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Baker Botts to Unveil Founders' Room Celebrating More Than 175 Years of Legal Service

HOUSTON, May 22, 2017 - On Tuesday May 23, 2017, Baker Botts will unveil its recently completed Founders' Room.

The Founders' Room, located in Baker Botts' Houston office, was initially conceived in 2015 during the firm's 175th Anniversary celebration. It will serve as a living museum and chronicles the history of the firm since its founding in 1840.

"The early history of Baker Botts in many ways reflects the history of Houston, the State of Texas and the United States. Our firm has seen a civil war, a depression, two world wars, the invention of the computer, the discovery of oil in Texas and the rise of Houston as one of the great cities of the world," said Andrew M. Baker, Managing Partner of Baker Botts.

The official opening and ribbon cutting will take place at 5:30 pm CST.

Secretary James A. Baker III, a Senior Partner and the nation's 61st Secretary of State, along with firm Managing Partner, Andrew M. Baker will attend and participate in the ribbon cutting. 


Baker Botts is an international law firm of approximately 650 lawyers practicing throughout a network of 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. Since 1840, 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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