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Mark Glasser Brings Extensive Trial Experience to Baker Botts

Houston-based Litigator Handling Complex Commercial, Securities and Energy Disputes


HOUSTON, May 7, 2008 -- Veteran trial lawyer Mark Glasser, who has spent more than 30 years prosecuting and defending complex commercial, securities, financial institution and energy litigation matters, joined Baker Botts L.L.P. today as a Senior Partner in the firm’s Litigation Department. He will be based in Houston.

Glasser has represented plaintiffs and defendants in business disputes, including accounting, brokerage and other professional malpractice claims, trade secret litigation and non-compete litigation. He also has handled claims of fraud, tortious interference and breach of fiduciary duty in the financial services, securities and energy industries.

“Mark adds a wealth of experience to the firm’s traditional strength in commercial and securities litigation and arbitration,” said Baker Botts Managing Partner Walt Smith. “Mark’s decades of experience in these areas will bolster our national litigation practice.”

Prior to joining Baker Botts, Glasser was a senior trial partner at King & Spalding.

Throughout his career, Glasser has written extensively on litigation issues, currently serving as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Texas Pretrial Practice Treatise. He is a member of the Houston Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, the Securities Industry Association Compliance and Legal Division, and is a Sustaining Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. He is also a member of the State Bar of Texas Pattern Jury Charge Oversight Committee and of the Governing Council of the Antitrust and Business Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas.

He serves on a number of professional and charitable boards, including the Chancellor’s and the President’s Councils of The University of Texas System and the Houston Zoo Advisory Council. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Alumni Association of The University of Texas School of Law and of the Advisory Council of The UT School of Law Center for Public Interest. He is a director of Texas Appleseed, one of the country’s leading pro bono and public interest law organizations.

He is a faculty member of the American Arbitration Association/Arbitration Training Institutes and an instructor in trial advocacy of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy summer seminars.

Glasser has been recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading practitioner in general commercial litigation. He was named by Texas Monthly magazine as one of the Top 100 lawyers in the Houston region in 2007.

“What drew me to Baker Botts wasn’t anything I learned in a handful of meetings over the last few weeks,” Glasser said. “It was what I’ve seen in working with and opposite the lawyers and staff here in over 30 years of practice. This is a famously talented group whose efforts have resulted in a particularly distinguished clientele. Just as important, I know of no firm more serious about maintaining the standards of the law as a profession. It’s a rare place, and I’m very pleased to be here.”

Glasser earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University (with honors). He earned his law degree from The University of Texas. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Negotiation Workshop. After graduating law school, Glasser served as a law clerk to the Honorable William Wayne Justice, Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas (1976 to 1978).

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