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Baker Botts Selected As “Top Houston Law Firm for Diversity” by National Diversity Council


HOUSTON, October 14, 2019 – Baker Botts L.L.P., is proud to announce that the National Diversity Council (NDC) has selected the firm as a “Top Houston Law Firm for Diversity” and Partner Keri Brown as one of its “Top 50 Women Lawyers.”

This “Top 50 Women Lawyers” honor is the third for Baker Botts. Firmwide Intellectual Property Deputy Department Chair, Christa Brown Sanford and former firmwide Corporate Chair and now-Conoco Phillips Senior Vice President, Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Kelly Rose, received this recognition in the past.

Ms. Brown, who is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and counsels high-net-worth individuals and families in a variety of courts, will be honored during NDC’s Legal Diversity Week in Houston.

The National Diversity Council is the first non-profit organization to bring together the private, public and non-profit sectors to discuss the many dimensions and benefits of a multicultural environment.

Baker Botts was recently recognized by Diversity Lab as “Mansfield Certified Plus.” The “Certified Plus” status signifies that the firm not only considered at least 30% women, people of color and LGBTQ lawyers for leadership positions and in lateral recruiting over the year, but also achieved representation of at least 30% women and diverse lawyers in several key areas – including significant leadership roles and promotions.

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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