Reed Smith launches in Houston, Texas

February 28, 2013 Pittsburgh-based law firm Reed Smith has launched an office in Houston - the firm’s first office in Texas.

Reed Smith hired 12 partners from seven local law offices to get the ball rolling in Houston. Six partners join the firm’s energy & natural resources industry group: Lee Haag and Chris Watt from Fulbright & Jaworski; Paul Turner, formerly of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan; Craig Enochs and Daniel Nossa from Jackson Walker; and Charles ‘Stan’ Perry from Haynes & Boone.

Kenneth Broughton and Francisco Rivero, both formerly with Haynes & Boone, join the US commercial litigation practice. Stephen Scheve, formerly of Baker Botts, joins the life sciences health industry group, while Wanda Holloway joins the labour & employment practice from Seyfarth Shaw, Carol Burke, formerly with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, joins the financial industry group, and Robert Riddle joins the firm’s IP practice from Baker Botts.

‘Establishing an office in Houston is an important strategic objective for the firm,’ said Gregory Jordan, Reed Smith’s global managing partner. ‘It provides significant benefit to Reed Smith’s clients in the energy and natural resources industry sectors, and further complements our premier practices in commodities and trading, renewables, and natural gas.’

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