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How Baker Botts has Evolved Into IP Law Giant

Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that the firm's Intellectual Property practice is featured in Texas Lawbook for the strength of its intellectual property law practice in the article, “The Patent for Evolving Intellectually Goes to Baker Botts.” The article showcases the practice’s growth to one of the largest and one of the most successful IP shops in the U.S. and its emergence into the patent litigation landscape over 25 years.  

The article states that revenue from the firm’s technology practice now equals that of its energy practice.  “Of our top 10 clients, six are technology companies,” says Dallas-based Bart Showalter, chair of the firm’s IP practice.

Read the full article here


Baker Botts’ Renee Wilm Wins Law360 MVP of the Year Award

NEW YORK, November 30, 2016 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that Renee L. Wilm, New York Corporate Partner, was selected as one of five Law360 Media & Entertainment MVPs for 2016. 

These elite lawyers were recognized on this year’s list of MVP award winners for their successes in high-stakes litigation, record-breaking deals and complex global matters. 

Ms. Wilm is head of the corporate department in Baker Botts’ New York office. She counsels clients on a wide range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, complex capital structures and capital markets transactions. 

During the previous year, Ms. Wilm has represented Liberty Media Corporation in its $8 billion acquisition of Formula One, Starz in its $4.4 billion acquisition by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., Liberty Broadband Corporation in its $5 billion investment in Charter Communications in connection with Charter’s merger with Time Warner Cable and acquisition of Bright House Networks, and Liberty Media Corporation in its creation of three tracking stocks and a subsequent rights offering, among other matters. 

Please click to view the entire Law360 article announcing the 2016 MVPs. 


Global Antitrust Co-Chair Catriona Hatton Recognized Among Top Women in Antitrust 2016

BRUSSELS, 1 December 2016 - Baker Botts, L.L.P., a leading international law firm, proudly announced that Catriona Hatton, Brussels partner and co-chair of the firm’s global Antitrust and Competition practice, is among the lawyers listed in Global Competition Review’s (GCR) Women in Antitrust 2016 as one of the top 100 women in antitrust globally.

Hatton is among the private practitioners named to GCR’s Women in Antitrust 2016 - the publication’s profiling of more than 150 women private practitioners, enforcers, in-house counsel, economists and academics. 

With Hatton co-chairing the global Antitrust and Competition practice, Baker Botts is one of eight out of the 25 international competition practices in GCR’s Global Elite survey that are solely or jointly run by women.

In the GCR feature, Hatton answers questions about advice to women starting out their careers, what brings fulfilment at work, and who she would name as mentors. 

  • “Believe in yourself, work hard and don’t lower your expectations because of your gender,” Hatton stated in response to the advice she would offer to women starting out their careers. 
  • “What brings me fulfilment at work is achieving the best results for clients and helping to build a great and diverse antitrust team who also support and respect each other.” 
  • “I was lucky to have a few great mentors, female and male, both at university and during my professional career. Having great female mentors in particular helped me understand early on that even if it was challenging at times, setting and achieving high professional ambitions does not need to be traded-off against having a family. One of my mentors went on to become Ireland’s first female president!”

Hatton is among a select few on this year’s list who also were featured on GCR’s list in 2004, and GCR reports, since then, “these women – among others – have only added to their antitrust legacies.”

The Women in Antitrust 2016 highlight those who have been at the forefront of competition law in their respective jurisdictions and made groundbreaking contributions to the ever-changing, increasingly globalised competition landscape. Read the full feature


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