Andrews Kurth

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Andrews Kurth LLP
Headquarters JPMorgan Chase Tower
Downtown Houston, Texas
No. of offices 10 total, 3 international
No. of attorneys Approximately 400 (2011)
Key people Robert V. Jewell, Managing Partner[1]
Date founded 1902
Founder Frank Andrews and Thomas Ball
Company type Limited liability partnership
JP Morgan Chase Tower, which has the headquarters of Andrews Kurth LLP

Andrews Kurth LLP is a Houston, Texas based international law firm founded by Frank Andrews and U.S. Congressman Thomas Henry Ball in 1902 and later joined by Melvin Kurth in 1913.[2] The firm currently has over 400 attorneys in its offices in major energy, financial, and political centers worldwide, including London, Beijing, Dubai, Dallas, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Houston.[2] The firm is currently led by Bob Jewell as Managing Partner and Thomas Perich as Chairman.[1]

Andrews Kurth played a pivotal role in representing Texas railroad firms in the early 1900s and the firm has maintained a prominent reputation in the global energy industry for over a century. They also represented both the Reconstruction Finance Corporation and Federal National Mortgage Corporation as part of FDR's New Deal.[2] Famous clients include Howard Hughes. Andrews Kurth litigated his inheritance, IRS, and Spruce Goose cases. They also oversaw the public sale of Hughes shares in TWA.

Famous employees include Former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker who worked at Andrews & Kurth after receiving his J.D. in 1957 until becoming Undersecretary of Commerce for U.S. President Gerald Ford in 1975.

Andrews Kurth is regularly recognized for its diversity and women's programs by legal publications such as The National Law Review[3] and MultiCultural Law Magazine.[4]



  1. ^ a b "Robert V. Jewell: Andrews Kurth LLP". Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  2. ^ a b c "Special Marketing Section". Women of Color (Career Communications Group). Autlumn 2009. p. 63. Retrieved 2012-12-19.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ "Profile of Professional Organization Contributors Andrews Kurth LLP". The National Law Review. The National Law Forum, LLC. 2012-11-25. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  4. ^ "Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity". MultiCultural Law. L.P. Green & Partners, Inc. 2012-06-19. Retrieved 2012-12-09. 

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