Sometimes, timing is everything. And that may be the case for Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, which has announced that it will open a Dallas branch with U.S. Attorney Matt Orwig as the new office’s managing partner.

Chicago-based Sonnenschein is opening the office at a time when Dallas is flush with lawyers looking for work. The 101-year-old firm has been considering moving into Texas for years to focus on high-end corporate litigation related to intellectual property, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, health care and government enforcement actions, but it hadn’t found the right lawyers to open an office, says Elliott I. Portnoy, Sonnenschein’s chairman who’s based in Washington, D.C.