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Baker Botts’ Mike Bengtson Named Partner in Charge of the Austin Office



HOUSTON, December 1, 2014 -- Baker Botts, an international business law firm, announced today that Mike Bengtson has become the Partner in Charge of the firm’s Austin office. Assisting Mike Bengtson will be Aileen Hooks, who has become the Deputy Partner in Charge of the Austin office.

Mr. Bengtson will replace Joe Knight, who has held the Partner in Charge position since December 2008.

“Joe notified me last week that he is planning to withdraw from the Firm as of the end of this year, as he said it, to play more golf and ultimately establish a solo practice. I want to personally thank Joe for his years of service,” said Andrew M. Baker, Managing Partner of Baker Botts. “Mike and Aileen are outstanding lawyers and leaders and will continue our efforts of maintaining the highest levels of client service in Austin,” added Mr. Baker.

Mr. Bengtson’s practice focuses on a wide variety of transactional and other corporate matters, with extensive experience in the energy and life sciences industries. He leads multi-disciplinary transaction teams in complex mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, as well as capital formation transactions in the private and public equity and debt markets.

Ms. Hooks’ focus is on environmental law, with extensive experience advising clients on environmental and facilities-related aspects of their projects and transactions, including international as well as domestic operations, and on preventing and responding to environmental crises. She has considerable experience with environmental and safety issues and liability considerations affecting the energy industry.

About Baker Botts L.L.P.

Baker Botts is an international law firm of approximately 725 lawyers practicing throughout a network of 15 global offices. Based on our experience and knowledge of our clients’ industries, we are recognized as a leading firm in the energy and technology sectors. Throughout our 174-year history, we have provided creative and effective legal solutions while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to world class client service. For more information, please visit


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