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Who’s Who Legal/Texas 2008 Includes 48 Firm Lawyers


HOUSTON, November 13, 2008 -- Who’s Who Legal/Texas 2008 editors and researchers selected 48 lawyers from Baker Botts offices in the Lone Star State for inclusion in the book. A complete list of all lawyers mentioned in the publication appears below.

In an introduction to the book, editors provide readers a glimpse of the firm’s strengths. “An international law firm with a famously strong energy practice,” they write, “Baker Botts L.L.P. performs impressively in this year’s edition, excelling in such areas as capital markets, M&A, and oil and gas, with almost all lawyers listed displaying substantial expertise in the energy sector.”

The editors point out that the Firm’s practice extends beyond energy, with its lawyers being featured 55 times in 17 practice areas, including commercial litigation, employee benefits, environmental law and real estate.

“Baker Botts’ rich supply of versatile corporate lawyers is evident in the number of lawyers that appear in more than one chapter,” the editors write in the introduction. “The firm’s robustness is most evident in the capital markets chapter where seven lawyers make the cut. Praised for its rounded expertise and deep bench strength, the group is renowned for its well-coordinated, responsive approach to representing its clients.”

The complete article on the Firm is available here.

Who’s Who Legal/Texas 2008

Michael Goldberg
Robert Jordan

Rick Goyne
Rufus Cormier

Capital Markets
Rick Goyne
Stephen Massad
Joe Poff
Joshua Davidson
Ted Paris
Andrew Baker
Charles Szalkowski

Commercial Litigation
Irv Terrell
Rod Phelan
Robb Voyles

Rufus Oliver

Corporate Governance
David Kirkland
Charles Szalkowski
Stephen Massad

Corporate Tax
Benjamin Wells
Gray Jennings
Gregory Nelson
Stuart Schaffer

Employee Benefits
Bruce Pingree
James Raborn
John Neslage
Felicia Finston

Pam Giblin
Jennifer Keane
Sara Marquis Burgin
Matt Kuryla

Insolvency & Restructuring
Jack Kinzie
Judith Ross
James Prince

Management Labour & Employment
Tony Rosenstein
Chapman Smith

Merger & Acquisition
David Kirkland
Charles Szalkowski
Andrew Baker
Stephen Massad
Neel Lemon
John Martin

Oil & Gas
David Asmus
George Goolsby
Stephen Krebs
Michael Darden

Bart Showalter
Scott Partridge
Kevin Meek

Product Liability
Steve Scheve
Richard Josephson

Real Estate
Robert Wright
Jonathan Dunlay
Marley Lott

Paul Morico

About Baker Botts L.L.P.
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, Palo Alto (California), 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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Michael Cinelli
Associate Director, Public Relations
Baker Botts L.L.P.
713.229.1764 (office)
281.546.4295 (cell)
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