Los Angeles-based Michelman & Robinson, which moved into Texas with an office in Dallas earlier this month, has added an office in Houston with McKool Smith litigation principal Lauren Varnado serving as office managing partner.

The firm expanded into Dallas with the IP, data privacy and cybersecurity practice groups in an office managed by partners Matthew Yarbrough and Jason Blackstone, who came from boutique Yarbrough Blackstone. The firm has added one additional lawyer in Dallas since then, according to its website.