HOUSTON, September 22, 2016 - Baker Botts L.L.P, a leading international law firm, announced today that the firm’s Energy Litigation practice was named the 2016 Energy Litigation Department of the Year by Texas Lawyer

“This marks the 4th straight year that our firm has been ranked by Texas Lawyer in their “Litigation Department of the Year” category and this recognition speaks to the expertise and deep bench strength of the firm’s litigation team, both in Texas, as well as across the country and internationally,” said David Sterling, a Houston-based partner and Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department. 

“Bakers Botts lawyers are outstanding litigation strategists and tacticians who try cases. Our clients see those skills and expertise on a daily basis be it in energy , technology, IP, corporate, white collar, antitrust or tax,” added Mr. Sterling. 

Over the past four years, Baker Botts has been awarded “Litigation Department of the Year” honors for IP Litigation in 2013 and 2015 and for Energy Litigation in 2014 and 2016. 

Texas Lawyer will officially announce the winners at a dinner scheduled on November 1st in Dallas and detailed profiles of the winners will be released following the event. 

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Baker Botts Welcomes Veteran Litigator and ITC Expert

WASHINGTON, September 20, 2016 - Baker Botts, a leading international law firm, today announced that patent trial lawyer Lisa Kattan has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group as a partner based in the Washington D.C. office. 

“Lisa has served as the lead attorney on behalf of the U.S. Government in a number of high profile patent litigation cases covering a wide range of technologies. This experience will serve as a real benefit for our clients,” said Andrew M. Baker, Managing Partner of Baker Botts. 

Ms. Kattan’s litigation and intellectual property law counseling is based upon her 17 years of experience both in private practice and at the International Trade Commission’s Office of Unfair Import Investigations (OUII). As a Senior Investigative Attorney in the OUII for over five years Ms. Kattan successfully applied her years of litigation experience with a hands-on approach to each investigation. 

At the ITC, Ms. Kattan took numerous investigations through trial, most in the high-tech industry, including several high-profile cases during the smartphone wars. As the lead attorney in those investigations, Ms. Kattan evaluated the merits of patent infringement claims and defenses, proposed claim constructions, investigated public interest issues and ensured compliance with agency regulations. In addition, Ms. Kattan prepared all oral arguments at trial and Markman hearings while examining countless fact and expert witnesses at trial and in depositions over her tenure at the ITC. 

“Lisa is a widely-respected lawyer with a wealth of experience in appearing before the ITC and district courts with regard to complex IP issues and will be able to provide our clients with outstanding advice and counsel,” said Bart Showalter, Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group. “With 180 lawyers and over 200 technical degrees Baker Botts has one of the largest and most robust IP practices. Lisa is a superb addition to our group,” added Mr. Showalter. 

Ms. Kattan received her undergraduate degree from the University of South Dakota and her master’s degree from the University of Minnesota. She has a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in Illinois, the District of Columbia and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 


Baker Botts' White-Collar Criminal Defense, FCPA Practice Earns Global Recognition

MOSCOW, 21 September 2016 - Baker Botts, L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that Ivan Marisin and Vasily Kuznetsov have joined the firm’s Moscow office as Partners. 

“Both Ivan and Vasily are outstanding lawyers and highly regarded litigators with a wealth of experience, representing both Russian and international clients. They have a deep seated understanding of the Russian legal system,” said Andrew M. Baker, Managing Partner of Baker Botts. 

“They will both add significant value for our Russian and international clients and their arrival also speaks to the commitment that we have made to continue to grow our international network,” added Mr. Baker. 

“Vasily and Ivan are terrific lawyers with a great deal of trial and international arbitration experience. Their addition highlights the growing strength of our global litigation and dispute resolution capabilities,” said David Sterling, Chair of the firm’s Litigation department. 

"Upon joining the firm, Ivan becomes Co-Chair of the firm's International Disputes Resolution (IDR) Practice while Vasily will play a key role in managing our Russian IDR Practice," added Mr. Sterling. 

“We are delighted to welcome Ivan and Vasily as our new Partners in Moscow. Their extensive experience in dispute resolution, both international and domestic, will complement our already strong Russian law offering in Moscow,” said Maxim Levinson, Partner-in-Charge of the Moscow office. 

“Ivan and Vasily’s expertise will enable us to build upon the services we offer our clients in areas such as energy, technology, banking and finance, real estate and construction, and aviation,” added Mr. Levinson. 

Mr. Marisin has represented Russian clients in matters across the globe, as well as international clients in disputes in Russia. He has also advised Russian and foreign clients on corporate, banking and foreign investment matters. Mr. Marisin obtained his law degree from Moscow State University in 1986. Chambers Europe described Mr. Marisin as "a star disputes lawyer." 

Mr. Kuznetsov has been representing domestic and international clients in major litigations and arbitrations since 2002. Chambers Global describes Mr. Kuznetsov as “a rising star.” He is a graduate of Moscow State University. 

Mr. Marisin and Mr. Kuznetsov join Baker Botts from Quinn Emanuel. 


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