Karl Stern has joined the Houston office as a partner and head of the office’s civil litigation practice. Mr. Stern joins the firm from Vinson & Elkins LLP, where he served in various leadership positions, including Managing Partner of the Houston office and Firmwide Head of Litigation. Mr. Stern’s practice focuses on complex business disputes of all kinds, including antitrust, securities, M&A, fiduciary litigation, and complex disputes in the energy industry. He has over 30 years of extensive experience trying cases to juries, courts, and arbitrators within state and federal courts throughout the U.S. and before domestic and international arbitral tribunals. Mr. Stern has been repeatedly recognized as a leading individual by a wide range of legal publications, including The Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500 USA, Euromoney’s Benchmark Litigation, and Global Arbitration Review.