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Chambers USA 2006 Recognizes Baker Botts’ Excellence


Chambers USA 2006 has recognized Baker Botts and 72 of the firm’s lawyers for excellence in providing legal services to its clients. The firm’s presence in this year’s Chambers USA book increased nearly 20 percent from 2005 when Baker Botts had 61 lawyers listed.

Lawyers from all of the firm’s national offices -- Austin, Dallas, Houston, New York and Washington -- were recognized as excellent in 24 practice areas this year.

For Texas, Baker Botts placed first in Corporate/M&A, Employment: Mainly Defendant, Energy & Natural Resources, Environment, Intellectual Property, Projects, Real Estate and Technology & IT Outsourcing. Pam Giblin earned a “Star Performer” -- top recognition in the state -- in Environment. “Up-and-Comers” in the state in this year’s book are Derek McDonald, Environment; Sam Cooper, Litigation: Securities; and David Monk, Technology & IT Outsourcing.

Lawyers from the firm ranked No. 1 in Texas included: Rick Goyne, Banking & Finance; Joel Swanson, Corporate/M&A; Dick Brann, Employment/Mainly Defendant; David Asmus, Energy & Natural Resources and Projects; Walter Conrad, Environment: Litigation; Scott Partridge, Intellectual Property; Daryl Bristow and Irv Terrell, Litigation: General Commercial; David Sterling, Litigation: Securities; Fred Dunlop and Robert Wright, Real Estate; Ben Wells, Tax; John Martin, Technology and IT Outsourcing; and Charles Szalkowski, Technology: Corporate and Commercial.

Nationally, Evan R. Berlack, an international trade lawyer based in the firm’s Washington office, was ranked first in his practice area. Brian Henchey in the firm’s Dallas office was recognized as an “Up-and-Comer” nationally in the Business Process Outsourcing category.

Lawyers from the firm were also recognized in Antitrust, Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Energy & Natural Resources: Dispute Resolution, Environment: Litigation, Litigation: Appellate, Litigation: General Commercial, Litigation: Securities, Tax and Technology: Corporate & Commercial.

To review the complete Baker Botts results in the 2006 Chambers survey, please click here.