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Baker Botts Continues to Soar in Power and Renewables Rankings

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WASHINGTON, D.C., June 16, 2021 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international energy, technology and life sciences law firm, has climbed the rankings even further in the national power and renewables sectors, most recently in the Legal 500 US 2021 and Chambers USA 2021 rankings. The rankings, which span the firm’s offices in Washington, D.C., Houston, New York, San Francisco and Austin, reflect the firm’s prominence in power and renewables across its transactional, regulatory and litigation practices.

The firm earned a total of five such national power and renewables practice rankings in the Legal 500 US, including a Tier 1 ranking in Energy Transactions: Conventional Power. In addition, Baker Botts attorneys were awarded 16 individual lawyer rankings in national power and renewables-related categories in the Legal 500 US and Chambers USA combined.

The Legal 500 US rankings come on the heels of the firm’s similarly impressive showing in Chambers USA 2021, being named Law360’s Energy Practice Group of the Year for the second consecutive year, and being ranked in the Legal 500 UK in Projects, Energy & Natural Resources: Power (Including Electricity, Nuclear & Renewables).

In addition to the firm’s Tier 1 ranking in Energy Transactions: Conventional Power in the Legal 500 US 2021, the firm was also ranked in:

  • Energy Litigation: Conventional Power
  • Energy Regulation: Conventional Power
  • Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power
  • Finance: Project Finance

Attorneys who were recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” in the Legal 500 US included:

  • Michael Didriksen – Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power; and Energy Transactions: Conventional Power
  • Elaine Walsh – Energy Transactions: Conventional Power
  • Martin Toulouse – Energy Transactions: Conventional Power

The following lawyers were also ranked:

  • Emil Barth – Energy Regulation: Conventional Power (Next Generation Partner)
  • Courtney Fore – Energy: Transactions: Conventional Power (Next Generation Partner)
  • Leslie Hodge – Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power (Rising Star)

In Chambers USA 2021, the firm earned three power and renewables practice rankings and nine individual lawyer rankings, and, setting Baker Botts apart from the competition, was again the only firm with two lawyers ranked in Band 1 or above nationally in Energy: Electricity (Transactional), and had the most lawyers ranked in this category with three lawyers ranked overall. The practice categories in which the firm was ranked included:

  • National: Energy: Electricity (Transactional)
  • National: Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy
  • Texas: Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity)

Both Bill Lamb and Elaine Walsh were ranked in Band 1 or above in National: Energy: Electricity (Transactional) in Chambers USA, with Lamb being named a “Senior Statesman” and Walsh again being ranked in Band 1. In addition, James Barkley was again ranked in Band 1 in Texas: Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity).

The following lawyers also earned individual lawyer rankings in Chambers USA:

  • Jay Ryan – National: Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Michael Yuffee – National: Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Michael Didriksen – National: Energy: Electricity (Transactional)
  • Jeffrey Kayes – National: Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy
  • Andrea Stover – Texas: Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity)
  • Emil Barth – National: Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) (Up and Coming)

 

ABOUT BAKER BOTTS L.L.P.
Baker Botts is an international law firm of approximately 725 lawyers practicing throughout a network of 13 offices around the globe. Based on our experience and knowledge of our clients' industries, we are recognized as a leading firm in the technology, energy, 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 bakerbotts.com.

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