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Baker Botts Welcomes Financial Restructuring Partner in New York


NEW YORK, November 15, 2021 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international energy, technology and life sciences law firm, announced today that Scott Bowling has joined its New York office as a partner in the Financial Restructuring practice.

Bowling’s practice encompasses domestic and cross-border corporate restructurings, distressed financings and acquisitions, credit and equity investments, liability management transactions, crisis management and other special situations. He represents debtors, creditors, investors and other parties in complex Chapter 11 cases and other distressed and special situations in the energy, retail, technology, media, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, industrial and gaming industries.

Bowling joins Baker Botts from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York, where he served most recently as counsel in the Restructuring Department. His 10-plus-year tenure at Weil included such representations as EP Energy Corporation, CEC Entertainment (Chuck E. Cheese), Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and SoftBank, as well as a one-year secondment to private investment firm Centerbridge Partners, L.P.

“Scott’s restructuring capabilities across a variety of industries will be highly synergistic with our M&A, finance and project finance practices,” said Baker Botts Managing Partner John Martin. “His arrival will allow us to further capitalize on and expand our deep networks in the energy, technology and life sciences industries.”

“We are excited to welcome Scott to the firm. His broad experience in the restructuring space and his experience advising on high-profile, complex cases will deepen our financial restructuring bench even further,” said Mike Bengtson, Chair of Baker Botts’ Corporate Department.

“I am thrilled to join Baker Botts’ outstanding team,” said Bowling. “I look forward to putting my skills and experience to work to help the firm continue its momentum in the restructuring space.”

Bowling received his J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude, and his B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Baker Botts’ financial restructuring lawyers guide and advise their clients through the treacherous terrain of out-of-court workouts, reorganization cases and liquidations. The firm’s practice spans virtually every major industry and geographic region of the U.S. and includes representation of financially troubled companies, creditors, committees, asset acquirers and financial institutions in every aspect of complex reorganization proceedings.

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