Houston-based Fulbright & Jaworski announced today that it has entered into an agreement to combine with London-based giant Norton Rose to create Norton Rose Fulbright. The combination will be effective June 1, 2013, and will result in a firm with 3,800 lawyers and 55 offices worldwide, according to F&J’s announcement.
Peter Martyr, chief executive of Norton Rose, will be the global chief executive of the new firm. Kenneth Stewart of Dallas, chair-elect of F&J’s executive committee, will serve as managing partner of the new firm’s U.S. operations and will hold a senior position on the Norton Rose Fulbright global executive committee, according to the announcement.
About 800 of Norton Rose Fulbright’s lawyers will be in the firm’s U.S. offices, according to an announcement on Norton Rose’s website. The domestic locations will include four offices in Texas — Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio — as well as offices in Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Pittsburgh-Southpointe, Penn., St. Louis and Washington, D.C.
-- Jeanne Graham