the south Texas town in hopes of capitalizing on the booming sector's unquenchable thirst for legal assistance.

The announcement comes against a backdrop of rebounding exploration in the Gulf of Mexico, sky-high oil prices and intense interest in hydraulic fracturing extraction of natural gas.

In addition, the energy mergers and acquisitions market last year totaled $186.5 billion, an increase of about one-third over 2010, according...
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