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. The firm currently has over 420 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. The firm is currently led by Bob Jewell as Managing Partner and Thomas Perich as Chairman. 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 FDRs New Deal. 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.