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Baker Botts Names New Partner-in-Charge of Houston Office


HOUSTON, October 15, 2020 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, has announced that Russell Lewis has been named Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Houston office. He is succeeding Rebeca Huddle, who has been appointed to the Texas Supreme Court.

“Rebeca has strategically led our Houston office for the last 18 months. Under her leadership, the office has strengthened its reputation as a pillar in the city’s business landscape, serving as our clients’ trusted advisors in their most challenging and complex matters,” said John Martin, Managing Partner of Baker Botts. “While we will miss Rebeca’s business-minded focus, innovation and loyalty to the firm, the Houston office will be in capable hands with Russell, whose proven leadership skills will be invaluable as we solidify our dominance in the Houston market and beyond.”

Since January, Mr. Lewis has served as chair of the Litigation Department in the firm’s Houston office. Under his leadership, the Litigation Department in Houston has enjoyed marked success, with substantial new clients and matters, significant case wins, and increased thought leadership. He previously served as deputy department head of Houston Litigation and on the Employment Committee. Mr. Lewis has substantial experience helping clients navigate multi-faceted matters that include complex commercial cases, crisis response, class actions, and government investigations. He also regularly counsels companies on regulatory and compliance matters.

“I am excited to assume this new role,” Mr. Lewis said. “Baker Botts’ Houston office continues to enjoy a great deal of momentum in this environment. I am eager to help our lawyers in Houston strengthen and expand their client relationships even further as we continue to be a go-to firm in the region to handle our clients’ most sophisticated needs.”

Baker Botts is an international law firm whose lawyers practice throughout a network of offices around the globe. Based on our experience and knowledge of our clients' industries, we are recognized as a leading firm in the energy, technology and life sciences sectors. Since 1840, we have provided creative and effective legal solutions for our clients while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to excellence. For more information, please visit


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