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Baker Botts Increases Practice Rankings in The Legal 500 U.S.


PALO ALTO, June 8, 2022 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, has continued to shine in the latest Legal 500 US rankings, with three Tier 1 rankings and a number of other recognitions across a range of practices in the 2022 version of the guide. The firm increased its practice rankings by nearly 10 percent from last year.

The firm earned the following Tier 1 practice rankings:

  • Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas
  • Energy Transactions: Conventional Power
  • Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas

The firm also earned a number of Tier 2 practice rankings and was newly ranked in:

  • Dispute Resolution: Appellate: Court of Appeals
  • Dispute Resolution: Appellate: Supreme Courts
  • Intellectual Property: Trademarks: Non-Contentious (including Prosecution, Portfolio Management and Licensing)
  • Labor and Employment: ERISA Litigation

Six lawyers received the following rankings for the first time:

  • Jessica Pulliam (Leading Lawyer) – Dispute Resolution: Securities Litigation: Defense
  • John Taladay (Leading Lawyer) – Antitrust: Cartel
  • Emil Barth (Next Generation Partner) - Energy Regulation: Oil and Gas
  • Stephanie Cagniart (Next Generation Partner) – Dispute Resolution: General Commercial Disputes
  • John Papaspanos (Rising Star) – Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power
  • Christopher Wilson (Rising Star) – Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions: Defense

Lawyers who were again recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” or “Hall of Fame” were those in the following categories:

  • Jason Bennett (Leading Lawyer) – Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas
  • Michael Didriksen (Leading Lawyer) – Energy Transactions: Conventional Power; and Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power
  • Lisa Kattan (Leading Lawyer) – Intellectual Property: Patents: Litigation (International Trade Commission)
  • William Kroger (Leading Lawyer) – Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas
  • Bridget Moore (Leading Lawyer) – Dispute Resolution: Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Corporates
  • David Sterling (Leading Lawyer) – Securities Litigation: Defense
  • John Taladay (Leading Lawyer) – Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions: Defense
  • Elaine Walsh (Leading Lawyer) – Energy Transactions: Conventional Power
  • Michael Goldberg (Hall of Fame) – Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration
  • Steven Miles (Hall of Fame) – Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas

To view Baker Botts’ complete results in Legal 500 US 2022, 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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