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DALLAS, July 2, 2018 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce that Firmwide Deputy Chair of the Intellectual Property Department and Partner, Christa Brown-Sanford, has been named among Savoy Magazine’s “Most Influential Black Lawyers” for 2018 in their most recent issue that features top African American lawyers from across the country.

Christa is based in our Dallas office. In addition to her involvement in the Firm's Diversity Committee, she is also actively involved in the Technology Sector Committee, the Patent Practice Committee, and the Technology Editorial Committee.

Christa also devotes her time to the Dallas community at large, and has been recognized by various organizations for her support and engagement. She has been recognized as a "Minority Business Leader" by the Dallas Business Journal, in 2018; and a "Next Generation Lawyer" by The Legal 500 U.S., in both 2017 and 2018; and also has been named one of the "Best Lawyers" in Dallas by D Magazine, in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

The press release announcing Christa's distinction from Savoy Magazine can be accessed here.
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Baker Botts Maintains Tier 1 Rankings in Legal 500 EMEA 2018

HOUSTON, June 28, 2018 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced that in the 2018 edition of Legal 500 EMEA, the firm maintained its two Tier 1 rankings in Saudi Arabia: Commercial, Corporate and M&A and Russia and CIS: Energy and Natural Resources.

In addition, three lawyers were ranked as Leading Individuals:


Two lawyers were ranked as Next Generation Lawyers:
  • Shadi Haroon – Saudi Arabia: Banking and Finance

  • Stephen Burke – United Arab Emirates: Construction and United Arab Emirates: Dispute Resolution


In their commentary, Legal 500 EMEA noted that Baker Botts’ Energy and Natural Resources team is “perfectly placed to deal with complex challenges and intricate legal issues arising from both international and local deals.”

Legal 500 conducts research annually and provides a detailed qualitative assessment of various factors including work conducted by law firms over the past 12 months and historically, experience and depth of teams, specialisms and ancillary services and opinions of law firms’ clients. The EMEA guide provides researched coverage of 85 countries and over 2,700 ranked law firms.

Please click to view the complete Legal 500 EMEA 2018 results. These rankings can be viewed by selecting the appropriate country and practice area on the left side of the web page.
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Baker Botts has been Building Impressive Momentum in California of Late

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 22, 2018 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced that the firm’s Intellectual Property practice again received high recognition in IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2018 – a guide identifying the top patent professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe.

Baker Botts ranks coast-to-coast in the United States and globally in this year's IAM Patent 1000. The firm rankings are as follows:

  • California – Litigation
  • DC Metro Area – Prosecution (Recommended) and Litigation
  • New York – Transactions (Recommended), Prosecution and Litigation
  • Texas – Transactions, Prosecution (Highly Recommended) and Litigation

In their commentary, IAM Patent 1000 highlighted Baker Botts’ fast-growing practice stating it’s a firm with, “huge experience taking cases to trial not just in the Lone Star State, but across the country, Baker Botts has been building impressive momentum in California of late.”

Additionally, this year's IAM Patent 1000 noted, “a major leaguer, and a five-tool player at that, Baker Botts is as versatile in intellectual property and patents as any firm in the country; it demonstrates a mastery of prosecution, litigation and transactions.”

IAM Patent 1000 recognized 19 lawyers in 2018, including:

California

DC Metro Area

New York

Texas

United Kingdom

The IAM Patent 1000 ranks the world's leading patent services providers in key jurisdictions around the globe. Research for the guide was conducted over several months by a team of full-time analysts and involved more than 1,500 interviews with patent specialists across the world.

With over 180 IP lawyers and patent professionals, holding over 220 technical degrees, Baker Botts has an incredibly deep bench of practitioners with a wealth of experience in patent litigation, patent prosecution and post-grant proceedings. Baker Botts’ IP practice also authors the PTAB Trials Blog, which provides a unique perspective on news, trends and analysis of PTAB proceedings as they evolve and the impact the proceedings have on the patent litigation landscape.

Please click to view Baker Botts' full list of rankings in the IAM Patent 1000.

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What is BREXIT?

March 29, 2017, official marked the start of the two-year negotiation period for the formal exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

Baker Botts lawyer Catriona Hatton examines the major issues which are on the table in the Brexit negotiations and explains why U.S. companies must act now.

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Partner Christa Brown-Sanford Named Among Savoy Magazine’s 2018 Most Influential Black Lawyers