Baker Botts Announces 2006 New Partners

Baker Botts L.L.P.’s Managing Partner, Walter J. Smith, today announced the firm’s 2006 new partners. Effective January 1, 2006, 11 lawyers will comprise the 73rd annual group in the firm’s history to become new members of the partnership on New Year’s Day.

“Each of these lawyers brings exceptional talent to their practice. Their commitment to offering clients the best possible service speaks volumes about their character and dedication to the legal profession,” said Smith.

The 2006 new partners for Baker Botts include:
Laura L. Tyson                          Corporate, Austin
Samir A. Bhavsar                       Intellectual Property, Dallas
Soren Lindstrom                        Corporate, Dallas
Luke K. Pedersen                      Intellectual Property, Dallas
Fernando Rodriguez, Jr.             Litigation, Dallas
Jennifer M. Trulock                    Litigation, Dallas
Elizabeth R. Husseini                 Corporate, Houston
Sergio A. Pozzerle                     Global Projects, Houston
Amy D. Maddux                         Litigation, Houston
Mark Rowley                             Global Projects, London
Alex J. Bourelly                          Litigation, Washington

Baker Botts L.L.P. 2006 Partnership Class

Laura L. Tyson
Tyson represents clients in public and private security offerings, private equity funds, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. She earned her juris doctorate, cum laude, from the University of Houston Law Center in 1997, where she was the managing editor for the Houston Journal of International Law, and her bachelor of science, magna cum laude, in economics from McNeese State University in 1993.

Samir A. Bhavsar
Bhavsar represents clients in all areas of intellectual property law, with a concentration in patent portfolio development and management, technology licensing, and patent litigation. He earned his juris doctorate, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 1996, and his bachelor of science, magna cum laude, in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1994, where he was a Regents Scholar.

Soren Lindstrom
Lindstrom represents clients in public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, compliance with securities laws, international transactions, and private equity funds. He earned his M.C.L., with distinction, from Tulane University in 1997, and his LL.M. from King’s College, University of London in 1992 and his candidatus juris (J.D. and LL.M.) from Aarhus University School of Law in 1991.

Luke Pedersen
Pedersen represents clients in all aspects of intellectual property law, with a concentration in patent prosecution, litigation, technology transfers, and licensing involving complex and emerging technologies. He earned his juris doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law in 1997, and his bachelor of science in engineering from Rutgers University College of Engineering in 1992. The Chambers USA’s America’s Leading Business Lawyers 2005 directory listed Pedersen as a leading lawyer in intellectual property.

Fernando Rodriguez, Jr.
Rodriguez represents clients proceeding as both plaintiff and defendant in commercial, trade secret, and antitrust litigation. He earned his juris doctorate, with honors, from The University of Texas School of Law in 1997, where he was a member of the Texas Law Review, and his bachelor of arts in history from Yale University in 1991. Texas Monthly and Law & Politics named Rodriguez as a Texas Rising Star in 2004 and 2005.

Jennifer M. Trulock
Trulock defends employers against sexual harassment and discrimination and she counsels companies on how to manage workplace legal issues and prevent employment lawsuits. She earned her juris doctorate, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in 1997, where she was the editor in chief for the Georgetown Journal on Fighting Poverty. In 1992, she earned her bachelor of arts in political science from Vassar College.

Elizabeth Husseini
Husseini represents large public and private corporations and partnerships, as well as major financial institutions, in complex business transactions. She earned her juris doctorate from The University of Texas School of Law in 1997, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif, and was the associate editor for the Texas Law Review. In 1993, she earned her bachelor of arts, with honors, in music and history from the University of Houston. Texas Monthly and Law & Politics named Husseini as a Texas Rising Star in 2004 and 2005, she was also listed on H Texas’ Lawyer on the Fast Track 2004.

Sergio A. Pozzerle
Pozzerle advises major U. S. and international power, oil, oilfield services, real estate, and other companies in project development, project finance, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions. He earned his juris doctorate from Yale Law School in 1997, where he was the senior editor for the Yale Law Journal. In 1994, he earned his associates of business, with distinction, in economics from Stanford University. Texas Monthly and Law & Politics named him as a Texas Rising Star in 2004 and 2005.

Amy Maddux
Maddux handles appellate matters in both state and federal courts and represents clients in numerous mandamus proceedings in the Texas appellate courts. She earned her juris doctorate, magna cum laude, from Baylor University School of Law in 1996, where she was editor in chief for the Baylor Law Review. In 1992, she earned her bachelor of science in economics from Texas A&M University. Texas Monthly and Law & Politics named her as a Texas Super Lawyer in Appellate Law in 2003.

Mark Rowley
Rowley advises clients in connection with large-scale energy and corporate matters, with a concentration in project development and acquisitions in the oil and gas industry. He earned his LL.B. from Canterbury University in 1996, and his B. Com. in accountancy from Canterbury University in 1996. He was recognized as a leading lawyer for Azerbaijan in Chambers Global The World’s Leading Lawyers 2004-2005 directory and was recommended for company and corporate transactions in Azerbaijan by PLC Which? Yearbook 2005.

Alex Bourelly
Bourelly represents clients in civil litigation, white collar criminal defense, enforcement proceedings, internal investigations, and matters before the Securities and Exchange Commission. He earned his juris doctorate from Northwestern University School of Law in 1992, and his bachelor of arts in political science with a minor in economics from New York University in 1986.

 

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