Andrews Kurth

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Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP
Headquarters JPMorgan Chase Tower
Downtown Houston, Texas
No. of offices 11 total, 3 international
No. of attorneys 400 (2016)
Key people Robert V. Jewell, Managing Partner[1]
Date founded 1902
Founder Frank Andrews and Thomas Ball
Company type Limited liability partnership
Slogan Straight Talk Is Good Business
JP Morgan Chase Tower, which has the headquarters of Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP

Andrews Kurth Kenyon 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, Austin, Dallas, New York City, Research Triangle Park, NC, Silicon Valley, 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.

In 2016, Andrews Kurth welcomed approximately 55 attorneys from New York-based Kenyon & Kenyon LLP, an intellectual property boutique. The additions boosted the firm's IP practice from approximately 35 to nearly 90 attorneys. Following the transaction, Andrews Kurth LLP legally changed its name to Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP to reflect the firm's expanded expertise in intellectual property and technology.

Andrews Kurth Kenyon 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. Autumn 2009. p. 63. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  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" (PDF). MultiCultural Law. L.P. Green & Partners, Inc. 2012-06-19. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-01-24. Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
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