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William Jeffress Jr. Selected as a “Most Highly Regarded Individual” for Litigation Work by Who’s Who Legal



WASHINGTON, September 18, 2014 -- Baker Botts Litigation partner, William Jeffress Jr. was selected as one of seven “Most Highly Regarded Individuals” in the United States for his outstanding work in Business Crime Defense, according to Who’s Who Legal.

The editors stated, “he has nearly four decades of experience and is known for his ‘truly exceptional handling of highly complex criminal cases’.” Peers around the world remarked on “the breadth and depth of his expertise”, which includes fraud, government procurement and public corruption.

Who’s Who Legal also mentioned his challenging work in representing Lewis “Scooter” Libby, Vice President Cheney’s former chief of staff and ABC News in a landmark case alleging fraud and trespass during news gathering.

Additionally, Baker Botts lawyers Mary Spearing, Randall Turk and Stan Mortenson were recognized for their work as top experts in Business Crime Defense for 2014. A former chief of the fraud section at the Department of Justice, commented on Spearing’s work, noting she has “almost unequalled experience in FCPA matters.”

Who’s Who Legal selects nominee’s based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

The complete Who’s Who Legal Business Crime Defense analysis is available here.

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