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Baker Botts Partner Cynthia J Cole Selected to DirectWomen 2022 Board Institute Class


PALO ALTO, February 9, 2022 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international technology and energy law firm, announced today that Partner Cynthia J. Cole, who serves as Deputy Department Chair of the Corporate Section in the Palo Alto and San Francisco offices, has been named to DirectWomen’s 2022 Board Institute Class as one of 19 highly accomplished women lawyers.

The 2022 DirectWomen Board Institute class is comprised of General Counsel of Fortune 500 companies, senior partners at top law firms, and leading lawyers from the nation’s largest private companies and non-profit organizations. These distinguished women lawyers represent a wide range of business knowledge and experience in their industries, which include agriculture, financial services, technology, energy, retail, and manufacturing, among others. DirectWomen identifies leading women lawyers who are able to provide the experience, independence and business judgment required for corporate board effectiveness.

Ms. Cole’s was also recently recognized as one of the "Top Cyber Lawyers in California" by The Daily Journal, and as a "Women of Influence" by The Silicon Valley Business Journal. Her practice focuses on corporate, strategic and technology transactions, data privacy and cybersecurity. She advises clients across a wide variety of industries including technology, retail, telecommunications, social media, energy, oil and gas and life sciences. She acts as outside general counsel to a number of executive teams and boards of directors as well as advising on mergers, acquisitions, asset purchases and data-driven transactions.

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