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With the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, Baker Botts lawyers have examined many of the major legal and regulatory issues facing the new President.
We have provided their individual perspectives on how President-elect Trump’s Administration might proceed over the next four years.
This includes analysis, video presentations, seminars and news coverage featuring Baker Botts lawyers.
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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.
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.
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.
On November 17, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") took several actions that could have significant implications for the administration and operation of organized wholesale electricity markets.
Click here to read more on the good news, limitations and what this means for you.
On May 4, 2016 the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) issued final and temporary regulations, Treasury Regulation § 301.7701-2T (the “Regulation”), to clarify the employment tax treatment of partners in a partnership that owns a disregarded entity.
On November 28, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency “EPA” published a final rule revising the hazardous waste generator regulations issued under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”).
How will the election of President-elect Donald Trump impact the U.S. energy sector - from oil & gas and power to renewables and the environment? Baker Botts partnered with Baker Institute and the Center for Energy Studies for a discussion on President-elect Trump’s anticipated policy changes and the potential impacts they may have on the Energy Sector.
The latest Baker Botts PTAB Trials Blog post discusses the rules associated with proceedings before the USPTO Patent Trial & Appeal Board (the “PTAB” or “Board”). Click here to read more on this matter from Associate, Stephanie Diehl.
On December 1, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued significant proposed new rules for hardrock mining and mineral processing operations across the country. Baker Botts Environmental partner Bart Seitz is available to comment.
On December 5, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a Presidential Permit to TDI New England, a Blackstone portfolio company. TDI New England is developing the “New England Clean Power Link,” a 154 mile, 1000 MW, buried electric transmission line that will interconnect New England with Canada. A Presidential Permit is required for the construction, operation, and maintenance of electric facilities connecting at the international borders of the United States.
Tallgrass Energy GP, LP (NYSE: TEGP) ("TEGP") announced on November 17, 2016, that it priced an offering of 9,000,000 Class A shares representing limited partner interests sold by funds affiliated with Kelso & Company and The Energy & Minerals Group (the "Selling Security Holders") at $22.00 per share. Baker Botts L.L.P. represented TEGP in the offering.
In the Baker Botts IP Report, lawyers share their insight on the latest Intellectual Property topics.
PT Medco Energi Internasional Tbk ("MedcoEnergi") today announced that MedcoEnergi has completed its purchase of ConocoPhillips Indonesia Inc. Ltd. ("CIIL") and ConocoPhillips Singapore Operations Pte. Ltd. ("CSOP"). CIIL and CSOP are subsidiaries of ConocoPhillips. Baker Botts represented MedcoEnergi in the acquisition.