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Baker Botts’ Keri Brown Honored as Recipient of the 2019 Pro Bono Leadership Award by Texas Appleseed


HOUSTON, August 5, 2019 –Baker Botts tax partner and Houston pro bono chair, Keri Brown, has been selected to receive the 2019 Pro Bono Leadership Award from Texas Appleseed on November 14, 2019, marking the first time that an individual (instead of a law firm) has received this award.

Texas Appleseed notes that Ms. Brown “is an ardent supporter of Texas Appleseed whose extensive knowledge, efficiency, and passion aided us immensely as the team leader behind the production of our online toolkit for financial caregivers” and she “continues to support Texas Appleseed at every turn.”

Keri serves as a trusted advisor to some of the nation's most prominent individuals on complex federal estate, gift and income tax litigation and controversy matters, including disputes and litigation with the Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service. She recently was elected as a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and previously was honored as part of the Houston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” Class of 2018.

Baker Botts has long been committed to the communities in which we live and work. Helping those in need is a big part of that commitment. Read more about our firm Pro Bono practice here.

Texas Appleseed is a public interest justice center that works to change unjust laws and policies that prevent Texans from realizing their full potential. They anchor a dynamic network of pro bono partners and collaborators to develop and advocate for innovative and practical solutions to complex issues. Texas Appleseed also conducts data-driven research that uncovers inequity in laws and policies and identifies solutions for lasting, concrete change.

Baker Botts is an international law firm whose lawyers practice 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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