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Leading Finance Partner Joins Baker Botts in Dallas


DALLAS, May 11, 2021 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international energy, technology and life sciences law firm, announced today that Shad Sumrow has joined the Dallas office as a partner in the Finance Section of the Corporate Department.

Sumrow joins Baker Botts from Thompson & Knight, where he was the firmwide Finance Practice Leader. He represents clients in lending and structured finance transactions, with an emphasis on oil and gas and asset-based transactions. He also regularly represents clients in connection with workouts, restructurings, bankruptcies and creditors' rights matters. His transactions have provided billions of dollars in working capital and acquisition funds to companies in various sectors of the economy.

The addition of Sumrow comes a week after Baker Botts welcomed Doug Getten, former Chair of Paul Hastings’ Houston Corporate Department, as a partner in Houston.

“The hiring of Shad will immediately add to the strong reputation of the firm’s Finance Section in Texas,” said John Martin, Managing Partner of Baker Botts. “His experience and market visibility will provide even more momentum for our practice as we attract additional clients in this active space.”

“Shad has a diverse practice representing both lenders and borrowers, with a focus on energy,” said Luke Weedon, Partner in Charge of the Baker Botts Dallas office and Firmwide Finance Section Chair of Baker Botts. “His market knowledge, extensive experience, deep client relationships and leadership experience will not only strengthen our Finance team firmwide, but will add to our representations of banks and nontraditional lenders.”

Sumrow’s accolades including being ranked for the last six years in Chambers USA for Banking and Finance, and also being ranked among the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” by D Magazine multiple times.

“Baker Botts is the go-to law firm in the energy space, and provides a broad, ideal platform for my practice,” Sumrow said. “I am excited to work closely with many lawyers with whom I have structured deals over the years, and I look forward to hitting the ground running.”

The Baker Botts Finance team, which includes lawyers in the American College of Investment Counsel and those who are recognized in multiple peer-based and client-based listings, represents financial institutions, corporate borrowers, securities issuers and other participants in complex debt financings and liability management transactions.

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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