Justin T. Stolte has returned to Latham & Watksins’ Houston office as a partner in the Corporate Department and member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice.

“Justin’s arrival reflects our continued commitment to growing our premier Mergers & Acquisitions Practice in Houston and globally,” said Ryan Maierson, chair of the Corporate Department in Houston. “We expect that both our clients and our colleagues will appreciate his multifaceted perspective, and we are excited to have Justin back as part of the team.”

Stolte spent part of his early legal career at Latham and has complementary experience working at Apache Corporation, where he led upstream and midstream oil and gas transactions in a business development role.

Stolte rejoins Latham from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he was a partner in the Houston office.