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Baker Botts Named an 'Inclusion Blueprint Champion' by Diversity Lab


PALO ALTO, December 20, 2021 – Baker Botts L.LP., a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce that Diversity Lab, an incubator for innovative ideas that boost diversity and inclusion in the legal industry, has named the firm an Inclusion Blueprint Champion in the areas of Firm Leadership and Intellectual Property. The awards recognize law firm leadership and practice groups that are proactively tracking and taking action on these and other meaningful inclusion practices.

The Inclusion Blueprint is a unique assessment that provides firm management and practice group leaders with a roadmap of inclusion practices that they can employ and track to provide underrepresented lawyers with access to quality work, influential sponsors, and other opportunities. It also outlines diversity representation thresholds they should strive to reach by incorporating and monitoring these inclusion practices.

Of the 62 law firms that participated in the 2021 Inclusion Blueprint, Baker Botts was one of 10 firms that met or exceeded the challenging eligibility criteria for the Inclusion Blueprint Champion Awards at both the firm leadership and also the practice group level. To be recognized, the Champions had to achieve an index score of at least 70 out of 100 across four key indicators: (1) current diversity representation based on average or above-average thresholds, (2) year-over-year diversity representation progress, (3) diversity representation tracking, and (4) meaningful inclusion practices and activities. They also had to commit to implementing at least one “Do Something Hard” action, in which firms commit to take meaningful actions and measure the outcomes.

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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