K&L Gates opened an office in Houston today with corporate partner Charles L. Strauss, who had been a partner in Fulbright & Jaworski in Houston and head of the firm’s securities practice group.
K&L Gates, based in Pittsburgh, also has Texas offices in Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth. The Houston office is the firm’s 47th office.
Mike Rick, associate director for PR and communications at K&L Gates, wrote in an email that neither Strauss nor Peter Kalis, chairman and global managing partner of K&L Gates, is available for comment on the new office.
In a press release announcing the office, Strauss wrote that he is “very excited” to join K&L Gates and he looks forward to building an office in Houston. Kalis wrote that the firm is fortunate to have Strauss join the firm as founding partner in Houston.
Dan McKenna, director of media relations for Fulbright, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Strauss’ departure.
-- Brenda Sapino Jeffreys