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Baker Botts Continues Ascent Up Legal 500 US Rankings


PALO ALTO, June 10, 2021 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, has continued its climb up the Legal 500 US 2021 rankings, with a move into Tier 1 in Energy Transactions: Conventional Power, while maintaining its two Tier 1 Oil and Gas rankings, and earning a number of other accolades across a range of practices.

The firm achieved the following Tier 1 practice rankings:

  • Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas
  • Energy Transactions: Conventional Power
  • Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas

The firm also maintained a number of Tier 2 practice rankings and was newly ranked in Finance: Project Finance; and Healthcare: Life Sciences. In addition, the firm improved its ranking in M&A: Corporate and Commercial: M&A: Large Deals ($1bn+).

Six lawyers received the following rankings for the first time:

  • Michael Didriksen (Leading Lawyer) – Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power
  • Bridget Moore (Leading Lawyer) – Dispute Resolution: Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Corporates
  • John Taladay (Leading Lawyer) – Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions: Defense
  • Martin Toulouse (Leading Lawyer) – Energy Transactions: Conventional Power
  • Jonathan Platt (Next Generation Partner) – Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas
  • Leslie Hodge (Rising Star) – Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power

Lawyers who were again recognized as “Hall of Fame” or “Leading Lawyer” included:

  • Michael Goldberg (Hall of Fame) – Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration
  • Steven Miles (Hall of Fame)- Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas
  • Jason Bennett (Leading Lawyer) – Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas
  • Hogene Choi (Leading Lawyer) – Intellectual Property: Patents: Prosecution (Including reexamination and post-grant proceedings)
  • Michael Didriksen (Leading Lawyer) – Energy Transactions: Conventional Power
  • Lisa Kattan (Leading Lawyer) – Intellectual Property: Patents: Litigation (International Trade Commission)
  • William Kroger (Leading Lawyer) – Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas
  • David Sterling (Leading Lawyer) – Securities Litigation: Defense
  • Elaine Walsh (Leading Lawyer) – Energy Transactions: Conventional Power

To view Baker Botts’ complete results in Legal 500 US 2020, click here.

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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