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Baker Botts Names New Partner-in-Charge in New York


NEW YORK, July 9, 2021 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, has announced that Richard Harper has been named Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s New York office. He is succeeding Terence Rozier-Byrd.

“I am delighted that Rich has agreed to assume another key role in such an important market,” said John Martin, Managing Partner of Baker Botts. “Rich’s proven leadership will be invaluable as we continue to build on the momentum we have achieved in New York."

Mr. Harper most recently served as chair of Baker Botts’ New York Litigation Department. Under his leadership, the Litigation Department in New York has seen marked success, with diverse new clients and matters, and a rise in thought leadership. Before that, Rich served as the hiring partner for the New York office. He has also been active in the legal community, having served as an instructor since 2013 at the Intensive Trial Practice Workshop at the University of Chicago Law School, a trial advocacy course for upper-level law students.

“I am excited to take on this new role,” Mr. Harper said. “Baker Botts’ New York office continues to see a great deal of momentum in this environment, and I am eager to continue driving and expanding our client relationships as we handle their matters.”

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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