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Baker Botts Welcomes Prominent Executive Compensation and Benefits Partner in Dallas


DALLAS, June 1, 2021 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international energy, technology and life sciences law firm, announced today that Jason Loden has joined the Dallas office as a partner in the Executive Compensation and Benefits Section of the Tax Department.

“Jason is an outstanding lawyer and is well recognized in the area of executive compensation and benefits.  His focus on the energy and private equity sector complements the work of our team and further deepens the range of services we can offer to our clients,” said John Martin, Managing Partner of Baker Botts. 

“Jason’s excellent reputation and his focus on executive compensation and employee benefits in mergers and acquisitions, as well as his expertise with private equity funds and plan asset issues, will provide tremendous value to our clients across a range of industries and we are thrilled to welcome him,” said Gail Stewart, Firmwide Chair of the Baker Botts Executive Compensation and Benefits Section.

Jason Loden’s practice focuses on representing private equity funds, portfolio companies, employers and management teams on issues including structuring carried interests and equity compensation arrangements, compensation issues arising from mergers and acquisitions, qualified defined contribution and defined benefit plans, DOL and IRS compliance issues and health and welfare benefit plans.

"I am excited to join Baker Botts as it is one of the preeminent firms in both the energy and technology sectors,” said Loden. This move will allow me to not only grow my executive compensation and benefits practice in the areas of energy and private equity, but also provides a larger platform in the areas of technology and telecommunications."

Jason Loden joins Baker Botts from Thompson & Knight, where he was a partner for 11 years. The addition of Loden to Baker Botts comes on the heels of the arrival of Shad Sumrow in the firm’s Dallas office. Sumrow had previously served as Thompson & Knight’s firmwide Finance Practice Leader. 

Baker Botts has an award winning and highly regarded Executive Compensation and Benefits practice. The firm assists clients with all aspects of compensation and benefit plans and programs under the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA, and with the myriad of legal issues that impact employee benefits under federal labor and securities laws and state laws.

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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