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Long-Standing Commitment to Arts Earns Baker Botts National Recognition From BCA

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HOUSTON, September 7, 2011 -- For its commitment to the nation’s arts community, the Business Committee for the Arts (BCA) named Baker Botts L.L.P. to The BCA 10: Best Companies Supporting the Arts in America for 2011. This marks the first time Baker Botts has received this honor.

This award, given out each year by the BCA, recognizes the firm as one of the top 10 companies nation-wide with exceptional involvement enhancing the importance of the arts through the workplace, education and community.

The Houston Grand Opera nominated Baker Botts for The BCA 10 “because of its long-term commitment to supporting and bolstering a thriving arts community by supporting major art institutions as well as employee arts programming,” HGO officials stated in their nominating letter to the BCA.

Baker Botts has been a major supporter of the arts throughout its 171-year history.

“Arts programs are essential to our communities,” said Baker Botts Managing Partner Walt Smith. “We make it a priority to support these programs with volunteer time, board participation and financial contributions. We are truly honored that the BCA has chosen to recognize our commitment to the arts.”

The award ceremony is scheduled for October 5, 2011, at The Central Park Boathouse in New York City.

A news release announcing this year’s BCA 10: Best Companies Supporting The Arts is available here.

About Baker Botts L.L.P.
Baker Botts is an international law firm with over 725 lawyers and a network of 13 offices around the globe. Based on our experience and knowledge of our clients’ industries, we are recognized as a leading firm in the energy, technology and life sciences sectors. Throughout our 170-year history, we have provided creative and effective legal solutions for our clients while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to excellence. For more information, please visit

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