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Kirkland & Ellis opens Houston office with partner from Simpson Thacher

Kirkland & Ellis announced Tuesday that it is opening an office in the midst of Houston’s hot energy-law market. It will be the seventh office in the U.S. and 12th internationally for the 1,600-attorney firm.

Andrew T. Calder is moving from Simpson Thacher & Barlett’s office there to be a Kirkland partner. He has a corporate and securities law practice focusing on energy matters and mergers and acquisitions. Joining him in Houston are other leading corporate lawyers, including Benjamin Clinger, who is moving to Houston from the firm’s Chicago headquarters, explains a law firm press release.

“Andrew is a first-class lawyer with an exceptional track record of achieving excellent results for top-tier clients on their most significant energy transactional matters,” said chairman Jeffrey C. Hammes of the firm’s global management executive committee. “We are very pleased to both welcome him to the firm and to enhance the service we provide to all of our clients in the energy industry.”

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