Rising Star: Simpson Thacher's Chris May

Law360, Philadelphia (April 6, 2015, 4:31 PM EDT) -- Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP partner Chris May has made the most of a move from New York City to Houston, developing a focus on complex energy sector transactions like Crestwood Midstream Partners LP’s merger with Inergy Midstream LP that landed him a spot among Law360’s energy top attorneys under 40.

The Rising Star, 38, made partner in January 2014, less than a year after shifting to the firm’s recently opened Houston office. He said that transitioning from a general focus on mergers and acquisitions to concentrating on energy work has involved gaining familiarity with the specifics of the industry, which has...

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