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NLJ Recognition: Baker Botts Lands on Inaugural Appellate ‘Hot List’


The National Law Journal’s inaugural survey of top appellate firms in the United States includes Baker Botts and its appellate practice lawyers.

In a special supplement to its April edition, NLJ editors provided insight into the selection process, stating that firms included on the ‘Hot List’ scored “at least one significant appellate win since January 2007, plus an impressive track record overall. A ‘significant win’ meant prevailing before the U.S. Supreme Court, a U.S. circuit court of appeals or a state court of last resort when the financial stakes were high or an important legal principle was at stake.”

In the Baker Botts listing, NLJ cited three cases as being representative of the firm’s strength in the appellate field:

  • Morgan Stanley Inc. v. Coleman (Parent) Holdings Inc., lead attorney Jeffrey A. Lamken
  • Klesch & Co. v. Liberty Media Corp., lead counsel Stan R. Mortenson, Jeffrey A. Lamken and David Super
  • Moncrief Oil International Inc. v. OAO Gazprom, lead attorneys Michael S. Goldberg and Aaron Streett

To view the NLJ item on Baker Botts, please click here.

About Baker Botts
Baker Botts L.L.P., dating from 1840, is a leading international law firm with offices in Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Moscow, New York, Riyadh and Washington. With approximately 800 lawyers, Baker Botts provides a full range of legal services to international, national and regional clients. For more information, please visit

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