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


DALLAS, January 21, 2021 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, has announced that Luke Weedon will succeed Tim Durst as Partner-in-Charge of the Dallas office.

“Since 2015, Tim has strengthened the Dallas office’s reputation as a leader in the region’s business landscape, all while maintaining his active complex disputes trial practice, which he will continue to do,” said John Martin, Managing Partner of Baker Botts. “Luke’s leadership experience, energy and in-depth knowledge of the local market make him an ideal choice to succeed Tim as head of our Dallas office. His leadership experience will be invaluable in this broader stewardship role as we solidify our prominent market position.” 

“I am honored and excited to assume this leadership role from Tim and am grateful for his five years of service as head of our Dallas office,” Mr. Weedon said. “I look forward to continuing our focus on exceeding client expectations, building our practices, attracting and developing quality talent, and expanding our market share while being a responsible corporate citizen.”

Mr. Weedon, a Chambers-ranked finance lawyer who has spent his entire 20-year career at Baker Botts, has served as the firm’s Finance Section Chair since 2017, contributing to the group’s success and intake of substantial new clients and matters. In his own practice, he represents institutional investors and a range of clients in the energy, technology and manufacturing industries. Mr. Weedon devotes a significant part of his practice to private placements of debt securities and secured and unsecured syndicated bank financings, including the representation of agent lenders and borrowers in connection with working capital facilities, acquisition financings, bridge loans, asset-based loans, first lien/second lien financings, letter of credit facilities and project financings.

Mr. Durst is a Chambers-ranked first-chair trial lawyer with years of courtroom experience handling complex and high-stakes disputes. He has an active national a trial practice, having taken a wide range of cases to trial in Texas and on both coasts and handling litigation in more than 20 different states. His leadership will continue, including as a chair of the firmwide strategic initiative for disputes practices.

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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