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Baker Botts’ Transactional Practices Shine in Legal 500 and Chambers USA Rankings


HOUSTON, June 14, 2021 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, has continued to ascend the Legal 500 US 2021 and Chambers USA rankings, demonstrating its continued dedication to providing specialized advice to corporate clients on their most complex and significant transactions.

Legal 500 US

The firm improved upon its national ranking in the M&A: Large Deals ($1bn+) category, which recognizes the preeminent firms advising on M&A transactions nationally. 

The firm’s continued growth of its Life Sciences practice was also recognized as it gained ranking in the Healthcare: Life Sciences category. 

The firm also maintained rankings in Finance, specifically in Capital Markets, including Debt Offerings, Equity Offerings and High Yield Debt Offerings; and the following Energy-related categories: Renewable/Alternatives, Transactions: Conventional Power, and Transactions: Oil & Gas and Real Estate and Real Estate: Construction.

Chambers USA

Corporate practices and individual lawyers earned high marks in the National, New York and Texas rankings in Chambers USA 2021, with several practices and individuals earning first-time recognitions.

The Corporate M&A practice maintained its ranking as part of “The Elite” table both nationally and in Texas (Band 2), and as is recognized as “Highly Regarded” in New York. 

The firm also maintained its national rankings in the Energy category, and specifically for Electricity (Transactional) and Oil & Gas (Transactional). 

The firm also gained a ranking in the Corporate: Media & Entertainment category in New York.

The other practices that received rankings are:

Texas – Capital Markets: Debt & Equity – Band 2
Texas – Technology: Corporate & Commercial – Band 2
Texas – Banking & Finance
Texas – Bankruptcy / Restructuring
Texas – Real Estate – Band 1

A significant number of lawyers were also ranked at the national and state levels. They are:

Joshua Davidson
National – Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Central United States Band 1
Texas – Capital Markets: Debt & Equity – Band 1

Mollie Duckworth
National – Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Central United States
Texas – Capital Markets: Debt & Equity 

Luke Weedon
Texas – Banking & Finance – Band 2

Elaine Walsh
National – Energy: Electricity (Transactional) – Band 1 

William Lamb

National –– Energy: Electricity (Transactional) – named Senior Statesman 

Michael Didriksen
National –– Energy: Electricity (Transactional)  

Shad Sumrow
Texas – Banking & Finance

James Prince
Texas – Bankruptcy / Restructuring

Neel Lemon
Texas – Corporate/M&A – Band 2

Samantha Crispin
Texas – Corporate/M&A

Ted Paris
Texas – Corporate/M&A

Gene Oshman
Texas – Corporate/M&A

Don McDermett
Texas – Technology: Corporate & Commercial

Larry Hall
Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)

Jon Platt
Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) – named Up & Coming

Erin Hopkins
National – Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)

Michael Rosenwasser
National – Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) – named Senior Statesman

Patricia Stanton
Northern California – Real Estate

Connie Taylor
Texas – Real Estate

Jonathan Dunlay
Texas – Real Estate – Star Individual

As one of the largest law firms in the United States, Baker Botts has worked on behalf of clients in more than 100 countries, and regularly consults on matters that have a local, regional and global impact.

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