Firms are falling over each other this year in a rush to open offices in Austin, as they follow clients—a sure way to have some security before investing in an office—or capitalize on opportunities with businesses moving to the Texas capital city. Read More
Vinson & Elkins M&A and private equity partner Brittany Sakowitz joined Kirkland & Ellis in Houston, in a move she says will benefit her career and her clients. Read More
With 40 intellectual property lawyers in Texas, Winston & Strawn broke into the Waco market, joining a stream of firms attracted to the venue of the hottest patent trial court in the nation. Read More
Austin continued its streak as the hottest legal market in Texas with Los Angeles-founded Latham & Watkins announcing its launch in Texas' capital city. Read More
Lured by lower taxes, lateral move opportunities at Am Law 100 firms and a robust economy — and sometimes personal reasons — younger lawyers have been flocking to firms in Texas. Read More


Balch & Bingham, a midsize firm based in Birmingham, Alabama, with offices throughout the Southeast and in Washington, D.C., moved into the hot Texas market with an office in Houston and two energy and M&A partners. Read More
California-founded Am Law 100 firm O'Melveny & Myers opens an office in Austin with a team from Thompson & Knight that does M&A, private equity, project development, infrastructure, and federal and Texas regulatory work in the energy sector. Read More

Law firm activity has continued through the pandemic, and Texas is certainly among the active markets. Here are some of our most-read stories of the last several months covering law firm hiring and expansion. Thank you for reading.