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Orrick Identifies 13 Partners Joining in Houston

Feb. 2, 2016, 2:08 PM

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe announced the names of 13 of the 20 partners joining to open its Houston office, its 25th worldwide.

The partners come from a wide range of firms: McDermott Will & Emery, DLA Piper, McGuireWoods, Haynes and Boone, Susman Godfrey and Andrews Kurth, the firm said in a release.

They also span several practice areas, including energy and infrastructure, intellectual property, litigation and public finance.

Perhaps most notably, Blake Winburne joins from McDermott Will as co-leader of Orrick’s energy and infrastructure practice, along with McDermott partners Matt Archer and Brad Gathright.

The otherenergy partnersare:

• George Humphrey, project finance partner with Andrews Kurth

• Giji John, project finance partner with Andrews Kurth

• Darrell Thomas, real estate finance partner with Andrews Kurth

• Dahl Thompson, renewable energy finance partner from Andrews Kurth

Lawyers joining inpublic finance :

• Todd Brewer joins as vice chair for Orrick’s public finance practice from McGuireWoods

• Hoang Vu, bond partner with McGuireWoods

• Marcus Deitz, public finance and tax partner with McGuireWoods

• Kathryn Garner, public finance and tax lawyer from Haynes and Boone

• J. Kent Friedman, corporate and public finance lawyer from Haynes and Boone

In theintellectual property andlitigation space:

• Claudia Wilson Frost, former co-chair of DLA Piper’s global and U.S. patent litigation practice.

• Jeffrey Johnson, litigation partner with DLA Piper

• Katherine Ginzburg Treistman, litigation partner with Susman Godfrey

The above list counts 15 lawyers, although two — Kathryn Garner and J. Kent Friedman — are not joining as partners.

Orrick said in a statement that the firm expects to announce an additional seven partners who are joining Orrick, at least five of whom will join later this month.