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Samantha Crispin Named Co-Chair of Baker Botts’ Corporate Department


DALLAS, November 12, 2021Samantha Crispin has been named Co-Chair of Baker Botts’ Corporate Department, joining Mike Bengtson in departmental leadership.

Crispin is a seasoned M&A lawyer with over 20 years of experience helping publicly traded and privately held corporate clients and private equity funds in complex M&A, capital markets and strategic business transactions. She co-leads the firm's global Corporate Technology sector, is Chair of the Dallas Corporate group and serves on the firm's Executive Committee. Her clients include those in the media, technology, energy and energy tech, infrastructure and construction products industries.

“Few corporate lawyers are as experienced and formidable as Samantha Crispin. She is ideally suited to help us maintain and build upon the tremendous momentum our Corporate Department has been experiencing. We have had one of our busiest and most successful years on record and under Samantha’s leadership and guidance, we expect our remarkable trajectory to continue.” said John Martin, Baker Botts Managing Partner.

“I am excited to help expand our client relationships even further as we continue to serve as companies’ go-to firm on their most challenging transactions, regardless of geography,” Crispin said. “We continue to attract substantial new clients and matters, and I am eager to help build upon our strong reputation and momentum.”

Baker Botts lawyers handle a full range of corporate, securities and financing matters, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings and institutional and other specialized financings. The firm’s Corporate Department is recognized for its depth of experience, and several of our corporate lawyers have served as general counsel and in-house counsel at publicly traded companies.

Baker Botts’ Corporate/M&A practice is ranked as “Elite” in Chambers USA. The practice has also earned high marks in Legal 500, including in M&A: Large Deals ($1bn+), Technology Transactions; Healthcare: Life Sciences; and Equity, Debt and High-Yield Debt Offerings. In addition, last month the firm was ranked by GlobalData as the No. 1 legal advisor for global oil & gas M&A deals by value through the first three quarters of 2021, advising on transactions valued at a total of $35.9 billion during this period.

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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