New Energy Litigation Team Joins McCool Smith in Houston

March 10, 2019


There’s a new energy law and litigation team in Houston at McCool Smith, the mid-size litigation firm.

The new group is led by former Norton Rose Fulbright partner William “Willie” Wood.

He moved into his office late last week along with energy litigators Justin Tschoepe and Lauren Varnado, who both worked closely with Wood at Norton Rose.

It’s a minor breakthrough for McCool — the firm had little business in the energy sector until the new lawyers’ hiring.

At Norton, Wood was U.S. head of energy and infrastructure disputes and led the firm’s Latin America disputes practice.

McKool Smith has about 165 trial lawyers in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Marshall, New York and Washington, D.C.