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Baker Botts Named Energy Litigation Department of the Year for 2nd Consecutive Year

HOUSTON, August 2, 2017 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that for the second year in a row, the firm’s Energy Litigation practice was named the 2017 Energy Litigation Department of the Year by Texas Lawyer

Baker Botts’ industry leading litigation practice is described by Texas Lawyer as having played a “significant role in the evolution of the energy industry” and a firm that continues to be a “major player” in today’s “highly diversified industry.” 

“The recognition of ‘Energy Litigation Department of the Year’ three out of the past four years speaks to our continued market dominance as trial lawyers in the broad landscape of energy disputes our clients face throughout the globe and in the courthouses down the street,” said Van Beckwith, a Dallas-based partner and Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department

“The lawyers who make up our award-winning comprehensive energy litigation practice handle all types of energy cases involving traditional oil and gas exploration and production issues, but also cutting edge renewable energy, electric utility, environmental, antitrust, securities, class action, and upstream, midstream, and downstream issues,” added Mr. Beckwith. 

“Lawyers in all of our Texas offices -- Dallas, Austin, and Houston -- had important wins and successes in 2016 and contributed to our recognition,” said Bill Kroger, Chair of the Energy Litigation Practice Group. 

Texas Lawyer highlighted a number of the firm’s key 2016 energy litigation victories in its feature article, Baker Botts: The Evolution of Energy.

Over the past five years, Baker Botts has been awarded “Litigation Department of the Year” honors for Energy Litigation in 2014, 2016 and 2017 and for IP Litigation in 2013 and 2015. 

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Texas Lawyer Energy Litigation Award


Baker Botts is an international law firm of approximately 700 lawyers practicing throughout a network of 13 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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