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Baker Botts Fills New Director of Pricing and Project Management

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HOUSTON, January 27, 2014 -- Baker Botts has hired John Strange, an experienced legal industry pricing strategist, as Director of Pricing and Project Management (firmwide). In this newly-created position, Strange will be part of senior management. He will be responsible for the development, coordination and execution of Baker Botts’ pricing strategies.

“Given the increasingly sophisticated and competitive marketing landscape in the legal industry, John’s extensive experience in developing novel and profitable pricing programs will be a great addition to our management team,” said Managing Partner Andrew Baker.

In addition to coordinating pricing strategies for Baker Botts’ legal services, including analyzing client requirements and creating innovative pricing models, Strange will develop best practices for the evaluation and negotiation of alternative fee and value-based billing arrangements and develop high level project/matter planning and budgeting techniques to help scope, price and staff matters.

He will also monitor and evaluate client/matter financial results to enhance client/matter profitability and oversee the creation, evaluation and life cycle management of fee agreements.

Prior to joining Baker Botts, Strange was director of pricing at Vinson & Elkins.

About Baker Botts L.L.P.
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