White & Case Has “Vastly Exceeded Expectations” in Texas

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To coincide with the Firm's fifth anniversary of its Houston office, The Texas Lawbook profiled the growth of the office and its accomplishments since its opening in 2018.

Jay Cuclis, Executive Partner of the office and Co-Head of the Firm's Global Energy Practice, stated: "White & Case has had a well-known energy practice that focused on projects and finance, and we came to Houston to fill a hole in the donut…We have vastly exceeded my expectations and vastly exceeded the expectations of White & Case."

The Texas Lawbook writes, "In February 2018, White & Case opened its Houston office with four lawyers, no associates and no support staff. The goal, Firm leaders announced at the time, was to grow the office to 50 attorneys. Nearly six years later, White & Case now has more than 100 lawyers in its Houston office, has seen revenues double over two years and expects even more growth ahead."

The piece notes that, "During the past three years, White & Case's Houston lawyers have led or co-led more than 100 publicly announced M&A and capital markets transactions with a combined value of US$100 billion," and since 2018, Texas-based lawyers at the Firm, "have been involved in more than 6,000 corporate transactions with a value of US$5 trillion."

"We were busy from day one," Cuclis notes.

In regard to the Firm's strategy of expanding its offering in Houston, Cuclis says, "We are focusing on deepening the benches of the legal practices that we have, especially oil & gas and energy transition."

See the full Texas Lawbook article here (paywalled).

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