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Baker Botts Furthers Its Accolades Across the Energy Sector


HOUSTON, June 10, 2022 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international energy, technology and life sciences law firm, continues to bolster its rankings across the energy spectrum, reinforcing its leadership in a broad range of subsectors that include oil & gas, LNG, power and renewables.

The firm earned a total of seven national rankings in the Legal 500 US in a range of energy categories, including Tier 1 rankings in Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas; Energy Transactions: Conventional Power; and Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas.

These rankings follow the firm’s impressive showings in Chambers Global 2022 and Chambers USA 2022, as well as Baker Botts being named a Law360 Energy Practice Group of the Year for the third straight year in January.

In Chambers Global, Baker Botts earned Band 1 rankings globally in the categories of: Global – Projects & Energy: Oil & Gas; Africa – Projects & Energy: Oil and Gas; USA – Energy Sector (International and Cross Border); USA – Projects: LNG; and USA – Projects: Oil & Gas.

In Chambers USA 2022, Baker Botts again was the only firm with two lawyers ranked in Band 1 or above nationally in Energy: Electricity (Transactional), and was the only firm to have three lawyers ranked overall in this category. In addition, Baker Botts had the most lawyers recognized nationally in Oil & Gas Litigation, with seven; and is also the only firm with three Band 1 lawyers ranked nationally in Projects: LNG.

In addition to the firm’s Tier 1 rankings in the Legal 500 US 2022, the firm was also ranked in:

  • Energy Litigation: Conventional Power
  • Energy Regulation: Conventional Power
  • Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power
  • Energy Regulation: Oil and Gas
  • Project Finance

Lawyers who were again recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” or “Hall of Fame” in the Legal 500 US 2022 included:

  • Jason Bennett (Leading Lawyer) – Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas
  • Michael Didriksen (Leading Lawyer) – Energy Transactions: Conventional Power; and Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power
  • William Kroger (Leading Lawyer) – Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas
  • Elaine Walsh (Leading Lawyer) – Energy Transactions: Conventional Power
  • Steven Miles (Hall of Fame) – Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas

Two lawyers received the following rankings in the Legal 500 US for the first time:

  • Emil Barth (Next Generation Partner) - Energy Regulation: Oil and Gas
  • John Papaspanos (Rising Star) – Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power

In addition to the firm’s practice rankings in Chambers Global and Chambers USA, 11 Baker Botts energy lawyers received a total of 13 Band 1 or Band 2 individual rankings in Chambers USA 2022:

Further, Amy Hefley and Aaron Streett were both newly ranked in Chambers USA 2022 in Nationwide: Oil and Gas Litigation.

William Lamb was named a “Senior Statesman” in Chambers USA 2022 in Nationwide: Energy: Electricity (Transactional), as was Michael Rosenwasser in Nationwide: Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional).

In addition, three lawyers were recognized as “Up and Coming” in four Chambers USA categories: Emil Barth in Nationwide: Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) and Nationwide: Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation); Jonathan Platt in Nationwide: Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional); and Tina Nguyen in Nationwide: Oil & Gas Litigation.

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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