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Baker Botts Earns ‘Best Law Firm’ Recognition in Environmental Litigation

U.S. News/Best Lawyers Rankings Include Tier 1/National Listings for 21 Practice Areas


HOUSTON, November 1, 2011 -- Baker Botts L.L.P. earned “Best Law Firm” recognition from U.S. News/Best Lawyers for its Environmental Litigation practice, the publications’ editors announced today.

“Law firms receiving this designation had an impressive overall performance in our research and are receiving the first award of this kind by U.S. News and Best Lawyers,” they said.

In addition to this top honor, Baker Botts placed 21 practice areas in the publications’ Tier 1/National Rankings. The list included the following practice areas: Appellate, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Energy Law, Environmental Law, International Arbitration -- Governmental, Labor Law -- Management, Litigation -- Environmental, Litigation -- ERISA, Litigation -- Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Litigation -- Trusts & Estates, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions -- Defendants, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Oil & Gas Law, Project Finance Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation, Tax Law, Technology Law, Trademark Law and Venture Capital Law.

Also, a total of 56 practice areas received Tier 1/Metropolitan Rankings recognition from U.S. News/Best Lawyers.

Background on Baker Botts’ Environmental Litigation practice is available here.

A complete list of rankings for the firm is available here.

About Baker Botts L.L.P.
Baker Botts is an international law firm with over 725 lawyers and a network of 13 offices around the globe. Based on our experience and knowledge of our clients’ industries, we are recognized as a leading firm in the energy, technology and life sciences sectors. Throughout our 170-year history, we have provided creative and effective legal solutions for our clients while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to excellence. For more information, please visit

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