Bloomberg Law
May 26, 2021, 4:00 PM

Texas Firms Not Following State Rush in ‘Return Home’ to Office

Nushin Huq
Nushin Huq
Special Correspondent

For Baker Botts lawyers in Houston, Dallas, and Austin, returning to the office is voluntary for now. Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe plans a flexible model for its two Texas offices. Burns Charest, a litigation boutique in Dallas, is requiring lawyers to come back—but not until mid-August.

Despite Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s push for a fast return to pre-pandemic normalcy, law firms in the state are taking a nuanced approach on when lawyers return to offices—or if they need to come back at all.

“We had some folks that were gung-ho and were hoping we could get back this month or ...

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