Two months after Shearman & Sterling moved into the Texas market with an office in Austin, the New York-based firm launched an office in Houston on Thursday with six partners from three firms, along with six associates and more on the way.

Partners Hugh Tucker, Jeremy Kennedy and Coleson Bruce joined Shearman from Baker Botts, and Sarah McLean and Todd Lowther made a move from Thompson & Knight. Omar Samji will join soon from Jones Day.