Austin continues its streak as the hottest legal market in Texas this year, with Los Angeles-founded Latham & Watkins soon to launch an office in the booming Texas capital city, joining a number of other out-of-state firms with newly minted offices in Austin.

Latham will bring on DLA Piper partners Sam Zabaneh and Jenifer Smith and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati partner Scott Craig for the launch. Zabaneh has a corporate, securities and M&A practice, Smith serves as outside counsel to public and private companies, and Craig is a corporate partner, according to information on their firm bios.