Pillsbury raids Bakers for energy team

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has moved to bolster its finance and global energy practices with a two-partner raid on rival Baker & McKenzie.

Partners John Mauel and Todd Culwell join the three-year-old Houston office, adding a transactional discipline to the litigation and environmental practices in place.

A Pillsbury spokesman said the expansion in the Houston energy sector had prompted the move.