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Baker Botts Partner Bill Kroger, Houston Bar Association President, Featured in The Houston Lawyer


HOUSTON, August 13, 2020 – The Houston Bar Association, celebrating its 150th anniversary, rolled out its first edition of the new bar year of its longstanding Houston Lawyer magazine.  The edition is dedicated to addressing the legal issues arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.  It also introduces the new Houston Bar Association President, Baker Botts partner Bill Kroger, with a cover photo, interview, and column.  The HBA was founded by Peter W. Gray in 1870.  Gray was also a founder of Baker Botts. 

Since taking office as HBA President on May 12, 2020, Mr. Kroger’s goals have included forging strategic partnerships to help Houston recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, providing enhanced HBA services as members meet new challenges in the practice of law, and increasing pro bono service to meet the legal needs of low-income Houstonians struggling with unemployment and other issues related to the pandemic.  The HBA is also focusing on social justice issues in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd.

Mr. Kroger is one of the leading energy litigation lawyers in the United States. In 2020, Chambers USA ranked him as “Band 1” for the United States in Oil and Gas Litigation.

Mr. Kroger has practiced law at Baker Botts during his entire 31-year legal career. As chair of Baker Botts’ Energy Litigation Practice for over a decade, he has represented clients in the oil and gas, power, renewable and real estate industries on many of their significant matters.

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