Aaron Streett

Practice Group Chair - Supreme Court & Constitutional Law (Firmwide) Partner

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Aaron Streett is the Chairman of Baker Botts’ Supreme Court and Constitutional Law Practice. He has presented oral argument in dozens of appeals, covering the U.S. Supreme Court, the Texas Supreme Court, and various courts across the country, with concentrated experience in the Fifth Circuit and D.C. Circuit. Mr. Streett's practice involves all substantive areas of the law, including commercial litigation, statutory interpretation, constitutional law, administrative law, securities, and white-collar criminal defense.

Mr. Streett maintains an active practice in the Supreme Court of the United States, representing parties in merits cases six times since 2010, as well as filing numerous amicus and certiorari-stage briefs. He recently represented petitioners in the noted securities case of Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., which challenged and limited the fraud-on-the-market theory. Mr. Streett is one of only 18 attorneys in private practice to have argued at the Supreme Court each of the last two Terms.

Mr. Streett was recently named one of only six "Appellate MVPs" for 2014 by Law360, which had previously recognized him in 2011 as one of the top five appellate “Rising Stars” under age 40. That publication stated that Mr. Streett’s “proclivity for courtroom presentation and a broad knowledge of constitutional law have helped [him] score victories in complex and high-stakes cases for clients in the energy, financial services, telecommunications and other industries." Mr. Streett was also recently featured on National Law Journal's Appellate Hot List for 2014.

Following graduation from law school, Mr. Streett served as a law clerk to the Honorable David B. Sentelle of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and to the Honorable William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States.

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Publications, Speeches and Presentations

  • "Supreme Court Lecture Series," Mississippi College Law School, Jackson, April 2015
  • "Religious Liberty After Greece v. Galloway," University of Chicago Law School, March 2015 (debate with Prof. Genevieve Lakier)
  • "How to Write an Effective Argument," Legal Writing to Win, TexasBar CLE, Austin, January 2015
  • "The Debate Over Hobby Lobby," South Texas College of Law, Houston, November 2014 (debate with Prof. R. Randall Kelso)
  • “Percolating and Potential Legal Conflicts: Challenges for Lawyers and Judges,” Appellate Judges Education Institute, Dallas, November 2014 (panelist; paper co-authored with Ernest A. Young and Michelle Stratton)
  • “U.S. Supreme Court Practice: Nuts & Bolts,” State Bar Advanced Civil Appellate Course, Austin, September 2014 (paper co-authored with Evan Young)
  • “The First Amendment Rights of Corporations,” Harris County Civil Judicial Education Conference, Bastrop, August 2014
  • “Basic Instinct: The Supreme Court Confronts the Fraud-on-the-Market Theory,” DRI Class Actions Conference, Washington, DC, July 2014 (paper co-authored with Shane Pennington) 
  • “Supreme Court Term in Review,” Panelist, Houston Bar Association Appellate Section, July 2014 
  • “U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 Term in Review,” Moderator, Houston Federalist Society, July 2014 
  • “Back to Basic: Will the Supreme Court Eliminate or Modify the Fraud-on-the-Market Theory in Securities Class Actions?” Panelist, Association of Corporate Counsel Teleconference, March 2014 
  • “Indirect and Direct Impacts of TAP v. Shaw on Endangered Species Act Enforcement and Texas Water Law,” Panelist, University of Texas School of Law Water Law Institute, Austin, December 2013 (paper co-authored with Carlos Romo) 
  • “Town of Greece v. Galloway,” Harvard Law School, Cambridge, October 2013 (debate with Prof. Noah Feldman); New England School of Law, Boston, October 2013 (debate with Prof. Allison Dussias) 
  • “Fifth Circuit Oral Argument Critique,” Appellate Advocacy Seminar, Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, New Orleans, October 2013 
  • “U.S. Supreme Court’s 2012 Term in Review,” Moderator, Houston Federalist Society, August 2013 
  • “Federal Intrusion Into States Rights Using The ESA,” Panelist, Texas Water Conservation Association Mid-Year Conference, Galveston, June 2013 
  • “Federal Pleading After Twombly and Iqbal,” Moderator, Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference, Fort Worth, May 2013 
  • “Summary Judgment Appellate Issues in Texas,” Civil Appellate Practice Course 101, State Bar of Texas, Austin, September 2012 
  • “U.S. Supreme Court’s 2011 Term in Review,” Panelist, University of Texas School of Law, Austin, September 2012; Panelist, St. Mary’s Law School, San Antonio, August 2012; Moderator, Houston Federalist Society, July 2012 
  • “The Legacy of Chief Justice Rehnquist,” University of Chicago Law School, April 2012; Texas Tech University Law School, Lubbock, November 2007 
  • “Religious Speech in Public Schools,” Panelist, University of Houston Law School, March 2012; Golden Gate University Law School, San Francisco, October 2011 
  • “U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 Term in Review,” Panelist, University of Texas School of Law, Austin, October 2011; University of Kentucky School of Law, Lexington, September 2011; Moderator, Houston Federalist Society, July 2011 
  • “U.S. Supreme Court Update,” The General Counsel Forum, Houston, April 2011 
  • “The State of Capital Punishment,” Panelist, Houston 8, Houston PBS (aired January 21, 2011) 
  • “The Twenty-First Century Texas Supreme Court: Pro-Law, Pro-Prosperity,” Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy, 2010, (with Evan Young) 
  • “U.S. Supreme Court’s 2009 Term in Review,” Panelist, University of Texas School of Law, Austin, October 2010; Moderator, Houston Federalist Society, July 2010 
  • “Religious Liberties and the Roberts Court,” Louisiana State University School of Law, Baton Rouge, October 2010 
  • “Practice in the Fifth Circuit—An Attorney’s Perspective,” Panelist, Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, Lubbock, September 2010 
  • “The Supreme Court’s Decisions: How They Affect Us,” Panelist, Houston 8, Houston PBS (aired July 8, 2010) 
  • “What Really Goes at the United States Supreme Court,” University of Texas Conference on State and Federal Appeals, Austin, June 2010, (with Evan Young) 
  • “An Educated Observer’s Guide to the Sotomayor Confirmation Hearings,” University of Houston Law School, October 2009; Houston Bar Association Appellate Section, Houston, July 2009, (with Jeff Oldham) 
  • “U.S. Supreme Court’s 2008 Term in Review,” Panelist, University of Texas School of Law, Austin, September 2009; Moderator, Houston Federalist Society, July 2009
  • “The U.S. Supreme Court: A Look Inside From Former Clerks,” Panelist, Texas Bar Bill of Rights CLE Course, Houston, May 2009 
  • “The Supreme Court’s Decision in Boumediene v. Bush,” Panelist, Ave Maria School of Law, Ann Arbor, April 2009 
  • “The Debate Over Federal Preemption,” Panelist, University of Texas School of Law, Austin, February 2009 
  • “The Supreme Court of Texas: A Balanced Court,” Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy, 2008 
  • “The Upcoming Term of the Texas Supreme Court,” Panelist, Dallas Federalist Society, October 2008 
  • “New Media and the Courts,” Panel Moderator, University of Arizona’s Rehnquist Center for Constitutional Structures, Tucson, September, 2008 
  • “U.S. Supreme Court’s 2007 Term in Review,” Fund for American Studies’ Legal Studies Institute, Washington, D.C., June 2008; Thomas Cooley Law School, Lansing, April 2008
  • “The 2006 Term and the Future of the Roberts Court,” St. Mary’s Law School, San Antonio, September 2007; Fund for American Studies’ Legal Studies Institute, Washington D.C., July 2007
  • “U.S. Supreme Court’s 2006 Term in Review,” University of Texas Law School, Austin, August 2007; Panelist, Houston Federalist Society, June 2007
  • “What to Expect From the Roberts Court,” Baylor Law School, Waco, April 2007; University of Georgia Law School, Athens, April 2007
  • “Separation-of-Powers Tug of War in the Supreme Court’s Terrorism Cases,” Georgia State University Law School, Atlanta, April 2007