Professional Services

Baker Botts regularly represents professional services clients in courtrooms, in large outsourcing transactions and in intellectual property protection matters.

Our professional liability lawyers are adept at defending professional services providers against claims by clients and other entities, both in individual and class action suits. We offer a full range of litigation and counseling services, and have particular experience where the professional firm’s client is in financial distress. We understand the challenges posed by the representation of lawyers in legal malpractice claims, and we have tried a number of legal malpractice cases to jury verdict.

With the rising trend toward prosecution of consulting professionals for their role in business transactions, Baker Botts lawyers are handling an increasing number of criminal cases on behalf of such clients. We also counsel professionals regarding their obligations on a going-forward basis, or those who face claims—civil, criminal, or disciplinary—based upon past professional conduct. The firm has a long history of representing firms in proceedings before various disciplinary boards, arbitrators and administrative agencies.

We advise clients in many of the largest and most complex outsourcing transactions in the world. We have a deep understanding of the industries we serve and that knowledge provides us with the ability to deliver better solutions.