LeBoeuf in Texas

US firm LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae has established an office in Houston, Texas, the firm's fifteenth office in the United States. The three start-up partners Benjamin Clark, Douglas Eyberg and Michael Grove have joined from local firm Hutcheson & Grundy which is in the process of winding up its practice. Elsewhere in the US, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has set up an office in Palo Alto, California. It will be headed by Ronald Laurie who moves to the firm from San Francisco's McCutcheon Brown & Enerson.