Taking advantage of the demise of Howrey, Winston & Strawn opened a Houston office on Wednesday staffed by most of the lawyers who had worked in Howrey’s Houston office.

Houston-based Baker Botts also reaped rewards from Howrey’s closing by bringing on a group of 32 antitrust lawyers in Washington, D.C., who had worked at Howrey’s headquarters in the nation’s capital. The group includes Sean F.X. Boland, who had been co-chair of the antitrust practice group at Howrey, and James Rill and John Taladay, both former U.S. assistant attorneys general.