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"Firms Battle for Houston Lawyers in Energy Project Boom," Law360

Energy Partner Bob Thomas comments on the continuing trend of national law firms targeting Houston for expansion, driven primarily by the “booming” oil and gas industry.

“…But the overall client pool in Houston is growing nearly as quickly as the ranks of lawyers there to serve them, said Bob Thomas, head of the energy group at Porter & Hedges LLP, a mid-sized Houston firm that posted its highest revenues ever in 2011.

‘We don't see [the new firms] swooping in and taking away our clients,’ he said. ‘For the most part, these firms seem to be following financial clients. It's good for the Houston legal market, and it's been good to us.’”

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