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Major litigation practice groups hiring in Houston?

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:41 pm

Houston's got a strong transactional bent, and I'm struggling to figure out who might be hiring in their litigation groups. Any advice or suggestions on this?

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Re: Major litigation practice groups hiring in Houston?

Post by Anonymous User » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:01 pm

Not OP but wanted to give this a bump as it's highly relevant to my interests. Anyone with insight on Houston lateral market for litigation?

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Re: Major litigation practice groups hiring in Houston?

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Re: Major litigation practice groups hiring in Houston?

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:55 pm

Sorry to interfere, but I'd also appreciate transactional practice groups in Houston that are hiring.
In case anyone has some inner knowledge.
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Re: Major litigation practice groups hiring in Houston?

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:48 am

Since most of the traditional big firms have scaled back lit in Houston, doubt there's much hiring going on. Norton Rose Fulbright is the largest litigation firm, but I've heard they are struggling, probably aren't hiring that much. Houston has a bunch of boutiques, I would try them out. Susman, Yetter, Beck Redden, AZA, so on.

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Re: Major litigation practice groups hiring in Houston?

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Since most of the traditional big firms have scaled back lit in Houston, doubt there's much hiring going on. Norton Rose Fulbright is the largest litigation firm, but I've heard they are struggling, probably aren't hiring that much. Houston has a bunch of boutiques, I would try them out. Susman, Yetter, Beck Redden, AZA, so on.
OP Here: Makes sense, thanks! Any chance there are better prospects in Dallas/Austin?

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Re: Major litigation practice groups hiring in Houston?

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:45 am

Anonymous User wrote:Since most of the traditional big firms have scaled back lit in Houston, doubt there's much hiring going on. Norton Rose Fulbright is the largest litigation firm, but I've heard they are struggling, probably aren't hiring that much. Houston has a bunch of boutiques, I would try them out. Susman, Yetter, Beck Redden, AZA, so on.
Are these boutiques feasible without a clerkship? I'm a 3rd year at NYC V5 with strong ties to Houston, but it seems like nearly all of the associates at these firms have had clerkships.

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Re: Major litigation practice groups hiring in Houston?

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Anonymous User wrote:Since most of the traditional big firms have scaled back lit in Houston, doubt there's much hiring going on. Norton Rose Fulbright is the largest litigation firm, but I've heard they are struggling, probably aren't hiring that much. Houston has a bunch of boutiques, I would try them out. Susman, Yetter, Beck Redden, AZA, so on.
Are these boutiques feasible without a clerkship? I'm a 3rd year at NYC V5 with strong ties to Houston, but it seems like nearly all of the associates at these firms have had clerkships.
Yes, most of these boutiques are extremely selective and generally require clerkships (AZA is on the less selective side, in relative terms). Having said this, I've heard that Gibbs & Bruns (which might be 2nd most selective right after Susman) doesn't formally require clerkships. But they're super grade-sensitive. You probably need grades that would have been good enough to get a good circuit clerkship at the very least.

There are some big firms that do maintain active lit practices though. Someone mentioned NRF. Another is Hogan or King & Spalding.

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