“Lone Star Laterals: Thompson & Knight, Reed Smith”
A handful of law firms across Texas have added firepower to their benches in recent weeks, including Thompson & Knight LLP, which picked up a project finance partner from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in Houston, and Reed Smith, which bolstered its commercial disputes practice with a Barnes & Thornburg hire in Dallas.
…In Houston, George Humphrey joins Thompson & Knight’s finance group as a partner.
Hired away from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, Humphrey — who’s fluent in Spanish — focuses his practice on energy industry mergers, acquisitions, project finance and development. He’s advised clients on a variety of energy projects, totaling billions of dollars, according to a news release announcing his hire.
Some of his work includes representing Fortune 500 companies doing business in Latin America, advising on financing for a petrochemical facility, and helping a client sell a renewables business in South America.
The firm’s Houston office leader, Roger Aksamit, touted Humphrey’s 25 years of legal experience in a news release announcing the hire, saying it will allow the firm to “further diversity our finance and energy practice and expand the depth of our Houston office.”
“With George’s focus on project financing related to petrochemical and renewable energy, in addition to Louis Jenull’s transactional and partnership experience in the energy industry, our two newest Houston partners enable the firm to offer a broader suite of finance, transactional and tax expertise to our existing and potential clients,” he said, giving a nod to Jenull, who left Jones Day to join the firm last month.
Humphrey graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in 1991 and from the University of Florida Frederic G. Levin College of Law in 1994.