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‘Best Law Firm’ in Oil & Gas, Administrative/Regulatory Practices: U.S. News/Best Lawyers Rankings



HOUSTON, November 1, 2013 -- Baker Botts earned “2014 Best Law Firm” recognition for its Oil & Gas and Administrative/Regulatory Law practices from U.S. News/Best Lawyers, the publications’ survey editors announced today. Baker Botts had the highest client survey results, law firm review feedback and lawyer feedback in the Oil & Gas and Administrative / Regulatory Law practice areas, the editors said.

The results are available online and will be published in the U.S. News & World Report issue scheduled to hit newsstands in mid- to late November. Last year, the firm earned “Best Law Firm” status for its Natural Resources practice.

“Best Law Firm” status is awarded to firms with the highest overall score based on the publications’ research for each practice area. The 2014 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. Baker Botts was one of just 87 firms to earn top honors from this year’s annual survey conducted by U.S. News/Best Lawyers.

In addition to recognition as a “Best Law Firm,” Baker Botts practice areas earned 26 National Tier 1 rankings this year compared to 22 listings last year. Additionally, 131 practice areas -- covering all the Baker Botts’ domestic offices -- earned Metro Tier 1 status this year compared to 114 in 2012.

The complete list of Baker Botts practice areas recognized by U.S. News/Best Lawyers is available here.

The U.S. News/Best Lawyers rankings are presented in tiers and ordered in 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan practice areas. The rankings are built on an evaluation process that includes a collection of client and lawyer evaluations.

The national Tier 1 rankings will be featured in the first edition of the “Best Law Firms” Legal Issue, which will be distributed to more than 30,000 C-level executives. A stand-alone publication, which is being distributed directly to 30,000 general counsels and in digital format to more than 60,000 private practice lawyers worldwide, will feature the national and metropolitan Tier 1 rankings.

The complete U.S. News/Best Lawyers rankings are available here.

About Baker Botts L.L.P.
Baker Botts is an international law firm of approximately 700 lawyers practicing throughout a network of 15 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 173-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