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Twelve Baker Botts Lawyers Recognized as ‘Lawyers of the Year’ in Best Lawyers 2021


HOUSTON, August 24, 2020 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that the 27th edition of The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 12 Baker Botts lawyers, across four U.S. offices, as “Lawyers of the Year” in various categories.

The full list can be found below:


Derek R. McDonald
Litigation – Environmental


Timothy S. Durst
Trade Secrets Law

Neel Lemon
Corporate Law

Don J. McDermett, Jr.
Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

Jim Prince
Litigation – Bankruptcy

Barton E. Showalter
Litigation – Patent


Joshua Davidson
Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Gene J. Oshman
Securities Regulation

Theodore W. Paris
Corporate Governance Law

Edward Rhyne
Leveraged Buyouts & Private Equity Law

Gail W. Stewart
Litigation – ERISA

San Francisco

Peter Huston
Antitrust Law

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