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Baker Botts Earns 45 Practice Rankings in Chambers USA 2022


PALO ALTO, June 1, 2022 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international energy, technology and life sciences law firm, announced today that Chambers USA 2022 has ranked a total of 45 of the firm's practices, up 10% from 2021. In addition, the firm enjoyed 41 Band 1 and Band 2 individual rankings.

The firm earned 11 Band 1 practice rankings:

  • Nationwide: Oil & Gas Litigation
  • Nationwide: Projects: LNG
  • Nationwide: International Arbitration (Highly Regarded)
  • District of Columbia: Environment
  • Texas: Environment
  • Texas: Intellectual Property
  • Texas: Litigation: Appellate
  • Texas: Litigation: Securities
  • Texas: Real Estate
  • Texas: Tax
  • Texas: Houston & Surrounds: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

The firm was also ranked for the first time in the following categories:

  • Nationwide: International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337)
  • California: Environment

Jon Dunlay was once again named a Star Individual in Texas: Real Estate. In addition, the following lawyers were named “Senior Statesmen”: James Rill in Nationwide: Antitrust and District of Columbia: Antitrust; William Lamb in Nationwide: Energy: Electricity (Transactional); Michael Rosenwasser in Nationwide: Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional); Bill Jeffress in Nationwide: Litigation: Trial Lawyers and District of Columbia: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations; Neel Lemon in Texas: Corporate/M&A; Molly Cagle in Texas: Environment; and Danny Worrell in Texas: Environment.

Fifteen firm lawyers received a total of 17 Band 1 individual rankings:

A total of 19 lawyers received Band 2 rankings in 22 categories:

Additionally, the firm earned eight new individual lawyer rankings:

Seven lawyers were recognized as “Up and Coming” in eight categories: Emil Barth in Nationwide: Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) and Nationwide: Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation); Jonathan Platt in Nationwide: Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional); Tina Nguyen in Nationwide: Oil & Gas Litigation; Martha Thomsen in District of Columbia: Environment; Robin Melman in New York: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation; Jennifer Tempesta in New York: Intellectual Property: Patent; and John Lawrence in Texas: Litigation: Securities. In addition, Natasha Gandhi was named an “Associate to Watch” in Texas: Corporate/M&A.

To see the full Chambers USA 2022 rankings, please click here.

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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