HOUSTON, June 29, 2015 -- Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, today announced that it has received top energy rankings issued by major independent law firm rating publications for 2015.
Baker Botts’ Energy practice earned the highest ranking in the following Chambers Global categories: Global-wide - Projects & Energy: Oil & Gas (Band 1); USA - Energy: Oil & Gas (Band 1); USA- Projects: Oil & Gas (Band 1); Russia - Energy & Natural Resources (Band 1); and United Kingdom - Energy & Natural Resources (Oil & Gas) (Band 1).
Baker Botts also received the highest rating in Chambers USA in National - Projects: LNG (Band 1).
Chambers USA also ranked four firm partners Band 1 in their energy practice categories: National - Projects: LNG, Steven Miles; Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation), Thomas Eastment; Energy: Electricity (Transactional), William Lamb; and Texas - Energy: State & Regulatory Litigation (Electricity), James Barkley.
“The team is very experienced and has significant knowledge of current industry issues as well as knowing the history and background around prior transactions. They bring a very good and commercial perspective to our business and help get transactions done,” a firm client told Chambers USA researchers.
Additionally, in April, Bill Kroger, partner and Co-Chair of the firmwide Global Energy Litigation Practice Group, was recognized as an “Energy & Environmental Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal. For this edition, the National Law Journal chose 50 energy lawyers who have been at the forefront of “moving the needle” in addressing the evolving legal challenges of the energy industry.
Baker Botts similarly established its position as one of the leading law firms in the energy industry, in this year’s Legal 500 US Awards, by winning in the exceedingly competitive category of Industry Focus - Energy.
In addition, in the Legal 500 US 2015 book, the firm garnered a prestigious dual Tier 1 ranking in both Energy: Transactional and Energy: Litigation. Furthermore, firm partner, Steven Miles was named a “Leader” for his work in the legal energy space.
Legal 500 US editors commented saying Baker Botts has an “exceptional level of service across the board," along with an "excellent team" and a "great deal of applicable experience" in numerous named energy transactional practice areas.
About Baker Botts L.L.P.
Baker Botts is an international law firm of approximately 725 lawyers practicing throughout a network of 14 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 175-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 BakerBotts.com.
# # #About Baker Botts LLP
Baker Botts is an international law firm of approximately 725 lawyers practicing throughout a network of 14 offices around the globe. Based on our experience and knowledge of our clients’ industries, we are recognized as a leading firm in the energy and technology sectors. Throughout our 176-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 BakerBotts.com.