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Baker Botts’ Practices and Lawyers Take More Top Spots in Chambers USA 2021


PALO ALTO, May 20, 2021 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that Chambers USA 2021 has ranked a total of 41 of the firm's practices, up 17% from 2020. In addition, individual Band 1 and Band 2 rankings increased by more than 10%, and the firm enjoyed a 21% increase in newly ranked lawyers.

The firm earned 11 Band 1 practice rankings, up from 10 last year:

  • National: Oil & Gas Litigation
  • National: Projects: LNG
  • National: Projects: Oil & Gas
  • National: International Arbitration (Highly Regarded)
  • Texas: Environment
  • Texas: Intellectual Property
  • Texas: Litigation: Appellate
  • Texas: Litigation: Securities
  • Texas: Real Estate
  • Texas: Tax
  • Texas: Houston & Surrounds: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

The firm was also ranked for the first time in the categories of:

  • National: Antitrust: Cartel
  • Texas: Houston & Surrounds: Litigation: General Commercial; and
  • New York: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Highly Regarded)

In addition, the following lawyers were named “Senior Statesmen”: James Rill in National: Antitrust and District of Columbia: Antitrust; William Lamb in National: Energy: Electricity (Transactional); Thomas Eastment in National: Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation); Michael Rosenwasser in National: Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional); and Bill Jeffress in National: Litigation: Trial Lawyers and District of Columbia: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations. Jon Dunlay was once again named a Star Individual in Texas: Real Estate.

Eighteen firm lawyers received a total of 19 Band 1 individual rankings, an increase of 11% from last year:

A total of 18 lawyers received Band 2 rankings in 21 categories, an increase of 11% from last year:

Additionally, the firm earned 15 new individual lawyer rankings, a 21% increase from last year:

Three lawyers were recognized as “Up and Coming” in four categories: Emil Barth in National: Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) and National: Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation); Jonathan Platt in National: Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional); and Jennifer Tempesta in New York: Intellectual Property: Patent. In addition, Martha Thomsen was named an “Associate to Watch” in District of Columbia: Environment.

To see the full Chambers USA 2021 rankings, please click here.

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