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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

About Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP:

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP traces its history back to the beginning of the 20th century, when two separate firms?Munford, Hunton, Williams & Anderson and Andrews & Ball?were formed in different regions of the country. In 1901, two young Richmond, Virginia lawyers, Randolph Williams and Henry Anderson, partnered with two of Virginia?s most respected lawyers, Beverly Munford and Eppa Hunton Jr. to form Munford, Hunton, Williams & Anderson. A year later, in 1902, Andrews & Ball was formed in Houston, Texas, when an experienced and influential trial lawyer, Frank Andrews, and US Congressman Thomas Ball, partnered to provide legal services to clients such as Gulf Coast Lines, Bankers Trust Company and Union National Bank. Both firms grew considerably in their first few years. Munford, Hunton, Williams & Anderson (later to become Hunton & Williams) established its industry base by representing railroads, banks, insurance companies and energy companies. The firm also argued over 40 cases before the Virginia?s highest court during its first decade. Andrews & Ball made an indelible mark on Houston during its beginning years, assisting clients such as Howard Hughes Sr. in forming Hughes Tool Company. In 1934, the firm added Melvin Kurth as a name partner. Upon the death of Frank Andrews in 1936, Melvin Kurth became the firm?s administrative partner. During the 1930s, Hunton & Williams argued one of the first cases before the National Labor Relations Board, gaining a national reputation in labor law. The Richmond firm also continued to play a key role in the bankruptcy and reorganization of some of the country?s largest railroads during the Depression era. Its representation of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company resulted in an amendment to the Federal Bankruptcy Act. In 1935, the firm raised its national profile by representing the utilities industry before Congress. By the 1950s, Andrews Kurth had developed a growing specialization in legal issues related to the natural gas pipeline industry. The firm?s practice grew to encompass Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proceedings, complex infrastructure projects, and corporate mergers and divestitures. During the 1960s, the Houston firm became known for its bankruptcy practice following its representation of the trustee in the reorganization of Westec Corporation. Meanwhile, the 1950s and 1960s saw Hunton & Williams establish full-fledged practices in labor, tax and litigation. Hunton & Williams continued to grow into the 1970s. In 1971, Hunton & Williams senior partner, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., was appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. In the same decade, Andrews Kurth advised client Hughes Tool on a $150 million public offering of shares in its Oil Tool Division. The firm also won the reversal of a $145 million antitrust judgment in the US Supreme Court. After the death of Howard Hughes, Jr. in 1976, Andrews Kurth began 20 years of work on tax planning, administrative, litigation, asset liquidation and inheritance disputes involving his estate. Through the 1970s and into the early 1990s, Hunton & Williams worked on licensing 10 commercial nuclear reactors at six sites. Building on its utility and nuclear work, the firm became a prominent figure in the burgeoning area of energy and environmental law. In 1983, Hunton & Williams partner John Charles Thomas was appointed to the Supreme Court of Virginia, becoming both the first African American to serve on the court as well as the youngest at age 32. Hunton & Williams became an international law firm with the opening of a Brussels office in 1989, and by the end of that decade, had grown to more than 350 lawyers in seven offices. Andrews Kurth also grew during the 1980s, particularly the firm?s bankruptcy practice, which represented clients in the high profile filings of Braniff, Continental Airways, The Hunt Brothers, Global Marine and Republic Bank. In the early 1980s, the firm?s tax lawyers developed a new publicly traded partnership called the master limited partnership (MLP), cementing the firm?s position as an innovator in arranging publicly traded partnerships. By the 1990s, energy M&A boomed, and Andrews Kurth was a significant player in the market, with deals like El Paso Corporation?s acquisition of Tenneco. In addition to a surge in M&A work, the firm began the lengthy process of liquidating the Bank of New England Corporation, a $32 billion bank holding company which was forced to file Chapter 7 when the FDIC seized its banks across New England. The firm was also retained to assist Argentina in privatizing its state-owned oil and natural gas companies, raising the firm?s profile in Latin America. During the 1990s, Hunton & Williams opened several offices in Europe and Asia. Firm lawyers played a major role in the $2.3 billion Midland Cogeneration Venture transaction, then the largest project financing of its kind in US history. The 2000s saw the introduction of new practices and lawyers to Hunton & Williams, including additions to its litigation and regulatory practices, and significant expansions to its business group. The seeds of what was to become one of the country?s leading privacy and cybersecurity practices were also planted. During the 2000s, Andrews Kurth opened several international offices, including in Beijing, Dubai and London. The firm merged with Mayor Day Caldwell & Keeton in 2001, bringing on an additional 100 lawyers. The firm also represented litigation trustees in some of the biggest fraudulent transfer spin-off cases in the country. On the corporate and business transaction side, Andrews Kurth?s represented clients in the shale oil and gas boom, spurred in large part by innovations in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. With the firm?s help, its energy clients grew significantly during this period, solidifying both the firm?s reputation as a go-to counsel for clients in the energy industry and Houston?s reputation as the energy capital of the world. Later in 2016, the firm added more than 50 lawyers from intellectual property powerhouse Kenyon & Kenyon. With this addition, the firm name changed to Andrews Kurth Kenyon. In 2018, Hunton & Williams and Andrews Kurth Kenyon merged to become Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP. The combined firm now consists of nearly 1,000 lawyers with offices in 14 US and five international cities.

Office Description:

Hunton Andrews Kurth's lawyers have energetically represented clients in Houston since 1902, the year after Texas' first major oil discovery. Our Houston office has grown along with the region as it expanded, in the wake of the Gusher Age, to become one of the world's leading energy centers. Today, more than 150 Houston-based lawyers meet the legal challenges presented by our clients worldwide. Along with the rest of our Texas team, our Houston office brings together the broad-based experience and capabilities of one of the nation's largest law firms with the deep, targeted knowledge of local attorneys. Lawyers in our Houston office regularly represent domestic and international clients in a variety of industries and practice areas, including: Bankruptcy and restructuring Capital markets Corporate and securities Employee benefits matters Energy Environmental Executive compensation Financial services Intellectual Property Litigation Managed care litigation MLPs Public finance Real estate Tax We manifest our dedication to the Houston business community not only by our significant pro bono practice, but also by our involvement in many state-wide and Houston-area service projects. Our lawyers have, for example, been instrumental in the creation of the Houston Urban Debate League (HUDL), a dynamic organization committed to restoring policy debate to the city's public high schools. We also support several local and regional food banks, and proudly work with the Houston Young Lawyers Association/Houston Young Lawyers Foundation's Adopt-an-Angel Program to ensure its annual success.

Location and Practice Areas Wise Attorney Count:

Total Offices: 27

Total Attorneys: 918

Total Practice Area wise Attorneys:

Practice Areas No. of Attorneys
Bankruptcy 13
Corporate 133
Education 1
Energy and Oil & Gas 33
Environmental and Land Use 16
ERISA/Executive Compensation 3
Government and Government Relations 5
Health Care 6
Insurance Coverage 7
IP 31
Labor & Employment 25
Litigation 111
Maritime and Transportation 1
Real Estate 38
Tax 19
Trusts and Estates 1

Practice Area Rankings by Region

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Mergers and Acquisitions Associate Attorney

 

Virginia - Richmond

Richmond office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks mergers and acquisitions associate attorney with 5+ years of experience. The candidate should have experience in sophisticated public and private merger and acquisition transactions, securities law, private equity transactions and corporate governance matters. Virginia Bar membershi.... Legal

Handled by: Los Angeles

Mid-level or Senior Real Estate Associate Attorney

 

New York - New York City

New York City office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks mid-level or senior real estate associate attorney with 4+ years of real estate and/or corporate real estate experience working on equity-like transactions including complex joint ventures or alternative investment structures for real estate transactions. The candidate should h.... Legal

Handled by: Los Angeles

Skills Real Estate

Global Privacy and Cybersecurity Associate Attorney

 

New York - New York City

New York City office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks global privacy and cybersecurity associate attorney with 2-4 years of experience, which includes handling privacy and data security matters. The candidate should have experience assisting with one or more of the following: security breach response and preparedness activities, c.... Legal

Handled by: Los Angeles

Skills Data Privacy

Environmental Associate Attorney

 

District of Columbia - Washington

Washington, D.C. office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks environmental associate attorney with 1-6 years of experience with environmental, natural resource, climate change or sustainability issues in the context of compliance counseling, corporate audits and management programs, obtaining permits and other regulatory authorization.... Legal

Handled by: Los Angeles

Capital Markets Associate Attorney

 

Texas - Austin

Austin office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks capital markets associate attorney with 4+ years of experience. The candidate should have experience in sophisticated corporate transactions, with a focus on capital markets. Knowledge of the power and energy industry is a plus. Texas Bar membership is required. Legal

Handled by: Los Angeles

Capital Markets Associate Attorney

 

Texas - Houston

Houston office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks capital markets associate attorney with 4+ years of experience in private and public capital market transactions. The candidate should have experience in sophisticated corporate transactions, with a focus on capital markets. Knowledge of the power and energy industry is a plus. Texas.... Legal

Handled by: Los Angeles

Corporate Capital Markets Associate Attorney

 

New York - New York City

New York City office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks corporate capital markets associate attorney with 1-4 years of derivatives experience. The candidate should have experience in sophisticated corporate transactions. New York Bar membership is required. Legal

Handled by: Los Angeles

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Associate Attorney

 

Texas - Houston

Houston office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks associate attorney with 5+ years of law firm experience in employee benefits and executive compensation. The ideal candidate must preferably have licensure in the jurisdiction. Legal

Handled by: Los Angeles

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Associate Attorney

 

Texas - Dallas

Dallas office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks associate attorney with 5+ years of law firm experience in employee benefits and executive compensation. The ideal candidate must preferably have licensure in the jurisdiction. Legal

Handled by: Los Angeles

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Associate Attorney

 

Texas - Austin

Austin office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks associate attorney with 5+ years of law firm experience in employee benefits and executive compensation. The ideal candidate must preferably have licensure in the jurisdiction. Legal

Handled by: Los Angeles