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Baker Botts Named an Energy “Practice Group of the Year” by Law360


HOUSTON, January 13, 2020 – Baker Botts has been named a winner of Law360's Energy Practice Group of the Year for 2019.

“We are delighted to be recognized for our role in helping our clients to close their deals, resolve litigation, regulatory and environmental disputes, and advance their key projects over the past year,” said Jason Bennett, partner and Firmwide Chair of Baker Botts’ Global Projects Department. “Once again, our lawyers continue to act on high-profile matters and to secure outstanding results for our clients across the energy sector,” Bennett added.

Baker Botts’ Energy Group was recognized for successfully acting on a number of high-profile and precedent-setting matters, such as:

  • Advising Sempra Energy regarding all aspects of the development of its multi-billion-dollar LNG Projects in Texas and in Mexico;

  • Representing BP plc in the $5.6 billion sale of its entire Alaska business to an affiliate of Hilcorp Energy Co.;

  • Acting for Sunnova Energy International Inc. in its initial public offering of common stock;

  • Obtaining the dismissal of a high-profile lawsuit against Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline, LLC and Permian Highway Pipeline; and

  • Acting for EnLink Midstream, LLC in its $13 billion acquisition of EnLink Midstream Partners, LP in a simplification transaction

Baker Botts continues to be a powerhouse in not only driving upstream, midstream and downstream transactional, regulatory and litigation matters, but has also become a significant player in the power and renewable space, with significant deals and projects in the solar, wind, battery storage, transmission and bio fuels sectors.

“This recognition is a testament to the breadth of our capabilities across the energy sector. Baker Botts’ lawyers regularly help our clients to close high-profile transactions, litigate high-stakes cases and provide counsel on a range of critical regulatory matters,” commented Bill Kroger, partner and Firmwide Chair of Baker Botts’ Energy Litigation Practice.

Baker Botts also deepened its bench of energy lawyers in 2019, adding new energy lawyers for nearly all its offices, bringing additional corporate, tax, LNG, projects, environmental, litigation, and regulatory expertise to the firm.

“Baker Botts is building one of the premier energy environmental practices in the United States, with leading practices from coast to coast,” said partner Lily Chinn, who, along with eight other environmental partners, joined Baker Botts in October 2019 “We are excited to be a part of one of the outstanding energy law practices in the world.” Ms. Chinn works out of the firm’s San Francisco office.

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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