Houston law firm acquires New York firm to boost IP, tech practice


Bob Jewell, managing partner, Andrews Kurth LLP

via Joe Martin, Houston Business Journal

Houston-based Andrews Kurth LLP has acquired Kenyon & Kenyon, a New York-based intellectual property and technology law firm.

The deal includes Kenyon & Kenyon’s 55 lawyers and their professional staff and should close in September, at which time Kenyon & Kenyon will dissolve. The IP and tech practice for Andrews Kurth will now be known as Andrews Kurth Kenyon, according to a statement. Besides its New York office, Kenyon & Kenyon has offices in Washington, D.C., and Palo Alto, California, according to its website.

Additionally, 60 percent of the firm’s business is based outside the U.S.

“Strengthening these practice specialties immediately makes us a top-tier destination for domestic and international clients for their intellectual property and technology needs,” said Bob Jewell, Andrews Kurth managing partner, in a statement.

Andrews Kurth ranks No. 3 on the Houston Business Journal’s Largest Law Firm List with 212 local lawyers, according to HBJ research.

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