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Chambers Awards 16 Band-1 Rankings to Baker Botts Global Projects Department


HOUSTON, June 1, 2020 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that Chambers has awarded its Global Projects team seven “Band-1” individual rankings and nine practice rankings. The rankings, which were received in multiple jurisdictions, reflect the firm’s commitment to providing top-quality projects and transactional support around the globe.

Baker Botts’ Global Projects lawyers received seven individual Band-1 rankings, including two newly ranked as Band-1:

  • David Jetter - Chambers USA - Projects: LNG (new ranking)
  • Elaine Walsh - Chambers USA - Energy: Electricity (Transactional) (new ranking)
  • Jim Barkley - Chambers Texas - Energy: State Reg & Lit. (Electricity) and Chambers Texas - Energy: State Reg & Lit. (O&G)
  • Jason Bennett - Chambers USA - Energy Projects: LNG
  • Mike Arruda - Chambers China - Energy & Natural Resources (International Firms)
  • Steven Miles - Chambers USA - Energy Projects: LNG 

The firm’s Global Projects Department received nine Band-1 practice rankings, including one new Band-1 ranking:

  • Chambers Global (Global-wide) - Projects & Energy: Oil & Gas  
  • Chambers Global (Africa-wide) - Projects & Energy: Oil & Gas (new ranking)
  • Chambers Global (USA) - Projects: LNG
  • Chambers Global (USA) - Projects: Oil & Gas
  • Chambers USA (Nationwide) - Projects: Oil & Gas
  • Chambers USA (Nationwide) - Projects: LNG       
  • Chambers USA (Texas) - Real Estate
  • Chambers Europe (Russia) - Energy & Natural Resources
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific (China) - Energy & Natural Resources (International Firms)

Additional Chambers newly ranked practices include Energy Sector (International and Cross Border - UK) - Chambers Global and Energy Sector (International and Cross Border - USA) - Chambers Global. Andrea Stover was also a newly ranked individual for Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity) – Chambers USA: Texas.

The following individuals were again named “Up & Coming”: Erin Hopkins - Chambers USA - Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional); and Konstantin Litvinenko - Chambers Russia - Energy & Natural Resources. Additional individuals who maintained their ranking include: Russell Wilkinson - Foreign Expert for Indonesia and Chambers China - Energy & Natural Resources (International Firms); Steven Miles - Chambers USA - Projects; Mikhail Semyonov - Chambers Russia - Energy & Natural Resources; Mark Spivak - Chambers USA - Projects; Joanne Du - Chambers China - Energy & Natural Resources (International Firms); Pat Stanton - Chambers CA (Northern) Real Estate; Connie Simmons Taylor - Chambers Texas - Real Estate; Carlos Solé - Chambers Latin America-wide: Energy & Natural Resources; and Mike Didriksen - Chambers USA - Energy Electricity (Transactional).

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