Steptoe, which launched an office in Houston in January with a team of trial lawyers, continues to build out the office, adding prominent trial and appellate partner Claudia Wilson Frost, who has been a partner at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe‘s Houston office since it opened in 2016.

Frost joined Steptoe on Monday as a partner in the intellectual property and litigation practices. The office opened last month with the acquisition of 24-lawyer Houston trial firm Smyser, Kaplan & Veselka.