On March 3, Chicago-based McDermott Will & Emery will open a Houston office staffed by three energy lawyers from Houston firm Bracewell & Giuliani, making it the 15th office for the 1,170-lawyer firm. Washington, D.C., partner Paul Pantano, head of McDermott's energy practice, says he has had an interest in a Houston office for several years because Houston is the center of the nation's energy business. In addition, Pantano says McDermott sees an opportunity to build its M&A and IP practices in Houston.
McDermott Will & Emery to Open Houston Outpost
February 29, 2008