HOUSTON, May 5, 2020 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced that the firm has been named to The National Law Journal’s 2020 Pro Bono Hot List. Baker Botts provided over 43,000 hours of pro bono legal services in 2019, and generally provides over 30,000 hours annually.
In the publication’s profile of the firm, tax partner Keri Brown, firmwide Partner-in-Charge of Corporate Social Responsibility and Chair of the Houston office’s Pro Bono Committee, noted that “as lawyers, we occupy a unique role in society by ensuring access to justice for the most vulnerable and underserved in our communities and worldwide.”
Among its range of pro bono work in 2019, Baker Botts obtained over $900,000 for a homeless client wrongfully imprisoned for 12 years, in a case where the team included Andrew George, Dan Starck, Jana Seidl, and Kristen Lloyd.
The firm also obtained asylum for a 19-year-old transgender woman who suffered physical and sexual abuse on account of her gender identity. The case was led by Maddy Dwertman and Leah Burcat, with supervision from Scott Powers.
The 2020 Pro Bono Hot List recognizes “law firms that have led the way on access to justice,” and that have “taken on some of the biggest issues of our time,” according to the publication.
“We consider it a moral imperative to use our skills to give back to the communities that need us most,” Ms. Brown said. “We are honored that The National Law Journal has recognized our commitment to the most vulnerable among us.”
To see the full 2020 Pro Bono Hot List, click here.
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