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Baker Botts Continues to Strengthen Visibility in Chambers USA 2014 Rankings



HOUSTON, May 23, 2014 -- In the current edition of Chambers USA released today, Baker Botts enhances its visibility in survey, ranking results. This year, the firm made inaugural appearances in three categories: National - Energy: Electricity (Transactional) (Band 4); DC - Litigation: White-Collar & Government Investigation (Band 2) and DC - Litigation: General Commercial (Band 3) for work performed during 2013.

A firm client told Chambers USA researchers, “They understand the law extremely well and understand how nuances of the law can help us, and they are not afraid to go to court and to stand up when there is an issue.”

Overall, Baker Botts was recognized for excellence in providing legal services to its clients in 33 practice areas.

Additionally, Chambers and Partners shortlisted the firm’s Environmental department (including climate change) for the 2014 Chambers USA Awards.

editors ranked 14 of Baker Botts’ national practice areas, including two Band 1 recognitions for Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) and Projects: Oil & Gas. Also, the Firm increased to a Band 2 ranking in National: Environment.

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editors noted that the firm’s Energy practice is, “Home to a wealth of oil and gas expertise, acting for sponsors and developers on a wide variety of energy projects. Expertise includes upstream development work, pipeline projects and assisting with the financing and development of petrochemical and LNG projects.”

Additionally, a firm client told researchers, “They are very focused on getting the deal done and really helping us understand the risks and the pitfalls.”

The editors also ranked 19 of Baker Botts’ regional practice areas, including Band 1 recognitions for Texas-based groups in Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A, Environment, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Tax and Technology: Corporate Counsel.

Individually, nine Baker Botts lawyers earned inaugural rankings as “Leaders in Their Field,” while 18 Firm lawyers earned Band 1 honors. This leads to a total of 76 lawyers being recognized as “Leaders in Their Field.”

The complete Chambers USA results and editorial comments 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 174-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