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Baker Botts Expands New York Corporate TMT Practice with Experienced M&A Partner Nicole Perez


NEW YORK, March 3, 2020 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international technology and energy law firm, announced today the arrival of Nicole Perez as a partner in the Corporate Department in New York, to bolster the firm’s service to clients in the telecommunications, media & technology (TMT) sector. Ms. Perez is the fourth lateral partner to join Baker Botts’ New York office since early August.

“Nicole’s addition to the Corporate practice will further strengthen our transactional capabilities, particularly in the TMT sector,” said John Martin, Managing Partner of Baker Botts. “We are excited for Nicole to join the firm. Her extensive M&A experience will benefit the firm and its clients as we continue to expand the firm’s footprint in TMT, which is an important component of our firm’s strategy.”

Ms. Perez focuses her practice on complex, cross-border and domestic public and private mergers and acquisitions in the TMT sector and a wide range of other sectors, including private equity. She also handles complex joint ventures and strategic alliances and proxy contests, and advises corporations, boards of directors and special committees on corporate governance and general corporate matters, including fiduciary duty and compliance issues, and takeover preparedness.

“Nicole has decades of experience in key sectors, including TMT and private equity, that are essential to support the needs of our clients,” said Mike Bengtson, Firmwide Chair of Baker Botts’ Corporate Department, who is based in New York. “Nicole’s experience will complement our corporate team and will be an asset to our domestic and international clients.”

Baker Botts is regarded as among the best law firms in the TMT sector worldwide. With over 100 years of experience in TMT matters and over 150 lawyers primarily focused on the TMT sector, Baker Botts regularly helps structure and document complex, challenging and novel TMT-related matters for clients globally. The firm’s Corporate Department handles a full range of corporate, securities, and financing matters in the energy, technology, media, and computer hardware and software service industries.

Baker Botts is continuing its rapid growth and the expansion of its capabilities, including in its Corporate, Financial Restructuring, Litigation and Employee Benefits practices. Ms. Perez joins Robin Spigel, Brendan Quigley and Robin Melman, each of whom has joined the firm’s New York office in the last seven months. Since the beginning of 2018, 46 lateral partners have joined the firm.

Ms. Perez graduated in 1995 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Political Science and earned her J.D. from Stanford University in 1999. She joins Baker Botts from Greenberg Traurig, where she was a corporate partner in the New York office.

“Baker Botts was attractive to me because it values professional excellence, client service and collaboration,” said Ms. Perez. “I’m very pleased to be joining a firm with such high-caliber talent and look forward to working with my new colleagues to provide best-in-class service to our clients.”

To schedule an interview with Ms. Perez, please contact Media Relations Manager Alliccia Hernandez.

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