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Baker Botts Expands Top Rankings Across Entire Spectrum of the Energy Sector


HOUSTON, June 11, 2021 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international energy, technology and life sciences law firm, has increased its rankings even further across the entire energy spectrum, solidifying its leadership in a broad range of subsectors that include oil & gas, LNG, power and renewables.

The firm earned a total of seven national rankings in the Legal 500 US in a range of energy categories, including Tier-1 rankings in Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas, Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas, as well as a first-time Tier 1 ranking in Energy Transactions: Conventional Power.

These rankings come on the heels of the firm’s similarly impressive showing in Chambers USA and Chambers Global 2021, as well as being named Law360’s Energy Practice Group of the Year for the second consecutive year. In Chambers USA, Baker Botts earned Band 1 rankings nationally in Oil & Gas Litigation; Projects: LNG; and Projects: Oil & Gas and globally in Chambers Global in Africa - Projects & Energy (Oil and Gas)’ Global - Projects & Energy: Oil & Gas; Russia - Energy & Natural Resources;  USA - Projects: LNG; USA - Projects: Oil & Gas; and USA - Energy Sector (International and Cross Border).

In Chambers USA, Baker Botts again was the only firm with two lawyers ranked in Band 1 or above nationally in Energy: Electricity (Transactional), and was the only firm to have three lawyers ranked overall in this category. In addition, Baker Botts was the only firm with four Band 1 lawyers nationally in Oil & Gas Litigation and three Band 1 lawyers in Projects: LNG.

In addition to the firm’s Tier 1 rankings in the Legal 500 US 2021, the firm was also ranked in:

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

Four lawyers received the following rankings for the first time.

  • Michael Didriksen (Leading Lawyer) – Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power
  • 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 a “Leading Lawyer” in the Legal 500 US included:

  • Steven Miles (Hall of Fame)- Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas
  • Jason Bennett (Leading Lawyer) – Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas
  • Michael Didriksen (Leading Lawyer) – Energy Transactions: Conventional Power
  • William Kroger (Leading Lawyer) – Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas
  • Elaine Walsh (Leading Lawyer) – Energy Transactions: Conventional Power

In Chambers USA 2021, the firm earned three Band 1 practice rankings:

  • National: Oil & Gas Litigation
  • National: Projects: LNG
  • National: Projects: Oil & Gas

The following lawyers were named “Senior Statesmen” in Chambers USA: William Lamb in National: Energy: Electricity (Transactional); Thomas Eastment in National: Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation); and Michael Rosenwasser in National: Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional).

In addition, nine energy lawyers received a total of 10 Band 1 individual rankings in Chambers USA this year.

Also, five lawyers earned new individual lawyer rankings in Chambers USA:

Two lawyers were newly recognized as “Up and Coming” in Chambers USA in three categories: Emil Barth in National: Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) and National: Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation); and Jonathan Platt in National: Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional).


Baker Botts is an international law firm of approximately 650 lawyers practicing 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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