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Chambers USA 2010: Baker Botts L.L.P. Receives High Marks in Annual Ranking Publication


HOUSTON, June 11, 2010 -- Baker Botts L.L.P. and its lawyers made inaugural appearances in four categories in the current edition of Chambers USA released today for work performed during 2009. Overall, the firm was recognized for excellence in providing legal services to its clients in 35 practice areas.

For the first time in the firm’s history, Baker Botts was recognized in the following practice areas:
• USA National: Climate Change
• USA National: Franchising
• USA National: Products Liability & Mass Tort Defense
• District of Columbia: Corporate/M&A and Private Equity

Also, 91 firm lawyers were ranked in Chambers USA 2010, compared to 87 last year. Overall, Baker Botts was ranked in 18 national practice areas including Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) (Firm Band 1), Projects: Oil & Gas (Firm Band 1) and Intellectual Property (Firm Band 2).

In comments accompanying the firm’s Band 1 ranking in National: Projects -- Oil and Gas, Chambers USA editors noted that Baker Botts “has achieved substantial immersion in the industry and developed client relationships envied by many.”

“In addition,” the editors said, “the Washington, D.C. office is the hub of one of the world’s elite LNG project development practices. It is this depth and breadth of practice, as well as ties with companies such as Marathon Oil, Petrobras and Dominion, that ensures Baker Botts maintains its leading status.

“The firm is credited with having played a leading role in establishing the independent power market in Texas decades ago and this spirit of innovation is manifest in the renewable practices.”

Complete results and editorial commentary by Chambers USA researchers are available here.

About Baker Botts L.L.P.
Baker Botts L.L.P., dating from 1840, is a leading international law firm with offices in Abu Dhabi, Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Moscow, New York, Palo Alto, Riyadh and Washington. With approximately 750 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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