Latham & Watkins has hired Simpson Thacher & Bartlett partner Ravi Purohit as a corporate partner in Houston and New York to expand the firm’s infrastructure practice.

Purohit, who served for the last six months as general counsel at Blackstone Infrastructure Partners on secondment from Simpson Thacher, will serve as global vice chairman of Latham’s energy and infrastructure industry group and as a member of the mergers and acquisitions and private equity practices.