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Baker Botts Partner Jonathan Shapiro Named 2020 California Trailblazer


SAN FRANCISCO, CA, October 12, 2020 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that The Recorder named Jonathan Shapiro, firm partner and Litigation Department Chair, a 2020 California Trailblazer. In its second year, the California Trailblazers list highlights “agents of change,” individuals who have made significant marks on the practice, policy and technological advancement of their practice.

Mr. Shapiro is profiled in The Recorder's October 5th issue. The publication emphasizes his ability to control the narrative in court, allowing him to win challenging cases.

“There's a ton of very good technical lawyers,” he told the publication. “But the points of differentiation upon which clients hire lawyers are going to be more holistic, more thematic. Clients are increasingly going to be hiring lawyers not for the specialty, but for the plus factor, for the differentiation. For me, that is telling stories.”

To learn more about Mr. Shapiro's recognition, visit The Recorder's Trailblazers supplement here.

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