White & Case joins oil boom with new Texas office

February 15, 2018 White & Case (W&C) has recruited three partners from Vinson & Elkins (V&E) and Andrews Kurth Kenyon to launch its seventh US office in Houston.

The oil and gas work in the city continues to be a draw for firms, as W&C follows behind Kirkland & Ellis, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in opening up Texas branches.

Leading W&C’s Houston office will be Jay Cuclis, a V&E partner with experience in both Texas and Hong Kong. He will be accompanied by Andrews partners Christopher Richardson and Charlie Ofner. Ofner is also a former V&E partner. Rounding out the launch team is London and Abu Dhabi W&C partner Saul Daniel.

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